Diary of a Wimpy Kid Wiki



Diary of a Wimpy Kid Wiki

Abrams Books, formerly known as Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (HNA), is an American publisher of high-quality art and illustrated books.

Abrams publishes the following imprints, Abrams Books, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Abrams Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books, and Abrams Images. It also publishes books 1-11 of Diary of a Wimpy Kid in Australia, the U.K., and a few other countries, and all Diary of a Wimpy Kid books in the U.S. and most other nations.

Run by President and CEO Michael Jacobs, Abrams publishes and distributes approximately 250 book titles annually and has more than 2,000 book titles in print. Abrams also distributes publications for the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate, Royal Academy, Vendome Press, Booth Clibborn Editions, Other Criteria, and 5 Continents.


In the year 1949, the company was founded by Harry N. Abrams, and it was the first company in the United States to specialize in the creation and distribution of art books. Times Mirror acquired the company in 1966 and the founder retired in 1977. For many years, the company was under the direction of Paul Gottlieb, until January 2001 when he retired then eighteen months before his death at the age of 67 on 5 June 2002, Abrams had been acquired by La Martinière Group in 1997. Since 2018, it has been acquired by The Overlook Press, founded by Peter Mayer.

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According to Jeff Kinney the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series), Diary of a Wimpy Kid was originally gonna be an Igdoof comic which was popular when Jeff Kinney was in college however after graduating college he kept getting rejected by publishers because the drawings weren't professional and looked like a middle schooler drew it which gave him an idea to make a book from the perspective of a middle schooler so he spent 8 years working on Diary of a Wimpy Kid to which he posted an online version on FunBrain which gathered attention and finally in 2006 he showed a preview of the printed book to one of the publishers at Abrams named Charlie to whom he was impressed by Jeff's work and the eventual book was published and became an instant hit.