Monday, March 15, 2010

The Rumors are True! BOOK DEAL ANNOUNCED!

So this happened:
Deep Freeze
In another major YA acquisition before the Bologna Book Fair, Ben Schrank at Razorbill pre-empted North American rights to the debut novel by high school teacher Beth Revis, Across the Universe. Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House brokered the deal, which is for three books, and Universe is scheduled for spring 2011. In the novel, set in the near future, a teenager is cryogenically frozen only to thaw too soon, before arriving at the new planet that's her destination. Set to wake 300 years in the future, She rouses 50 years too early, still on a spaceship in transit. Schrank said he thinks the book will do for popular sci-fi what The Hunger Games did for postapocalyptic fiction. Rights have been pre-empted in the U.K. (by Razorbill UK, which will do a joint publication with Penguin USA) and Germany, and sales have also closed in France and Greece.
(via Publisher's Weekly)

And there's also this:
High school teacher Beth Revis's debut ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, in the near-future, a reluctant teenage girl and her pioneer parents are cryogenically frozen for a 300-year trip to a new planet; she awakens 50 years early on a vast spaceship with a murderer on board, to Ben Schrank at Razorbill, in a major deal, in a pre-empt, in a three-book deal, for publication in spring 2011, by Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House (world English).
 (via Publisher's Marketplace)

...and so, it's official!

I HAVE A BOOK DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

152 comments:

Weronika said...

Beth, CONGRATULATIONS! Major three-book deal with Razorbill? Couldn't get any better! :-)

I'm thrilled and cannot wait.

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! This is so amazing! I'm so excited for you! :D

Kat O'Keeffe said...

Ahhh! OMG CONGRATULATIONS!!!

So many good books coming out in 2011! I can't wait!!

Jodi Meadows said...

Wonderful!!! I knew it wouldn't be long for you. I'm so happy!!!

Samantha Clark said...

Wow! That's Awesome! Big CONGRATULATIONS! HUGE!

Julia Karr said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! WOW!!! YAY!!!

MeganRebekah said...

Yes!!! I saw the announcement on PM and came rushing over here but didn't find your announcement at first.
CONGRATULATIONS BETH!!!

I can't wait to hear more about it :)

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Holy crap!!! That is amazing! WOW! So thrilling and can't imagine how you're celebrating right now! CONGRATULATIONS!! And it sounds like a fantastic read! YAY! What a write up at PW!

Lu @ Regular Rumination said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG. NOT ONLY DO YOU HAVE A BOOK DEAL BUT YOU ARE COMPARED TO HUNGER GAMES THAT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you! If I were in the same room as you, I would jump up and down squealing and hugging you!!

Yat-Yee said...

HOw amazing is that! We are all going to shower you with congratulations and good wishes and a million exclamation marks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Casey McCormick said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Beth! You've worked so hard for this. So excited for you!!!

Abby Annis said...

Congratulations! That's so awesome!

Jamie said...

Major congrats. Sounds like all your hard work paid off! Enjoy the moment. :-)

Elyssa Papa said...

Congrats, Beth! The book sounds amazing. I can't wait to read it!

Christine M said...

Wow! And Yay And that is so freaking awesome! Congratulations!

Ricki Schultz said...

Congratulations, Beth - amazing news!

*cheers*

Ricki

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Ahhhhhhh!!!! Congratulations!! What fantastic news! And spring 2011?!!! What that was dang fast!!!

Anna said...

AMAZING news! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

Sheri Larsen said...

Congrats!! That's wonderful!!!

TimKeeton said...

Beth Revis - OMIGOSH! Congrats, congrats, congrats! Woo-woo!

Tim Keeton
Poet / Wizard / Teller-of-tales

Katterley said...

Ok, I thought I'd try to play it cool and be the one person to comment without an exclamation point, but I can't!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!! Waaaaaaaaaay to cooooooooool :)

T. Anne said...

AAAAGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!! I'm super happy for your Beth!!! Can't wait for the debut!!!

Karen said...

AIGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Congratulations!!! This is amazing!!! Could I use any more exclamation points?!?

Laura Renegar said...

