Andersen Press has acquired Evernight, the first in a trilogy by Blue Peter Award-winning author Ross MacKenzie [pictured above].
Charlie Sheppard, Publishing Director of Andersen Press, bought World rights at auction from Stephanie Thwaites at Curtis Brown in the biggest fiction acquisition for Andersen in recent years.
The book is described as t “a darkly magical adventure story, with a strong mixed-race heroine, perfect for fans of Northern Lights and Nevermoor.”
It will publish with a large-scale marketing and publicity campaign, which will include an author tour across the UK, marketing spend and point of sale material for the trade, and a school-focussed sampler campaign. Proof copies will be available in the summer, ahead of a March 2020 release.
Charlie Sheppard, Andersen Press’ Publishing Director, has said, “At Andersen Press I’ve always had the luxury of being able to publish books that I would have devoured as a child. Evernight, for me, has the perfect combination of magic, intrigue, twists and world-building that my inner child still can’t resist. I’m so very pleased and proud to be publishing this book and can’t wait to get it into the hands of children everywhere.”