Dec 6, 2012

Discontinuation of the Blog

We at New Leaf Literary & Media are evolving in our internet presence!

We have decided to discontinue our blog posts and instead reach our audience through our Tumblr account.  We love the accessibility of it, the way that we can promote our clients, share agency information, and answer questions, multiple times a day.  The format is excellent for our needs and we're really excited to continue our social media presence on Tumblr.

Please follow us at!  We look forward to seeing you there.

The New Leaf Literary team

Nov 5, 2012


Last week's scheduled virtual launch with Sandy Williams and Allison Pang has been rescheduled to this Thursday, 11/8 at 7 PM, due to Hurricane Sandy.  Please RSVP to the event here:!

Thanks for your understanding, and see you there!

Oct 25, 2012

Shindig Events

The Shindig Platform

To anyone who doesn’t know, Shindig is an online platform that allows authors to reach their readers in a unique, virtual capacity.  It’s like going to a book event without leaving your couch!  The author is on a webcam and is therefore able to directly interact with anyone else participating in the event. But here's the best part: you don't need a camera or microphone to attend the event! To participate, all you have to do is sign up for the event you’re interested in.  From there, you can either attend with a webcam or without, and chat both with the author and with other attendees face-to-virtual face or through an instant-messaging system.  The set up has you in a “room,” in a small box that sits against a screen that makes it look like you’re in a huge library, with all of the other attendees.  The author has a bigger box at the top of the screen, and they have the ability to mute the room or hear what everyone’s saying, depending on how they are handling the event.

This is one of the coolest things that we at New Leaf have been a part of recently.  We’ve begun to use it for client events as an alternative to on-the-spot bookstore or library or school visits. 

If you’re interested in checking out what ShinDig is about, please join us for our upcoming author event featuring Sandy Williams and Allison Pang on October 30th at 7 PM.  Just follow this link: to register to join us for an exciting event!

Aug 28, 2012

There are just 2 more days to be one of the 240 readers to receive exclusive secret content by authors Veronica Roth, Susan Dennard, Dan Krokos, Erica O’Rourke and Leigh Bardugo!  Read the guidelines about it here.

New Leaf Literary & Media is teaming up with the esteemed Midwest independent bookstore, Anderson's Bookshop to promote teen reading by hosting an event with five awesome New Leaf authors: Veronica Roth (Divergent), Dan Krokos (False Memory), Susan Dennard (Something Strange & Deadly), Leigh Bardugo (Shadow and Bone), and Erica O'Rourke (Torn series). Each author will not only be at Anderson's in Naperville this Thursday, August 30 at 7 PM, to answer questions and sign books, but they've all generously contributed to a booklet of exclusive content for their readers!

And here's the best part: you don't have to attend the event for a chance to receive the content!  All you have to do is follow these guidelines and have the books/secret content delivered to you!

So what is this content we keep talking about?

The first 240 readers to purchase two or more books written by these 5 authors, specifically through Anderson's Bookshop, will receive:

1. A First Army or Second Army poster designed by Marissa Mukavetz for Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone
.. These posters will be signed by the author and labeled as the official first print run!

2. A 40 page booklet that contains secret content by the authors, including:

- an alternate, never-before seen opening to Insurgent by Veronica Roth

- a scene from Something Strange & Deadly from Daniel Sheridan's point-of-view by Susan Dennard

- two secret Before and After scenes from Erica O'Rourke's Torn series

- the first five pages of the second book in the False Memory series by Dan Krokos

How many booklets/posters are left?

Right now about 100 are left, but they’re going fast since we announced last week! 

This will be the very first time this content will be available to the public, so be one of the 240 lucky people to buy two or more books by these authors, and you’ll have some exciting things to end your summer with!

Aug 22, 2012

Don't Miss This!

Anderson's Bookshop Aug 30 Event
5 Good Reasons to Read YA
Veronica Roth, Erica O'rourke, Dan Krokos, Susan Dennard, Leigh Bardugo

Hello Readers!  We have a fantastic opportunity for you to be one of the first to read *Exclusive* SECRET CONTENT by each of these 5 awesome authors!  We have 240 booklets of *Exclusive* SECRET CONTENT that we want to give out to YOU.  Here's how to get it:

1. Purchase 2 or more books by the authors participating in this event through Anderson's Bookshop.  Here is a link to more information to the event: Click Here! (scroll down to Thursday, August 30)

2. If you are ordering online and do not plan on attending the event, you can still receive one of the 240 booklets. All you have to do while processing your order through the Anderson's Bookshop website is include this message in the Comments section of your Order Check Out: "5 Good Reasons to Read YA – August 30 Event, I'd like my books signed!"

And that's it!

**Remember, you must order these books through Anderson's Bookshop where the event is being held, otherwise your purchase won't qualify.

**There are only 240 booklets, and they will be provided ONLY to the first 240 purchases of 2 or more books from the event.  If you purchase only one book, you won't receive a booklet, but you will still get a signed copy from an awesome author!

Now…what is this *Exclusive* SECRET CONTENT you might ask?  Well, it's a secret!  But we can give you a few hints. The booklet includes:

- an alternate beginning scene
- the first printing of original poster + a must-read folktale
- an important scene from an alternate point-of-view
- the first 5 pages of the next book in a thrilling series
- 2 secret scenes from a trilogy

Can you guess which ones belong to which authors???

Be one of the first 240 people to order 2 books from this event to find out!