Puffin has revealed The Deep End, the 15th book in Jeff Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, is to be released on 27th October.
The new book will published in hardback, e-book and audio in 25 countries simultaneously.
Kinney's books have sold 250 million copies worldwide, according to the publisher. In the UK, they have sold 13.7 million for £76m through Nielsen BookScan. The most recent volume, Wrecking Ball, has shifted 333,221 hardbacks since its November 2019 release.
Francesca Dow, m.d. of Penguin Random House Children’s, said: “We are thrilled and enormously proud to be publishing Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End this autumn in Puffin’s 80th year. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has now surpassed over 250 million copies sold worldwide and continues to be a series that fans relish and new fans continue to discover and fall in love with.
“The joy, laughter and escapism that Jeff brings to his readers are needed now more than ever and we cannot wait to share Greg’s next hilarious adventure bringing book 15 of this phenomenal series to readers across the globe.”
The book will be released just months after Kinney's first fantasy novel, Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure, which will be published by Puffin on 4th August.
Told from the imagination of Rowley Jefferson, readers will join Roland the Kind and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they leave the safety of their village and embark on a quest to save Roland’s mum from the White Warlock.