Abrams Delays Kinney Release

Due to the global spread of the coronavirus, which has deeply affected the industry, Abrams will postpone the release of Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure by Jeff Kinney until August 4, 2020. Kinney said in a statement that he and the publisher hope "changing the release date will give us a better chance to have the book reach its readership in the way we had intended."

The publisher previously announced a three-million-copy first printing with planned publication in 20 countries this year and more to follow. The book is to be the first fantasy novel starring reimagined versions of Kinney's beloved characters Rowley Jefferson and Greg Heffley.

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