Disney Publishing Worldwide Announces 1.5 Million Copy First Printing for Rick Riordan’s The Throne of Fire
In support of the release of The Throne of Fire, Riordan will embark on an eight-city tour including: Princeton, NJ; S. Portland, ME; Manchester, VT; Brattlebro, VT; S. Hadley, MA; Cape Cod, MA; Rhinebeck, NY; and San Antonio, TX.
This fall, Riordan's smash hit series, The Heroes of Olympus, is back with the second book, The Son of Neptune, publishing on October 11, 2011.
Rick Riordan is the author of the award-winning New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. The Lightning Thief, the first book in that series, was developed into a feature film. In 2010 he launched two all-new series that both debuted at #1 on multiple best-seller lists: The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid and The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. For additional information on Rick visit www.rickriordan.com.
About Disney Publishing Worldwide
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