Random House has pushed up the paperback publication of last week’s National Book Award winner for fiction, Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. The trade paperback edition was originally slated for next spring but will now go on sale December 4 with a 100,000-copy first printing.
Jane von Mehren, publisher of trade paperbacks for the Random House Publishing Group, said, “We are moving fast because this is Colum McCann’s moment. Having the paperback of the National Book Award winner available for the holidays with an extensive marketing plan for next year, especially reaching out to book clubs where this rich and layered novel will surely be embraced, will bring Colum the wide readership he truly deserves.”
Random published the novel in hardcover in June.