Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wimpy Kid Author Caravanning Through Chi-Town Nearing Naperville THIS Friday-Third Wheel Book in Print, ComiXology & iOS




Bestselling Author Jeff Kinney To Visit 49 Midwestern Bookstores During The "Wimpy Kid Rolling Party" Tour For The Release Of Book 7, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel

Catch him tomorrow (Fri 11/16):

*Women & Children First 11am
*Book Cellar 1pm
*Magic Tree-Oak Park 3pm
Andersons-Naperville 5pm (open to the public)

*space limited/tickets required


November 13th marked the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel in print and digitally through the revolutionary digital comics platform comiXology. In addition, we're doubly excited that this latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book is included on a new Diary of a Wimpy Kid iOS app. If you'd like to check out a free preview of Diary of a Wimpy KidThe Third Wheel as well as free previews of the previous six books please follow the link to download our Diary of a Wimpy Kid iOS app.   This will give you the first 11 pages of each book to check out on iPad or iPhone, then you can decide if you want to purchase the books.   




Remaining Tour Cities/Major Event Sites:

Thursday, November 15, 2012
6:00 p.m.
Books & Co Oconomowoc
(262) 567-0106
Held at Oconomowoc High School Field House
641 East 4th Street
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Friday, November 16, 2012
6:00 p.m.
Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville
(630) 355-2665
Held at Still Middle School
787 Meadowridge Drive
Aurora, IL 60504


Saturday, November 17, 2012
6:00 p.m.
Joseph Beth Booksellers
(513) 396-8960
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Sunday, November 18, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Nicola’s Ann Arbor
(734) 662-0600
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Monday, November 19, 2012
3:30 p.m.
Pooh Corner
(616) 942-9887
1886 Breton Road Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Books of Wonder
(212) 989-3270
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011


The book with the largest first printing of 2012—over 6 million copies— has the most extensive tour of the year. Bestselling author Jeff Kinney will visit seven bookstores a day for seven days in Midwestern markets for the release of his seventh book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel. Beginning on the release day, November 13, and concluding on November 19, Kinney will sign books for 49 booksellers in a mix of large party events and smaller meet-and-greets in the greater market areas of Kansas City, Mo.Minneapolis ,MilwaukeeChicagoCincinnatiDetroit, and Grand Rapids, Mich. The tour leads up to the third appearance of the Greg Heffley giant helium balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on November 22.


"Over the past five years, the support for the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from booksellers large and small has been tremendous," says author Jeff Kinney. "It's my goal to visit as many stores as possible in order to express my thanks, and to meet as many fans as I can along the way."

Two types of events were offered to booksellers, depending upon the time and territory. The largest events, for up to 1,200 people, comes with a custom "Wimpy Kid Rolling Party" experience, which includes a DJ and dance floor, numerous photo opportunities with characters, food, and more. These will take place in partnership with seven stores: Rainy Day Books in Kansas City; Barnes & Noble at the Mall of America, Bloomington, Minn.; Books & Co,Oconomowoc, Wis; Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IllJoseph BethCincinnati; and Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, Mich. A more intimate meet-and-greet event was confirmed with dozens of independent stores. Many of these are already sold out.
"Bringing Jeff Kinney to as many booksellers as we possibly can in one day is the ultimate goal," says Mary Wowk, Vice President of Sales. "The enormous traffic an event with Jeff Kinney drives will help kick off a terrific holiday season for retailers."

Books in the core series by Jeff Kinney include Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2007), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2008), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (2010), and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (2011). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel will release on November 13, 2012Jeff Kinney has also written and illustrated The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book and The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary. Wimp-ebooks editions of the series for tablets and e-readers become available on October 30, 2012. The series is a fixture on the USA Today bestseller list and the Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weeklybestseller lists. It has also remained consistently in the top spots on the New York Times lists since publication of the first book in the series in 2007.

More than 75 million Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are in print in 41 languages in more than 44 countries around the world. Published by Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS, Kinney's work has been widely praised for its ability to turn reluctant readers on to books. Jeff Kinney was named one of Time magazine's most influential people in the world. There are three major motions pictures based on the books, which grossed more than $200 million worldwide in box office sales. The book series won Favorite Book at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in 2010, 2011, and 2012, and Jeff Kinney won a Children's Choice Book Award in 2012. Books in the series have won numerous awards voted on by students and teachers in schools around the globe. Kids can also share in an interactive experience with Greg Heffley on Poptropica.com, a site visited by millions of kids each month.



Founded by Harry N. Abrams in 1949,ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in the creation and distribution of art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, the company publishes visually stunning illustrated books in the areas of art, photography, cooking, interior and garden design, craft, architecture, entertainment, fashion, sports, and pop culture, as well as children's books and general interest titles. The company's imprints include Abrams, Abrams ComicArts, Abrams Image, Abrams Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books, Abrams Appleseed, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, and STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books. Abrams also distributes books for The Vendome Press, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate, Royal Academy of Arts, Booth-Clibborn Editions, Five Continents, and others.

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