Oh my goodness! And the Hunger Games effect? Awesome! May you stay in the clouds for as long as you please. You deserve this!

PJ Hoover said...

WHOO HOO! This is awesome news, Beth! I am so excited for you and your book deal!!!!!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Congrats on the book news!

Shannon Messenger said...

OMG Congratulations Beth!!!!!!! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you!
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kirthi said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, you lucky lucky girl!!!! I must read this when it comes out, 2011 is such a long way!!

Kirthi said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, you lucky lucky girl!!!! I must read this when it comes out, 2011 is such a long way!!

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Congrats girl! That is freaking fantastic!!! WOOT! I can't wait to read it!

Lisa and Laura said...

Could not be more excited for you, Beth!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! Now we get to say we knew you when...

Brooke Reviews said...

Congratulations! :D That's fantastic news!

Dawn Hullender said...

Congratulations girl! I'm so happy for you.

Kaylie said...

That is way, way exciting. I'm very happy for you! See? The publishing business is not dead. I will definitely be reading your book next year.

Kiersten White said...

Hey you!! CONGRATS! I'm so happy for you : ) I saw a link from Weronika and thought, wait, BETH? And it WAS! Doing the happy dance!

Rebecca L Sutton said...

Woooohooo!!!!! A HUGE congratulations to you Beth. Such fantastic news!!! It's been so amazing to know I joined your blog back when you were querying to seeing this incredible announcement. I look forward to the day I can pick the first book up at the bookstore. ; )

I hope you still have some time to gush over Biltmore for me. lol

Alan Gratz said...

Beth! This is a big, big deal! Congratulations! The book sounds great.

Ello said...

Oh my gosh! Congratulations!!!!!

That is the most amazing news!!!!
You are totally awesome!

Ride this wave!! You absolutely deserve it!

Tez Miller said...

So happy for you, lass! Well, not just for you, but for me ;-) Across the Universe sounds exactly like the kind of book I'd like to read...and, yes, write ;-) *tucks envy away in a secret corner*

And I'm so excited that you sold UK rights, because that means it'll probably be published here in Australia, too! Yes, my joy really is rather selfish ;-)

I love dystopian/futuristic YA :-) Have you read Julie Bertagna's Exodus? Or Susan Beth Pfeffer's Life As We Knew It? More examples of amazing novels in the genre. And of course I've read and loved The Adoration of Jenna Fox (which sparked my interest in futuristics), and gobbled up the Ember series this year. *hugs books*

Looking forward to keeping up with blog. Have a lovely day! :-)

Lady Glamis said...

Congrats!

Elana Johnson said...

AHHHH! Yay for you! I'm so so so excited for you! :) :) :) :)

Sarah said...

Amazing news! Congratulations!!!

Katie said...

Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So proud of you Beth!!!!

And I can not WAIT to read your masterpiece!

Hugs!

xoxo

Christina Farley said...

Wow! Three book deal!

Stephanie Perkins said...

Oh, WOW, Beth!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! What absolutely perfect wonderful thrilling exciting spectacular news!

Bethany Wiggins said...

Holy freaking cow!!! This must be one amazing book. Congratulations!

nomadshan said...

YAAAAAAYYYY!!!!!

You're an Elevensie!

lotusgirl said...

It's about time! What's it been? A couple months? JK. Congrats, girl! You rock!

Kristi said...

Beth - that's so amazing! I'm so excited for you. :)

The Screaming Guppy said...

:)

So excited for you!!!! And I CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT AGAIN!!!!!

Authoress said...

Oh BETH!!!! This is SO TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! Congratulations!

David Macinnis Gill said...

Go Beth! Publication in Britain, as well! Will it have to be translated into English>

storyqueen said...

Oh Beth, I am so happy for you! I knew this book would sell, I mean, what an incredible concept!!

Wow...three book deal....major deal....pre-empt...What lovely words!

Congratulation, teachergirl!

Shelley

Donna Gambale said...

CONGRATS! I'm thrilled for you! Ben actually talked about acquiring your book at SCBWI's Winter Conference, and I thought it sounded just like your plot and I can't believe it really was your novel! Squeeeee!

Angela said...

YOU IS FAMOUS!!!!!

