Media Release: Global win for Macmillan Trade Group
London, New York, Sydney: The Macmillan Trade Group announced today, 28 October, that it has secured World English Language print and eBook rights to the bestselling Stage Dive New Adult series by Australian novelist, Kylie Scott.
It will be the first joint global publication from the new Macmillan Trade Group, who plan to publish simultaneously in print and eBook format worldwide all using the same updated cover.
Discovered by Momentum, a digital-only imprint of Pan Macmillan Australia, Lick, the first book in the series, was published on 1 July 2013 by Momentum. Within days it had found a readership around the world, racing onto eBook and the USA Today bestseller lists in the US and garnering thousands of passionate reader reviews on Amazon and GoodReads.
Amy Tannenbaum at the Jane Rotrosen Agency in New York then brokered the deal for World English rights to editor Rose Hilliard at St Martin’s Press, in a joint offer with Pan Macmillan and Pan Macmillan Australia. Jane Rotrosen Agency retains translation rights.
A four-book series, each novel is centered on a rock star hero in the fictional band Stage Dive.
The Macmillan Group will update the eBook cover of Lick, which they plan to publish in print in May 2014. The second book, Play, will be published in eBook in April 2014 and in print in August 2014, with the third and fourth in the series to follow in the months after.
Kylie Scott lives in Queensland, Australia and is married with two children. She is also the author of a dystopian romance series, also published by Momentum.
Scott said, ‘I’m thrilled that the Stage Dive series will be published worldwide by Macmillan. I’ve always dreamed of seeing my books on bookstore shelves, so it’s exciting for that dream to be coming true.’
Joel Naoum at Momentum said, ‘Seeing Kylie Scott emerge on the world stage, and to have her embraced in a truly global way by Macmillan, has been a major highlight for Momentum. It’s hugely exciting to be involved – whether as an author or publisher – in a group like Macmillan that is at the forefront of creating successful new publishing models.’