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Scholastic Reveals “The World Of The Hunger Games” Cover

Remember our last report when Scholastic revealed the covers for “The Hunger Games” movie tie-in novel, “The Hunger Games Tribute Guide” and “The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion” but failed to do so for “The World of The Hunger Games”?

Scholastic has finally revealed the covers for “The World of The Hunger Games”! Check it out after the jump!

The World of The Hunger Games by Kate Egan

While we had reported that the author for “The World of The Hunger Games” is Kate Egan and Suzanne Collins might possibly be not involved in the writing process, Scholastic has confirmed that they had worked closely with Suzanne Collins, the author of “The Hunger Games” trilogy during the writing process of “The World Of The Hunger Games”!

The World of the Hunger Games is the official, richly illustrated, full-color guide to all the districts of Panem, all of the participants in The Hunger Games, and the life and home of Katniss Everdeen. A must-have for fans of both the Hunger Games novels and the new Hunger Games film! Written by members of the Scholastic editorial team who work closely with Suzanne Collins, all of the content in The World of The Hunger Games and the other official tie-ins has been approved by Suzanne Collins (who also has contributed some additional material of her own via interviews!).

We don’t know about you but we sure can’t wait for it to be released!

“The Hunger Games” movie tie-in novel is priced at S$ S$23.10 while “The Hunger Games Tribute Guide” is priced at S$13.32. Both books are available for pre-orders on BookWeb Singapore. Besides that, “The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion” is ready for pre-order on BookWeb Singapore and it is priced at S$31.67 while “The World of The Hunger Games” is also ready for pre-order and is priced at S$30.00 .

“The Hunger Games” movie tie-in novel, “The Hunger Games Tribute Guide” and “The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion” will hit bookstores in US on February 7, 2012. “The World of The Hunger Games” which the cover is not shown here will be released on March 23, 2012, in US, which is on the same day as the USA release date for “The Hunger Games” movie.

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.

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‘The Hunger Games’ Tops USA Today’s Best Selling Books List For 2 Consecutive Weeks

Remember we had reported that ‘The Hunger Games’ has topped USA Today’s Best Selling Books list for the very first time?

We are please to say that ‘The Hunger Games’ has managed to hold the Number 1 position for the two consecutive weeks!

Click on the image below for a better look at the rankings for this week!

USA Today's Best Selling List Top 10 on January 5, 2012

Besides that, ‘Catching Fire’ has also made quite a jump from Number 7 last week to Number 2 this week. ‘Mockingjay’ has also shifted up from Number 8 last week to Number 4 this week.

Judging by the positions, it appears more and more people are reading not only ‘The Hunger Games’ but also are compelled to read the whole trilogy.

We certainly hope more people will read it with more exposure and promotions for ‘The Hunger Games’ going on as we get nearer and nearer to the release of ‘The Hunger Games’ movie!

Congratulations to Suzanne Collins and Scholastic!

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.

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Source: Book Buzz via Down With The Capitol.

Total Film Presents The Complete Guide To The Hunger Games

We are pretty sure anyone who is reading this article right now would have read ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy or at the very least ‘The Hunger Games’. However, if you are someone who had chanced upon this article or you have been hearing your friends or colleagues spouting words and phrases like Career, Capitol, Tributes, The Reaping etc. and have no idea what these mean, no worries. Total Film has put together “The Hunger Games: The Complete Guide“. It covers from short description about key characters in the books to main cast and staff working in ‘The Hunger Games’ movie. With this quick guide, you wouldn’t feel so lost again during conversations!

Suzanne Collins

1. Suzanne Collins

A 50-year-old mother of two, Suzanne Collins is the author of The Hunger Games. Before penning the novel, she spent most of her career working in children’s television, including scribbling stories for Clarissa Explains It All and Nick Jr. show Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

2. Camera shy

Somewhat fittingly considering the content of Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins is very rarely ever seen in public. Unlike JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer, she’s not welcomed fame, and often refuses to be filmed. She’s not even on Twitter…

3. Early praise

Collins’ first novel was Gregor The Overlander, the first entry in The Underland Chronicles. It follows 11-year-old Gregor, who finds himself dragged into an underground world populated by giant insects. With war on the horizon under the streets of New York City, Gregor goes on a quest that may lead him to his missing father.

