Scholastic signs Elyon series!

In a heated auction Patrick Carman accepted a three book deal with Scholastic for an undisclosed amount.Scholastic purchased the North American, Spanish, French, and audio rights. There is growing enthusiasm in Japan, Europe and England for the sale of additional international rights.

The book is expected to remain in trade paperback through November, then launch in hardback for Christmas of 2004. In summer of 2005 book II in the series is expected to launch in hardback. Details of release dates are unconfirmed, but the book is expected to remain available ongoing.

“This is all just a dream as far as I can tell,” said author Patrick Carman upon hearing the news.

The Dark Hills Divide sold nearly 5000 copies in the Northwest in three months, with some book signing events drawing as many as 400 fans. The Dark Hills Divide Book signing events have routinely enjoyed hundreds of fans from schools where the author speaks before attending the signing events.

Patrick says, “The fans and the booksellers had a lot to do with our eventual deal with Scholastic. I’m very thankful for everything they did to help make The Dark Hills Divide a phenomenon so quickly.”

Patrick Carman