Friday, February 10, 2012

Melissa's big news...and another GIVEAWAY!

Happy Friday, everyone! It's Melissa, and I have wonderful news to share.

If you read this interview with agent Nicole Resciniti last week, you know she sold my YA sci-fi. At the time, we weren't able to disclose the deets, but now that the deal's been posted on Publisher's Marketplace, I'm free to tell you ALIENATED has sold to Disney Hyperion in a two-book deal!

Isn't that awesome? Woohoo! I told you Nicole's a superhero.

If you'd like to read more, I posted in greater detail on my blog, The Unrepentant Escapist. While you're over there, feel free to give me a "follow" as I'm going to start giving away Hyperion titles to celebrate my 2013 debut! I'm going to kick off the first giveaway right now on Honestly YA, but each one afterwards will happen on The Escapist.

If you'd like to win a copy of Sarwat Chadda's DEVIL'S KISS, just follow these simple instructions:

1. Be a follower of this blog. (Click the blue button on the upper right-hand side of the page that says "Join this site.")

2. Leave a comment to this post and include your contact information. (yourname (at) email (dot) com). I promise not to use your email for any purpose other than contacting you if you win.

3. Due to the high cost of international shipping, this giveaway is only open to US residents. By participating, you agree to the rules set forth on our contest disclaimer page.

4. That's it! The contest closes next Friday, February 17th, at 5pm EST. At that time, I'll assign each comment a number and use to choose the winner. If the winner doesn't respond within 48 hours, I'll choose another winner, and so on.

Thanks for letting me share my wonderful news with you, and best of luck!


PS: I'm about halfway through DEVIL'S KISS, and it's an action-packed page turner. I can't put it down!!!


Jo Ramsey said...

Congratulations, Melissa! You must be on cloud 87 with this!

Kimberly said...

I'm so very excited for you!!!! Glad you could finally release the deets. :-)
Nicole may very well be a superhero, but she had to have something really great to send out there to publishers. It seems Disney is the smartest of the pack. :-)
Good luck! And Congrats, congrats, congrats.

Melissa Landers said...

@Jo: I'm on cloud eleventy-zillion!

@Kim: Aw, thanks! I'm very thankful that the folks at Disney thought my book was a good fit for their list. You could have knocked me over with a whisper when Nicole called to tell me I was going to acquisitions. This has all been such a phenomenal (and thrilling) surprise.

Jennifer McAndrews said...

oh, Melissa! Disney-Hyperion! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Happy dancing for you all over again!

Gillian Layne said...

Wow, congratulations! I believe Hyperion really knows how to package a book. I loved what they did with Irana Scott's The Candidates (the Delcroix academy series), and am anxiously waiting for her series to continue. I'll be looking for Alienated! :)

Melissa Landers said...

@Jen: Thanks, and a preemptive congrats on Deadly Farce hitting the shelves soon! :-)

@Gillian: Thank you! I've heard the same, that Hyperion's marketing is top-notch. I can't wait to see what they do with my book.

Lorie Langdon said...

I get excited every time I read about your amazing sale!
I can not wait until I see ALIENATED on the bookshelves at B&N and I can hold it in my hands. I'm going to be the proudest crit partner ever! ;D

Melissa Landers said...

Lorie, that warms my heart! Thank you.

Jessica Love said...

YAY MELISSA! I'm so excited for you! :-D

Melissa Landers said...

Thanks, Jess. I'm excited to see where your journey takes you, too!

SherylKaleo said...

This is awesome! Always wonderful news to hear of a sale! And it sounds like fun!

Stephsco said...

Congrats on the book deal! So exciting.

Melissa Landers said...

Thanks so much, Sheryl and Steph!