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News, or, All It Takes Is One Reader

So we know that it just takes one agent to love your book and want to sell it.

And it takes one editor to love it and publish it. Those two readers are so, so important. But I recently found out about another reader who loved MODELS, and because she loved it, it's made a big difference for the book.

(No, it's not Oprah!)

She's the Director of Special [sales] Markets at Penguin. She read MODELS, liked it a lot, and talked it up to the Scholastic Book Fairs buyer. And the Scholastic buyer read it and liked it...

And now MODELS DON'T EAT CHOCOLATE COOKIES is going to be one of Scholastic Book Fairs' Featured Titles for spring 2009!!

It's going to be at every school book fair in the US. And a bunch in Canada .(!!!) And now it's going to be released February 5 instead of March 5, and it's coming out in paperback and hardcover at the same time. Dial has never done a paperback original, so this is a new step for them. And doing pb and hardcover is so libraries can have a sturdier copy, if they want it.

I am amazed. And so, so grateful.

Thank you, Jenn from Penguin. Thank you for loving my book.

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Oct. 22nd, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
Ummm... that was me.
Oct. 22nd, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
I am very proud of you my extremely talented friend.
Oct. 22nd, 2008 08:09 am (UTC)
Yay, Erin!!!! That's wonderful news!!!!
Oct. 22nd, 2008 09:34 am (UTC)
Ohhhhhhh I forgot about the scholastic book fairs,
I loved them!

Think of all the little me's out there drooling over your book! Ok don't, that is disturbing. but congratulations, well done!
Oct. 22nd, 2008 12:00 pm (UTC)
wow .. and wheee!
Congratulations! Great news!
Oct. 22nd, 2008 12:26 pm (UTC)
WoW -- what great news! I'm doing the Happy Dance for you!!! :-) :^) :0 :)
Oct. 22nd, 2008 12:34 pm (UTC)
OMG, that ROCKS!!!
Oct. 22nd, 2008 12:45 pm (UTC)
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wow, that is fabulous, congratulations!
Oct. 22nd, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
I said it before but I'll say it again... YAHOO!!!!!!!!!
Oct. 22nd, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC)
Yay! Wow! Awesome!
Oct. 22nd, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
Happy dance, happy dance, happy dance!!!

This calls for some celery! (oh wait. your kid isn't in the Wonderpets phase yet, huh?)
Oct. 22nd, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
Ooh baby! You will sell gazillions of copies!
Oct. 22nd, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)
Wahoo!! What a great post!
Oct. 22nd, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
Your headshot so fits with this post! Congrats--you really do amaze me with all the amazing things you do!
PS--I bet having CC at the book fair made you so much more approachable/easy to start conversations with. I'll have to borrow her sometime. :)
Oct. 22nd, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
Erin, that's WONDERFUL!!!!! I'm so excited for you!!
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• TOTAL TRAGEDY is out in paperback! Ask for it at a bookstore near you.

• TOTAL TRAGEDY has gone into its third printing! Thanks to everyone who bought it!

• MODELS has gone into its fifth printing! Thank you!!

• Have you seen the TT trailer? Go here & check it out:

• Disney's Family Fun Magazine and Girl's Life mag both loved TT! Check out the reviews in their February issues!

• I've signed stock recently at the following stores:
- Barnes & Noble, Framingham, MA

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