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Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney, the author of the awesome book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid worked on the series for near 8 years, which he then eventually showed it off to a publisher in New York. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid was submitted by Kinney on an online platform which to date has more than 80 million visits and is read by more than 70000 children on a day to day basis. Finally, when Kinney was able to publish his first physical copies of his work in 2007, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid became a bestseller, there are now more than 200 million copies of this series printed around the world. Did you know that The Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been a bestseller on the New York Times since it has been first published, to reemphasise the success, it was featured for over 500 weeks and the book has been translated into 64 languages.

Jeff Kinney has appeared on the Times magazine as one of the most influential people in the world in the top 100 list, and he continues to inspire and entertain millions of children through his spectacular work. A quote mentioned by Jeff Kinney: “I’m trying to write about childhood, looking at it from every angle.” Kinney’s success story is an inspiration for young children and artists, Kinney’s original aspiration was to become a newspaper cartoonist but he did not give up after receiving initial rejections but he went on to create his own books and series. Browse our Authors category more of other inspirational and brilliant authors. You may also shop by age or shop bestsellers too.