4. The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games was published by Scholastic in 2008. By February 2010, it had sold 80,000 copies. There are over 2.9 million copies in print. The plot is set in a distant dystopian future, where every year, children between the age of 12 and 18 have to fight to the death on TV for entertainment.

Head over to Total Film now to read the rest of it!

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Suzanne Collins Might Not Be Involved In Writing Process For ‘The Hunger Games’ Companion Books

It was announced that Scholastic will release ‘The Hunger Games’ companion books and we had previously reported about it when 3 of the covers for aforementioned companion books were revealed.

As information for the companion books was not posted previously, many wondered of ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy author, Suzanne Collins, will be participating in the writing process for the content of the books. Authors for these companion books are finally posted on Scholastic, Amazon and BookWeb Singapore by Books Kinokuniya.

“The Hunger Games Tribute Guide” listed Emily Seife as the author. According to BookWeb Singapore, “The Hunger Games Tribute Guide” is available for pre-order and is priced at S$13.70.

The Hunger Games Tribute Guide

Emily Seife is an associate editor at Scholastic according to The Hob. However it appears that Emily Seife joined Scholastic in 2011 so it is currently uncertain if she was involved in production process for ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy.

Meanwhile, Kate Egan is listed as the author for both “The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion” (pictured below) and “The World of The Hunger Games” (cover not yet released) on BookWeb Singapore.

The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Kate Egan is a freelancer editor who had edited ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy. You can read an interview if Kate Egan on ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy over here.

The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion” is ready for pre-order on BookWeb Singapore and it is priced at S$ 32.58 while “The World of The Hunger Games” is also ready for pre-order and is priced at S$ 30.86.

“The Hunger Games” movie tie-in novel, “The Hunger Games Tribute Guide” and “The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion” will hit bookstores on February 7, 2012. “The World of The Hunger Games” which the cover is not shown here will be released on March 23, 2012 which is on the same day as the USA release date for “The Hunger Games” movie.

Would you be buying these books even though Suzanne Collins might not be participating in the production process at all?

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The Hunger Games Trilogy Increases Scholastic’s Earnings

In a call held with investors and analysts regarding Scholastic’s earnings for this first quarter of the commercial year, “The Hunger Games” trilogy was often credited as one of the reasons Scholastic’s earnings is increasing.

We’re pleased to have achieved a strong start to fiscal 2012, putting us on plan to meet this year’s financial goals … Third, best-selling Scholastic books and e-books, including The Hunger Games trilogy, drove double-digit percentage growth in retail sales.

… In Trade, sales increased 10% from a year ago driven by several best-selling Scholastic series. First, The Hunger Games trilogy continues to sell very strongly in both e-book and print formats, partly driven by enthusiasm for the first movie in the series due out next March.

… We believe the continued success of our best-selling series, our pipeline of new titles, including Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick and The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, as well as the release of much anticipated movie versions of War Horse, The Hunger Games and The Invention of Hugo Cabret, will drive continued strong sales over the course of the year.

… Just as we have grown education sales over the past 10 years with new digital products and solutions, we continued moving forward to profitably grow Scholastic’s Children’s Books businesses through e-books and e-commerce …Scholastic’s own publishing remains a key source of best-selling quality books for our eReader as evidenced by the success of series like The Hunger Games.

I’m sure once “The Hunger Games” comes out in March 23, 2012, the publicity will drive more people to purchase the books to see what’s the fuss about besides watching the movie in cinemas and theatres alike!

Sources: The Hob Org via Scholastic.

-Vanora(Admin)

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