Candlewick Press Announces E-VOLT, a Young Adult e-Book Tumblr

Somerville, MA - 12-16-13 - Candlewick Press announces E-Volt, a new source for young-adult e-book deals and information. YA readers can plug into monthly E-Volt alerts, where they can discover their next favorite novel as an instant deal for $2.99 or less. Each month spotlights several titles - both backlist favorites and new releases - that are available for a range of e-readers, as well as bonus content including chapter teasers, audio clips, videos, author bios, quotes, and more. By following http://e-volt.tumblr.com/ readers will be tuned in to Candlewick's newest YA e-book offerings as well.

E-Volt currently features:

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation,

Volume One: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson
WINNER OF A MICHAEL L. PRINTZ HONOR The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by

Carolyn Mackler
The Knife of Never Letting Go: Chaos Walking Series Book #1 by Patrick Ness

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

The Naming: The First Book of Pellinor by Alison Croggon

Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly

NEW RELEASE Angel Fever (Angel Trilogy Book #3) by L.A. Weatherly

NEW RELEASE The Lumatere Chronicles: The Complete Trilogy by Melina Marchetta

"Tumblr is a haven for teens and young adults so we think this is a great platform to reach out to them about our YA e-books. E-Volt will be a way for YA readers to discover titles and authors and get great deals, regardless of which e-reader they might have," said Raquel Stecher, Online Marketing Manager at Candlewick Press.

John Mendelson, Senior Vice President of Sales at Candlewick adds, "With more tablets in the marketplace, we are conscious of the need to give consumers every excuse to use them as a reading device. E-Volt is an exciting extension of our efforts to reach readers directly regardless of their chosen reading platform. What started as a conversation about an e-book deal site blossomed into what will hopefully become a community for learning about and sharing great reads for teens."

ABOUT CANDLEWICK PRESS

Candlewick Press, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2012, is an independent, employee-owned publisher based in Somerville, Massachusetts. Candlewick publishes outstanding children's books for readers of all ages, including books by award-winning authors and illustrators such as Kate DiCamillo, M.T. Anderson, Laura Amy Schlitz, and Jon Klassen; the widely acclaimed Judy Moody, Mercy Watson, and 'Ology series; and favorites such as Guess How Much I Love You, Where's Waldo, and Maisy. Candlewick is part of the Walker Books Group, together with Walker Books UK in London and Walker Books Australia, based in Sydney and Auckland. Visit Candlewick online atwww.candlewick.com.




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