Uniboek, Dutch publisher of The Book of Names (Het Boek der Namen in The Netherlands) challenged students at JUNIOR* Academie voor Art Direction to design a total marketing campaign for the book's launch. Uniboek editor Sander Verheijen invited Jill and me to help him and his panel of experts judge the competition - a extremely difficult task - and invited readers to cast their votes, too.
No sooner had we announced the second printing of The Book of Names than the happy word came from Karen's and Jill's editor that St. Martin's had gone back to press for the fourth time to keep up with the demand for copies of The Book of Names -- meaning that the third printing zipped right off the shelves before the authors even knew it existed!
With copies flying off the shelves, St. Martin's Press has gone back to press for a second printing of The Book of Names. If you're having trouble finding a copy in your local bookstore, hop over to the Buy the Books section on Karen's website, or ask your local bookstore to order a copy for you.
Rowohlt has gone back to press for the third time since Das Buch der Namen was released (in early December 2006), bringing their total copies in print to 155,00. In mid-January, 2007, the thriller had reached #14 on the best seller lists.
Portuguese publisher Gradiva has just acquired translation rights to The Book of Names, bringing the number of foreign publishers to acquire translation rights to sixteen.