Congrats, Beth! You absolutely deserve this!!

Mim said...

That is absolutely incredibly awesome! I can't wait to read it. So very cool!

Lydia Kang said...

Congrats! Wonderful news!

Christine Fonseca said...

SO darn amazing!!! I am TRULY HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

Daisy Whitney said...

Congratulations! Sounds like an incredible story!

Danica said...

Amazing, amazing amazing! I am so happy for you! When it comes out, I'm certain I'll be the first to pick it up, even if I don't read YA :D

Vivian said...

You have just proved fantastic things DO happen to nice people. Congratulations, Beth!!!!!!! All my best to you. BTW, Have you told your students?

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

EEEEEEEE! If I'm having trouble catching my breath I can't imagine what's happening to you! That is an awesome deal, too!
Beth, if anyone deserves such good fortune it is you. All my best to you in this year of shooting across the universe.

Nicole said...

SUPER DUPER CONGRATS!

Natalie said...

YAY Beth! I saw it on PM today and I thought, "Hey, I know her!" Good for you! Your book sounds fabulous too--I can't wait to read it.

Steph Su said...

OH MY GOD. "Major deal"? "Will do for popular sci-fi what THG did for popular dystopian"? HOLY MOTHER OF GOODNESS GRACIOUS. That is AMAZING, Beth! Congratulations yay yay yay yay yay! You're an Elevensie wheeeeeee!!

Heather Zundel said...

Holy cow. Two hours and 65 comments. That must be a new record. Nonetheless - Congratulations!!! This is thrilling news! I cannot wait to get hold of a copy. This is such a big day for you!

Solvang Sherrie said...

That happened fast!! At least for me sitting on the sidelines :) Holy smokes! Congratulations!!!

Lizzy said...

Congrats! I can't wait to pick your book up next year :)

Lana said...

And not just any book deal! "Wow" doesn't begin to cover it. Many congrats!

Crystal said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! What AMAZING NEWS, Beth! How AWESOME . . . a THREE-BOOK DEAL!! You must be ECSTATIC! You go, girl! :)

I can't wait to read this, too! And to be compared with Hunger Games . . . Wow!

Lenore said...

I am soooo excited for you!! And I ADORE the premise. MUST READ NOW! :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congratulations Beth. That is such great news. I am so happy for you. And you get to inspire us all to keep plugging on.

Niki Schoenfeldt said...

Beth, It was only a matter of time. I am so proud of you. And to be compared to HUNGER GAMES, wow. Big shoes to fill, but I know you can do it.

Corinne said...

MADE OF AWESOME!!! <3

I'm so happy for you! Congrats!

Slamdunk said...

Congrats on your recognition.

Jen said...

HOLY TOLEDO THAT'S AMAZING! I have just become a follower but I am thrilled to hear what a wonderful deal you received!!! Woo-hoo!! Who wouldn't be happy for you, this is fabulous!!! A Major three-book deal no less! You go girl!

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brian Miller said...

congratulations...that is awesome!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

I just had to pop over and say congrats, but also tell you this story.

At SCBWI in NYC this past Jan we attended Ben Schrank's session. He talked about the process of falling in love with a story. He wouldn't mention the author or title of the book but described the opening chapter that immediately moved him the first time he read it. My writing partner, and lovely friend, Megan Rebekah grabbed my hand and whispered "that's Beth's story! That's Beth's story!"

Ben talked PASSIONATELY for a good ten to fifteen minutes about you, your work, and his confidence in the future success of your book.

Your major deal announcement is awesome, but for me, the coolest part was hearing Ben genuinely speak from his heart and soul about his love of your story.

Huge heartfelt congrats to you! Can't wait to read it.

Keri Mikulski said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm sooooo happy for you!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nicole Ducleroir said...

HUGE congratulations!!!!! I can't wait to read your book :))

Kelly Lyman said...

Congrats! So excited for you-

Deva Fagan said...

I heard about your deal over on PJ Hoover's blog, and when I came over to read about it I just had to comment and say congratulations!

It sounds like a fantastic story and I am SO thrilled to see more space-going sf coming out. Here's hoping space-sf really is the next big thing!

