Teens, tweens, and adults alike are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Mockingjay, the third and final book in Suzanne Collins’s dystopian Hunger Games trilogy. And come August 24, they shouldn’t have trouble getting their hands on a copy: Scholastic has increased the book’s initial print run to 1.2 million copies, up from 750,000 copies. Additionally, the trade paperback edition of The Hunger Games will go on sale in the U.S. and Canada on July 3, with a 500,000-copy first printing.
Scholastic also announced early details about a 12-market tour for Collins, which will begin on Mockingjay’s pub date and last through November. Collins will visit bookstores in New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, California, Seattle, and Vancouver.
“Excitement for The Hunger Games trilogy continues to grow each day as new readers discover Suzanne Collins’s indelible heroine Katniss Everdeen,” said Scholastic Trade president Ellie Berger in a statement.
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SCHOLASTIC HANDS OUT ‘THE HUNGER GAMES’ TO FANS AT THE U.K PREMIERE OF ‘THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE’
Fans of The Twilight Saga got a surprise while waiting for the U.K. premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” in London’s Leicester Square. Scholastic U.K. handed out 3,000 copies of their best-selling novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
True, there are no vampires or werewolves in The Hunger Games — but Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has been a fan of The Hunger Games series after posting a review of it on her website.
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