Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Book Two is now shipping!

Hi everyone-

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules has started shipping from my publisher's warehouse. That means it could start showing up on bookshelves soon!

If you see it in a store, let me know!

If you'd like to pre-order the book online, you can do that by clicking here.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Wimpy Kid is part of Scholastic Book Fairs!

Chances are, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is coming to your school as part of your Scholastic Book Fair. I'm so psyched that Scholastic picked my book!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Thank you for making Diary of a Wimpy Kid a #1 Bestseller!!!

Thanks to everyone who has bought the book or recommended it to a friend!

Book events this fall

Hi everyone-

Just wanted to let you know that I'll be in various cities around this country this fall. If I'm going to be in your area, I hope you'll stop by and say hello!

Here are some dates and times:

Saturday, September 29th, 5:30 p.m.
I'll be taking place in a discussion on comics at the Baltimore Book Festival.

Saturday, October 6th, 11:00 a.m.:
I'll be singing books at the Dedham Sidewalk Fair for the Blue Bunny bookstore in Dedham, Massachusetts.

Saturday-Sunday, October 12th (12:30 p.m.) and 13th (3:30 p.m.):
I'll be doing book signings at the Southern Book Festival in Nashville, Tennessee. On Saturday, I'll be speaking on a panel with the great Jack Gantos, author of the Rotten Ralph and Joey Pigza series.

Friday-Sunday, November 2nd-4th (I'll post times soon):
I'll be signing books at the Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas.

Saturday-Sunday, November 10th-11th (I'll post times soon):
I'll be speaking and signing books at the Connecticut Children's Book Fair in Storrs, Connecticut.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Book Two is coming out January 15, 2008!

Just found out that my publisher, Abrams, is planning on releasing Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules on January 15, 2008!

I'm excited, because that's four months earlier than I thought it would be released.

I'm hard at work on the second book. The cover art could change, but I'm pretty sure this is what we're going with. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Book Two has a title

I've been busily working on book two, and I'm happy to say that it has a title....

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.

The cover will be dark blue, and will feature a picture of Rodrick pushing Greg.

Let me know what you think!

The book will either be out at the end of this year (2007) or in January of 2008.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

What does Greg Heffley have to do with Lindsay Lohan?

Nothing, really. But Diary of a Wimpy Kid is in this week's edition of People magazine (it's got Lindsay Lohan on the cover).

If you see a copy in the grocery store, flip to page 57. Diary of a Wimpy Kid is listed in the "Best Summer Reads" section!

Friday, May 4, 2007

Wimpy Kid is a "Noteworthy Children's Book"!

Barnes and Noble has decided to put Diary of a Wimpy Kid in its "Noteworthy Children's Books" section. That means it's on a special shelf at the front of the store, so it's very easy to find.

Thank you, Barnes and Noble!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a New York Times Bestseller!

Wow! I never could've imagined that this would happen!

Thanks to everyone who bought the book!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Get the book for your school library

I've noticed that a lot of libraries in Massachusetts have bought copies of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I think that's so cool! I never considered that this book might end up in a town's library.

If you'd like to get a copy for your school, just ask your librarian, and he or she will probably order it for you!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Book signing at Books of Wonder!

If you're in the New York area this weekend, I'll be signing books at Books of Wonder on Sunday, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Books of Wonder is at 18 West 18th Street in Manhattan. It's a very cool store with its very own cupcake shop inside.

There will be five other authors there ... Siena Cherson Siegel, Mark Siegel, George O'Connor, Aaron Renier, Christine Norrie, and Dave Roman. So if you like graphic novels, Books of Wonder is the place to be this weekend! Hope to see you there!

Friday, April 6, 2007

OK, the book is DEFINITELY in stores now :)

I've been to a few Borders in Massachusetts, and I've seen the books with my own eyes!

Also, my brother said he's spotted it in Tampa, Florida.

Here's a crummy cell-phone picture of a bookshelf in Boston:

In Borders, it's on Shelf F in the kids' section, "Friendship and Humor."

If you can't find the book in your local bookstore, please ask at the front desk, and they'll order it for you!

P.S. For a lot of schools, next week is Spring Break. What better way to pass the time than with a copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid? :)

Sunday, April 1, 2007

The book is in stores!!!

I'm hearing from a lot of people who say that they've been able to find the book in stores.

But some stores haven't quite gotten it yet. At the Borders near me, the book is still "in transit," which means it might be another few days.

Some people have mentioned that the book is different from what's on the web. That's true! The book on the web was 1,300 pages long. My publisher decided to split it up into three books of 224 pages each. The next two books come out in 2008 and 2009. I'm hoping there will be more books after that!

Also, the writing and pictures are a little different. And I think they're both much better. Creating a print version gave me the opportunity to improve the storytelling and drawings. I think you'll like the results!

If you're looking for the book this weekend, good luck! But if you can't find it, it should be available in a few days!

And you can always get the book here.

Friday, March 30, 2007

The book comes out this weekend!

This is no April Fool's joke ... the book will be in stores on Sunday, April 1st.

You can find it in the kids' book section at Borders, Shelf F ("Friendship and Humor").

I can't wait to see it in bookstores ... it will be a dream come true!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

One week until the book is in stores!

I can't believe it... just seven more days until the book hits stores! It's taken many years for Diary of a Wimpy Kid to come to print, and I just wanted to thank each and every person who has encouraged me along the way.

The hardcover is very cool ... my publisher, Abrams, did a very nice job of putting together the best book possible. When you hold it in your hands, you'll see what I mean!

Some online booksellers have the book in stock now. So you might be able to get a copy before it reaches stores!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Two weeks until the first book is in stores!

Book One should be showing up in stores right around April 1st. If your bookstore doesn't carry it, please ask for it!

Borders will stock the book in its kids section, "Friendship and Humor," Row F.

Thanks to everyone who has written me. I'm very excited that Diary of a Wimpy Kid is finally in print!

If you'd like to get the book but don't live near a bookstore, you can always order it here.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - on the radio

I spoke with Westwood One radio host Dirk Van this week. It was a lot of fun!

You can hear part of the interview by clicking here.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The book will be in stores on April 1st!

Now that the book has officially "launched," it will start shipping out to stores.

It may be in stores even sooner than April 1st. If someone sees it in a store, please let me know!

I've got a copy of the book, and it looks great! It's in hardcover, and it has cool special effects like fake Scotch tape.

If you want to pre-order the book, you can get it here!

Friday, February 16, 2007

The book launches in New York City!

Be the first to get your copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, signed by the author!

If you're going to be in the New York area on February 24th or 25th, there will be three book signings.

On February 24th, I'll be signing books from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at the New York Comic Con. Tickets to Comic Con have sold out for Saturday, but if you already have a ticket, please drop by the Harry N. Abrams booth!

On February 25th, I'll be signing books from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Comic Con. Tickets to the convention are still available for Sunday.

Then, at 1:00 p.m., I'll be signing books at Books of Wonder in Manhattan. This event is open to the public, and is FREE to attend!

This is your first chance to get the book, which is not yet in stores. I hope to see you at one of these events!