Noida (Uttar Pradesh): Following pandemic speculation about content of the eagerly-awaited new novel from phenomenal bestselling author Dan Brown, Transworld Publishers on Tuesday released the UK jacket of The Lost Symbol.
For the first time, fans worldwide will discover the setting for the action and key themes from the forthcoming thriller which will have a global English language first print run of 6.5 million copies: the largest first print in the history of Random House worldwide.
Since announcement of publication in April 2009, anticipation for the release of the new novel featuring Brown's unforgettable protagonist, Robert Langdon, has reached epic proportions amongst fans, especially in the online community. The book trade have been equally enthusiastic, predicting that The Lost Symbol will be the biggest ever hardback adult novel published since records began.
The Lost Symbol will be published on 15 September 2009. It is the follow-up to The Da Vinci Code, the international bestseller with 81 million copies in print worldwide and the UK's biggest selling paperback novel of all time. Published in March 2004, the book spent more than two years in the Sunday Times Top 10 Bestsellers list with 68 weeks spent at No.1.
Following the publication of The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown's earlier novels Angels and Demons, Deception Point and Digital Fortress have all gone on to become multi-million copy international bestsellers and rank as the UK's second, third and fourth bestselling adult paperback novels of all time.
Transworld Publishers in the UK have published all of Dan Brown's novels, which were acquired by Publisher Bill Scott-Kerr. on Tuesday, Doubleday US simultaneously released their jacket of The Lost Symbol, which will be wrapped around millions of hardbacks in the North America.