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Random House Press Release: New YA Trilogy from Brian Sanderson

Random House Press Release: New YA Trilogy from Brian Sanderson
DELACORTE PRESS ACQUIRES NEW YOUNG ADULT TRILOGY FROM   #1  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLING AUTHOR BRANDON SANDERSON The First Novel in the Planned APOCALYPSE GUARD Trilogy to Publish in Spring 2018 New York, NY ( March 1, 2016 ) —Delacorte Press has acquired a new YA series from the #1  New...
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Line Webtoon Press Release

Line Webtoon Press Release
  LINE WEBTOON MAKES SXSW ®  DEBUT WITH “WOMEN IN DIGITAL COMICS” PANEL   GLOBAL LEADER REVEALS FEMALE CREATOR AND CONTENT STATISTICS   All-Star Creators Beth Behrs, Michelle Phan, Kaitlyn Narvaza, Susanna Nousiainen ,  and Sandra Diaz to Participate in Panel Exploring the Current Comics Climate and Reaching New Audiences on ...
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Press Release--Dytopian YA Comic Series DENTS

Press Release--Dytopian YA Comic Series DENTS
LINE WEBTOON ANNOUNCES DYSTOPIAN YA COMIC SERIES ‘DENTS’ FROM ACTRESS BETH BEHRS   Comic Written and Created by  Two Broke Girls  Star Beth Behrs and Broadway Actor Matt Doyle to Launch Exclusively on LINE Webtoon March 2016   LOS ANGELES,  February 23,  2016  – LINE Webtoon  ( http://www.webtoons.com ), the popular...
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Press Release--Kelly Clarkson Book Deal

Press Release--Kelly Clarkson Book Deal

    GLOBAL SUPERSTAR AND  GRAMMY AWARD WINNER KELLY CLARKSON SIGNS BOOK DEAL WITH HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS — RIVER ROSE AND THE MAGICAL LULLABY  publishes in the US on  October 4, 2016 — New York, NY (February 9, 2016)—HarperCollins Publishers announced today the acquisition of  Grammy Award winner  Kelly Clarkson’s first picture...
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Scholastic will publish the eighth Harry Potter book, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, on Harry's birthday--July 31, 2016. Check out all the details here.   Join the rest of the YA book world as we hyperventilate and mark our July calendars with shiny stars and lightning bolts!    
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SE-YA Book Fest Press Release

SE-YA Book Fest Press Release
  Young Adult Book Festival Launching in Rutherford Co.   MURFREESBORO, Tenn., January 25, 2016 – A one-of-a-kind book festival will connect area teens and the general public to authors of young adult literature with its launch in Murfreesboro March 11-12, 2016.   The details for the 2016 SE- YA in...
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Emily Trunko Press Release

Emily Trunko Press Release
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  INTERNATIONAL TUMBLR SENSATION EMILY TRUNKO TO PUBLISH TWO BOOKS WITH CROWN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS   Dear My Blank  and  The Last Message Received,  based on Tumblrs   of the same name, to be released in the U.S. in 2016   New York, NY, December 7, 2015 —Crown Books for...
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Harper Collins Children's Books Press Release

Harper Collins Children's Books Press Release
  DEY STREET BOOKS AND HARPERCOLLINS CHILDREN’S BOOKS ACQUIRE MEMOIR BY ABBY WAMBACH      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  (New York, NY; December 7, 2015) – Dey Street Books, an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, and HarperCollins Children’s Books have acquired world rights to a memoir and young reader’s edition by Abby...
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Random House Press Release

Random House Press Release
  RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO PUBLISH A NEW LINE OF BOOKS FROM ACTRESS, MATHEMATICIAN, AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR DANICA McKELLAR New York, NY (December 3, 2015)—Random House Children’s Books has acquired a new line of kid-friendly math books from New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar, it was announced today by...
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Multicultural Children's Book Day--Press Release

Multicultural Children's Book Day--Press Release
  MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY & JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD ANNOUNCE CLASSROOM DIVERSITY READING CHALLENGE AND FREE BOOK OFFER     Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) , which since 2014 has fostered tremendous online support for diversity awareness, is celebrated each January as a nationwide youth reading initiative. In less than two...
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