“Fans will love reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel using comiXology’s revolutionary Guided View Technology – the most unique and immersive reading experience available anywhere! So we’re very excited to bring the latest in Jeff Kinney’s hilarious Diaryof a Wimpy Kid series to comiXology,” said comiXology’s co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “Young readers have fallen head-over-heels for Diary of a Wimpy Kid and now they can fall in love all over again with Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel on comiXology.”
Love is in the air with the latest book in the best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, The Third Wheel! The Valentine’s Day dance turns Greg Heffly’s middle school into a battlefield of feelings leaving Greg and his best friend Rowley as the odd men out. But when Greg scores a date to the big dance and leaves his best friend Rowley flying solo will Greg’s big chance at love leave his best friend out in the cold? Hold on to those heartstrings and find out who’ll be the winners and losers in the game of love with the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book!
Released at the beginning of November, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid iOS app presents the series in Guided View – comiXology’s patent pending reading technology that turns reading comics into an experience and redefines how comics are read on digital devices. Also, those Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans that own iPads with Retina displays will see more than ever before with comiXology’s high definition file format dubbed CMX-HD.
The entire Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is also available through the newly released upgrade of comiXology’s Comics4Kids iOS app with “parent friendly sync” and the comiXology platform available across iPhone, iPad, Android,
Diary of a Wimpy Kid first appeared online, on the website www.FunBrain.com in 2004, where it has been read by over 20 million readers.
Books in the core series by Jeff Kinney include Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2007), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2008), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (2010), and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (2011). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel will release on November 13, 2012. Jeff Kinney has also written and illustrated The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book and The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary. The series is a fixture on the USA Todaybestseller list and the Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. It has also remained consistently in the top spots on the New York Times lists since publication of the first book in the series in 2007.
More than 75 million Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are in print in 41 languages in more than 44 countries around the world. Published by Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS, Kinney’s work has been widely praised for its ability to turn reluctant readers on to books. Jeff Kinney was named one of Time magazine’s most influential people in the world. There are three major motions pictures based on the books, which grossed more than $200 million worldwide in box office sales. The book series won Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in 2010, 2011, and 2012, and Jeff Kinney won a Children’s Choice Book Award in 2012. Books in the series have won numerous awards voted on by students and teachers in schools around the globe. The Wimpy Kid Island, Wimpy Wonderland, on www.poptropica.com, remains one of the most visited on the site.