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Film, News, The Selection, The Selection Stories

Warner Brothers has purchased the film rights for The Selection!

The announcement has just been made! Here's the official word via Deadline.com:

"Warner Bros has won film rights to Kiera Cass’ global bestseller The Selection, the first of a five-novel series, and has set Black List scribe Katie Lovejoy to adapt it. DiNovi Pictures’ Denise DiNovi and Alison Greenspan are producing with Pouya Shahbazian. Lovejoy’s script The Arsonist Love Story made the 2010 Black List.

The book has sold 3.5 million copies worldwide, and two other volumes have been published. HarperTeen just made a two-book deal to continue the series, which is published in 32 languages. Described as The Hunger Games without the bloodshed, it follows 35 underprivileged girls who are chosen to compete to live in a life of luxury. The protagonist, America Singer, is sweet on a young man from her district, but when she’s exposed to the opulence of a royal life, she’s conflicted, even though a rebel uprising threatens the pampered.

As for Lovejoy, she recently developed a pilot for NBC, with Universal Television, Eva Longoria, and John Glenn producing. She previously wrote pilots for NBC, Bravo, and ABC and worked on the staff of the NBC series Dracula. She is repped by CAA and Myman Greenspan. Cass is repped by Red Tree Literary and New Leaf Literary & Media. Andy Fischel and Julia Spiro are overseeing for Warner Bros."

Sooooo, what are your thoughts on a possible Selection movie? I'm sure there will be lots of questions, and I'll try to get to those soon! Thanks for all your support, y'all! These things only happen because of you!

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Roundup!

A lot has gone on this week so I thought it might be handy to put it all in one place for you. So, in case you missed it, here’s what happened this week:

First, you guys asked for it, and we finally got it. HarperTeen has released the music from the trailer for The One which, as it turns out, was made especially for that video. You can download it here.

Second, Margot tagged me in the Epic Reads Book Tag. The video is below. If you want to participate, make a video, label it Epic Reads Book Tag, answer the questions, and tag your friends!

Third, I may have done some normal, non-interesting, totally average readings of quotes from The Selection series. If you want to see, here you go.

And finally, my first round of events are up. Yes, I will be going on tour for The Heir. Dates and cities will be coming very soon! And, yes, there are some international trips in the works, but I cannot talk about them until they’re final.

I think that’s pretty much everything. Oh, I also saw this guy. Now we’re done.

General, News, Personal

Officially Kiera

After trying to register myself on a social media site recently only to find there was already a Kiera Cass on there pretending to be me, I realized it might be helpful for you guys to have a list of all the social media sites I’m actually on, and the names I’m listed under. This way, if you only want the serious book stuff, you know exactly where to go. Or if you're looking for shenanigans, well, I can help you there as well!

But let’s start with my website. Everything on this site is 100% official and completely book related. I keep this as up to date as possible since this is the hub. If there is something you feel should be covered here and isn't, please leave a comment. I want you guys to be able to find all the information you need somewhere here!

Twitter- (Kiera Cass) Twitter is probably the way I communicate with my readers the most. It’s the fastest way to get information out, and I sometimes share things there before I do on my website. It depends. It’s a little bit of everything: book stuff, family stuff, lots of lyrics, and I like to do chats (a la Question Monday) there. I do not follow back, but I do read ALL of my replies. Even if I don't respond, I see you!

Facebook- (Professional: Kiera Cass) I do have a personal facebook page, but I am no longer adding people there if I do not know you and am in the process of deleting most unknown friends. Unless I ask you to, please don't send me a friend reqest. Also, I do not read the direct messages here. I post lots of book things on my personal page but am currently moving all bookish things to my author page. It is co-run by Samantha (who set up the page and ran it almost completely on her own for years, all the while giving me access to it. Very cool!) and myself. All official book things.

