Thursday, March 24, 2011

Book Deal Announced!

Exciting news! And I'm finally allowed to share:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers has acquired a YA novel called Level Two by Lenore Appelhans, in a joint acquisition with CBS Films. According to S&S, this is the first time the company has coordinated a deal so that an author received a simultaneous book and film offer. In Level Two, the liminal place between our world (Level One) and heaven, Felicia spends her days reliving her memories from the security of her pod—until she gets broken out by Julian, a boy she met on Earth. Appelhans writes the popular YA blog Presenting Lenore. Level Two will be published in either fall 2012 or spring 2013, with a 200,000-copy first printing.

(via Publisher's Weekly Children's Bookshelf)

Yay! (Understatement of the year!)

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Kathrin said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! Congrats, Lenore!!! :) I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see it on the shelves & of course the trailer ;) Congratulations!!!

trish said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so so so excited for you!!!!

Memory said...

This is awesome! Congratulations!

Mari said...

Wow! That is so wonderful. Congratulations!

LBC said...

Congratulations! (Understatement of the year).

Nymeth said...

Woohoo! Congratulations! :D

Sarahbear9789 said...

That is amazing!

Emy Shin said...

OH WOW. Huge, huge congratulations. That sounds absolutely AMAZING, and so many YAYs for joint book and film deals!

I'm so, so happy for you!

Beth F said...

Woot!!! I'm so happy for you. This is terrific.

Jess said...

YAY, Lenore! I'm so, SO happy for you! It sounds fantastic. *passes you cupcakes & pink champagne*

Melina said...

I am so excited for you Lenore!

Debbie's World of Books said...

Congratulations! This sounds so awesome. Can't wait to read it.

Amy J - Book Addict said...

OMG! Congrats!!!
*throws confetti*
How exciting for you!

Melody said...

Yay!!! Congratulations, Lenore! :D

Amanda said...

That's amazing Lenore!! Congratulations!!!

alitareads said...

This is amazing news. Huge congrats!

Jen - Devourer of Books said...

That is AMAZING! Congratulations!

Sab H. said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! Haha congrats again! :P

LisaMM said...

And we get to say "I knew her when.." Congratulations, that's incredible news!

Cecelia said...

I am flabbergasted and strangely proud. You are amazing, you know that? As I already love your voice from your blog, I know I'll love your books. Can't wait to read them.

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

HOLY MOTHER OF PEARL!!!!!! Congratulations!! *jumps for joy* *spins in glee* *dances a jig* *trips in clumsiness* then *jumps back up and does it all over again* :) So incredible and am now posting this grand and wonderful news on my Facebook site to share with more readers!!!!

Heather said...

OMG! I am so excited for you! That is soooo fantastic. Now I can't wait to read it!

Jamie said...

LENORE!!!! OMG!! I AM SERIOUSLY SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! Hence all the cap locks. lol. But really..I am so super stoked for you and now I can say, "hey, I've hung out with this bestselling author"...because I know that is going to happen :)

Jessica (Confessions of a Bookaholic) said...

O-M-G that is sooo incredible!!! HUGE Congrats to you! :)

the story siren said...

WOOOHOO!! Congrats Lenore! That is so exciting! I am SO very happy for you! Good luck with it all!

Yan said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!

Christina / Book Addict said...

Congrats! That is incredible news!

Kailia Sage said...

CONGRATS LENORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cynthia said...

This is awesome news!!! Congrats!!!! :D

Lu @ Regular Rumination said...

WOW! This is so amazing :) Congratulations!!!!

coffeelvnmom said...

Wow! That's amazing! Congratulations!

danya said...

That's so fabulous! Congrats Lenore!!

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Congrats! Sounds awesome.

Shallee said...

Wow, what awesome news! Congratulations-- I'll be keeping an ear out for more. :)

Hannah said...

So exciting, congratulations!!! :D

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

yowsa!! Congratulations, Lenore -- big news!

Lauren Bjorkman said...

So awesome!!!! Congrats! You rock!!!

HistFicChick said...

CONGRATS LENORE! You're awesome!!! :)

Trisha said...

That is so exciting! Congratulations!

Belle Wong said...

Congratulations! This is such wonderful news!!

Jessi E. (The Elliott Review) said...

Congrats! That is awesome!!!

Lenore said...

OMG everyone! I can't even keep up with your comments! Thank you!

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

Wow!! This is amazing, Lenore! Big congrats to you!!

Greg Gutierrez said...

Book deal film deal book deal film deal. nice day!

Greg Gutierrez
Zen and the Art of Surfing
www.greggutierrez.com

Elana Johnson said...

This is by far the best blog post ever. Congrats!

