First up, cover reveals. Simon and Schuster Children's Books have released the UK covers for Abbi Gline's Sea Breeze series - Because of Low, While it Lasts and Just for Now!
What do we think? I am so excited to read these books, but I'm not quite sure about the covers. I think I would have preferred it if the objects were white rather than faint yellow/gold, but I guess it's supposed to be light, and light shines kind of yellowy. And they're very reminiscent of the Fifty Shades covers, with just objects on a dark cover. I'm never all that keen when the covers of books seem to jump on the cover bandwagon - the same happened when Twilight was doing well. I'll still read them, though! Also, for those slightly confused, these are books 2-4. S&S will be publishing book 1, Breath, but later in the year. If I remember rightly (I asked the publicist in an email, which has since been deleted), it was because it took longer to buy rights to, but don't quote me on that. The series doesn't have to be read in the order they were written though, as they are companion novels, about different characters.
Marissa Meyer, author of Cinder and Scarlet, is coming to the UK!
Click on the banner to be taken to the event's Facebook Page.
Laini Taylor is running a competition to create a trailer for Daughter of Smoke and Bone!
Want to bring the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE trilogy to life? You can in Laini Taylor's trailer competition! There's even a $1000 prize...
To enter, simply:
1) Create a trailer - of any kind - for DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT
2) Upload it to YouTube
3) Paste the link into the comments section here.
We'll be collating the videos in a playlist on this channel, so check back here to see all the entries, and of course the winners.
Deadline: 1st May 2013
More details available at Laini's website although please note the change to the deadline.
AWESOME acquisition news from Hodder and Stoughton:
Hodder & Stoughton to publish American YA phenomenon Jennifer L. Armentrout
Hodder & Stoughton Assistant Editor Harriet Bourton has snapped up UK rights to ten titles by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout. There are seven titles in the young adult paranormal Covenant series, a contemporary paranormal standalone, Cursed, plus two mystery thrillers written by the author. The Covenant novels and Cursed will be published first in eBook on 25th April, and the first mystery thriller, Don’t Look Back, will publish in April 2014 in print and digital formats.
Read the press release for more info. I AM SO EXCITED! :D
News from Foyles:
ANNOUNCEMENT | FOYLE YOUNG POETS OF THE YEAR AWARD | OPEN FOR ENTRIES
BRITAIN'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS POETRY PRIZE FOR YOUNG WRITERS AGED 11 to 17 YEARS
On Monday the 11th March 2013 the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award opens for entries. The prize is for young writers from across the world who have until the 31st of July 2013 to enter. Last year's competition attracted entries from a staggering 7,351 young people from 60 countries worldwide, making it one of the largest literary competitions in the world.
Open for Submissions: 11th March 2013
Deadline: 31st July 2013
Judges: Hannah Lowe and David Morley
Read the press release for more info.