Rupi Kaur’s Debut Poetry Collection Hits #1 Spot On New York Times Bestseller List: NEWS REPORT
Sold Million Copies In One Year
Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP) announced yesterday that ’Milk and Honey‘ by debut author Rupi Kaur has sold more than one million copies in print after just over one year.
A breakout phenomenon, Milk and Honey was released on October 6, 2015. Rupi Kaur's transformative poems and drawings deliver a message of hope, healing, and empowerment to readers, especially women, around the globe.
The book has been translated into nearly one dozen foreign languages.
"We are extremely proud, and honored, to be ambassadors of Rupi's message as her publisher," said Kirsty Melville, president and publisher of AMP. "Her powerful words resonate with a passionate audience, captivated by her hopeful insight and expression of love and personal courage."
Milk and Honey reached the #1 spot on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list on January 15, 2017.
It has been on the list for 41 consecutive weeks, beginning on May 1, 2016.
A burgeoning following has championed the book, an international bestseller and favorite of independent booksellers throughout North America and a staple on USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and retailer bestseller lists as well.
In October 2016, AMP and Simon & Schuster Canada announced an agreement to publish Rupi Kaur's second book, as yet untitled, on September 26, 2017. Simultaneous editions of the book will be published by Simon & Schuster in the UK, India, and Australia.
February 1, 2017
Conversation about this article
1: Shabad Singh (Wisconsin, USA), February 01, 2017, 9:04 AM.
Incredible poetry! Incredible achievements! Wish you the best in your future endeavors ...
2: Pardeep Singh Nagra (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), February 01, 2017, 12:18 PM.
Rupi should have been Chic Sikh of the Year 2016.
3: Sangat Singh (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), February 01, 2017, 5:55 PM.
Rupi ji, for all you have achieved, please divert all thanks to Guru Nanak. This is how He has thanked Waheguru: "Blessed is the paper, blessed is the pen, blessed is the inkwell, and blessed is the ink. Blessed is the writer, O Nanak, who writes the True Name."
4: Dr Birinder Singh Ahluwalia (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), February 04, 2017, 9:01 AM.
Rupi Kaur deserves the highest accolades from our community, just as she has already received from the world at large. Today, she is indeed our best foot forward!
5: Gurmeet Kaur (Atlanta, Georgia, USA), February 12, 2017, 5:44 AM.
That is just awesome! So thrilled for Rupi Kaur and the prospect of our young females and males achieving new heights in the diaspora.