Rights Report this week:
- Untitled by Spencer Quinn/Edgar Award-winning author Peter Abrahams (MG - When a prize stuffed marlin is stolen from Jolene's grandmother's bait-and-tackle shop on the Louisiana coast, a dog named Bowser and an 11-year-old girl named Jolene take on the case. But what looks like a straightforward break-in soon becomes as tangled as a tourist’s fishing line, Scholastic, 2015)
- Untitled by Frank Portman (YA - King Dork's Tom Henderson must face the Killing Fields of suburban high school, solve a mystery or two, and deal with assigned reading; Delacorte, spring 2016)
- Rhiannon by David Levithan (the companion to Every Day, Knopf, spring 2015)
- The Fearless, by Emma Pass (futuristic thriller - 17-year-old Cass and her fight to protect her younger brother from a terrifying enemy known as The Fearless, Delacorte Press, 2015)
- You Make Me Lovely by Jennifer Niven (YA debut - when Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school – both teetering on the edge – it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and to save one another, Knopf, spring 2015).
- Love, Lucy by April Lindner (17-year-old Lucy Sommersworth, who, after falling for a street musician while backpacking in Florence, faces the realities of her freshman year of college - inspired by A Room with a View, Poppy, fall 2014)
- Wolfie the Bunny from Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman and illustrated by Zachariah OHora (in which a family of bunnies adopts a baby wolf to the dismay of the youngest bunny daughter, Little, Brown, spring 2015)
- Duel/Duet by Krista Van Dolzer (Sourcebooks, winter 2015, contemporary MG - a David and Goliath story set around a middle-school class election and a musical recital)
- Get That Room Clean! by Michael B. Kaplan (Dial, 2015, picture book in which a crafty boy discovers a way to get you, the reader, to clean his room)
Hello, I Love You by Katie Stout - yes, from the blogger of One Page at a Time Reviews - to Thomas Dunne Books. No GR link as of right now, but I'll come back later and add when I see it.
Nightbird by Alice Hoffman (MG novel, Wendy Lamb Books, spring 2015).
Veronica Rossi is writing an NA novel. GR link here.
Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia are writing a spin-off series called, Dangerous Creatures, and following Link and Ridley. The novella, Dangerous Dream, will be released December 17. GR links here and here.
Did you hear the news about Maggie Stiefvater's 2014 stand-alone title, companion to Shiver? It'll deal with Cole & Isabel.
Cora Carmack is also writing another novella, this time a sort-of prequel to Finding It.
Did you know that James Patterson has got a new MG series being released soon?
Rush Limbaugh is publishing "Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans" on October 29th.
Jim Carrey's first children's novel, How Roland Rolls, is published on September 24.
Family ties: Roald Dahl's grandson Luke Kelly comes out with his first picture book.
Geoffrey Girard on the simultaneous publication of his YA novel Project Cain and the companion adult novel.
US Weekly is releasing a special edition of Catching Fire.
Stephen Lunsford will narrate the fifth Banes Chronicle novella, Rise of the Hotel Dumort.
Stacey Kade is releasing a new Adult book in October and needs your help with revealing the details on the 16th. Will you sign up? (I think this is the GR link for it.)
Are you excited about The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee? Here's a feature on it, and here's a glowing review from Jen at YA Romantics.
Oh, look an interview with Veronica Roth! Some stuff on Allegiant too.
Random House Children's Books will now publish, for the first time, Dr. Seuss classics as e-books.
Apple hit with U.S. injunction in e-books antitrust case.
If you're in NY or will be sometime before March, please go to the exhibit, Why Children's Books Matter, at the Public Library.
Natalie Whipple is self-publishing her Relax, I'm a Ninja book. A touching video on marketing and rejection. The GR link for her book is here.
Alexandra Adornetto, author of the Halo trilogy, sold a series to Harlequin Teen, to be published in 2014.
Book Trailers: More Than This by Patrick Ness, Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis, Find Me by Romily Bernard, Once We Were by Kat Zhang, Hemlock.
Authors and booksellers: Join the Indies First Movement being led by author Sherman Alexie.
Oooh, an excerpt from Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor? So on that.