Tumblr- (partylikeawordstar) This started as a place to collect awesome fanmade art, AUs, etc. I reblog a lot of that, as well as a bunch of stuff about One Direction and the book world in general. I also tend to answer questions there because I can do it in a longer form than twitter. This is a pretty laid back version of me, and not intended to be a professional platform. I share things there because there's a fandom, but it's pretty chill. Tags I check: Kiera Cass, partylikeawordstar, The Selection, The Elite. Not The One because of random junk.

Youtube- (kieracass) My channel is a mix of things. I make lots of videos following the publishing process, as well as general videos about life, and there’s a bunch of stuff about my kids. I don't post there often these days, but I still love making videos.

Pinterest- (Kiera Cass) I do have boards dedicated to every book I've made at the moment. I also have ones about food, clothes, Rob Pattinson, and things that make me laugh. I don't update often.

Vine- (Kiera Cass) Almost exclusively videos of my kids. This is mostly for me and my family to enjoy, but you’re welcome to follow. Tags I check: KieraCass, TheSelection.

Instagram- (partylikeawordstar) This is a new one for me, and I don’t intend to use it very often, but you never know. Tags I might check: partylikeawordstar, KieraCass, TheSelection

There are a handful of other places you can find me as well like GoodReads and Google+, but I am never there. It's a waste to try to contact me through those mediums.

I hope this explains things and helps you decide what's most useful for you as a reader. Naturally, I can't participate in everything, so my time on certain places is limited. I would personally suggest you find me on twitter to be most up to date. Thanks for hanging out with me!

News, The One

Happy Valentine's Day!

If you somehow missed it, today I shared six new teasers from THE ONE. Just in case you didn't catch them (or any of the others I've shared so far) here they are. All sneak peeks in the future can be found on The One's FAQ page.

#1: "I apologize for being out of uniform, sir."

#2: "Come out, Mer, it's Max."

#3: I found myself admiring them, wondering at the courage it took to run toawrd danger for the sake of other people.

#4: There is a different kind of beauty that comes with humility and honesty.

#5: "No one will know. And seeing as you were with the prince, I won’t ask questions. Whatever you did, I’ll trust it was something important."

#6: I watched as the palace was transformed. Almost overnight, lush Christmas trees lined the hallways of the first floor, garlands were strung down the stairways, and all the floral arrangements were changed to include holly or mistletoe.

#7: "I need your help." Without batting an eye, he responded. "Anything.

#8: "I didn't stand a chance, did I?"

#9: "Are you scared?" he asked. "No." "Me neither." But I was pretty sure we were both lying.

#10: I felt our noses brush in the dark, and the urge to kiss him came unexpectedly fast.

#11: "It makes me nervous to feel some of the things I do. But I want you to know, I'm still looking at you, too."

#12: His body was now up against mine, his hand low on my back, holding me to him.

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Heading to Target!

Hey all! I just wanted to let you all know, there's another place for you to get a signed copy of The One! Target is offering an online only pre order of signed copies of The One. I'm very excited about this because if you wanted to get a signed copy, but maybe didn't want to get the Barnes and Noble special edition with the bonus stuff, you finally have that option.

Let me try to get to some questions before they get asked:

  • Does this have the poster and bonus chapters? No!
  • Will this be available in stores? No!
  • What about internationally? You'll have to check Target's shipping policies. I have nothing to do with that.

I think that's all for now. Enjoy!

News, The Selection Stories

The Selection Stories Audiobook

A few months ago, a handful of voices were sent my way as possibilites to speak the parts of Aspen and Maxon for The Selection Stories. I listened to all my options... about a dozen times! And then narrowed it down to my top pick and backup for both.

I'm so happy to tell you today that both of my top picks were able to do the audiobook of The Selection Stories! Nick Podhel will be the voice of Maxon, and Tristan Morris will be the voice of Aspen. You can listen to them introducing themselves on HarperCollin's soundcloud page!

While we're talking about this though, I want to give a little shout out to Amy Rubinate, who has voiced America for all of the books. She's been hanging out all along and has done a really lovely job. You can listen to a sample of Amy reading as America on the Amazon page.

How do you feel about the voices of our three main characters? Personally, I'm stoked!

