Hachette India is delighted to announce Little, Brown Book Group and Little, Brown and Company will publish J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults worldwide in the English language, both in print and e-books.
David Shelley, Publisher, Little, Brown Book Group, will be J.K. Rowling’s editor and will be responsible for publication in the United Kingdom with Michael Pietsch, Executive Vice President of Little, Brown and Company, responsible for publication in the United States. The book will be published by Hachette in India, Australia and New Zealand and by Hachette’s companies and normal appointed agents for the English language in other markets.
The title, the date for the worldwide publication and further details about the novel will be announced later in the year.
J.K. Rowling said:
“Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series, which has been published so brilliantly by Bloomsbury and my other publishers around the world. The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry's success has brought me, and with that new territory it seemed a logical progression to have a new publisher. I am delighted to have a second publishing home in Little, Brown, and a publishing team that will be a great partner in this new phase of my writing life."
Thomas Abraham, MD of Hachette India said:
“This is absolutely fantastic news. Personally I had the good fortune of having sold Harry Potter in India, and all of us here are absolutely ecstatic that J.K Rowling’s new home in India will be Hachette. To echo my colleagues across the UK and US, JK Rowling is undoubtedly the greatest storyteller in the world and we can’t wait to get our hands on the new book, to take it to a whole lot of new readers as well as the legion of fans in India who have grown up with her.”
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