14 10 / 2014
In our house, we’ve only just decorated for Halloween, but with snow on the mountains this morning, it’s not too hard to think ahead to winter. Grab your copy of My True Love Gave To Me, out today, and you’ll be set for any coming blizzard or snowstorm. Fall in love twelve times, with amazing, romantic stories by authors Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Pena, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Stephanie Perkins, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, and Kiersten White.
Four starred reviews can’t be wrong!
08 10 / 2014
You’re a writer, toiling away on your manuscript for months, for years, finally getting that big break, that momentous publishing contract! Years more may still go by, but finally, you can hold it in your hand, or better yet, buy it in a store — your book. Your blood, sweat, and tears, honest-to-goodness BOOK.
So now what?
For many authors, putting aside the obvious answer of “write the next one!”, the time comes to somehow commemorate the occasion. KT Literary client Josie Bloss celebrated the publication of her first novel Band Geek Love with a tattoo, which may work for your first novel, but do you want ink for every book? Back in 2008, when I first blogged about this momentous milestone, I suggested a nice piece of jewelry, and I’m still a fan of that idea. But if you’re Amy Spalding, and you have super talented friends, maybe you get one of them to illustrate a scene from your book instead!
What will you do/did you do to celebrate your book’s publication?
08 10 / 2014
It’s easy to get a little disheartened about the publishing industry sometimes: the long delays when you’re waiting for a response, the single bookseller that can tank or make a book’s success, the pitiful excuses for marketing plans… but then, sometimes, you get this:
Readers have spoken, and publisher Penguin has listened. Readers of Stephanie Perkins’ popular Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door and Isla and the Happily Ever After are getting hardcover editions that sport covers that match each other. See, Penguin redesigned the cover concept after the first two books in the series had already launched, so when Isla came out, readers ended up with a book that didn’t look like its predecessors. […] So Penguin unit Dutton Young Readers is releasing hardcovers of Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door with the new, Isla design, an unusual move by a major publisher and a testament to the power of avid readers.
As Stephanie writes:
I am very, very happy. And proud of you. Thank you for caring. Thank you for speaking up.
Click over to the USA Today story for her full letter to her readers about the matched set.
03 10 / 2014
No, not these aspen:
And if you missed Renee’s big announcement on Twitter, join me in welcoming Rebekah to the KT Literary family!