I’m really horrible at keeping secrets- and this one has been a big, huge doozy. I’ve almost imploded a dozen times already- so I’m happy to say that I can finally announce my news now. Whew!
I’m very excited to announce that my book, IF YOU STAY (and the two books following it in the Beautifully Broken series) have been picked up by Forever, which is an imprint of Grand Central Publishing (Hachette).
–>> –>> insert crazy laughter, swooning, running in circles, then dropping on the floor in exhaustion <– <—-
What does this mean to me? Well, it means that my series will have the powerhouse backing of Hachette. The distribution will be wider than I could ever have accomplished otherwise, which means that more people will have the opportunity to see and read my books. *has heart palpitations from excitement*
What does this mean to you? Well, that expanded distribution means that when this series comes out in paperback (which will be in summer 2014), you will be able to walk into any bookstore and pluck them off the shelves. Yay!! As an author, that’s so exciting to me. A dream come true, really. It also means that the e-books in this series will be available on all platforms– Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iTunes, Sony… instead of just Kindle and Nook.
The sequel to If You Stay, titled IF YOU LEAVE, will be coming out this fall in e-book form. September, I believe. I’ll announce the exact date when I know it. Then the paperback will follow at a later date. And DID I MENTION IT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE?? *squeals and collapses*
So isn’t this exciting!!?? I would run in circles again, but I’m too tired from the first time. This is all still surreal to me– this entire last month has been a crazy whirlwind of awesome.
Seeing my books in bookstores will be a dream come true. Seeing my book on the New York Times bestseller list was another dream come true– and YOU made that happen. I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate each of you. Seriously- I’m so, so thankful for you. And I’m so thankful to my agent, Catherine Drayton for taking me under her wing and to Amy Pierpont from Hachette for seeing potential in my books. *faints*
And I know I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again- I’m also very thankful to Kelly Simmon, my awesome publicist. Her capable hands guided the release of IF YOU STAY into something more successful than I would ever have dreamed. I’m gonna marry her someday, probably.
So anyway. That’s my news. I’ve got to get back to writing now- I’ve got a deadline to keep. I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!