Random House Breaks Publishing Rules With Rule Of Four

June 2004
Book Publishing Report;6/14/2004, Vol. 29 Issue 22, p1
Trade Publication
The Dial imprint of publishing company Random House Inc., has returned to press 17 times for the book "The Rule of Four," by first-time authors Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason, bringing the total book count to more than 600,000 copies. Dial's initial print run for the book was 85,000 copies. "The Rule of Four," was ranked No. 2 on the "New York Times" fiction hardcover list last week, trailing only Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code." Warner Bros. Pictures acquired the film rights to the novel last week for an undisclosed fee, and Random House appears to have another hit suspense novel with a link to history. The book is about two Princeton students who try to solve the mystery of an obscure 500-year-old Renaissance text called Hypnerotomachia Polphili.


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