Contests, General, News, The Elite

Fun things!

Hello, all! I just wanted to update you on a few things in The Selection world.

First, yes, back from Brazil, which was awesome. Hoping to find time to make a video, but not sure it'll happen! Maybe a blog post will be the best I can do. And France is just around the corner... like... this time next week holy poop!

Second, if you didn't know, there's a fanart contest happening on tumblr! Hop on over and make your best art. Prizes include signed books, a tumblr follow from me, and a one-on-one chat.

And three, there will be more to come from other places, but, for now, here is your first deleted scene from The Elite! You can find it under the bonus content section for The Elite listed on my BOOKS page. Enjoy!

News, The Guard, The One, The Prince, The Selection Stories

Covers! So many covers!

In case you didn't see MTV's wonderful reveal yesterday, here is the final, actual cover art for THE ONE:

I'm absolutely in love with it and want to say a thousand things, but there are other covers to discuss, so lets move on! We also revealed the cover art for THE SELECTION STORIES:

I love her face here! So pretty! Now, you may already know that THE SELECTION STORIES will contain THE PRINCE, THE GUARD, and a bunch of other goodies from me. But if you already have your e-copy of THE PRINCE and would like to only purchase an e-copy of THE GUARD, you can! And this will be the cover you're looking for:

And there you have it! Those are all the remaining covers for Selectiony books. It's a little strange to have them all out there, but I'm still looking forward to you getting to read all these things hiding behind these lovely covers. THE GUARD will (I hope) help everyone see Aspen's logic, THE SELECTION STORIES will have some exciting bonus features that I seriously cannot wait to gush about, and THE ONE... well, it's everything I hoped it would be, and I can't for you to see how it all ends.

What do you think of the covers? Shout out in the comments!

News, Personal

Contact

Over the years, I've prided myself in personally responding to all the emails readers would send me. Then a little while after The Selection came out, I had to start using a form response. And then there were so many emails I could hardly make time to read them all! It's a really cool problem to have, but I've felt very guilty about not being able to write back. So, as of today, there is no longer an email form on my contact page. I make myself very available through twitter, tumblr, and facebook, and if there are brief questions, I can usually answer them there. Also! I do have an FAQ page, and 90% of the time, the things you're asking about are already answered there.

I hope that those of you who want to say hi will still stop by and tweet at me from time to time. I'm having to cut back on some things to keep doing this job well, and I think this will make things smoother for all of us.

If you happen to have questions about rights or events, my agent and my publicist are both listed on my contact page and will be able to help with professional inquiries.

Thanks for being so enthusiastic, guys! And I hope to keep hearing from you!

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Update on Brazil!

Hello, lovelies! Ok, so there are still a lot of questions to answer about my upcoming trip to Brazil, but I wanted to go ahead and hand over what I know. Honestly, it’s not much at the moment, but stay tuned for further updates!

My schedule:

Friday, October 25: Panel and signing at the FLICA festival in Cachoeira

Monday, October 28: Signing (and Q&A?) in Rio de Janeiro

Tuesday, October 29: Signing (and Q&A?) in Sao Paulo

And that’s about it! See, not much! But I will tell you this: If I’m taking the time to travel to another country, you can bet that I want to meet you. So I’m going to do everything I can to make myself available to you all while I’m there.

Depending on limitations imposed by the festival or bookstores, there may be a cap on how many books I can sign or how pictures are taken, but know that I absolutely want to have a moment with you, even if it only lasts a few seconds. You can help things go smoothly by following any guidelines that are set in place by the event makers and trying to be patient as sometimes those signings can take a while. I wasn’t expecting things to be as big as they were in the Philippines, and you guys seem just as excited! So, just in case one or more of these events gets into the hundreds of people again, know that I would never leave without signing everyone’s books, so don’t stress if you end up being the last person in line.

As our times and locations are finalized, I will post more on my events page. Thanks for having me, Brazil! Callaway and I are getting very excited for our visit!

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And away we go!

