My Friday Love -The Power of New Adult Indie’s

Posted 30 November, 2012 by Danny in Blog, Danny, Friday Love, Meme / 4 Comments

Happy Friday Welcome to our Friday Feature!

My Friday Love

My Friday Love is a weekly  where we want to share what we loved during this past week.

My Friday Love is…

The Power of New Adult Indie’s!!!

..and this post could be super duper long! But, today I just want to focus on the recent shooting stars! Authors who bravely self-published their books and then got acquired by one of the big six Publisher!! I mean, we all by now know about the success of “Beautiful Disaster”, Easy, Slammed, Thoughtless , The Vincent Boys and so on and on…

Losing it by Cora Carmack

Just last week November 14th Cora Carmack announced a 3 book Deal with Harper Collins including “Losing It” . She published Losing It October 15th and only a month later Harper Collins offered her a deal! WOOTT

Note: “Losing It” is still available for only $3.99 on amazon!

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

I have first heard of this book from Deea’s Journal and I got a copy right after she told me how awesome it is! November 5th Katja Millay announced that she just signed a contract with Atria (Simon & Schuster), the same publisher who got already Beautiful Disaster, Slammed and Thoughtless. Woot!!

The old and the new cover:



The Secret of Ella and Micha  by Jessica Sorensen.

Grand Central Publishing picked up another New Adult series: The Secret of Ella and Micha  by Jessica Sorensen.

Note: The Secret of Ella and Micha is still available on amazon for $0.99

Crash, Clash and Book 3 by Nicole Williams

Last but not least, HarperTeen acquired Crash, Clash and Book 3 by Nicole Williams! This is technically a YA-NA crossover as the book starts in Senior Year and then moves to College with Clash! And… I am not sure what to think about the cover change. I love the new covers, but… I was so so in love with the “old ones” Anyways! CONGRATS!

old covers


I love these covers! Because they are simply perfect and totally catch the books!!!

From both books are already the new HarperTeen versions available, regular eBook Price

New HarperTeen covers


So major congrats to all authors and I am super excited for their success!!!! And I’m amazed, thrilled and happy to see that big publisher finally move along with the hype! It was time!!

Did you hear of any more success stories like these??

Much Friday Love,


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4 Responses to “My Friday Love -The Power of New Adult Indie’s”

  1. Fabulous post Danny!! I agree with you about Crash, Clash, and the third book. I actually really, really like the old covers. The new covers are still cool but they feel a little too generic, I think. The old ones were more unique and recognizable. I actually have a copy of Crash and I can’t wait to read it!!
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  2. Oh I have several of these books for review in fact I think all of them. I just got Sea of Tranquility and I am doing a post on Ella and Micha during Fire and Ice. I have to say I prefer the old covers of Crash. It is nice to see these inde authors who do it right making a big splash.
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  3. Fabulous roundup! I had downloaded Losing It and Crash before the deals, so now I feel like I got a bargain. I’m so excited for these authors’ success. I read an interesting blog post a few weeks back that self-pubbing might be the new query letter, and it certainly seems like it might be true.

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  4. Hm, I don’t know if I’d really say The Sea of Tranquility is new adult – Is that what they’re marketing it as?? I just finished yesterday (LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE) and it was amazing! But even though the characters are pretty independent and making choices on their own, they’re still in high school and dealing with all the high school drama. Personally for me, it was YA.
    And I LOVE the new cover. I think it’s striking and I love how it ties into the book!
    I really want to read Crash too! I keep hearing good things about that one.
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