Saturday, June 12, 2010

Publishing Deal - Libba Bray (UK)

I mentioned this new series from Libba Bray a couple of months ago but it's now been announced in The Bookseller that Atom will be publishing it in the UK:

Stephenie Meyer’s imprint Atom has made a major acquisition in a four-book deal for a new super­natural young adult series set in Jazz age New York.

Samantha Smith, editorial director, bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, Australia and New Zealand, to The Diviners by Libba Bray.

The publisher described it as “a wonderfully-drawn tale” with a “fierce yet vulnerable” heroine and a cast of characters with “prophetic abilities” and a “super­natural evil that threatens them all”.

Smith said it would be Atom’s big launch for 2012 with a major print and online marketing campaign ahead of publication in the autumn. The series will be published concurrently by Little, Brown Young Readers in the US.

Bray added “I’ve been dying to write something about 1920s New York City for some time. Fusing it with one of my other great loves, the supernatural, just makes it that much more fun to take on.”

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