It’s official! We’ve acquired our first books, and are pushing forward toward more. Hence the reason I’ve had to be so quiet around here–nothing I could talk about until the ink was dry. But now that it’s all settled, I’m happy to say that we have some really awesome books coming out next fall. Here’s the announcement we sent out:
Stacy Whitman at Lee & Low Books has acquired the first novels for the Tu Books imprint, which launches in fall 2011. The imprint will focus on multicultural MG/YA science fiction and fantasy. For the launch list, Whitman has acquired World rights to a YA paranormal thriller tentatively titled Wolf Mark by Joseph Bruchac, author of Codetalker and Skeleton Man. When Lucas King’s black-ops father is kidnapped and his best friend, Meena, put in danger, Lucas’s only chance to save them is hidden away in an abandoned, monster-guarded mansion. The deal was done by Barbara Kouts of the Barbara S. Kouts Agency.
Whitman has also bought world rights to Galaxy Games by Greg Fishbone, a MG science fiction trilogy about an incoming asteroid that turns out to be an alien spaceship, visiting Earth to recruit a team of kid athletes to compete in the upcoming Galaxy Games Tournament. The first book, tentatively titled Preliminaries, will be published as part of the Tu Books launch list in fall 2011. The three-book deal was completed by Garrett Hicks of Will Entertainment.
ETA: Just a reminder: If you think these books sound awesome, remember to follow @tubooks (or on FB: http://bit.ly/4vsAbz) for more Tu Books news. We’ll also be sharing this news on the Lee & Low official blog tomorrow.