The Selection Stories

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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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Why your preorder was cancelled

Okay, if you are one of my very faithful readers, then you’ve probably already preordered The Favorite or The Selection Stories: The Queen and The Favorite, which were due out March 2015. And there’s a chance that you’ve gotten a notice that your preorder is cancelled, which is weird, yeah? So let me explain.

Yes, your preorder has been cancelled because the e-book of The Favorite and the paperback bind up of The Queen and The Favorite are no longer happening. At least, not in March. Why? Good question. One of the great things about the world of The Selection is that the more time I spend with it, the better it gets. It was amazing (if not a little weird) to see a young Clarkson through Amberly’s eyes, and it was a special opportunity for me to show you just how hard Aspen was fighting for America in his own words. America, Marlee, Maxon, Aspen, and Amberly have all gotten to take a turn sharing their voice, but recently, I felt there was one more character I wanted to give just a tiny, itty bitty, little moment to: Celeste.

With the timing of everything, a few things had to be rethought, and my hope was that you’d be able to have all the stories, in print, in one place. So, instead of simply getting The Favorite in March, in OCTOBER you will be getting a HARDBACK bind up with the following:

  • The extended version of The Prince
  • The Guard
  • The Queen
  • The Favorite
  • Three scenes with Celeste (that I still need to name... hmm.)
  • The second epilogue to The One
  • Some other stuff
  • Oh, and did I mention that this will be illustrated?

So, yeah, the awesomeness is being delayed. But it means that you will get bonus awesomeness. I know it’s still a bit of a wait for The Heir, but don’t worry! There will be plenty to talk about between now and then, and I hope your wait for the new (title-less) hardback will be worth it. Leave questions in the comments ,and I will try to update on Friday!

Happy New Year!

UPDATE 01/02/15

Yes! The Favorite will still be released as an ebook! It will be released at the same time as the hardbound book, so you will all get it at the same time, but not be forced to buy books you already own.

No! The date for The Heir is NOT being pushed back. Still coming out May 5, 2015!

Celeste is NOT getting a full novella. It's three scenes across the series from her perspective. One made me cry. I miss that girl!

I don't have a full list of the other content at the moment. We're picking a choosing things. More soon!

The epilogue is the same one you read at MoreSelection.com, just in print now. And this is the same version of The Prince that is in The Selection Stories: The Prince and The Guard, which has 2 more chapters than the e-version.

Yes! Eventually this will be out in paperback, so if you want to wait so it matches the rest of your set, no worries.

If you haven't preordered anything yet, you can still get this. It will be available in October.

I'm assuming this will all be available as an ebook as well in October. Not sure how illustrations will translate (I don't really eread, so I don't know much about it) but I will keep you posted on this one.

No! I'm not illustrating! And no news as to who is or what exactly will be illustrated. Updates on that once it's available.

International readers! You will (probably) get this in some form or another. Several countries already bought the rights to the two new novellas, so we're scrambling to change wording/deals and make sure you get everything. That stuff is out of my hands! I'll keep you posted.

No, I don't think there will be any more novellas or short stories after this. I think I'll be done.

Finally, this was done in partnership with my publisher. I don't make all the calls, and I'm certainly not trying to rip you off. If you feel uncomfortable buying the new book, I encourage you to borrow it from a library or friend. I respect that.

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HUGE NEWS!

In case you missed the insanity today, I have some news for you! First, if you head over to unlockmoreselection.com, you can read the first three chapters of The Queen, which will be out December 2, 2014.

Second, we are writing a fourth novella about Marlee entitled The Favorite! The Queen and The Favorite will be out in a paperback bind up early 2015!

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!

I'm so pleased to announce that we are writing TWO MORE FULL LENGTH SELECTION NOVELS! The first of the, entitled The Heir, will be out Spring 2015!

I hope you guys are just as excited as I am! More to come soon!

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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!

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An Update on The Selection Stories and The Guard

So it’s 2014. February is just around the corner which means that very soon, you will be able to get your hands on The Guard and The Selection Stories. I’ve been aching for a while to talk about every little thing you’re going to get in The Selection Stories, so grab your Skittles and pay attention, because this is everything that’s going to be in bind-up:

-The long awaited novella from Aspen’s point of view, The Guard.

-The Prince. But not just any old version. An extended version. You heard me!

-The complete list of the Selected girls

-The breakdown of the castes

-A Q&A with me. I’m Kiera. I wrote the books.

-The playlist for The Selection, along with where lyrics tie into lines from the book.

-The same thing for The Elite’s playlist.

-America, Aspen, and Maxon’s family trees with some bonus details to explain their families.

-And, of course, the first three chapters of The One!

 

Now, if you’ve already purchased The Prince, and you don’t want all that extra stuff, you can still order the ebook of The Guard and receive the first two chapters of The One with that.

Either way, awesome things are coming this year.

Trust me when I say, this is only the cake. The frosting has yet to come. And there will be sprinkles eventually. Trust.

Both go on sale February 4th!

FOLLOW UP: There were several questions raised about content, where to pre-order, and a few other things. I did a blog post to clear things up. Please leave any new questions there, and I'll add on!

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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!