Harper Lee settles her copyright theft case.
Sourcebooks and Wattpad Team up for Agile Publishing Partnership for Young Adult Books.
Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery by M. Evelina Galang is Coffee House Press's first foray into YA lit (released this November).
An overview of the Random Penguin House merger.
Pocketbook Launches KidRead, an App Which Trades Reading Time for Game Time.
New Booktrack Chrome App Lets Writers Add a Movie-Like Soundtrack to Any Story Text and Self Publish on the Web.
New San Diego Library to Open Debt Free.
The Decatur Book Fest 2013 looked like a lot of fun! Did you get to go?
Take a look at the Kids' Indies Next List for Fall 2013. Did your favorites make it?
(not pictured - didn't have enough space!)
I've got to say, I'm not a fan of the new UK adult HP covers from Bloomsbury. Too much... color washing? I don't know the term. I hate the large fonts too.
Were you curious about how Kazu Kibuishi drew the new HP covers?
105 Years of Anne of Green Gables covers.
Discussions/Other Fun Blogger Posts:
Has there ever been a book you’ve obsessed about finding again?
The 15 greatest kid detectives in literature.
A bookseller discusses her pet peeves.
One independent bookseller on why a customer chose her store over Amazon.
Author David Almond argues that creative schools are the beating heart of our culture.
10 Books People Pretend They've Read. Alternatively, last week I owned up to my favorites across a variety of genres and age groups.
7 Timeless Coming-of-age Novels.
10 So You Think You Can Dance Routines Paired with YA Books. Wow. Epic Reads always has the best lists.
Some YA book bloggers discuss what's on their "query" wishlist.
Now I'm going to do what Asti of A Bookish Heart did and organize blogger discussions by categories (I did this in previous bookish rounds, but I left y'all to figure out why some were in paragraphs and some one-liners. This is better organized. I chose to stop writing "wants to know, discusses," etc. and hope the titles speak for themselves.)
- Jamie at the Perpetual Page Turner: When I Don't Love A Book Everyone Else Loves.
- Anna at Anna Reads: I'm a Quitter.
- Kezia at Chapteriosity: Should We Judge a Book by its Ending?
- Mel at the Daily Prophecy: The Hard Life of a Reader.
- Lisa at Read.Breathe.Relax: Read This, Watch That: 2013 Movies Edition.
- Sandra at Sipping Tea Between Books: How I changed as a reader.
- Gillian at Writer of Wrongs: Baking Books: Shadow and Bone Appetit.
- Reem at I Read and Tell: Bookish Pick up Lines.
- Shae at Shae Has Left the Room: Things I've Learned From Books.
- Rachel at Paper Cuts: Getting Emotional Over Books.
- Laura at Owl Tell You About It: I might be defecting.
Audience & TBRs:
Pet Peeves & Quirks:
- Lili at Lili's Reflections: That Damn Swearing Problem.
- Carrie at The Mad Reviewer: Reading Dealbreakers.
- Kim at YA Asylum: Internal vs. External.
- Jen at the Starry-Eyed Revue: Judging a Bibliophile by Their Book Covers...Among Other Things.
- Helen at My Novel Opinion: 26 Posts 26 Weeks: Reading Quirks.
- Jen at the Starry-Eyed Revue: Weirdest Place You've Ever Read.
- Kelly at Effortlessly Reading: Do you read the acknowledgements page?
- Trish at Between the Lines: What Is Your Reading Speed?
- Lottie Eve at Book Adoration: In Defense of My "Reading Too Much"
- Reem at I Read and Tell: Why you should listen to music while you read.
Characters, World, Setting, Romance etc.:
- Danny at Bewitched Bookworms: Most Original World Building.
- The ladies at The Broke and Bookish: Top Ten Books We'd Like To See as a Movie.
- Ellie at Book Revels: 25 Books for The Fantasy Newbie.
- Nara at Looking for the Panacea: Do You Remember the Last Names of Book Characters?
- Giselle at Xpresso Reads: My Favorite Villains.
- Katie at One Page at a Time Reviews: YAround the World: Let's visit Russia!
- Arial at Italic Books: Insta-love.