I will admit I am also inclined to think favorably of any book by someone who loves Wicked. :-)

Crimey said...

Beth, Congrats!!! A three book deal? That's is majorly, fantastic!!! I'm so excited for you! :)

Nisa said...

Congratulations!!!!! This is such amazing news! I am so happy for you! I can't wait to read it!!!!!

(I apologize for all the exclamation points. I'll try to refrain myself next time. *grin*)

Michelle said...

WOW! I am so very happy for you. It's cool to see someone that I've been following get through the slush and into publication. OMG - super cool, and Congratulations! Now I can't wait to see your book on the shelf in the YA section of my favorite book stores. Yippeeeeeee!

j.m. neeb said...

I'd like to 88th the above sentiments and say "Congratulations!" That is so awesome!

Kristin said...

Oh man! I caught wind of the UK deal, but I didn't clue in it was YOU! Oh my goodness. You must be over the moon and pinching yourself!!!
Major congrats!

Christine Danek said...

Congratulations! Can't wait for the release:)

Tabitha said...

Just saw this (yes, I can't seem to get out from under my rock these days) and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's so awesome!!!!!! :) :) :)

Katie Ganshert said...

Congratulations!!!

Michelle H. said...

Major Congratulations!

Southern Princess said...

Congratulations!!! Woo hoo!!! Shannon Messenger did a post about this over on her blog! So excited for you!!! ;o)


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Scott said...

WOO-HOO!!!

Heather said...

Congrats!!!

CL said...

OMG!!! The next Hunger Games?!! I am so super thrilled for you, Beth! I know you've worked hard for this and you deserve it! You must be dancing on air.... Congratulations, girl!

Corey Schwartz said...

OMG! You have more than a book deal! You have a THREE book deal. Holy friggin' cow!!! Beats my wildest dreams!!!!! So happy for you, Beth!

Chasing the Moon said...

Yay!!! Congratulations and happy wishes to you!!! I look forward to buying your book. Sounds like a fantastic read!

Kelly said...

That's amazing! Congratulations, Beth!!

Vonna said...

Utterly fantastic, Beth! I can't wait to read it!

Cynde L. Hammond said...

Hi, Beth!

I just saw the announcement about your book deal on Elana Johnson's blog and I couldn't be happier for you! Congratulations!!!

So...what do your students think about having a celebrity as their teacher?

I can't wait to read your books, Beth. The story sounds FABULOUS!!!

Sincerely,
~Cynde
Cynde's Got The Write Stuff

Elaine said...

Hi Beth, I may not personally know you but I want to say that's really amazing! Congratulations!

Tahereh said...

WOW CONGRATULATIONS!!!! the book sounds amazing!! i can't wait to read it!!!

congrats congrats congrats!! what spectacular news!!!! :D :D

Tiffany Neal said...

Hi Beth! I came over from Elana's blog and all I can say is CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!

And to have Hunger Games in the same paragraph as yours...I WOULD HAVE DIED!!!!

So amazing. Congrats!

Andrea said...

Congratulations, Beth! Your book sounds like one both my daughters and I would love. I can hardly wait to read it!

Kat Harris said...

Congrats Beth!

Rebecca J. Carlson said...

Hooray for you again!

carole said...

WOW WOW WOW!
Carole Weatherford

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you Beth! I love hearing news like this! And your story sounds really fascinating!! Way to go!!

Susan Quinn said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!

Not only do you have a book deal, you have a SF YA THREE BOOK DEAL!!!

Gah.

I'm so happy for you, and for the genre, and for the rest of us SF writers who will happily watch you revive the field!!

Jessica Kennedy said...

Congrats!

Lily Robinson said...

I heard it through the grapevine... CONGRATS!

Marcia said...

Congratulations. How absolutely wonderful.

Faith E. Hough said...

Congratulations! Your story and world sound amazing and I can't wait to read myself into them!

Kelly H-Y said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!! Three books ... are you kidding?!?! Forget Cloud Nine ... you must be on, well, a WAY higher-numbered cloud!!! I am SO, SO thrilled for you! SO THRILLED! (Can you tell ... by the caps and exlamation points?!) :-) Huge congrats to you, my friend ... YOU ROCK!!!!!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

This is fabulous!

