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.
Das Buch der Namen--the German language edition of The Book of Names--was Rowohlt's December, 2006, lead title. With 80,000 copies in print, it became a bestseller, and has fluctuated among the top 100 selling books on Amazon.de and other German online bookstores.