This past week has been quite the exciting one for J.K. Rowling fans all over the world. After having grown accustom to the year-long waits for the release of the Harry Potter books, and then sitting in anticipation for any announcements of new J.K. Rowling projects, last Saturday we were met with quite the shock when it was revealed that J.K. Rowling had published a new book... Three months ago!
Titled The Cuckoo’s Calling and published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, this novel has been called a “classic crime novel” and has received much critical praise, despite the book’s lackluster sales.
Over the past week, more and more insight has been discovered as to how the secret was outed, J.K. Rowling’s response, and reports on the drastic effect a name can have on sales.
Here are the main news posts from MuggleNet detailing each new development on The Cuckoo’s Calling:
July 13th: The initial announcement reveals J.K. Rowling as the author of The Cuckoo’s Calling.
July 14th: Small details are released regarding how the secret was publicized.
July 15th: J.K. Rowling tweets a link to her website where she has posted an official statement.
July 16th: Mulholland Books announces that The Cuckoo’s Calling will get a 300,000 copy reprint with J.K. Rowling’s name on the cover.
July 18th: Full details emerge on the events leading up to the Cuckoo’s Calling leak and a website and Twitter account have been created for Robert Galbraith.
Have you purchased your copy of The Cuckoo’s Calling? Share your thoughts (spoiler free please!) and check out MuggleNet’s Spoiler Free Review!