IFP to republish Ian Fleming stories, books

Ian Fleming Publications today said it plans to republish Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels and short stories and other works in 2023.

The new editions will be published under the Ian Fleming Publications imprint. The move is for the 70th anniversary of the publication of Casino Royale, Fleming’s first Bond novel.

The publication date is April 13, 2023, according to an online announcement. IFP had earlier teased it would have an announcement today, Global James Bond Day. Oct. 5, 1962 was when Dr. No, the first Bond film produced by Eon Productions, debuted.

The new editions initially will be published in the U.K. and British Commonwealth in paperback and E-book, IFP said. There also will be “prestige” hardbacks and collector limited editions, according to the announcement.

Besides the Bond novels and short stories, IFP will come out with new editions of Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang novel and the non-fiction works The Diamond Smugglers and Thrilling Cities.