Readers in the Netherlands have had a bit of a treat this week as Philip Pullman’s new novel The Book of Dust has been accidentally published in the country several weeks early.
The Book of Dust: Volume 1 ‘La Belle Sauvage’ was due for worldwide publication on 19th October but due to a mix up, Dutch publishers Uitgeverij Prometheus distributed copies early, seeing copies of the books hit the shelves on 4th October.
It was a local journalist Kimberly Camu who spotted the copies in bookshops this week, tweeting that the translated version should never have been released before the original English language version. This prompted the publishers to confess their error, admitting that it was a follow through error from their website, where the 4th October publishing date was also replicated.
Local bookstores have now sent their copies back to the publisher, and it seems on initial checks that no copies were sold beforehand. The Dutch language copy will now release along with all the other translations and the English language version on 19th October.
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I don’t know about you, but I am so excited, I placed my pre-order before I came to write this blog.
Don’t let the name of the genre put you off though- young adult is a mere label and does not mean we fully grown and ‘mature’ (hahahah) crowd cannot read them too.
Check out the list below- something may grab your fancy.