Akashic launched our BLACK SHEEP YA imprint with the first book in this series, Changers Book One: Drew. The first two installments continue selling well for us -- we're now in our third printing of Book One, and we have licensed the series into translation into German, Spanish, Norwegian, and to Little Brown in the UK.
TV producer Meryl Poster, the former president of television for the Weinstein Co. optioned the entire 4-book series for Lionsgate TV with the authors signed on to write the pilot episode.
The series has received reviews: New York Times, O, the Oprah Magazine, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly (starred review), etc.
John Green has been supportive of the series, including sending tweets to his legions of followers.
This is the third in a four-book series of YA novels all starring the same protagonist (who take on different identities in each volume)
Both authors (they are parents of young teenage children) will be very active in book promotion, including visits to schools and library programs in addition to book festivals and YA book club visits.
The authors will continue to maximize the use of their empathy project and website: Wearechangers.org.