Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why, the bestselling YA novel that tackles teenage bullying and suicide, will finally arrive in paperback in June. First published by Penguin’s Razorbill imprint in 2007, the novel spent 65 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been sold into 30 countries, and has 750,000 copies in print in the U.S.
“Thirteen Reasons Why is a true publishing phenomenon,” said Razorbill president and publisher Ben Schrank in a statement. “When it hit the New York Times bestseller list for the first time six months after publication, we knew it was striking a chord with teens. We have been honored and amazed to see it affect so many teenagers’ lives and we are excited to finally be publishing it in paperback so that it can reach many more young readers.” A 500,000-copy first printing is planned for Razorbill's paperback edition.