On November 1st, twenty international publishers simultaneously released Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double (Book 11) in the phenomenally successful children’s book series. There are now more than 165 million copies of the books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series in print globally.
This new book follows the enormous international acclaim of book 10, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School, which debuted at the top of bestseller lists around the world and has remained a number one bestseller since it was published on November 3, 2015. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School was one of the top-ranked titles—children’s or adult—of the year, and continues to dominate sales charts in 2016.
Kinney’s work has been widely praised for its ability to turn reluctant readers on to books. Published in 2007, the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid book was an instant bestseller, and just a year later, more than 100,000 copies were in print in the United States alone. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is a fixture on the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and IndieBound bestseller lists. It has remained on the New York Times bestseller list since the publication of the first book and through the release of book 10 for more than 466 weeks total, and for more than 362 on the series list. Wimpy Kid has been sold in more than 54 editions in 49 languages and appears on bestseller lists around the world. There are now more than 165 million books in the series in print around the globe.