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Posts Tagged ‘Erin Clarke’

Debut Middle Grade Novel Sells One Million Copies

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After 18 months on bookshelves, R.J. Palacio has sold one million copies of her debut middle grade novel, Wonder.

Random House’s Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers imprint published the book and executive editor Erin Clarke edited. Here’s more from the release:

The story of a fifth grader born with a facial deformity who attends mainstream school for the first time,WONDER resonated instantly with readers of all ages and has remained at the top of bestseller lists, including 80 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, with 36 weeks in the #No. 1 spot.

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Ballerina Michaela DePrince Lands Book Deal

18-year-old ballet dancer Michaela DePrince has signed a book deal to write her memoir.

DePrince appeared in the 2011 documentary, First Position. Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers will publish the book in fall 2014.

Executive editor Erin Clarke negotiated the deal with Full Circle Literary agent Adriana Dominguez. DePrince’s adoptive mother, Elaine, will co-write the book.

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What Does It Take to Sell Your First Book?

Figment will host a live chat with three YA authors, finding out how they managed to land a book deal for their first books.

Scheduled for February 28th at 7:00 p.m. EST, the chat will focus on the following question: “What does it take to sell your first book to the biggest book publisher in the world?”

Knopf Books for Young Readers editor Erin Clarke and three young-adult novelists will participate in this event. The trio of writers include Timekeeper author Alexandra Monir, Seraphina author Rachel Hartman and The Tragedy Paper author Elizabeth Laban. All three authors published their first book with Random House Children’s Books.