Over the weekend, the UK’s Sunday Times revealed that the “debut” crime fiction novel The Cuckoo’s Calling by one Robert Galbraith was actually written by none other than J. K. Rowling. A book that had sold just about 500 copies before is now sold out pretty much everywhere and already #1 on bestseller lists. Imagine being one of the people who rejected the Galbraith novel. Just goes to show how tough it really is to get published these days, no matter how assured the writing itself is.
We, like everyone else, are currently sold out of The Cuckoo’s Calling. We have plenty more on the way, though, you can order one from us over on the website.
This week, J.K. Rowling, famed author of the Harry Potter series, signed a deal with Little, Brown to publish her first novel for adults. UK paper The Guardian suspects this highly anticipated new book may be crime fiction. Apparently the Little, Brown editor who will be working on the book has also edited Dennis Lehane, Carl Hiaasen, and others. Considering the elaborate plot that stretched out over all of those Potter books, not to mention such villains as He Who Must Not Be Named, seems like a natural fit for her. Are you a Potter fan? Will you read it?