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Posts Tagged ‘Richelle Mead’

‘Vampire Academy’ Production Team Launches Indiegogo Campaign

The Vampire Academy movie production team have launched a crowdfunding venture on Indiegogo.

They hope to raise $1.5 million to adapt the second installment of Richelle Mead’s young adult series, Frostbite. The campaign will run until September 05, 2014. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s an excerpt from the message that screenwriter Piers Ashworth posted on the Indiegogo page:

“We have to get this movie made. We have to meet Adrian and understand the new dimension he brings to the story. We have to experience the changes Rose undergoes as she battles the ultimate foe at the same time as coming to terms with her relationships (including the one with her mother). We have to see the battle of wills in the basement – and the surprise of Mia’s use of water magic to incapacitate Isaiah. We have to see the Strigoi for what they really are. Please help make that happen.”

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‘Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters’ Trailer Released

The Weinstein Company has released a teaser trailer for Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters, a movie adapted from Richelle Mead’s hit young adult series.

USA Today recently posted three stills from the movie set. The trailer and photos offer fans a first glimpse at Zoey Deutch as Rose Hathaway and Lucy Fry as Lissa Dragomir.

The author explained in a blog post that the franchise name will be Vampire Academy and this first film is called Blood Sisters. The film, helmed by Mean Girls director Mark Waters, is scheduled to come out on Valentine’s Day in 2014.

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A Bookrageous BEA Bash & YA Superstars Get Booked

Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

Essayist Tim Kreider and author Jenny Boylan will headline a conversation event to talk about Kreider’s new collection, We Learn Nothing. Hear them on Tuesday, May 28th at The Strand starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

Four authors, Nathan Larson, Sarah MacLean, Rosie Schaap, and Teddy Wayne, will appear at HousingWorks Bookstore Cafe’s “Bookrageous BEA Bash.” Join in on Wednesday, May 29th starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

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How to Pitch Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

With 600 clients and ten agents, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management is a bustling place to look for an agent. Mediabistro’s Pitching an Agent series interviewed founder Jane Dystel for more advice.

Dystel & Goderich Literary Management has represented many authors, including On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves, Murder As a Fine Art by David Morrell, and a new YA series by James Dashner, Lisa McMann and Richelle Mead.

With 10 agents, including Dystel herself, DGLM is a medium-sized operation, which may be appealing to new writers. Dystel says that, while she has a reputation for being very tough with publishers, “I think my clients would say that I’m very nurturing. They all have my home phone number. I take very good care of them.”

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Why You Should Keep Your Day Job

Alexis Grant has a day job as a journalist and devotes her evenings and weekends to writing her book. In a guest blog post on Guide to Literary Agents, she listed five reasons why writers should keep their day jobs.

Grant (pictured, via) explained that having “a job helps you generate ideas.” Other benefits of a day job included: forced productivity, a steady paycheck and health insurance.

Here’s more from her blog post: “Having a day job gives you the opportunity to get out and about, talk with smart people and learn new things. You can do all of that without a day job, of course – but we often don’t make it a priority. The daily interactions I have through my job often lead to ideas for ebooks and blog posts and freelance pieces. Without that stimulation, I wouldn’t be the same writer.”

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Richelle Mead Concludes Vampire Academy & Launches Bloodlines

Richelle Mead (pictured, via) wrote theVampire Academy series about two supernatural best friends. The series concluded this week with the sixth book,  Last Sacrifice.

GalleyCat caught up with Mead, finding out more about the conclusion of Vampire Academy and the start of her new series.

Q: How did it feel to end the Vampire Academy series?

A: It’s a mixture of things. It’s sad certainly. At the same time I always knew the story was going to end at this point. When I first sat down to write it, I conceived the overall arc as lasting about this long. I knew it was going to be five or six books. It feels right to end it.

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Mind Bending Limited Edition “Vampire Academy” Cover

Tomorrow Penguin Young Readers Group Razorbill imprint will release a limited edition copy of the first book in Richelle Mead‘s “Vampire Academy” series. The cover will use the same mind-bending “Augmented Reality” technology that you see in the YouTube video above.

Developed by the tech company Ogmento, the trippy cover will blend text, images and video into a surreal new viewing experience. The “Vampire Academy” series has already sold 2.25 million copies to an eager readership of tech-savvy kids. What do you think–is this a game-changing tool or expensive mistake?

Here’s more from the release: “Penguin’s campaign will feature a new ‘image tracking’ technology. When fans visit the book’s site and hold the cover of the Vampire Academy signature hardcover up to their webcams, the cover will come to life and share a special message from the author. Most notably, this application will have a viral component, as fans will be able to transfer their own photo onto the cover of the book and share that image with friends via email, social networks, and mobile devices. ”