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Press Release: Loved (P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast)

Press Release: Loved (P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast)


Ashland, Oregon —Blackstone Publishing proudly announces the acquisition of #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling authors P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast’s forthcoming novel LOVED [Blackstone Publishing; July 11, 2017; hardcover, e-book, and audiobook], the first book in the Casts’ all new HOUSE OF NIGHT OTHER WORLD series. Rick...
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Press Release: Today's Twitter Takeover with Robin Talley

Press Release: Today's Twitter Takeover with Robin Talley
ROBIN TALLEY TWITTER TAKEOVER (March 2017) Robin Talley , New York Times bestselling author of Lies We Tell Ourselves, critically acclaimed What We Left Behind , and her latest novel Our Own Private Universe, will be doing a Twitter Takeover on @YoungEntmag on March 9th, from 2-4pm ET. Robin will be...
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Press Release: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition

Press Release: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition

Today we're excited to share the new cover fo Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition  by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay. The illustrated edition will be published by Scholastic in the U.S. on  October 3, 2017 .      Let us know what you think of...
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Press Release: Kendare Blake's Three Dark Crowns optioned for film!

Press Release: Kendare Blake's Three Dark Crowns optioned for film!


20th Century Fox is developing a Three Dark Crowns movie A feature film based on author  Kendare Blake ‘s  Three Dark Crowns  is in the works, reports  Variety . According to the trade,  20th Century Fox  has picked up the feature  film  rights to the 2016 novel as well as its...
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Spotlight on Bleeding Earth (Kaitlin Ward) Excerpt & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Bleeding Earth (Kaitlin Ward) Excerpt & Giveaway!





Today we're spotlighting  Kaitlin Ward's novel,  Bleeding Earth !  Read on for more about Kaitlin and her novel, plus a excerpt, and giveaway!       Meet  Kaitlin Ward !   I live in a very tiny town (population approximately 700) in New Hampshire, the same town where I grew up....
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Anne
I love the cover! The story sounds interesting!
Friday, 24 February 2017 19:45
Heidi Wong
The cover is simple, yet it looks very nice. The story sounds pretty interesting so far.
Sunday, 26 February 2017 16:43
Lily M.
I'm liking the cover, the color is pretty ?
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 00:45
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Press Release: Against All Silence (E.C. Myers)

Press Release: Against All Silence (E.C. Myers)

AGAINST ALL SILENCE , the action-packed sequel to The Silence of Six , will be released in hardcover wide on February 21st.    Against All Silence is an entertaining, edge-of-your-seat story. It’s a fun read that combines thriller with computer hacking knowledge. Think of it like a little Mr. Robot of...
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Press Release: Cover Reveal & Exclusive Excerpt: Royal Bastards (Andrew Shvarts)!!

Press Release: Cover Reveal & Exclusive Excerpt: Royal Bastards (Andrew Shvarts)!!
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EW.com  exclusively revealed  the cover and an excerpt from Andrew Shvarts’  ROYAL BASTARDS , a send-up of  Game of Thrones  meets  Six of Crows !     Click here to read an exclusive excerpt!!     Share, Tweet, and Post using the hashtags #TeamBastard or #RoyalBastards !     ROYAL BASTARDS...
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Press Release: Unpublished Mark Twain Story To Be Released

Press Release: Unpublished Mark Twain Story To Be Released
RANDOM HOUSE CH ILDREN’S BOOKS TO RE LEASE NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED, UNFINISHED CHILDREN’S STORY BY MARK TWAIN, COMPLETED AND BROUGHT TO LIFE BY CALDECOTT MEDALISTS PHILIP AND ERIN STEAD The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine to release September 26, 2017, with a 250,000-copy first printing New York, NY, January 20, 2017 — Doubleday Books...
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Press Release: 2017 SYDNEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Press Release: 2017 SYDNEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
Anna and the Swallow Man

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
Anna and the Swallow Man
Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love
Dreidels on the Brain
A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day
Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup
Gabriel's Horn
Not This Turkey!
On One Foot
The Sundown Kid: A Southwestern Shabbat
The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank's Window
The Bicycle Spy
Irena's Children: Young Readers Edition; A True Story of Courage
The Ship to Nowhere
Skating with the Statue of Liberty (Black Radishes, #2)
2017 SYDNEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED   Winners of the annual Sydney Taylor Book Award were announced by the Association of Jewish Libraries today. Named in memory of Sydney Taylor, author of the classic All-of-a-Kind Family series, the award recognizes books for children and teens that exemplify high literary standards...
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Press Release: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers signs up two additional Diabolic Novels by S. J. Kincaid

Press Release: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers signs up two additional Diabolic Novels by  S. J. Kincaid

  With 100,000 Books in Print, Publisher Moves to Satisfy Reader and Bookseller Demand New York, New York, December 13— Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, announced today that it will publish two more books in the galactic YA Diabolic series by...
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