Bella said...

whOa! Cogratz!!!

Kailana said...

That's awesome!! Congrats to you!

Jenny N. said...

OMG, Congrats!!!

Liviania said...

Way to go! Congratulations - the book sounds amazing and I can't wait to read it.

beth said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! That is flipping fantastic and wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sososososososo happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Swapna said...

Amazing, amazing news! I had no doubt you'd sell your book, but the first simultaneous book and film offer EVER? I am so excited for you!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Holy shit!!! I thought I was proud before, but this is way out of the ball park. And we can all say we "knew" you before you were a worldwide sensation! Please don't forget your cat-loving, lowly blogger friends!

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

congrats

Julia Karr said...

Fabulous!

Geek Girl said...

Congratulations! That's so amazing! *grabbyhands*

Shannon the BookStalker said...

Lenore, what wonderful news congrats! I look forward to hearing more news about your book, sounds like it going to be a good one! :}

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh, what wonderful news! I'm beyond thrilled for you!!!

Alea said...

Congratulations Lenore!

Not just a book but a movie! That's definitely an epic win!

Amy said...

Yay Lenore! :)

Anonymous said...

Way to go Lenore. I am so proud of you and Daniel. Keep up the great work.

Rhonda

Emily said...

Oh man- congratulations! :D

TNBBC Super Mod said...

Oh wow Lenore. That is such exciting news. A book and film deal? Am I reading that right? How are you able to contain your squeals?

Jeanne said...

Can't wait to read it!

Candace said...

That is SO AMAZING! Congratulations!

Fyrefly said...

That is super exciting, congratulations!!

The Social Frog said...

WOW!!! This is great news!! Congrats to you.

Bookgeek said...

wonderful news - congratulations

Angie Smibert said...

Congrats! Wow. A book and film deal. Very cool.

thereadingdate said...

Wow- awesome news! Congrats!

~The Book Pixie said...

Go go go Lenore! Yay! So incredibly happy for you! Not to mention excited cause I, like, totally wanna read your book. lol. :P

~Briana

doug said...

So thrilling!!!!!!!! Congrats!~

Darren @ Bart's Bookshelf said...

OMG! Congratulations!!!

Sarah said...

So many mega congratulations!

Lesley said...

Congratulations!!!

Stacey said...

Added it to my to-read list on Goodreads :D Awesome!

picky girl said...

What a fantastic day! Soak in it.

my life with books -kjovus said...

OH MY HECK! I am very happy for you - thanks for sharing your exciting news. I really like watching peoples dreams come true.
kjovus

yacrush said...

Whoa!!! So excited for you! Cannot wait to read it.

Lynsey Newton said...

OMG girl, you're amazing! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! You know I'm going to want to read this at BEA, right? Teach me everything you know LOL x

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

ohmigosh!!!!11 CONGRATS!!!! *throws confetti* your new book sounds amazing! =D

Karen Mahoney said...

*faints*

*picks self up*

I saw this at PW, it's sooooo awesome!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

*faints again*

;)
Kaz

Delphyne said...

Such amazing news!! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!

Chrisbookarama said...

Wow! Congrats!

Anastasia said...

oh my GOD! :D Congratulations SO. MUCH!

Staci said...

Holy Flipping Cats!!! This is way beyond awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can we buy our copies from you for personalized autographs???

So happy for you!!

Linda said...

OMG Lenore. I am crying as I write this! I am SO, SO, SO proud of you! I always knew you had it in your, and I am super proud to call you my niece! Love you! Love you! Love you!

Small Review said...

Wow! Congratulations!

Steph Su said...

Everyone has said it already in one form or another, but...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Gerb said...

Have to say congrats again! This is such fantastic news!!! I can't wait!

Chachic said...

Oh wow, this is amazing news. Congratulations Lenore! :)

T.V and Book Addict said...

sugoi/so cool!

congratulations! I hope you are number one on the best sellers lists! :)

Alison's Book Marks said...

Shut. The Front. Door!

This is the most amazing news! Congratulations, Lenore, this is amazing!!!

Book AND a movie!!!! Holy cow!!!!

Jamie said...

Congratulations!!

Sarah Laurence said...

Congratulations, Lenore!

Nick said...

Sho Nuff Shelequa! I can feel mom's smile ... and its huge :)

olugbemisola said...

Many, many congratulations! That is wonderful news -- and sounds like a fascinating story!

Jenny said...

YOU are such a rock star, lady! I'm so happy for you, and so proud of you, etc!!!!!!!!

Catherine Knutsson said...

Holy moly, Leonore - what fabulous news! Hearty congrats to you!

Enamored Soul said...

