Netflix’s The Witcher Sparks Massive Demand For Original Book Series
Netflix’s The Witcher series quickly became one of the last breakout stars of 2019, climbing to the streaming platform’s top 10 list despite having less than two weeks to prove itself. Given that The Witcher was both a video game series and a collection of books prior to the show’s debut late last year, there have of course been some interesting ripples thanks to the Netflix series’ success, with The Witcher 3 hitting some impressively high numbers on Steam following the show’s debut. Now, it looks like the original book series has also been positively affected, as demand for the Andrzej Sapkowski books is at an all-time high.
Publisher Orbit Books recently took to Twitter to reveal that it has heard fans of The Witcher “loud and clear,” announcing that the company will be printing “more than half a million books” in order to meet demand for The Witcher book series. The original tweet can be seen below:
#Witcher fans, we have heard you loud and clear! We’re printing *more than half a million books* to meet demand for Andrzej Sapkowski’s New York Times-bestselling series!
— Orbit Books (@orbitbooks) January 14, 2020
In related news, Andrzej Sapkowski recently came to a peaceful resolution with the folks over at CD Projekt RED. In the short term this doesn’t necessarily mean much for The Witcher, though given how popular Geralt of Rivia and company are right now, chances are at least one of the two parties is thinking about how to continue the story even further in order to cash in on the Netflix series.
Netflix’s The Witcher is now streaming.
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