Apparently invoking the name of Percy Jackson with your Greek tragedy for teens can earn you a few extra zeros at the end of your contract! Harper Teen Pays Seven Figures for Debut YA Trilogy
And speaking of extra zeros, independent press Tu Publishing just got started at the end of last year and already they've attracted the attention of a bigger company. Lee & Low just announced that they've made the multicultural fantasy and sci-fi publisher one of their imprints.
Books published more than 100 years ago can still attract Hollywood. But like I said, don't expect them to stick to the story line! Alice grows up in Tim Burton's vision, but has she lost her sense of wonder?
This just makes me want the iPad more (in spite of the unfortunate name!) Penguin's Vision for Books on the iPad
And if you haven't entered your name for the chance to win an autographed copy of Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater, then follow this blog then follow this link to leave a comment. The drawing happens one week from today.
Friday I'll be back with another slush pile success story. I never get tired of those! They give me reason to believe :)