CONGRATULATIONS Lenore!!!! So happy for you :D

Email: Enamoredsoul@gmail.com
Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

mariska said...

Huge Congratulations !!

April (BooksandWine) said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!

I am so freakin excited for you. I kind of sort of want to buy you a congratulatory beer or cocktail at BEA since this merits congratulatory drinks and OMG YAY YAY YAY YAY.

CONGRATS again! I can't think of anyone more deserving and more awesome to get such a kickass book deal. Lady, I am having a shot in your honor this weekend!

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

AHHHHHH! I love when good things happen to awesome people! *tosses buckets of confetti* Can't WAIT to read this!

The1stdaughter said...

So incredible! You absolutely deserve every bit of this exciting news! Congratulations! You must be floating on cloud nine right now and I couldn't be happier for you. :o) Class of 2012??? Here we come! :o)

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

Wow! Super amazing news!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

BrittLit said...

HOLY CROW! Congrats!

Donna said...

That is absolutely fantastic! I'm so proud of you, Lenore! Congratulations!

Charlotte said...

Yay!

Julie P. said...

You rock! I couldn't be happier for you!

Book Sp(l)ot said...

That is so many, many, many million kinds of awesome!

The BIGGEST, HAPPIEST, CONGRATULATIONS to you!!!!! :-D

Elle Strauss said...

Such great news!!

Jessica Love said...

WOO-HOO! This is awesome! Congratulations!

Brodie said...

Holy crap, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is such fantastic news. I am so happy for you, you talented thing :)

Level Two sounds freaking amazing. Can I have a copy NOW, please?!

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

OMG congratulations!! That is such incredible, amazing, and all around awesome news for you.

Donna Gambale said...

I'm adding a huge CONGRATS! to the pile of awesome!!!

Megan no h said...

HOLY CRAP LENORE!!! THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!! I don't even know what to say, I'm so excited for you!

Jessica Secret said...

HOLY. CRAP.

Major, major congrats!!!!!!!

amber d* said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!

Missie said...

Holy Crow! That is freaking AWESOME!

Super Congrats!

Carina L. Tai said...

OMGOMG!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I've been reading your blog for years, and you've been such an inspiration! I'm so happy for you!

Orchid said...

That is absolutely one of the coolest things I've seen online today!
I am soooo excited for you!!! Congrats! ^_^

Orchid
The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Priya said...

Oh my gosh, CONGRATULATIONS! That is so exciting!

PJ Hoover said...

What awesome news! Yay! i'm so excited for you!

Michelle said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! I am SO happy/ecstatic/thrilled for you!

fickle fan said...

Congratulations!!! :) :) Can't wait for your book to be out!

The Book Muncher said...

Lenore, you are a rock star. That is all :)

Amused said...

Wonderful news! Big congrats!

Laura @ I'm Booking It said...

Congratulations, Lenore! Wooo Hoooo!!!!!

Dottie (Tink's Place) said...

OMG!! Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

Vampires and Tofu said...

Whooooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooo!!!!


Congrats girl!!!!

Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

CONGRATS!!!!!! I've already added on Goodreads.

Shweta said...

Yipeeeee!! Lenore such great news .. Congratulations :) :)

Amy Jo said...

Incredible. My mom will be so proud. Of course, so am I. I'll be able to say...I did this girl's hair in high school. Love ya! Incredible.

D said...

That's wonderful - congratulations! Sounds like an awesome read; excited for it =)

Anonymous said...

So happy for you Len! Can't wait to read it. Josh and I were blown away by your news.Rachelle

Jenn said...

Congratulations, this is absolutely fantastic news. I have followed your blog for a while and I love it. This is definitely well-deserved, hard earned success.

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!! That's SO exciting!!!! *hugs* *high fives*

Candy Gourlay said...

Lenore! Congratulations!

Sabrina said...

Wow, what amazing news! Congrats and I'm already excited to read your book.

Mary @The Sweet Bookshelf said...

Congrats!! What an accomplishment! I can't wait to read it!

Sas (Tea Mouse) said...

Lenore, !&@$ this is amazing!! I am so happy for you and Level Two sounds amazing. I can't wait to read it :)

This is such an amazing feat and I really can't express how excited and happy I am for you. Ahhhhhh!!! <---- see, all can do is shout.

Congratulations :)

Splendibird said...

Awesome! How massively, massively exciting!

Meghan said...

Congratulations Lenore!!! This is so exciting. :)

Celine said...

Oh my frigging God. That is so awesome. Congratulations!!!

Beth Kephart said...

Thrilling BEYOND thrilling. Incredibly happy for you, Lenore!!!

Danny said...

Oh MY Goodness!!! That is exciting thrilling and simply mind blowing! Congrats!!!!

