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Recent News

  • Huge congratulations to Mimi Cross whose debut BEFORE GOODBYE is a 2017 RITA finalist for best first book!
  • Huge congrats to Courtney Milan whose novella HER EVERY WISH is a 2017 RITA finalist!
  • More huge news: Marie Lu's THE MIDNIGHT STAR is a 29th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalist for LGBTQ young adult fiction. Congrats Marie!
  • Congrats Kim!! Her 2016 release PERFECT LIARS is a 2017 Colorado Book Awards finalist in the  young adult literature category.
  • Congratulations to Nadine Nettmann for snagging another award nomination! DECANTING A MURDER is up for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel.
  • Huge congrats to Nadine Nettmann! DECANTING A MURDER is a 2016 Lefty Award Nominee for Best Debut Mystery.
  • Congrats to Josh Malerman! His novella THE JUPITER DROP is a 2016 Bram Stoker Nominee For Superior Achievement in Long Fiction (You, Human Anthology).
  • USA Today does an Exclusive Cover Reveal for Shana Galen's THIRD SON'S A CHARM!  
  • Bustle.com names Rhiannon Thomas's LONG MAY SHE REIGN2017 Best Books of February!
  • SOLD!!! As announced in PW, Jen Besser at Putnam Children’s has acquired KINGDOM OF BACK, a new YA historical fantasy novel from NYT bestselling author Marie Lu. Lu based her story on the childhood of composer Mozart and his sister Nannerl. When a magical imp (in the form of a gorgeous teen boy) from the “imaginary” kingdom of Back offers to fulfill her secret wish to always be remembered, Nannerl unwittingly makes a terrible pact to solidify her place in history.  The book will be published in early 2019. Kristin Nelson brokered the six-figure North American deal.
  • SOLD!!! As announced in PW, in a six-figure deal, Kristin Nelson sold North American rights to two new books in Gail Carriger’s Custard Protocol series to Lindsey Hall of Orbit.  The series, which is set in the Victorian era, centers on a young woman named Prudence, who, with a cadre of friends, rides a dirigible around various parts of the British Empire, exploring its sordid and supernatural elements (the books feature werewolves and vampires). Orbit plans to publish the first book in this deal, the series’s third, sometime in 2018.
  • Stacey Lee's OUTRUN THE MOON named a 2017 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults!
  • Huge congrats to Ausma Zehanat Khan! THE LANGUAGE OF SECRETS is a 2016 RT Book Award Nominee for Best Contemporary Mystery.
  • Big News! Lisa Shearin earned a double nomination! THE BRIMSTONE DECEPTION is a 2016 RT Book Award Nominee for Best Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding & WEDDING BELLS, MAGIC SPELLS for Best Fantasy Novel.
  • Huge Congrats Kristen! FOREVERMORE, final book in the Darkest London Series, is a 2016 RT Book Award nominee for Best Historical Romance.
  • Huge congrats to Shana Galen! I KISSED A ROGUE is a 2016 RT Book Award nominee for Best British Isles-set Historical.
  • NYT bestseller Hugh Howey's MACHINE LEARNING: NEW AND COLLECTED STORIES, a short story collection including three stories set in the world of WOOL and two never-before-published tales, plus fifteen additional stories collected together for the first time, for publication in Fall 2017, and print rights to indie-published novel SAND, for publication in Spring 2017, to John Joseph Adams at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • Huge congrats to Stacey Lee! OUTRUN THE MOON wins the 2016-2017 Asian/Pacific Award for Literature.
  • As announced on Publishers Weekly, NLA is pleased to welcome two new agents: Joanna MacKenzie and Danielle Burby. Visit their agent pages and our submission guidelines to learn more.
  • Sherry Thomas's A STUDY IN SCARLET WOMEN makes the list of NPR's 2016 Guide to Great Reads.
  • Business Insider names Jana DeLeon's LOUISIANA LONGSHOT one of the top 20 bestselling audio books of 2016.
  • Kimberly Reid's young adult novel PERFECT LIARS is a Kirkus Best Teen Books of 2016!
  • Stacey Lee's OUTRUN THE MOON is a 2016 New York Public Library Best Books for Teens!
  • Congrats to Marie Lu on hitting the New York Times Series Bestseller list on the release of THE MIDNIGHT STAR! A hat trick.
  • Kirkus Best Fiction of 2016 names Sherry Thomas's A STUDY IN SCARLET WOMEN as a best mystery!
  • Cosmopolitan magazine names Kristen Callihan's EVERNIGHT as on of the 10 Sexiest Romances Every Woman Should Read.
  • Congratulations to Stacey Lee whose debut novel Under A Painted Sky is a finalist for the 2016 Pen Center USA literary Award.
  • Marie Lu's THE YOUNG ELITES & THE ROSE SOCIETY nab the #1 and #2 slots on the New York Times bestseller list!
  • Shanna Swendson's REBEL MECHANICS lands on the 2016 VOYA List for Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror!
  • TV Rights to New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Jana DeLeon’s MISS FORTUNE 8-book Mystery Series, beginning with LOUISIANA LONGSHOT, to Chris Parnell at Sony Pictures Television for development in early 2017.
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