Tuesday, November 09, 2010

More good news about Legend :)

(Reposted from my deviantArt blog)

I just got permission from my editor to post this good news about Legend (my dystopian novel about my boy criminal Day coming out from Penguin in December 2011). This is for my international deviantArt watchers!

It's now official--Legend will be published in Germany (by the amazing publisher Loewe) and the UK (from Penguin UK)! For my UK/Australia/New Zealand folks, it will be released at the same time it's being released in the U.S. (Dec. 2011). For any German folks, it will be released in Fall 2012. So you'll be able to find it on bookshelves there! Woot! :)

More news about international deals to follow....

In other news, I'm currently working on Legend 2 (er, I have no idea what its title is going to be). For the Legend app, I'm working on a standalone site for you guys similar to the Fuzz Academy site, but one that's hopefully going to be run better from the start so it doesn't fall apart under heavy traffic. There will be more hairstyles, more clothes, and so on to choose from. I'm hoping to open that site to beta starting in January 2011. (I'm also trying to figure out a good way to connect it to the app so that previous app users can transfer all their goodies over to the standalone version) And lastly, I'm planning on writing a series of short stories set in the Legend world to post online for everyone, starring Day before the events in Legend.

I'm almost 30,000 words into Legend 2. Gah. Tough sloggin', especially now that I'm hitting the dreaded middle. Writing a sequel is much, much harder than I thought--and a completely different experience from writing Book 1. But I think (I hope!) it'll turn out well.

And lastly, I noticed in the last post about Legend that a lot of you are also writers! Wootness. Do you have any questions about writing/publishing you'd like me to answer? Feel free to post any if you have them and I'll do my best.

Off to eat some chocolate....


Emy Shin said...

Congratulations on the foreign rights for LEGEND. Fall 2011 is so far away (a whole year!) -- and I can't wait to read it. :)

Amy Plum said...

High five, fellow Loewe author! Olivia did us good. Congratulations on your deal!!

(And by the way, I told a German friend the name of the publisher and she looked puzzled. Then I spelled it, and she said, "Ohhh! 'LOVE'" So just in case you every have to say it out loud, it sounds something like LOVE - but with a German accent!)

Marie said...

@Emy: Thanks so much! <3

@Amy: Loewe is the publisher Olivia was working with?? Oh wow--I need to go thank her! :D Haha, thanks for the pronounciation tip, because I would've gotten it wrong for sure. (I pronounce it like the hardware store, probably like most Americans :) ) High five to you too, publishing sister!

Amy Plum said...

Yes, Olivia reads for Loewe on a free-lance basis. And she was geeking out about my book to them, and they bought it. And then geeked out to me about your book, and the same thing happened for you. The girl has power.