Today, the Wall Street Journal published a profile of Sylvain Neuvel, the debut novelist on the cover of Kirkus Reviews’ latest issue. In the article, Neuvel shares his story, which he insists, jokingly, should be made into a feel-good movie: after receiving a starred review from Kirkus Indie, he was contacted by several film producers, one of whom worked for Sony. At the same time, he was contacted by Del Rey, an imprint of Penguin Random House, who showed interest in publishing the book. He scored deals with each; the whole process took only a month.
Stay tuned for more coverage next week of Sleeping Giants, which goes on sale Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
A Guide to Indie Publishing
May 5, 2014
From thousand-dollar marketing solutions to blogs that reach only a handful of readers, there is no shortage of venues offering advice to authors considering indie publishing. As an indie author, you control every step of the publishing process, which can be intimidating and empowering—often at the same time. Kirkus Reviews
has talked to many successful indie authors; here are their ...
Back Story: From Memoir to Magic
March 14, 2014
I began writing what would eventually become The Isolation Door,
my first novel,
on a frosty January morning in 2005. While it would be tempting to say that dreams of hitting the best-seller lists fueled those first few pages, desperation is a far more accurate answer.
I was 25 years old, working as a professional actor in Montreal, and utterly ...
Back Story: Laura Kaye’s Inked Stories
February 25, 2014
If you browse the romance section at your favorite bookstore, you’ll likely see quite a few covers in every romantic subgenre featuring tattooed heroes and heroines. All these inked stories reflect their appeal among romance authors and readers in particular and the broader fascination the public has with tattoos in general. In 2013, 45 million Americans reported having at least ...