McCann in paperback

We’ve already blogged quite a bit about Colum McCann and Let the Great World Spin, but I couldn’t resist another mention after hearing some good news: On Dec. 4, Random House will release the paperback version of the book, which will have a first printing of 100,000 copies. The National Book Award-winning novel was originally slated to come out in paperback in the spring.

In a press release, Jane von Mehren, Publisher of Trade Paperbacks for the Random House Publishing Group, said: “Let the Great World Spin is one of the year’s great word of mouth novels. We are moving fast because this is Colum McCann’s moment.”

If you’re still on the fence on this one, Robert Weibezahl’s rave review in BookPage’s Well Read column should convince you to read this book.

On the flip side, the paperback release of Kathryn Stockett’s The Help has been pushed from February to June, since the hardcover is selling so well.

Will you be buying Let the Great World Spin in hardcover or in paperback?

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