M. Dunham said...

Congratulations Beth!

Oddyoddyo13 said...

CONGRATS on your book!!!!!

Caledonia Lass said...

Congratulations!!!

Theresa Milstein said...

I just came over from Elena Johnson's post link. Congratulations and I wish you much success.

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Omigosh omigosh omigosh!!!!

They said you will do for sci fi what Hunger Games did for YA dystopia, HOLY COW!!!!

That is some serious love for your books, CONGRATULATIONS!!! :D

Myrna Foster said...

Wow. You don't look old enough to be Shannon Messenger's high school teacher.

Congratulations. Your book sounds incredible. I love sci-fi and can't wait to read your story.

Dominique said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations! That's fabulous. :D

Kim Pierce said...

That is so amazing! I haven't been to your blog before, but I'm still so happy to hear about this!

dellgirl said...

Congratulations, Beth. Wonderful news. I'm so happy for you.

Eric said...

Well, despite the fact that I am #128 to say this...


...CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!


That is so awesome, Beth. This is only the beginning of what will hopefully become a very successful writing career. Nice job!

150 said...

Hey, wasn't this query letter on Evil Editor at some point?

Lynnette Labelle said...

Flipping fantastic! Way to go fellow teach!

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

Lisa Schroeder said...

Just wanted to give you my congrats as well! Your news is all over the internet!!

Enjoy this moment - I know you've worked hard to get here.

Yayyyyyyy!!!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

I'm here by way of Elana Johnson who is buzzing about your fantastic news so I wanted to give you my heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS on a major book deal!!! Yahoo!!! Amazing and thrilling and it takes a TON of work to get here. I know. I signed a three book deal last year with Scholastic. :-)

Hope you're celebrating - and it's nice to *meet* you. :-)

Melissa said...

Congratulations Beth! I'm so happy for a fellow YA sci/fi writer to find such wonderful success! Can't wait to read your book:)

Stephanie Denise Brown said...

Hi there! Fellow SCBWI member. I just wanted to wish you congratulations!! I'm a big spec fic fan and your book sounds so good that I wish I had a copy to read right now!!! Looking forward to 2011. :)

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations!

OfficeGirl said...

Congrats to you!! Your sucess is amazing! I am so happy for you and all your hard work! You truly are an inspiration!!

Carrie Harris said...

Okay, so my squeals are belated, but they're still squeals! I've been sequestered with my editorial letter and just heard. SO AWESOME, CHICA!!!!!! SOOOOOOO AWESOME!

Jennifer Walkup said...

Hi Beth, I'm new to your blog but I think we may have crossed paths a few times back in the agent search. Just wanted to offer a BIG CONGRATS to you on the book deal! WHOO HOO!:)

Carrie Harris said...

Woot! Welcome to 2k11!

Bane of Anubis said...

That's ultra-cool. Way big congratulations.

kathrynjankowski said...

Fantastic news! Congratulations!!!
;-)

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Congratulations Beth.
I can't wait to read your book next year :)

Samantha Bennett said...

Whoo-hoo for book deals! BIG congratulations!

Dawn Simon said...

Congratulations!! And your book sounds awesome!! I'm so excited for you!

Inkblot said...

Congrats, Beth! Such good news! And such a good reward for all the hard slogging. Well done indeed :o)

Gretchen said...

Hi Beth, I've been out of the loop for a week and just now catching up on things. Wow, look what I missed: Your great news. I'm sure you can't wait to hold it in your hands and I can't wait to read it.

elizabeth mueller said...

Congratulations, Beth! I am so excited for you! WHeeee! ;)

Aisley Crosse said...

They compared you to The Hunger Games, wow. That's huge! Congratulations!

Blodeuedd said...

Came across your site via twitter,and congrats on that deal :D If they compared you to the Hunger Games, well then it will surely be a hit

Carmen said...

Been out of the loop. You're living my dream, Beth! WAY TO GO!!

Christine said...

CONGRATS BETH!! I read the first chapter that you posted a link to. OH MY LORD. SO GOOD. I can't waiiitttt!

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