Book Deal News: Delacorte Press Will Publish Sophie Kinsella's First YA Novel in 2015


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New York, NY (October 22, 2014)—Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, will publish FINDING AUDREY by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shopaholic series, Sophie Kinsella, on June 9, 2015, it was announced today by Barbara Marcus, President & Publisher, Random House Children’s Books. U.S. and Open Market rights for Kinsella’s debut teen novel were acquired by Beverly Horowitz, VP, Publisher, Delacorte Press, from agent Kim Witherspoon at Inkwell Management. Horowitz will edit, and the novel will be published with a first printing of 150,000 copies and supported by a major marketing and publicity campaign.

FINDING AUDREY is a contemporary young adult novel featuring a 14-year-old girl recovering from an anxiety disorder, and it blends family comedy, romance, and personal discovery.

“To welcome Sophie Kinsella to Random House Children’s Books is a wonderful moment for us, and for teen readers everywhere,” says Marcus. “The story that Kinsella tells in FINDING AUDREY will appeal widely, and we cannot wait to share it.”

“FINDING AUDREY is my first YA novel, and I loved writing it. Audrey has already become a best friend to me, and I hope you will enjoy meeting her and her crazy family,” says Kinsella. “I’m so delighted to be working now with Random House Children’s Books, together with the Random House team that publishes my novels for adults.”

“Sophie Kinsella’s voice and writing style are so spot-on for teen readers and twenty-somethings,” says Horowitz. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring Sophie to the young adult community of readers in the U.S. with the publication of FINDING AUDREY.”

Published in 42 countries and translated into 39 languages, Kinsella’s books have sold more than 36 million copies worldwide. Her most recent adult novel, Shopaholic to the Stars, wasreleased on October 21, 2014, by The Dial Press.

Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series and the novels Can You Keep a Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, Twenties Girl, I’ve Got Your Number, and Wedding Night. Finding Audrey is her first young adult novel. She lives in England.

By Sophie Kinsella / Delacorte Press / On sale June 9, 2015
HC ISBN: 9780553536515 / $18.99 / NCR / Ages 12 Up
Ebook ISBN: 9780553536522
Random House Children’s Books is the world’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher. Creating books for toddlers through young adult readers, in all formats from board books to activity books to picture books, novels, ebooks, and apps, the imprints of Random House Children’s Books bring together award-winning authors and illustrators, world-famous franchise characters, and multimillion-copy series. The company’s website, Kids @ Random (, offers an array of activities, games, and resources for children, teens, parents, and educators. Random House Children’s Books is a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.

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