Tuesday 22 March 2011

Really Random Tuesday

Really Random Tuesday is a meme created by Suko at Suko's Notebook which is a way to post odds and ends--announcements, musings, quotes, photos--any blogging and book-related things you can think of.

Firstly, the big news from Orion, who have announced the arrival of Indigo, a new imprint aimed at the young adult market featuring established well loved authors and exciting debut ones too. It will be launched in September 2011 and the company will release 4 new titles a month.
Fiona Kennedy will be the publisher of INDIGO alongside her role as publisher of Orion Children’s Books, with commissioning editors Gillian Redfearn (also Gollancz) and Amber Caraveo (also Orion Children's Books).
Here are some of the exciting authors leading the way for INDIGO.
Mia James, Cinda Williams Chima, Harlan Coben, Kate Harrison, Holly Black, Marcus Sedgwick, Sara Grant,Sally Gardner, Chris Wooding, Anna Kendall, Cliff McNish, Sarah Silverwood, Alan Gibbons, James Dawson,Chloe Neill and Annabel Pitcher.

Soul Beach by Kate Harrison will be one of the first books to be released in September.

I can't wait until September to dive into some of these books. The fact that Holly Black and Marcus Sedgewick are on this list has me jumping around with excitement. Also from what I have read about the debuts authors they are going to be outstanding. I have already spoken to James Dawson on Twitter and can't wait to read his debut book.
Remember to keep an eye open for the new books. I will show you all the first releases very soon.
Yesterday I got to meet Lauren Oliver, author of the brilliant novel Dystopian which I reviewed here.  I got to meet lots of lovely bloggers as well as getting the opportunity to chat to Lauren herself.  I will give you  a whole post about it on Monday with lots of pictures of the event.
I also got to poke around the offices of Little Brown Co, yesterday too. It was lovely to meet the wonderful people who keep us inundated with books from Abacus, Virago and Atom, as well as Sphere and Piatkus.I am just glad they didn't leave me alone too long with their extremely full book cases!
Don't forget that Katherine Langrish will be on the blog from tomorrow until Saturday, talking about her new book West of the Moon. Be sure to stop by, as there will be a giveaway too.


  1. I am so envious that you got to go to Little Brown!

  2. I love the cover of Soul Beach. How exciting that you were at Little Brown! Lucky you!

  3. How heavy was your bag when you left? That's what I want to know :D Jealous doesn't even come close to it!

    Love the sound of Indigo - so many of those authors are on my wishlist!

  4. Oh my gosh, I can't wait to read all about yesterday!

  5. Yay for meeting Lauren Oliver! Sounds like you've been up to some pretty fun adventures -- will look forward to reading about them!

  6. Sounds like a pretty exciting week!

  7. Verity - I am sure you will get to go soon.

    Yvonne - it was lovely to visit. You think Soul Beach is good, wait until you see the other titles too.

    Carmen- I only came back with one book from there. I didn't ask!

    Bermudaonion - ah you will have to wait until Monday!

    Meg - she was lovely!

    JoAnn - I haven't come back to Earth yet!

  8. Oooh, very exciting list of post for Indigo! Also, can't wait to read your post about the bloggers meet-up :)

  9. Vivienne, I didn't know you did this meme until a few minutes ago. My blogroll was showing a Big Break post! I will be sure to link to yours. :)

    Thank you for sharing all the great book news. The launch of Indigo sounds exciting!

  10. It sounds like you had a fabulous time, between meeting Lauren Oliver and looking around Little Brown! So very cool! I can't wait to see the photos on Monday!

  11. Oooh, can't wait to hear about the author/blogger meet-up! Sounds like a great time.

  12. I'm so envious that you got to go to Little Brown. I can't wait to hear all about it.

  13. wow, very cool about Little Brown Co and getting to meet Lauren Oliver!!!

  14. How cool that you got to visit Little Brown! I think we are all a bit jealous now :)

    Looking forward to your post about Lauren Oliver. I just read your excellent review and want to hear more.


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