Ladybug said...

Oh wow! Congratulations, Lenore! Even though I don't know you I got tears in my eyes reading this posts, I'm so happy for you! I'm buying this book when it's available, that's for sure :D

Ellen said...

that's incredible, congrats! i've been seeing your tweets about a book deal but WOW...this is huge! I'm already looking forward to reading this...

KB/KT Grant said...

Go you!! So very, very happy for you.

200k first print run! HURRAH.

SFP said...

Wow. What a deal.

Congratulations!

Misha said...

WOW! Congrats, Lenore!!
This is absolutely wonderful!

Charley said...

Congratulations, Lenore! Wonderful news!

Anna said...

Wow, that is fabulous news! I'm so happy for you!

Alison said...

Congratulations Lenore! I can't wait to read it!

Jazz Sexton said...

Congratsxinfinity!!

nomadreader said...

So exciting! Wow!

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

Holy cow! I saw the book news, but movie too!? YAY!!!!!

Erica said...

congratulations!

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

Wow, a huge congrats Lenore. That's amazing!

Elie said...

Wow, that is amazing. Big Congrats!!

Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info said...

I just read the article in PW. Congratulations!

Tara (The Bodacious Pen) said...

Congrats, Lenore! I'm so thrilled for you.

Jessica (Firefly Book Loft) said...

How amazing for you!! That is so great and I am so super excited for you!
Can't wait to read your book AND see the movie!! :D

Letter Garden said...

Heureka! This is the giant of news! I'm so happy for you!! ヽ(≧▽≦)ノ

avisannschild said...

Wow, congrats,Lenore, this is awesome news! I can't wait to read your book and then see the movie!

carolsnotebook said...

Congrats! That's so awesome!

irisonbooks said...

That is amazing news! Congratulations!

Melissa said...

That is awesome!!! Many congratulations! :)

Darlene said...

Congrats Lenore! That is awesome!

Violet said...

Hooray! Congratulations! Can't wait to read Level Two! :)

sarahem said...

Wow, that's amazing! Congratulations!

Theresa Milstein said...

Just came from Emy Shin's blog. Congratulations! The premise of this book sound really good.

Charlie said...

Congratulations!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

This is amazing! If you do end up debuting in 2012, you know who to contact about a certain promotional group. ;)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Congratulations, Lenore! What an amazing book deal. I look forward to reading it. Level Two sounds like an exciting read.

♥Iffath said...

OMG! Congratulations Lenore!!!!! This is such awesome news!!!

ruhmemiah said...

Wow!CONGRATULATIONS! All the best and look forward to your book!

Hafsah @ IceyBooks said...

Congrats on your book deal and movie deal!! I am soooo excited for you!

*throws confetti*

lanna-lovely said...

Words cannot describe just how awesome this is. I'm so happy for you. <3

And your book sounds awesome. :)

Christina said...

Congratulations! That is completely astounding. You are an inspiration to us all! I can't wait to read Level Two!

prophecygirl said...

More huge congratulations, Lenore. Amazing!

Chris said...

Like I told you on twitter, this is some of THE most amazing news I've heard in a long time!!! I am SO SO SO happy for you Lenore :D :D You certainly deserve it all and then some!

lulilut said...

Congratulations! This is exciting news and you must be ecstatic!

Jacqueline C. said...

Congratulations!

Fantastic Book Review said...

CONGRATS!!!! **THROWS CONFETTI**

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

That is amazing! Congratulations!!!

Cari said...

Yay congratulations!!!

Luisa at Chicklish said...

Huge congratulations, Lenore! So happy for you!

Melissa said...

OMG!!! Congrats! I am so excited for you!

A Backwards Story said...

It's official now! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! So, so exciting! Amazing news!!

It sounds really interesting; I want to read it already! Congrats on the simultaneous movie deal!

Allie said...

So happy for you! Congrats!!

lisa said...

okay seriously, this is incredible. a book deal AND a movie deal at the same time! you're so PRO!

congratulations all over the place!

BookClubGirl said...

congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

caite said...

you must be so, so excited!

Vine said...

congrats! that's awesome :)

thatcovergirl said...

AsDKJH@#$*@#$*FKSJHFA!!!!!

Congrats again, Lenore!!! =D

Melody said...

Congratulations Lenore! That is spectacularly awesome!

Rebecca Reid said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Oh wow! I feel so out of the loop here.... I just wandered over to see how you were doing and apparently very well! :)

I got goose bumps reading your post! Congratulations!!!

Katie said...

AMAZING NEWS!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

I'm late to the party (as usual) but you know how I feel about your news anyway ;). So happy and excited for you. Couldn't have happened to a more amazing person!

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