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09.15.2011

PHILIPPA GREGORY SIGNS MAJOR YOUNG ADULT INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING DEAL WITH SIMON & SCHUSTER

S I M O N & S C H U S T E R
C H I L D R E N ' S P U B L I S H I N G D I V I S I O N
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Fax: 212-698-4350


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New York, NY, Thursday, September 15, 2011 – Philippa Gregory, the #1 international
bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Red Queen will publish her first-ever young
adult titles under a new global publishing agreement with Simon & Schuster.


Ingrid Selberg, Director of Children’s Publishing for Simon & Schuster UK, and Jon Anderson,
Executive Vice President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing have jointly
acquired world rights to four young adult historical romance titles from Philippa Gregory Limited
via Anthony Mason. The books will be edited by Venetia Gosling, Fiction Editorial Director at
S&S UK Children’s, with the first title planned for publication in hardcover in summer 2012.


Philippa Gregory is a leading writer of historical fiction and one of Simon & Schuster’s most
successful authors on the global publishing scene. A mega-bestselling adult author under the
Simon & Schuster Touchstone imprint, Philippa Gregory's books have nearly 9 million copies in
print. Her Tudor and The Cousins' War novels have all made the New York Times Bestseller list
with The Other Boleyn Girl reaching the #1 spot. Her hugely successful Tudor series was
adapted as a hit TV drama in 2007 and The Other Boleyn Girl was made into a major film in
2008.


The new deal sees the Philippa Gregory brand being extended to a new generation of readers,
bringing her historical expertise and critically acclaimed storytelling to a younger audience. The
books will receive a coordinated worldwide publication in the United States, the United
Kingdom, Canada, Australia and India, and in tandem with her adult fiction (for which Gregory
signed a new three book deal with Simon & Schuster in October 2010), with a comprehensive
marketing and publicity campaign across both lists. The books will be published by the Simon
Pulse imprint in the Unites States.
“I am delighted to move into a new form of writing,” said Philippa Gregory, “I know I have many
young readers already and it will be a pleasure to write a series especially for them. Bringing
history alive is a great joy and to bring it to a young generation doubly so.”


Jon Anderson added: “Philippa Gregory is the gold standard for historical fiction. These books
are an irresistible combination that will introduce a whole new group of readers to Philippa
Gregory, and we look forward to working closely with Philippa to make this new venture a great
success.”


S I M O N & S C H U S T E R
C H I L D R E N ' S P U B L I S H I N G D I V I S I O N
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Fax: 212-698-4350

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Readers, Simon Pulse, Simon Scribbles, and Simon Spotlight. While maintaining an extensive awardwinning
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Contact: Paul Crichton, VP, Director of Publicity
212-698-2809, Paul.Crichton@simonandschuster.com

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212-698-2809
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