Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hunger Games #3 in August!!

Scholastic Announces 'Mockingjay' Print Run, Tour Details

Teens, tweens, and adults alike are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Mockingjay, the third and final book in Suzanne Collins’s dystopian Hunger Games trilogy. And come August 24, they shouldn’t have trouble getting their hands on a copy: Scholastic has increased the book’s initial print run to 1.2 million copies, up from 750,000 copies. Additionally, the trade paperback edition of The Hunger Games will go on sale in the U.S. and Canada on July 3, with a 500,000-copy first printing.

Scholastic also announced early details about a 12-market tour for Collins, which will begin on Mockingjay’s pub date and last through November. Collins will visit bookstores in New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, California, Seattle, and Vancouver.

“Excitement for The Hunger Games trilogy continues to grow each day as new readers discover Suzanne Collins’s indelible heroine Katniss Everdeen,” said Scholastic Trade president Ellie Berger in a statement.

The Hunger Games was originally published in September 2008, and has been a bestseller list standby since; the book’s sequel, Catching Fire followed in September 2009, joining its predecessor on bestseller and best book lists. There are currently more than 2.3 million copies of the two books in print in the U.S. and Canada. In May, Collins was named to the TIME 100 list of Most Influential People.

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