Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Update on The Jewel of Medina

On September 7, I reported that independent publisher Gibson Square had secured the UK rights for Sherry Jones' controversial novel The Jewel of Medina.

If you're not familiar with The Jewel of Medina, go here to read my first post on the novel.

Today's The Bookseller reports that, with almost month to go before the October 15th release, Gibson Square is doubling its initial print run. The publisher had originally planned for a print run of 10,000, but has already taken more than 8,000 pre-orders for the novel:
It decided to review the number in light of pre-orders both here and in the US. Martin Rynja, m.d of Gibson Square, said he was keen to push the print run further if possible. “We are trying to keep up with the Americans,” he said. "The first step was 10,000 and we were comfortable with that. We have been gathering orders from Europe and places as far away as India, and as a result we have doubled the print run. It’s very exciting."

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Bravo. I may have to give this book a read.