ARCs & Galleys:
- Felicia at the Geeky Book Blogger: Blogger Confession: They said "NO!" Don't take it personally: Galleys & ARCs.
- Anya at Starships and Dragonwings: ARC Trading Discussion.
Advice, Support, & Stats/Social Media:
- Melissa at Book Nerd Reviews: Blogging 101: Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Blog.
- Ashley at Nose Graze: Popular Post Categories, Page Views, and Trends.
- Hannah at So Obsessed with: Plan Your Posts with May Books!
- Merin at Read and Reviewed: Organizing Your Blog Schedule
- Ashley at Nose Graze: Moving from Blogger to WordPress - A Full Walkthrough.
- Judith at Paper Riot: Blogger vs. Wordpress.
- Christine at Oh, Chrys!: Book Blog Graphics, #2: Pixies at the Shore Social Media Icons.
- Mel at I Swim for Oceans: Social Media for Book Bloggers.
- Jasmine at Flip That Page: On Social Media and Promotion.
- Gaby at Queen Ella Bee Reads: Recommending Books to Friends.
Hiatuses, Types of Posts, On Bloggers & Blogging (general):
- Jenni at Alluring Reads: What I Learned on My Blogging Break.
- Nuzaifa at Say It With Books: Co-Blogging.
- The ladies at Book Nerd Reviews: Other Bloggers.
- Emz at Icy Cold Reads: Investigated -- Blogging Friends.
- Charlotte at Thoughts and Pens: The Blogging Bucket List.
- Tanya at Girl xoxo: The Master List of Book Blogging Memes.
- Ashley at Nose Graze: Complete Book Blogger Survey - 2013 (+ Giveaway ending September 25).
- Shannelle at the Tracery of Ink: The Smiley-Satisfaction Ratio for Types of Posts
- Christy at Christy's Book Addiction: How do you blog?
- Rachel at Fitzshun: Posting for Pageviews.
- Carrie at The Mad Reviewer: Why I Reject Your Review Request.
Reviews & Ratings:
The Book Thief:
- Katie at Doing Dewey: The Book Thief - Discussion 1/3
- Wendy at the Midnight Garden: October Readalong
Adam has been cast for the If I Stay adaptation.
The Fault in Our Stars has its Peter Van Houten: Willem Dafoe.
Hey, Vampire Diaries fans. Look at the cast for the Originals! I didn't realize that Rebekah was leaving for New Orleans. Also, damn. Elijah looks good in a suit o.O.
Here is a good summary of 60 upcoming YA book-to-movie adaptations. Some of the books listed I honestly can't see as big movie franchises so much as small indie films that could be really poignant... but you know that's never going to happen. Here's another round-up post.
J Blakeson is in talks to direct the film version of Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave.
Did you know that Anne of the Green Gables is being adapted into a musical?
Constantin Films has postponed filming on the City of Ashes book adaptation.
16-year-old Odeya Rush will play Fiona, the best friend and love interest to Jonas in the Giver adaptation.
() will take on the role of Jesse, a laid-back staff member with a warm smile, in the next season of Pretty Little Liars.
Here's a feature from Teen Vogue on the cast of Divergent.
Promotional photo for The Carrie Diaries coming from the CW.
Keith David is set to voice the Cheshire Cat in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.
Coldplay released Atlas and Lionsgate set an advance ticket sale date for the Catching Fire adaptation.
Walmart has an exclusive new video from the upcoming Divergent adaptation.
In honor of Banned Books week, September 22-28, Simon and Schuster is giving away posters featuring quotes from Ellen Hopkins, Sonya Sones, and Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
Mindee Arnett is giving away two ARCs of Avalon here. (October 3).
Ever read a Jennifer Armentrout book? Well, she's giving away a bunch of them until Thursday.
ARC of The Offering, ARC of Uninvited, and signed copy of Asylum -- Kimberly Derting's Back to School giveaway. (October 3).
$20 worth of books from The Book Depository from Asti at A Bookish Heart if you comment on her guest posts for the month. Yours truly wrote one.
I'm sure there are actually a bunch of back-to-school giveaways. I'll find more next week.