16 10 / 2014

naturallysteph:

Lola and the Boy Next Door by bookinfinities.

More pretties!

naturallysteph:

Lola and the Boy Next Door by bookinfinities.

More pretties!

15 10 / 2014

naturallysteph:

Anna and the French Kiss by book—hugger.

OMG, books in pretty places!

naturallysteph:

Anna and the French Kiss by book—hugger.

OMG, books in pretty places!

14 10 / 2014

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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!

Happy Book Birthday to MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME! was originally published on kt literary

13 10 / 2014

naturallysteph:

Huzzah! Happy release week, My True Love Gave To Me!

Swoony, funny, joyous holiday stories by Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Peña, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Stephanie Perkins, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, and Kiersten White.

Yay!! I love this book, and if you love the holidays, and YA, and love, so will you!

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!

HopeLarson

Thanks to amazingly talented artist Hope Larson, Amy now has a piece of forever art to celebrate The Reece Malcolm List, and lots more empty frames to fill.

What will you do/did you do to celebrate your book’s publication?

How Best to Commemorate Your Book’s Publication was originally published on kt literary

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.

Wanna see?

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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.

A Lovely Matched Set was originally published on kt literary

08 10 / 2014

trishisthinkingagain:

summerscourtney:

I’m thrilled to share that I am part of this amazing, upcoming anthology from Simon Pulse, called VIOLENT ENDS which will be out Fall 2015. It was the awesome and extremely talented Shaun Hutchinson’s idea and he is editing it! It was so exciting when he invited me to participate.The anthology is about a tough and timely topic. It “centers on a 16-year-old school shooter, with each chapter set at a time before the shooting and told by characters who knew him, trying to answer one question: Why?”
The list of contributors is INCREDIBLE. I’m honestly a fan of every single one of these authors, and I’m so grateful to be included among them:
Kendare Blake Steve Brezenoff / myonecomplaintDelilah Dawson / delilahsdawsonTrish Doller / trishisthinkingagainMargie GelbwasserChristine JohnsonE.M. Kokie / emkokieCynthia Leitich SmithTom LeveenHannah Moskowitz / hannahmoskElisa Nader / elisanaderBeth Revis / bethrevisMindi Scott Neal and Brendan ShustermanBlythe Woolston 

Like Courtney, I’m honored to be a part of this. I think what’s going to be really special about this is that the stories will be interconnected since they’re all set in the same community and revolve around a central character. I’m terribly excited to share my story with you.

So excited for this!

trishisthinkingagain:

summerscourtney:

I’m thrilled to share that I am part of this amazing, upcoming anthology from Simon Pulse, called VIOLENT ENDS which will be out Fall 2015. It was the awesome and extremely talented Shaun Hutchinson’s idea and he is editing it! It was so exciting when he invited me to participate.The anthology is about a tough and timely topic. It “centers on a 16-year-old school shooter, with each chapter set at a time before the shooting and told by characters who knew him, trying to answer one question: Why?”

The list of contributors is INCREDIBLE. I’m honestly a fan of every single one of these authors, and I’m so grateful to be included among them:

Kendare Blake
Steve Brezenoff / myonecomplaint
Delilah Dawson / delilahsdawson
Trish Doller / trishisthinkingagain
Margie Gelbwasser
Christine Johnson
E.M. Kokie / emkokie
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Tom Leveen
Hannah Moskowitz / hannahmosk
Elisa Nader / elisanader
Beth Revis / bethrevis
Mindi Scott
Neal and Brendan Shusterman
Blythe Woolston

Like Courtney, I’m honored to be a part of this. I think what’s going to be really special about this is that the stories will be interconnected since they’re all set in the same community and revolve around a central character. I’m terribly excited to share my story with you.

So excited for this!

03 10 / 2014

From Seventeen Magazine, the next YA books that should be made into movies:

8. Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins

It’s set in Paris and includes a hottie French guy: what’s not to love?! American teen Anna gets sent to a boarding school in Paris, and things get really interesting when she meets the perfect guy—or so she thinks. The romantic tug-of-war and the gorge Parisian setting would make it the perfect girls night movie. 

03 10 / 2014

03 10 / 2014

No, not these aspen:

Aspen

This ASPEN:

book!

Rebekah Crane’s latest novel is on sale RIGHT NOW for the low low price of only 99 cents. You can’t even get a coffee for that! But you can get a great read. Check it out.

And if you missed Renee’s big announcement on Twitter, join me in welcoming Rebekah to the KT Literary family!

Check out Colorado’s own ASPEN for only 99 cents! was originally published on kt literary