Thursday, February 23, 2012

JK Rowling Announces New Book Deal!!!

From Publishers Marketplace:

"Little, Brown has world English rights to the first novel for adults by JK Rowling, the company announced Thursday morning. Little Brown UK publisher David Shelley, Publisher will serve as Rowling's editor and Michael Pietsch will oversee publication in the US. All other details--title, pub date "and further details about the novel will be announced later in the year." But one important element has been settled: While the world waits for Pottermore and the Harry Potter ebooks, Little, Brown promises they will publish "both in print and ebooks."

Rowling says in the release: "Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series, which has been published so brilliantly by Bloomsbury and my other publishers around the world. The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry's success has brought me, and with that new territory it seemed a logical progression to have a new publisher. I am delighted to have a second publishing home in Little, Brown, and a publishing team that will be a great partner in this new phase of my writing life." Rowling was represented by Neil Blair at The Blair Partnership."

I can't. I just can't even!!!! This is seriously the best news I've heard in a LONG time!
The next few months are gonna be filled with crazy anticipation as I await a book title, cover, synopsis, etc.
I don't even care that it's completely different from HP, I prefer it even. I just love that we're finally getting more Jo!

What do you think? Are you excited too?! Let us know below!


  1. This just made my year.  I'm so excited to read something new from her.  Happy Dance time indeed.

  2. OMG crying.  skdjfhskjdhfksdjhfsj

  3. Uber xcited about this!! Will it be contemporary or magical or what??? hhmmhhhmmmm....

  4. Uber xcited about this!! Will it be contemporary or magical or what??? hhmmhhhmmmm....

  5. Jessica@a GREAT readFebruary 23, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    That's awesome!! For the longest time I've been wondering if she was ever gonna write again. After the total fame of Harry, I did have my doubts. Thought maybe the fame was going to her head and she didn't want to write anymore! Glad to hear that's not true!

  6. Definitely doing my own version of a happy dance over here! So exciting =D

  7. Woohoo! I was SO EXCITED when I heard this! Happy dancing over here too!

  8. I was super excited when I heard the news. Really hope she writes a crime/mystery novel.

  9. I can't wait to see what she has up her sleeve! Love the John Green graphic by the way. :)