PW Deal Announcement: Patrice Lyle

DEAL REPORT. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: CHILDREN’S BOOKSHELF  A bewitching sequel to Patrice Lyle’s POISON IVY CHARM SCHOOL has been announced in Publisher’s Weekly! Shannon Delany at Leap Books took world rights to Patrice Lyle’s middle-grade novel, Poison Ivy: The Case of the Washed Up Warlock. The book follows a teen P.I. and witch who must use […]

Leap Books Proudly Signs Linda Joy Singleton

From Publisher’s Weekly: Shannon Delany of Leap Books, LLC has acquired Linda Joy Singleton’s newest YA, NEVER BEEN TEXTED. Ashlee, whose discount cell phone receives texts from a brokenhearted stranger, must decide whether or not to meet the sender. But it seems her dog, and the phone itself, are determined to throw Ashlee and the […]

Silver Falchion Award™ Nominees

We are very proud to announce that even with the relatively small number of books currently to LEAP‘s name, three (yes THREE) of them have been nominated for the coveted 2014 Silver Falchion Award™. The Killer Nashville event which established and holds the Silver Falchion Award™ annually makes clear,“The purpose of the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award™ is to honor […]

Street Team Open Call

LEAP BOOKS STREET TEAM OPEN CALL Want to join TEAM LEAP? Leap Books is seeking enthusiastic individuals to create social media buzz for their FROLIC, SURGE & SHINE lines. Genres include YA/MG/NA. Blogging and social media accessibility are vital. Contact marketing.leapbks@gmail.com for details.    

Call for Submissions

We are currently seeking both agented and unagented submissions to our e-novella line, SHINE. Submissions must be high concept, commercial young adult stories of any genre – with romantic elements – and between 15-20,000 words. SHINE titles will be published in ebook format only and made available between $0.99 and $1.99. SHINE stories will meet […]


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  • Our MONSTER BACKLIST BASH Winners! October 29, 2014
     We had an overwhelming response to last night's MONSTER BACKLIST BASH!  Without further ado, we are happy to announce the winners of our contest! You will each be notified by email and your prizes will be sent out to you! Enjoy!    http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/1d75e57c3/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway  
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  • LEAP Down the Rabbit Hole with Us! September 2, 2014
    Next year marks an historic moment, the 150th anniversary of the publication of the classic story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!To celebrate how absolutely mad we are about this occasion, Leap Books, LLC will publish a special Alice-inspired anthology called BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT and you, yes, YOU are invited to the party!Join a roster of we
    Our very own Judith Graves gives us a glimpse at her recent appearance, the PNLA 2014 Conference, where she was a keynote speaker during the Young Reader's Choice Awards (YRCA) program Author Luncheon.    Pacific Northwest Library Association Conference 2014  Last week I was honoured to speak at the Pacific Northwest Library Association Annual Conferenc
  • Making Us LEAP for Joy: Leap Books, LLC Award Nominees August 6, 2014
    We are very proud to announce that even with the relatively small number of books currently to LEAP's name, three (yes THREE) of them have been nominated for the coveted 2014 Silver Falchion Award™. The Killer Nashville event which established and holds the Silver Falchion Award™ annually makes clear, "The purpose of the Killer Nashville Silver Fal
  • LEAPing Ahead: A New Leap for a Small Publishing House August 1, 2014
    In an age when self-publishing can bring a manuscript to life as a book in twenty-four hours and bloated publishing entities gobble each other up readily, small publishing houses face unique challenges--most not lasting any longer than the average small business. Even house lines can disappear in what feels like the blink of an eye leaving authors orphaned a