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.