Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Publishing Deal - Laini Taylor

I missed the news about this publishing deal online but I then read about it in the print version of The Bookseller. The plot details are a bit vague in the report below but it all sounds very intriguing:

Hodder & Stoughton has bought a "hotly pursued crossover novel", tentatively entitled, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.

... "Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a magnificent book, which grabbed me from the opening page, and had everyone at Hodder completely enthralled. The book’s macabre fairytale feel is incredibly inventive and original, and the fantasy is wonderfully creative yet extremely accessible.

[...] It’s a brilliant novel, with a feisty heroine who [...] will resonate with readers young and old, male and female."

Hodder will publish in hardcover next autumn and will support the launch with "a large-scale, sustained and innovative consumer campaign". Little, Brown Young Readers US also fought off "stiff competition", winning the novel at auction. It will be published with a big launch next autumn.

Read the whole article here.

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