Tomorrow, we start the first leg of my first ever international trip to visit the Philippines! I’m going to do my best to keep you guys updated about events and just share the fun, but it might be a little hard. For the best and quickest updates, please follow me on twitter. I’m @kieracass! Looking forward to the adventure. Updates soon!

News, The Elite, The One, The Selection

I'm Coming to Brazil!

I’m so excited to finally announce that I’M COMING TO BRAZIL! I’ll be at the FLICA Book Festival on October 25th! I will also be heading to Sao Paulo around that time as well. I don’t have any info on specific events or signings at the moment, but as soon as the plans become more solid, I’ll share.

For now, please refer to the FLICA web site for any questions you have, and I will probably have more updates once I get back from the Philippines. One trip at a time!

That said, I seriously can’t wait to come. My Brazilian fans have been some of my most enthusiastic, and I cannot wait to meet/hug you. See you in October!

News, The Elite, The One, The Prince, The Selection

I'm coming to the Philippines!

Ahh! I’m so thrilled to finally announce that I am coming to the Philippines this August! I’ve been sitting on this news a while, ABSOLUTELY dying to tell you all about it. I’ll be in Manila on August 3 and Cebu on August 4, so if you’re in the area, please come out and see me (and Callaway). I have to give a massive thank you to the wonderful people at National Bookstore for putting on these events and for being so helpful in organizing everything over the last few months. Even though I’m TERRIFIED about the flights, I can’t wait to see you there. My readers in the Philippines have been some of my sweetest, so I’m packing extra hugs for you guys. If you have questions, I’ll try to find answers for you as soon as I can.  Otherwise, see you next month!

RSVP to the events on Facebook here!

UPDATE: Read the FAQ!

 

News, TV, The Selection

Yes, the CW passed on The Selection

Late last Thursday, I got the official call from the CW about THE SELECTION pilot being passed over. From what I understand, it was very well received, but when the executives got into the boardroom and actually had to arrange the schedule, there was just no place for it. I want to thank the cast and crew for their very hard work and wish them luck with their future projects. I’m not bitter about the show not happening, and I want to encourage you to adopt the same attitude. Just because nothing is happening now doesn’t mean something won’t in the future. No worries, guys!

To clear up a few rumors:

Yes, the script floating around is the actual one from the second pilot. I’m asking those of you who haven’t read it to please refrain from doing so, and if you have read it, please don’t pass it along. The studios try to keep those to themselves for good reasons, and, as I mentioned before, the new pilot was meant for very mature audiences.

And yes, I do get the rights back and could pursue another television or movie deal. If that happens (and that’s a very big if), it wouldn’t be for a few years.

In the meantime, I’m hoping to announce some very cool book-related news soon! Stay tuned!

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New PO Box!

I'm moving! And my PO box is coming with me. If you ever want to send notes to me, please send them to:

Kiera Cass

PO Box 905

Christiansburg, VA 24068

And while we're discussing the new address, I also need to address a new policy. In the past, I've allowed people to send books to me along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, and I would sign books and send them back. Due to far too many mistakes that have ended up with me spending tons of money on shipping books, I can no longer do this!

If you would like a signed copy of any of my books, please call the Christiansburg, VA Barnes & Noble at 540.381.4923. You can purchase a book and pay for shipping through them, and I will hop over and sign things a few at a time, which will make things faster and easier for everyone! Also note that I do not respond to post mail. I rarely even answer emails anymore due to time restraints. But if you want to send me a note, I save everything. Thanks, guys!

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New Series!

I’m so excited to be able to tell you about my newest project. Here’s the write up in Publisher’s Weekly. I hope you’ll love 238 as much as you love America:

Erica Sussman at HarperTeen has acquired a new series by Kiera Cass, author of The Selection. In the as-yet-untitled YA romance, which was pitched as Matched meets Never Let Me Go, children trained in academies to be perfect friends can be purchased by the wealthy as companions, and a forbidden romance ensues. Elana Roth of Red Tree Literary negotiated the two-book deal for world English rights.