We are delighted to announce that Transworld Publishers will be releasing new editions of Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld novels, starting with the six books in the Witches series together with the standalone title Small Gods.
Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters, Witches Abroad, Lords and Ladies, Maskerade, Carpe Jugulum and Small Gods will be released on 28th April, which would have been Sir Terry Pratchett’s 74th birthday.
Designed by artist Leo Nickolls in collaboration with the Pratchett estate and Transworld Publishers, each book has been given fresh livery as part of a two-year project which aims to delight existing readers and introduce newcomers to the series. The new covers will sit alongside the classic paperback editions from Discworld artists Josh Kirby and Paul Kidby, which will remain available. With Paul Kidby’s endorsement, the new covers reference his character designs – designs Terry considered to be the closest to those he saw in his own imagination.
The reissue of the novels marks the first annual Terry Pratchett Day on 28th April, which will be themed around the Witches series. The day will include a programme of social media activity, online games and quizzes, recipes, extracts and a virtual event.
New editions of the Wizards series – The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic, Sourcery, The Last Continent, Interesting Times and Unseen Academicals – will be released on 7th July, and followed by the Death series – Mort, Reaper Man, Soul Music, Hogfather and Thief of Time – on 27th October. The Industrial Revolution series, City Watch series and other standalone titles are scheduled for release in 2023.
Rob Wilkins, who manages the Pratchett Estate, said: ‘We are hugely excited about the stunning new covers for Terry’s Discworld novels and have been delighted to work with Transworld to bring this updated collection to existing fans and new readers alike.’
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