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THE WITCHER Gets Over 500K Reprint Thanks To Adaptation: Critical Linking, January 21, 2020

Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by Flatiron Books, publishers of The Night Country by Melissa Albert.

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“If you’re trying to get your hands on a copy of Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher, it just got a lot easier. The Witcher’s publisher, Orbit, announced last Tuesday that its “US division is currently reprinting over 500,000 copies to meet the exceptional demand.” Orbit also stated that interest in the novels has ‘increased steadily’ since the Netflix series was announced and has had ‘phenomenal’ sales since the series dropped, leading to the reprint.”

That man and his horse are popular.

“Mason Currey’s blog-turned-book Daily Rituals describes the workaday life of great minds from W.H. Auden to Immanuel Kant, from Flannery O’Connor to Franz Kafka. The one thing that Currey’s project underlines is that there is no magic bullet. The daily routines are as varied as the people who follow them– though long walks, a ridiculously early wake up time and a stiff drink are common to many.”

Data and chart nerds come purr: here’s an infographic on creative famous people’s daily routines.

“Clemency director Chinonye Chukwu has been tapped as the director of the first two episodes of the HBO Max limited series, Americanah. Chukwu won the top prize at Sundance in 2019 for Clemency, becoming the first Black director to do so.”

Fantastic news.