Abrams’ Amulet imprint has announced the fifth volume of Jeff Kinney’s bestselling Wimpy Kid series for a November 9 national laydown. The title won’t be revealed until July, but they have confirmed purple as the color of the new book’s cover. Kinney will sign in the Abrams booth at 11 on Thursday at BEA, and they are giving away wimpy water bottles and bookmarks.
Kinney says the new book “is about change and the different ways Greg and his best friend, Rowley, deal with it. To me, this book is the lynchpin in the series, and I’m excited to be writing it.”
When the fourth volume, DOG DAYS, was published last October, it had first-week sales as tracked by Nielsen BookScan of over 500,000 copies and Abrams’ own tracking estimates calculated an opening week of more than 750,000 copies.