THE NAME OF THE WIND is now available in paperback

Since I was one of the first people to get the ball rolling for Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind back in January 2007, I wanted to let you guys know that this fantasy debut is now available in mass market paperback. If you haven't read it, now is your chance to do so on the cheap! For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.

Only the Bookscan numbers are in (it will be a while before we get a full tally), but it looks as though The Name of the Wind has surpassed the sales of both George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones and Terry Goodkind's Wizard's First Rule.

Go Pat!
P. S. Can you imagine how many more copies it could have sold, if not for this Fabio cover!?!:p

9 commentaires:

Jason said...

I can attest to at least one copy they're not going to sell with that cover.

I'll wait for the inevitable re-release under a different cover, or will pick a UK edition up if I see one.

Todd said...

They've already released it with different covers. The latest one is the cool blue you'll find in the latest hardback and paperback. It will match book 2. Leaf face and Fabio were the first 2 covers and should be out of print by now.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Pat!

After reading the hardback last year, I told Rothfuss he was the best American fantasy writer now. Guess if it's outsold the two books you mention that proves it!

I'll have to get the paperback as it's such a great cover.

TK42ONE said...

I must be the only man out there willing to admit I not only like that cover but love it. I hope to rescue the last remaining first edition Fabio cover book this weekend.

Chris, The Book Swede said...

You'd be surprised by how many people like the "Fabio" cover actually! When I interviewed Pat last year, we talked about this, and there were quite a few people (TK42one for one) who commented that the cover made them pick it up! :)

I actually don't mind it. It's grown on me.

I love the UK edition, though. The whole book, from the inside flaps, to the blurb, they did a great job on it.

~Chris

Daniel said...

I don't get why this book was such a mega success. It's not a bad read, but nowhere near as good as the hype. I'm hoping he steps it up a notch in the second volume, because it was a too much of a "young teen" fantasy novel to me....he's nowhere near the class of Martin or Erikson.

I just don't get all the love for Rothfuss.

Sarah said...

That's a cover I'd order from Amazon, yep.

Liviania said...

I'm leaning against the Fabio cover.

Kendall said...

I just picked up a hardback with cover #3 (matching the paperback. In addition to the positive reviews on the 'net, I got a very strong recommendation from a friend at work--someone who's liked almost all my favorite books that I've sent her way. ;-) So I'm confident I'll like this; the books I like seem to be a superset of the ones she likes....

But I'm surprised, particularly for a popular and very long book, that they skipped trade paperback size and went directly to mass market size. I wouldn't try to read a book like this in mass market; the binding would break horribly just looking at it, as long as it is.... ;-)