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Jodi Picoult Lands 3-Book Deal with Ballantine Books

Author Jodi Picoult has landed a 3-book deal with Random House, Inc.’s Ballantine Books imprint. The not-yet-titled first novel will be published in 2014.

Random House Publishing Group president Gina Centrello teamed up with Ballantine Bantam Dell publisher Libby McGuire to negotiate the deal with Laura Gross Literary Agency principal Laura Gross. Ballantine Bantam Dell editor-in-chief Jennifer Hershey will edit the books.

McGuire had this statement in the release: “Jodi’s ability to bring readers together and start conversations about her storytelling is very special. Even with her tremendous success, we believe her growth potential is enormous, and we look forward to bringing her forthcoming fiction to an even larger readership.”

This year, Picoult (pictured, via) has released two new fiction titles. Lone Wolf hit bookstores back in March and Between the Lines (a young-adult novel she co-authored with her daughter, Samantha Van Leer) came out in June. Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books will be releasing Picoult’s next novel, The Storyteller, in February 2013.

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