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Posts Tagged ‘Ian Falconer’

Job Moves at Quirk Books, Atavist Books, & Penguin Young Readers Group

Quirk-Books-logoA number of publishing job changes have been announced recently.

Nicole DeJackmo has received a promotion and will henceforth serve as an associate director of publicity and marketing at Quirk Books. She will continue to oversee promotional campaigns and manage a marketing team.

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Bill O’Reilly, Dwight Jon Zimmerman, Ian Falconer & Louise Penny Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending September 02, 2012. Reported by independent booksellers around the country, the list gives you a peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #1 in Children’s Illustrated) Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer: “Olivia is having an identity crisis! There are too many ruffly, sparkly princesses around these days, and Olivia has had quite enough. She needs to stand out! She has to be special! She wants to do more than just fit in! So what will she be?” (August 2012)

(Debuted at #2 in Hardcover Fiction) The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny: “No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as ‘the beautiful mystery.’” (August 2012)

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Ian Falconer Inks Deal for New ‘Olivia’ Picture Book

Ian Falconer has inked a deal with Simon & Schuster’s Atheneum Books for Young Readers imprint for the seventh installment in the Olivia series, Olivia and the Fairy Princess.

The picture book will be released in fall 2012. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing publisher Jon Anderson negotiated the deal with Levine Plotkin & Menin, LLP entertainment lawyer Conrad Rippy. The deal includes audio and all translation rights. Executive editor Namrata Tripathi will edit the manuscript.

Here’s more from the release: “Originally created as a gift for his niece Olivia, Falconer’s children’s book Olivia was first published in October 2000. An instant bestseller and children’s classic, it received the prestigious Caldecott Honor from the American Library Association and the Book Sense Children’s Illustrated Book of the Year award from the American Booksellers Association. More than six million of Falconer’s classic Olivia books have been sold in 22 territories, and Olivia also debuted in 2009 on Nickelodeon as a top-rated and critically acclaimed television series.”