This topic comes up so often and advice is needed by writers at every stage of their career. What are you getting yourself into, make sure you know what to expect - and what the IRS expect of you - by knowing the business behind the writing.Continue
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A.E. Rought's BROKEN, pitched as a modern spin on Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, where a young couple's undying love and the grief of a father pushed beyond sanity could spell the destruction of them all, to Amanda Rutter at Strange Chemistry, in a nice deal, In a two-book deal, for publication in January 2013, by Gina Panettieri at Talcott Notch Literary Services (World).
Georgia McBride and the team at Month 9 Books continues adding Young Adult titles to their list.
Dorothy Dreyer's debut MY SISTER'S REAPER, in which a seventeen-year-old somehow brings her sister back to life, and by doing so, inadvertently angers her sister's reaper, now intent on claiming both girls, to Georgia McBride of Month9Books, in a two-book deal, for publication in May 2013 (World).
Heather Reid's debut…
Paul Sungenis writing as Pab Sungenis's SIDEKICK: The Misadventures of the New Scarlet Knight, in which a boy is drafted to take on a fallen hero's mantle and secret identity, but Scarlet Knight never had to deal with being a hero while in 11th grade, to Georgia McBride at Month9Books, in a two-book deal, for publication in March 2013 (World).
Lisa Basso's A SHIMMER OF ANGELS, a teen girl's attempt to stay out of the mental institution she's…
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SHATTERED SOULS author Mary Lindsey's untitled companion novel, following the dark and dangerous adventures of a new Protector as he embarks down the dark path of ghostly intervention and is paired with a wild new Speaker who just may be his undoing, again to Jill Santopolo at Philomel, by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency (world).
Source: Publishers Marketplace
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Putnam Rides Yancey’s ‘Wave’ in Major YA Buy
In what’s rumored to be a seven-figure deal, Brian DeFiore, at DeFiore and Company, sold world English rights to Rick Yancey’s YA sci-fi trilogy The 5th Wave. Jennifer Besser at Putnam Books for Young Readers pre-empted the series, which follows a teenage girl who survives an alien invasion only to then search for her brother,…
De la Cruz Re-Ups at Hyperion
Melissa de la Cruz, who writes the popular Blue Bloods YA series for Hyperion, has signed to do three more books in another series she recently launched with the house: the Witches of East End. Elisabeth Dyssegaard took world rights to books three, four, and five in the adult series about three witches (a mother, and her two daughters) who live in a wealthy, fictional enclave on the East End…Continue
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February 10, 2012
Children's: Picture book
MY VERY UN-FAIRY TALE LIFE author Anna Staniszewski's DOGOSAURUS REX, about a boy who comes home from the pound with a most exceptional new dog, to Sally Doherty at Holt, by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency (World).
Source: Publishers Marketpace
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Summers Goes High School Noir
Sara Goodman at St. Martin’s Press took world English rights to a new YA thriller from her current author, Courtney Summers, called All the Rage. The book, about a 17-year-old who gets into hot water after attempting to blackmail her rich classmates, is Summers’s fifth work; her fourth, the zombie novel This Is Not a Test is coming from SMP in June. Amy Tipton of Signature Literary closed the deal, and likened…Continue
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Congratulations Christa! I have watched Christa yo yo her way through her novel writing journey, much like all of us! It's a happy day! Keep us updated on your journey!
February 1, 2012
Children's: Young Adult
Christa Desir's TRAINWRECK, in which a boy helplessly watches as his girlfriend's life falls apart after she is sexually abused, to Anica Rissi at Simon Pulse, in a nice deal, by Sarah LaPolla at Curtis Brown.
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Messenger’s YA Novels Get Six Figures at S&S
Laura Rennert of Andrea Brown Literary Agency sold North American rights for Shannon Messenger’s debut young adult novel, Let the Sky Fall, and a sequel. The six-figure advance was offered by Liesa Abrams, executive editor at Simon & Schuster for the Simon Pulse imprint. Let the Sky Fall, slated for March 2013 publication, is about a…
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Congratulations to Maggie Stiefvater on her Printz Honor Award. Maggie was also honored with a Odyssey Award her Audio Book of Scorpio Races.
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Rachel Harris's MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY, pitched as MTV's Super Sweet Sixteen meets Ever After, about a teen who's reluctant in having her sweet sixteen broadcasted live from coast to coast in some extravagant bash on MTV and with a little gypsy magic winds traveling back in time to Renaissance Italy, to Stacy Cantor Abrams at …Continue
Screenwriters Stentz and Miller Go YA
Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz, the screenwriting team behind the blockbusters Thor and X-Men: First Class, sold their first YA novel to Razorbill. Eric Simonoff at William Morris Endeavor closed the deal with Razorbill president and publisher Ben Schrank, selling North American rights to Colin Fischer and a second untitled work. Colin Fischer, which Razorbill called “a cross between The Curious…
Added by Adrienne Gelbart on January 3, 2012 at 2:12pm — No Comments
Member Darby Karchut just signed a publishing contract with Spencer Hill Press for her upper middle grade, urban fantasy for boys entitled Finn Finnegan. Release date is March 2013.
Please join us in Congratulating Darby, what a start to the New Year!
Added by Adrienne Gelbart on January 2, 2012 at 9:41pm — No Comments
Its official, it's up on Publishers Marketplace, and winging its way through inboxes across the World five days before Christmas.
You all know her, so please join us in congratulating Kelly on this huge step of her journey towards publication. Let's not forget her agent Lauren Hammond who worked tirelessly to bring Kelly and her debut TOUCH OF DEATH to a book store near you January 2013.
Press Release from Publishers Marketplace.
Children's: Young Adult
Congratulations to YaLitChat Member Colleen Houck on her Best selling self-published Novel Tiger's Curse. Paramount Pictures has picked up the movies rights to Tiger's Curse and we couldn't be more proud of Colleen. Way to go, you are made of Awesome!
Stop by and congratulate Colleen on her continued success.…Continue