Simon & Schuster has acquired hardcover and audio rights to a new series by Kieran Scott, who writes the bestselling Private and Privileged series under the pen name Kate Brian. She's So Dead to Us, the first title in the series, which chronicles "lost fortunes and forbidden love," is due out in May 2010.
Random House Children's Books has acquired two books from debut author Tessa Gratton, at auction. The first, Blood Magic, is about two teens who meet in a cemetery and plunge into a dangerous world of dark magic and first love; publication is scheduled for summer 2011. Gratton is a contributor to the fiction blog The Merry Sisters of Fate.
Bloomsbury has bought the next two books in Carrie Jones's paranormal Need series, which began last year with Need, followed by Captivate, which comes out in January. The next book is due in 2011.
Friday, October 9, 2009
A triplet of publishing deals
From Publishers Weekly, news of three exciting publishing deals: