Bill Contardi at Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents has closed a 10-book deal with Summit Entertainment of Twilight Saga fame for the dramatic rights to bestselling author Alyson Noel's YA paranormal series the Immortals and its spinoff, the Riley Bloom Books. The series has nearly five million copies in print.
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In spring 2012, Abrams will launch its third imprint dedicated to children’s books: Appleseed Books. Helmed by publishing director Cecily Kaiser, the imprint will publish eight to 12 titles per season, aimed at children up to age five. “The Appleseed list will be commercially appealing with the added plus of the trademark Abrams aesthetic,” said Kaiser in a statement announcing the new imprint. “Even the youngest children deserve beautiful books. And when beauty is presented…Continue
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March 24th, 2011
Children's: Young Adult
USA Today bestselling self-published ebook phenomenon Amanda Hocking's WATERSONG series, to Rose Hilliard at St. Martin's, in a four-book deal, at auction, reportedly for over $2 million, for publication…Continue
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Chronicle Books has appointed Ginee Seo as children’s publishing director. Seo will attend the Bologna Children’s Book Fair next week on behalf of Chronicle, and her first day at the publisher’s San Francisco offices will be May 12. Chronicle has been without a director for its children’s division since Josalyn Moran left last…Continue
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So sorry couldn't resist the title, a subject not many want to talk about but this blog tackles it tastefully and from an informative point of view.
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Senior editor of Scholastic’s Arthur A. Levine Books imprint, Cheryl B. Klein steps into another publishing role this week with the release of Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults. Largely composed of Klein’s presentations at writers’ conferences and other venues, the self-published paperback (released by her company, Asterisk Books), discusses such topics as devising terrific…Continue
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Emily Meehan at Disney-Hyperion has acquired the seventh and final installment of Melissa de la Cruz’s Blue Bloods series, along with two companion novels. Lost in Time, the sixth book in the series, is set for release this October 4, and the final volume will come out in fall 2012. Richard Abate of 3 Arts did the deal for North American rights. The series has more than three million copies in print.
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March 16, 2011
Children's Middle Grade
Macmillan Kids' Nabs Schroeder Fantasy Effort
Christy Ottaviano, for her eponymous children's imprint at Henry Holt, bought world English rights to Lisa Schroeder's first foray into MG fantasy, Impossibly Small. Schroeder, author of the forthcoming The Day Before (Simon Pulse), works off of a Rapunzel-like setup in Impossibly Small: young Violet has spent the first 10 years of her life locked in a tower with her mother until she gets an offer to live…
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Orion Children's Books will debut a new YA imprint, Indigo, that will publish four titles a month starting in September. Fiona Kennedy will be publisher of the imprint, working with commissioning editors Amber Caravéo, also of Orion Children's Books, and Gillian Redfearn of Gollancz.
Source: Publishers Lunch (Publishers Weekly)
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We are very excited for second installment of our new 'Release Day Interview.' Taking us with them on their highs and bouts of paranoia on the release of their book.
Today we shout out to Kirsten Hubbard whose debut novel is released from Delacorte/Random House today, March 8th!
Here is how Kirsten see's her day....
Some of you know I'm a travel writer as well as a YA author. I've been fortunate to visit some pretty colorful places, and certainly, I'd…Continue
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Congrats to all on this list who are ALL Yalitchat members!
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Join First Lady Michelle Obama as she kicks off the NEA's Read Across America with a reading from the great Dr Seuss Green Eggs and Ham in hounour of the authors birthday March 2nd.
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