Without going into all the is it a comic or a book arguments, let’s just agree that Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid series is incredibly successful. The newest volume, #7 in the series, came out on the 13th and in its first week sold 362,217 copies, according to Publishers Weekly’s BookScan lists. It’s been the #1 book on Amazon for a few weeks and shows no sign of slowing down following a 6.5 million copy first printing.
The Wimpy Kid books recently went digital on comiXology, with The Third Wheel available for digital pre-order.
Speaking of PW, they offered this illustrated interview with the author a few weeks ago. Click on the link for the whole thing.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.