Sheridan Worzalla Prints 18th Installment of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Stevens Point, WI The Sheridan Worzalla printing facility, which specializes in high-quality children’s books, cookbooks, and hardcover best sellers, is celebrating the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: No Brainer. This is the 18th book from the #1 international bestselling series Diary of a Wimpy Kid by author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney, and published by Abrams. Sheridan Worzalla has been the domestic manufacturing headquarters of the popular series since the first book.

“We are proud to be entrusted to print the next installment of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series,” said Paul Bozuwa, President of Sheridan. “With our dedication to maintaining quality printing standards, we cannot wait for Wimpy Kid fans to get the latest edition in their hands.” 

Sheridan Worzalla print team holding Diary of a Wimpy Kid #18
Left to Right: Account Manager Jackie; Press Supervisor Rich; and Press Leads Duane and Ryan.

Publisher Abrams announced No Brainer in the spring of 2023 so that Sheridan Worzalla could plan for the production of millions of copies of the 224-page hardcovered young adult fiction book. The operation is housed in a 365,000-square-foot facility and includes the full process of printing the book from putting ink to page, binding, and delivery. Associates worked to ensure quality control at every stage of the printing process conducting pre-press checks, color accuracy and print quality tests, and binding and finishing checks. The entire process took 80,000 manhours and a team of over 350 associates.

In No Brainer, protagonist of the Wimpy Kid series Greg Heffley learns that his town plans to close his middle school. Greg realizes that if his school closes, his best friend Rowley Jefferson and he will be separated and sent to different schools. Greg takes action and begins recruiting classmates to help him save their school. The book is told through Greg’s diary and includes black and white cartoons.