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Posts Tagged ‘Francesco Sedita’

13-Year-Old Lands Two-Book Deal

13-year-old Jake Marcionette has inked a two-book deal with Penguin Young Readers Group’s Grosset & Dunlap imprint.

The imprint will publish his debut middle grade series, Just Jake, in February. The second book will follow a year later. Writers House agent Dan Lazar negotiated the deal with publisher Francesco Sedita.

The young writer published The Dude Kid on Amazon back in 2010. We also discovered a sample of Marcionette’s work at Big IQ Kids.

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Mad Libs Quote for Your Next Press Release

San Francisco-based advertising agency barrettSF and Penguin Young Readers Group issued the first Mad Libs-style press release we’ve ever seen, a handy fill-in-the-blanks quote for your next announcement.

Created by Leonard Stern and Roger Price in 1958, Mad Libs are now published by Penguin’s Price Stern Sloan imprint. The release included this quote template from publisher Francesco Sedita:

We are so proud of the Mad Libs brand here at (TYPE OF ANIMAL). When we met (NAME OF AWESOME AGENCY), all of us here knew that we had found a smart, innovative, and (ADJECTIVE) team, one who would help (VERB) Mad Libs to even more (ADJECTIVE) levels. Plus, they are really (ADJECTIVE) and tons of (PLURAL NOUN).

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Giada De Laurentiis Lands Deal for Kid’s Book Series

Food Network star and cookbook author Giada De Laurentiis has inked a deal with to publish a children’s book series.

Penguin Young Readers Group’s Grosset & Dunlap imprint will publish the first Recipe for Adventure book on September 3rd. William and Morris Endeavor Entertainment agent Suzanne Gluck negotiated the deal for world rights with publisher Francesco Sedita.

The series … is aimed at readers ages 7-10 and follows brother and sister Alfie and Emilia as they are transported to famous food cities around the world, where they learn first-hand how food cannot only take you places but can also bring you back home.