Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the new adult novel by J.K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy. It is a hardcover, of course, and the pre-order price is $21.00 or the Kindle edition for the outrageous price of $19.99. The book is to be published in September, 2012.
Here is the blurb on the book:
When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…. Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town’s council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.
I think we can guess that this will be a best seller….In pre-orders alone it probably is already a best seller. I can’t wait to see the numbers. How about you?