Over 250 million copies later, Worzalla continues to print wildly popular book series
Stevens Point, Wisconsin (October 26, 2022) – Worzalla, an employee-owned printing company specializing in high-quality children’s books, cookbooks, and hardcover best sellers, is celebrating the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diper Överlöde. This is the 17th book from the #1 internationally bestselling series Diary of a Wimpy Kid by author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney. Worzalla has been the domestic manufacturing headquarters of the popular series since the first book.
Publisher Abrams announced Diper Överlöde back in May of 2022 so that Worzalla could plan for the production of millions of copies of the 224-page hardcovered young adult fiction book. Worzalla managed the full process of printing the book from putting ink to page, binding, and delivery. The entire process took 80,000 manhours and 2 million pounds of paper, equivalent to the weight of about five blue whales or about two Boeing 747 aircraft at maximum takeoff weight.
“Worzalla is proud to print a book that so many children and young adults see themselves in and can help them navigate friendships, bullying and growing up,” said Jim Fetherston, CEO and President of Worzalla. “We’re excited to see how readers will respond to this installment of this wildly popular series.”
In Diper Överlöde, protagonist of the Wimpy Kid series Greg Heffley finds out that the road to fame and glory comes with some challenges. Greg joins his brother Rodrick’s band on tour and learns the unglamorous parts of the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle like late nights, unpaid gigs, fighting between band members and money troubles. The book is told through Greg’s diary and includes black and white cartoons.
Worzalla prints titles from some of the country’s largest book publishers, including Disney Books, Abrams, Simon and Schuster, Hachette, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and others. Worzalla currently has several open positions for supervisor, operations, and entry-level roles to assist in the book manufacturing process. Those interested in learning about a career at Worzalla can visit Worzalla.com.
Worzalla is an employee-owned printing company headquartered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Founded in 1892, Worzalla has 130 years of experience in creating high-quality custom products for its customers. Worzalla specializes in the production of cookbooks, children’s and lifestyle books, and is dedicated to exceeding expectations for quality, service, and delivery. From small to large publishers, Worzalla is the printer the industry turns to for manufacturing high profile projects and award-winning books. With numerous industry awards for safety and workplace culture, Worzalla is consistently ranked as one of the top places to work in central Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.worzalla.com.