Fans Shake Greg Heffley's Crystal Ball More Than 100,000 Times As The World Awaits The Cover, Title, And Color Of The Biggest Book Of 2013 ALL WILL BE REVEALED 8.8.13

NEW YORK, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The dynamic global online "Uncover the Color and Much More" campaign, jointly created with Amulet Books and Puffin UK, launched worldwide last week on wimpykid.com. Fans are encouraged to visit the site and virtually "shake" Greg Heffley's crystal ball, and to date more than 100,000 have, toward the goal of 800,000 total shakes. Kids can return to the site often and shake again as new challenges are presented to them. In just fifteen days, on 8.8.13, the world will see for the first time the cover, title, and color of book 8 in Jeff Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, the biggest book of 2013.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is once again poised to be the biggest book series of the year, as book 8 hits stores on November 5, 2013. The biggest book release of 2012, with a 6.5-million-copy first printing, Jeff Kinney's seventh Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, The Third Wheel, continues to dominate bestseller lists in 2013. As of today, it is the top-selling children's title of 2013 according to Nielsen BookScan sales data. It is the third-bestselling title of all books sold in 2013 to date and one of only three children's books in the top 20, sharing the spotlight with two books by Dr. Seuss. More than 85 million Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are in print around the world. The books have been sold in more than 44 territories in 42 languages.

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Jason M. Wells, Executive Director, Publicity and Marketing

Abrams Books for Young Readers/Amulet Books

115 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

office: 212-229-8826 mobile: 646-456-5446 fax: 212-366-0809

jwells@abramsbooks.com

Media Contact: Jason Wells, ABRAMS, 6464565446, jwells@abramsbooks.com

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