Thursday, December 10, 2009

Publishing Deal - Ally Condie

Publishers Weekly has news of a publishing deal for Ally Condie (the full article mentions the Meyer and Twilight words):

Last week the Penguin Young Readers Group imprint laid down a seven-figure advance for three books from debut* novelist Ally Condie, in a heated auction featuring seven other houses.

Her first book, Matched, is a dystopian novel that Dutton [Children’s Books] likens to Brave New World and The Handmaid’s Tale. In the novel, a 17-year-old girl, who has waited her entire life to be told by a group known as “the Society” who her soul mate is, has her world upended when she discovers she’s in love with someone other than the group’s pick.

*NB. Ally Condie has published several books already but this may be her debut for Penguin.


  1. Jesus Christ, SEVEN FIGURES?!?! For a debut novelist?! This must be one hell of a book. I'll have to keep my eye out for more info about it. Thanks for the info!

  2. Thanks for the heads up! This must be awesome or groundbreaking. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

  3. Amazing. And she is not a debut novelist. This will be her sixth published book.

  4. I think they said the debut thing because her other novels were published at a regional press?