Tag: Publishing Deal

Finding Cinderella to be Printed Because of Twitter

Posted February 17, 2014 by Holly in News | 3 Comments

FCI admit I’m fascinated by the impact social media has on society today.  If you’d have said even 5 years ago that Twitter would be a viable news source, I would have laughed. I’m pretty sure publisher would have laughed if we’d told them they’d be printing books based on what’s trending on Twitter.

That’s what happened last week to Colleen Hoover’s free short story, Finding Cinderella. Fans began tweeting that they’d like to see it as a printed book (because you can’t smell an e-reader, and their shelves were lonely). 5,000+ tweets later and Atria announced they’d be printing the book.

This is definitely opening doors I thought were remained closed forever. What are your thoughts on this?

You can read more about this on S&S’s official Finding Cinderella page.

finding-cinderella-by-colleen-hoover#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover writes a free novella about the search for happily ever after.

A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love has conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. But Daniel soon realizes that fairytales don’t exist, and unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.

ColleenColleen Hoover is the New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, and This Girl and Losing Hope.  Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.  Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

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Lauren Conrad to Pen 3 Book Series for Harper Collins, WOO HOO!

Posted September 12, 2008 by Rowena in Reviews | 2 Comments

Did you guys hear that Lauren Conrad (Izzy, our girl is going to be an author!) signed a contract to write a 3 book series? I didn’t know she liked to write but hey, do the damn thing Lauren and handle your scandal, woo hoo!

Izzy, our girl is going to be an author, YAHOO!

Here’s what I read on just about dang near everyone’s blog:

She’s been living it up with fashion shows on both coasts this week, and now it sounds like Lauren Conrad may be looking to further diversify her resume.

According to a recent report, the “Hills” hottie has just signed a three-book deal with HarperCollins Publishers for a young adult fiction series. And the subject matter is familiar territory for LC.

A press release for “L.A. Candy” reveals that the books will contain “the behind-the scenes story of a young girl who moves to L.A. and unexpectedly becomes the star of a reality television show.”

HarperCollins Senior Vice President Elise Howard told press, “I’ve never seen a new project generate noise like the instant buzz that swept through our offices around this deal. The Hills and Lauren Conrad are household names among our staff, and their popularity is even higher among the teens who are our readers. We’re bracing ourselves for a blockbuster publication.”

Miss Conrad added, “I’ve always loved books that I could lose myself in, ones that would transport me to another place, but had characters I could relate to. I’m so excited to have this opportunity to write books like that for other readers.”

I, for one…WILL FOR DAMN SURE BE READING THESE! =) …and reviewing them too, so Lauren don’t let me down! =)

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