Smart Pop Books — Spring 2013

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Dragonwriter, a tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern

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Each season we announce our new titles individually, each in their own post, to give you a little extra background behind the book. If you’ve missed any, you can check them all out here. All of Spring 2013”²s intro posts are here.

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DragonwriterToday is the official pub date for Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern, edited by Todd McCaffrey.

There’s something different about working on a tribute volume, compared to our usual anthologies.  All of our books are, in some ways, about passion–about fictions that impact the real world, that make us think and feel, that become frameworks in which we re-examine our own lives. But a tribute volume comes with another layer of responsibility–to do the work and …

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San Diego Comic-Con 2013

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It’s July again, and that means one thing around here at Smart Pop: frantically finishing up packing for San Diego Comic-Con. Click/scroll onward to see where you can find us in the convention center this year, what we’ll be up to, and what we’re giving away.

Jump to: Location, Signings, Panels, Free Stuff (With Bonus Prize Wheel!), Scan and Win

 

Location (#4300 – Exhibit Hall, Entrance F)

We’re sharing booth space again with Friend of Smart Pop Jamie Chambers and his Signal Fire Studios, which means we’ll be back front and audience-left-of-center in the exhibit hall, right at door F, at Booth #4300.

Once again, we’ll be listed in two places in the exhibit hall guide and

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Demigods and Monsters – Expanded Edition

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Each season we announce our new titles individually, each in their own post, to give you a little extra background behind the book. If you’ve missed any, you can check them all out here. All of Spring 2013”²s intro posts are here.

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Back in 200mumblemumble, when Borders was still alive and kicking (Borders, we miss you!), there was this little middle grade series just hitting its prime, featuring a kid with ADHD that finds out he’s actually the son of a god. That series, of course, was Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians–and we put together a book exclusively for Borders called Demigods and Monsters, featuring YA writers writing about Percy and his world. The anthology covered the …

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New Smart Pop books to look forward to, July to December 2013

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I know I say this every year, but I mean it, sincerely, every time: the books we have coming are the smartest, best, most gratifying bunch of books we’ve had yet.

July 2013

Demigods and Monsters - Expanded EditionDemigods and Monsters – Expanded Edition: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

Edited by Rick Riordan

It might be a little easy to miss, with all the other films-based-on-YA-books excitement going on this year (Hunger Games! Mortal Instruments! Ender’s Game!), but the second Percy Jackson film, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, is out in theaters August 7. (With Nathan Fillion! Stanley Tucci! Anthony Stewart Head! Sean Bean! Not to mention a pretty awesome looking movie poster. We’re pretty excited, is what we’re

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Ender’s World

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Each season we announce our new titles individually, each in their own post, to give you a little extra background behind the book. If you’ve missed any, you can check them all out here. All of Spring 2013”²s intro posts are here.

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Some worlds are larger than their creators.

Middle Earth is probably the classic example; the world Tolkien brought to life in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit carries on though Tolkien himself does not. On the necessarily finite details of the framework he provided has been hung years of thought and study, decades of imagining. Books, films. Millions of readers’ dreams.

Star Wars (despite episodes 1 through 3) is a more recent one of these. So is Harry Potter. …

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Behind the Scenes of Shadowhunters and Downworlders

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Shadowhunters and DownworldersNext Tuesday is the official pub date for Shadowhunters and Downworlders, our anthology of YA authors talking about Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series. (Though you can already get a print copy, or pre-order the e-book, online. Or order the audio book!) And while usually this pre-publication book “introduction” feature gives a little extra behind-the-scenes info on the content of our books, I wanted to break from tradition here and talk a little about the design–in particular, the cover.

The cover art is gorgeous, of course; it’s the work of Cliff Nielsen, the man responsible for a lot of my favorite YA covers the last few years (including the Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices covers). But I also love what Cliff …

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