Wednesday, October 17, 2012

England! You Get TRANSPARENT!

Remember when I said October would be a month filled with quite a bit a book news for me? Well, today is another one of those newsy days! From Publisher's Marketplace:

Natalie Whipple's TRANSPARENT, to Sara O'Connor at Hot Key Books, at auction, by Ginger Clark, originally on behalf of Anna Webman, at Curtis Brown.

Wee! I've been sitting on this news since, like, March, so I'm very excited to finally tell you! Hot Key has been wonderful to work with thus far, and they seem so enthusiastic about TRANSPARENT. I'm not gonna lie, it was pretty exciting to go through an auction situation. I only had one offer in the US—which was also awesome!—but to have several UK publishers interested in my writing was crazy and humbling and cool.

And the best part? TRANSPARENT will be out in the UK at the same time as my US debut! So all my dear English readers—you'll be seeing my book on May 21st, too. How cool is that? I think it's really cool.

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  1. Yay! Congrats, Natalie! Amazing news!

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  2. Yay! Congratulations! That's awesome news. :)

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  3. I am a long-time English lurker Natalie. Having followed your journey since you won Nathan's competition, of course I want to know exactly what this book is like and now I get to do so.

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    1. Wow! That has been a very long time! Thank you so much for sticking around:)

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  4. Yay, so excited for you! That's awesome. :)

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  5. Very exciting news! Congratulations!

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  6. I know this is your book news, but man I started that laugh cry thing I would do if it where me and I was getting emotionally overwhelmed at how awesome life is. Congratulations! You soooooo deserve this!!!

    As part of the wannabe crowd of writers I sometimes feel a little jealous at these things, but knowing what stage I am at right now (working on a draft) I know I shouldn't be because hellow, it's not like I'm competing with you or anything. So mostly I try to feel happy and proud for the success of others, because it means that success is still out there for those that follow as well.

    But yah! your news. Way awesome. I think it's because you have shared with us how hard you have struggled in this process, and to see things like auction rights overseas, it's like WOW! Things do get better!

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  7. Congrats Natalie! So excited for you.

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  8. Yay! I won't have to wait ages to read it then :)

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  9. You already know how excited I am for you!!!! <3

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  10. My dad's whole family lives in England, so if you take me with you on book tour, I can probably hook us up with some room and board, huh? :D

    Congrats!!

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  11. Congratulations, Natalie! Just a question on that: Did it take from March to now for Hot Key to secure the rights through-and-through, or was there some other reason you couldn't say anything? That's a loooong stretch.

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  12. Yay!! I can't wait. Congrats, Natalie. :) I LOVE the cover by the way.

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