Writer David Lagercrantz has been hired to pen the fourth installment of the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series by author Stieg Larsson, its Swedish publishers have said.
David Lagercrantz will write a new story about the characters of Lisbeth Slander and Mikael Blomqvist, which is due for publication in August 2015.
Stieg Larsson died in 2004 aged 50 and had started work on a fourth novel.
The original trilogy sold more than 75 million copies worldwide and has been turned into both Swedish and Hollywood movies.
Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara played the lead roles in the US film version of the story, which was directed by David Fincher.
David Lagercrantz has been hired to pen the fourth installment of the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series by author Stieg Larsson
Eva Gedin from publishing house Norstedts said: “We have now decided to let somebody take over and tell what happened next.”
David Lagercrantz, who co-authored a book about Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, said he has “already started writing it”, adding: “It’s terribly fun. It’s a fantastic world to step into.”
The new book will follow on from the tale of murder, corruption and family secrets told in the original trilogy and feature its central players.
Some plot lines from the existing novels will be picked up, while David Lagercrantz is likely to add his own touches to the book.
Stieg Larsson’s partner Eva Gabrielsson has said that the publisher did not have access to Larsson’s partially-completed manuscript for a fourth novel, so would be starting afresh.
She told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that she thinks it’s “distasteful to try to make more money” from the books.
Eva Gabrielsson has been engaged in a legal dispute with his family over his legacy.
[googlead tip=”vertical_mare” aliniat=”dreapta”] The books industry has been upended by the expansion of the e-books, and publishers are shifting in opposition to tradition by publishing paperbacks books edition earlier than regular, occasionally less than 6 months after the book came out in hardcover.
It used to be a strict schedule in the books business: first the hardcover edition was printed, and about 12 months after that, the paperback book was published.
E-books have made cost a challenge for publishers and they are considering the right time of a paperback book. There is often a big distance between the price of a fresh hardcover book and its e-book edition. The paperback book and e-book tend to be within a couple of dollars, rendering numerous publishers to speculate if cost-conscious buyers are reading e-books right away instead of waiting for the paperbacks books.
Hardcover book has been the publishing style of the first option for a long time. Authors want to make an impression with their books release, so hardcover is the initial selection when publishing. If a person favors a paperback, he or she will get the book after a long delay.
A hardcover is likely to age far more softly. Paperbacks split, wrinkle and discolor much more quickly. Some people love to have a nice-looking bookshelf. Hardback book is more likely to appear great and even as apposed to a wrinkly paperback book. Although the story contained in a book may be identical, some people will refuse to buy a book if it is not bound in their favored form.
Paperbacks books are generally less expensives than hardcovers. When the editor and author save money in the creation process, the discounts are transferred to the buyer.
Being able to effortlessly take a book with you is a great ease. Paperbacks are free of the extra weight and also free of the thickness of a hardcovers books.
Since the large, synchronised release of hardcover and electronic editions of a book currently gather the bulk of the attention the book is likely to get, letting the paperback book edition considerably in the back, publishers state they have a fresh sense of urgency with the paperback.
[googlead tip=”patrat_mare”] Last week involved the trade paperback release of “Swamplandia!”, a debut novel by Karen Russell, 5 months just after it was first printed in hardcover in February.
Anne Messitte, a publisher of Vintage/Anchor, said that when Vintage editors published the paperback of “Swamplandia!”, they chose July to capitalize on product sales to summertime travellers, who tend to favor fiction.
“It felt to us like a perfect summer paperback,” she stated about the book, that stories the imaginary ventures of a Florida family members threathened by alligators.
“The Tiger’s Wife,” a fictional book by Téa Obreht, that became available in hardcover in March, will be followed by the paperback book in October, 7 months later.
“Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN” by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales, has hardly been in book shops two months, having showed up on May, and the paperback book edition is already planned for December. Therefore, nonfiction release has been sped up as well.
The entire publishing daily life routine has sped up in recent years. Hardcovers books have less time in book shops, due to the fact the merchants tend to shift them off the shelves more quickly than they used to.
“E-book sales are usually strong in the initial period after the publication date but do not spike again after the paperback comes out”, said Terry Adams, the digital and paperback publisher for Little, Brown & Company. [googlead tip=”lista_mare” aliniat=”dreapta”]
Terry Adams released the paperback of “Room,” a book by Emma Donoghue, 8 months after the hardcover book due to the fact hardcover product sales had slowed down but not ceased totally. “The momentum was there, and we wanted to capture the momentum for the paperback,” he said. “For books that rise to a certain level of visibility, you really want to ride the wave.”
However, there are still exceptions to the paperbacks books timetable. A number of publishers said that the 12 months delay was still being the principle for most books. If a book is selling quickly in hardcover, publishers tend to postpone on releasing a paperback book edition. Stieg Larsson’s 3rd book in the Millennium series, “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” has not yet been printed in paperback edition in the United States, more than 12 months following the hardcover book was released.