Fans of author Philippa Gregory will be pleased to know that she just signed a deal to write four young adult historical romance titles. More details to be found in the official press release below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
PHILIPPA GREGORY SIGNS MAJOR YOUNG ADULT
INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING DEAL WITH SIMON & SCHUSTER
New York, NY, Thursday, September 15, 2011 – Philippa Gregory, the #1 international bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Red Queen will publish her first-ever young adult titles under a new global publishing agreement with Simon & Schuster.
Ingrid Selberg, Director of Children’s Publishing for Simon & Schuster UK, and Jon Anderson, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing have jointly acquired world rights to four young adult historical romance titles from Philippa Gregory Limited via Anthony Mason. The books will be edited by Venetia Gosling, Fiction Editorial Director at S&S UK Children’s, with the first title planned for publication in hardcover in summer 2012.
Philippa Gregory is a leading writer of historical fiction and one of Simon & Schuster’s most successful authors on the global publishing scene. A mega-bestselling adult author under the Simon & Schuster Touchstone imprint, Philippa Gregory’s books have nearly 9 million copies in print. Her Tudor and The Cousins’ War novels have all made the New York Times Bestseller list with The Other Boleyn Girl reaching the #1 spot. Her hugely successful Tudor series was adapted as a hit TV drama in 2007 and The Other Boleyn Girl was made into a major film in 2008.
The new deal sees the Philippa Gregory brand being extended to a new generation of readers, bringing her historical expertise and critically acclaimed storytelling to a younger audience. The books will receive a coordinated worldwide publication in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and India, and in tandem with her adult fiction (for which Gregory signed a new three book deal with Simon & Schuster in October 2010), with a comprehensive marketing and publicity campaign across both lists. The books will be published by the Simon Pulse imprint in the Unites States.
“I am delighted to move into a new form of writing,” said Philippa Gregory, “I know I have many young readers already and it will be a pleasure to write a series especially for them. Bringing history alive is a great joy and to bring it to a young generation doubly so.”
Jon Anderson added: “Philippa Gregory is the gold standard for historical fiction. These books are an irresistible combination that will introduce a whole new group of readers to Philippa Gregory, and we look forward to working closely with Philippa to make this new venture a great success.”
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