After over 6 million copies sold, and 71 weeks spent on the New York Times's hardcover bestseller list, Gillian Flynn's thriller, Gone Girl, is coming to paperback. Random House has announced that the new edition of the title will go on sale April 22, 2014.
Gone Girl, which was Flynn's breakout novel, was published in 2012, and has gone on to impressive heights. The other milestones the book achieved, Random House said, include 11 weeks spent at #1 on the Times's list, and a hardcover edition which is now in its 40th printing. (In terms of those 6 million copies sold, RH attributed 2 million to foreign sales.) Abroad, the book has been licensed in 41 territories, and translated in 40 languages.
Random House is also looking forward to continued strong sales from Flynn in 2014. Not only will the paperback of Gone Girl coincide with the forthcoming Hollywood adaptation of the film, but Flynn's earlier novel, Dark Places (Crown, 2009), is also being adapted into a film, set to hit screens next year as well. Currently attached to star in the film adaptation of Gone Girl are Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck; attached to star Dark Places are Charlize Theron and Chloe Grace Moretz.