We all love books, right? Right! And if you're reading this blog, chances are that you love science fiction and fantasy as much as we do. So what could be better than a truly magical series of books about books? . . . Only more magical books about books! I'm therefore delighted to announce our new deal to publish further installments of Genevieve Cogman's Invisible Library series. You can see our official press release below. In the series, the resourceful Irene is posted on thrilling and (of course) highly dangerous missions to retrieve important books for the inter-dimensional Invisible Library.
As the peril-levels rise for Irene, you can expect secret societies, dry wit, hazards aplenty, supernatural shenanigans, Victorian London and a certain Sherlock-ian great detective. It's a whirl and every page is packed with bookish entertainment. Here's a free extract of The Invisible Library. Here are books out so far, with our press release below:
PAN MACMILLAN CHECKS OUT MORE INVISIBLE LIBRARY BOOKS IN NEW DEAL
Pan Macmillan is thrilled to report a new acquisition, having bought two further books in Genevieve Cogman’s imaginative Invisible Library sequence. Senior Commissioning editor Bella Pagan bought World Rights in books four and five from Lucienne Diver at the Knight Agency.
The Invisible Library and sequels are fabulously entertaining, witty adventures, which have been compared to the works of Jasper Fforde and Ben Aaronovitch. They follow the exploits of resourceful Irene Winters, Librarian spy, which are often based in an alternative Victorian London. Irene hunts down dangerous books for the secretive interdimensional Library – resulting in high-level peril and drama. The Invisible Library was in the Independent’s top five fantasy novels for 2015. It was also the bestselling SF/F debut of 2015 through Nielsen BookScan.
Genevieve Cogman said: ‘I'm absolutely delighted to be producing two more books in the Invisible Library series with Tor. Bella Pagan's a brilliant editor, and Tor's been incredibly supportive with the earlier books in the series. I look forward to continuing Irene's story with them.’
Pagan commented: ‘When I first read The Invisible Library, I knew I had book dynamite on my hands! And each new book has been even more of a treat, as Genevieve develops her amazing creation. It’s hugely exciting to have two more books signed up.’
The Guardian described The Invisible Library as ‘a book very much in the humorous and satirical tradition of Discworld.’
Genevieve Cogman started reading Tolkien and Sherlock Holmes at an early age, and has never looked back. She also has an MSC in Statistics with Medical Applications and has wielded this in an assortment of jobs: clinical coder, data analyst and classifications specialist. Genevieve lives in the north of England.
These books all work as standalones set in the same world, and The Masked City was published in December 2015. The Burning Page will be out in December 2016 and the first new book is scheduled for December the following year.
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ABOUT PAN MACMILLAN
Pan Macmillan is the UK general book publishing arm of the Macmillan Group, which operates in over 70 countries. Its imprints include Macmillan, Mantle, Pan, Picador, Bluebird, Boxtree, Sidgwick & Jackson, Bello, Tor, Macmillan Children's Books, Campbell Books, Macmillan New Writing and Macmillan Digital Audio. Pan Macmillan was named Publisher of the Year at The Bookseller Industry Awards in May 2015. www.panmacmillan.com