KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP) announces Milk and Honey, by debut author Rupi Kaur, has sold more than one million copies in print after just over one year. A breakout phenomenon, Milk and Honey was released on October 6, 2015. Kaur's transformative poems and drawings deliver a message of hope, healing, and empowerment to readers, especially women, around the globe. The book has been translated into nearly one dozen foreign languages.
"We are extremely proud, and honored, to be ambassadors of Rupi's message as her publisher," said Kirsty Melville, president and publisher of AMP. "Her powerful words resonate with a passionate audience, captivated by her hopeful insight and expression of love and personal courage."
Milk and Honey reached the #1 spot on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list on January 15, 2017. It has been on the list for 41 consecutive weeks, beginning on May 1, 2016. A burgeoning following has championed the book, an international bestseller and favorite of independent booksellers throughout North America and a staple on USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and retailer bestseller lists as well.
In October 2016, AMP and Simon & Schuster Canada announced an agreement to publish Kaur's second book, as yet untitled, on September 26, 2017. Simultaneous editions of the book will be published by Simon & Schuster in the UK, India, and Australia.
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