PW just posted this update about the Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. Granted, the article quotes BookScan numbers and even if they ARE a poor representation then it means the numbers are actually well above the 1 MILLION copies sold. While some will argue that Wimpy Kid is NOT a graphic novel, to the kids buying the books and to the buyer making the call for the school districts and library systems, Diary of a Wimpy Kid IS a graphic novel series. The second thing to consider is that all the major houses see GN in the same sentence as ONE MILLION SOLD and the race is on! The search for the next Wimpy Kid will also include a closer look at more webcomics…
This is getting better every day!
Thank you Jeff Kinney and THANK YOU Charlie Kochman!