London: JK Rowling has revealed that she plans to publish her first novel for adults, which will be “very different” from her ‘Harry Potter’ books. It will be published worldwide, but no date or title has been released yet.
“Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series, which has been published so brilliantly by Bloomsbury and my other publishers around the world,” a leading news channel has quoted her as saying in a statement.
“The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry’s success has brought me, and with that new territory it seemed a logical progression to have a new publisher,” she said.
All the ‘Potter’ books were published by Bloomsbury, but Rowling has chosen a new publisher for her debut into adult fiction.
“I am delighted to have a second publishing home in Little, Brown, and a publishing team that will be a great partner in this new phase of my writing life.”
Little, Brown’s David Shelley said the company were “thrilled, honoured and proud” to be publishing Rowling’s latest novel. The writer published seven ‘Potter’ books, which have sold more than 450 million copies around the world.