6 Million Copies Were Printed Of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

By Jessica Grabert 2011-11-23 22:27:11
Diary of a Wimpy Kid’s Greg Heffley is a little shit, but he's the kind of imp that capably induces laughter. With Heffley’s handwritten journal-like text and cartoon illustrations as key components in Jeff Kinney’s novels, it’s easy to see why dedicated readers and reluctant readers alike might get on board. Now, with the release of the sixth book in the series, Cabin Fever, Diary of a Wimpy Kid has found an even more formidable audience.

Kinney’s novels originally started out as adult humor about a kid in middle school. With a few tweaks, publisher Abrams capably turned Diary of a Wimpy Kid into a series for tweens. Sales for the books have been incredibly high – 50 million copies sold for the series in its lifetime. Two movies followed, with a third, Dog Days scheduled for August 3 of next year.

The sixth book in the series, Cabin Fever hit the market on the 15th of November, and pulled in a whopping 25% more than the fifth book, The Ugly Truth, in its debut week. According to THR, six million copies of Cabin Fever were printed in its first run, beating out all other 2011 titles, including Steve Jobs’ biography. Abram’s is hoping for 4 million copies sold by December 31, and the way things are looking, they just might get there. If you haven’t checked the series out, the books are really readable for both kids and adults. Cabin Fever pits Heffley at home with his family during a blizzard. Something tells me some shenanigans will go down and Rowley, Heffley’s loyal sidekick will be there to help him. I'll be there to join him...as soon as I can hit higher than 40 on my local public library's holds list.
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