The four winners at Wednesday's National Book Awards are all getting rewarded by their publishers with increased print runs.
The winner of Young People's Literature, Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai, is going back to press at Harper for 20,000 copies. Nikky Finney, winner of Poetry for Head Off & Split, will see her book get 5,000 more copies from TriQuarterly Books, an imprint of Northwestern University Press. W.W. Norton, the publisher of the Nonfiction winner The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt, already had a reprint underway, but revised the number to upwards of 50,000 copies immediately after the book won. Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones, the Fiction winner, is getting an additional 50,000 copies from its publisher, Bloomsbury, which had 18,000 copies in the market.