Amulet Books has revealed the title and cover for the eighth book in Jeff Kinney’s bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series: Hard Luck, which features a lime-green cover, will go on sale November 5. “As a writer, there’s something wickedly satisfying about putting Greg Heffley under duress, and in the eighth book, Greg suffers a multitude of indignities,” said Kinney in a statement. “But this time around he has a secret weapon against the slings and arrows of middle school.” (Presumably, it’s the Magic 8-ball seen on the cover.) The announcement wraps up a month-long “Uncover the Color” online campaign.
A truck promoting the new book will embark (sans Kinney) on a 50-city, 150-stop tour leading up to the book’s release date; the truck’s itinerary is available on the Wimpy Kid Web site. Amulet has not yet announced the print run for the new book.