I had the pleasure of being involved with the cover release of Aimee L. Salter’s book ‘Breakable’ a few months back when she self-published it on Amazon. I began following Aimee on Twitter early in my blogging days and have followed her rise. I’m thrilled to announce that Alloy Entertainment has picked up Aimee’s book for publication and is now called ‘Every Ugly Word’. Here are the details:
EVERY UGLY WORD
by Aimee L. Salter
July 29, 2014— New York, NY
Today, Amazon Publishing and Alloy Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Television Group, announced a digital-first imprint that will focus on young adult, new adult and commercial fiction.
The new imprint, named Alloy Entertainment, will be part of Amazon Publishing’s Powered by Amazon program. Powered by Amazon enables publishers and authors to leverage Amazon’s global distribution and personalized, targeted marketing reach.
Alloy Entertainment, a division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, develops and produces original novels, television series and feature films. All titles in the new Alloy imprint will have the advantage of being part of group that aggressively supports and promotes its properties.
In fact, more than 75 of AE’s books have been on The New York Times bestseller list, including The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Luxe, Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line, and The 100.
Every Ugly Word will be one of the first of three titles to be released under the newly launched imprint.
Alloy Entertainment will also look for opportunities to develop acquired titles as television series, feature films, and digital entertainment.
Every Ugly Word follows 17-year-old Ashley who is relentlessly bullied at her high school and by her own mother, and his helplessly in love with her best friend, Matt, who is bullied by his father.
She seeks help by looking to her future self, “Older Me” who supports her through it all and teaches her to love herself. But is she really seeking “Older Me” or is she looking within herself for the answers?
When Ashley looks in the mirror she can see and talk to her future self. “Older Me” has been her support system through her relentless tormentor’s bullying, her unstable mother at home, and her forlorn love for her longtime best friend. But when Ashley discovers “Older Me’s” betrayal, she is targeted in the worst way and impends her last chance with Matt. She’s done with hearing every ugly word.
About the Author
Aimee L. Salter writes novels for teens and the occasional adult who, like herself, is still in touch with their inner-high schooler. She never stopped appreciating those moments in the dark when you say what you’re really thinking. And she’ll always ask you about the things you wish she wouldn’t ask you about.
About Alloy Entertainment
Alloy Entertainment, a division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, develops and produces original novels, television series and feature films. More than 75 of AE’s books have been on The New York Times bestseller list, including The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Luxe, Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line, and The 100. AE has successfully adapted several of its properties into hit television shows for broadcast across multiple networks, including The CW, ABC, ABC Family and Nickelodeon. Current Alloy Entertainment television series include Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and The 100. AE feature films include Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1 & 2, Sex Drive and The Clique, with several additional projects currently in development including Sisterhood Everlasting, The Merciless and The Brokenhearted.
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Advance Praise for Every Ugly Word
“Original. Authentic. Heart-breaking….Officially one of my favorites!”
— Cora Carmack, New York Times Bestselling author of Losing It.
“A gripping story about a teen facing her demons with twists you won’t see coming, Every Ugly Word is a chilling and heartbreaking début with raw emotion searing every page. I couldn’t put it down.”¬
— Katie Sise, author of The Boyfriend App.
“Every Ugly Word is a punch to the gut from chapter one. The tension and mystery build through every page to an inevitable showdown that left me breathless. With a splintered protagonist you can’t help but root for, you’ll battle through the worst of humanity’s ugliness to emerge at the end dirty and broken and full of hope.”
— Mary Elizabeth Summer, author of Trust Me, I’m Lying.
Link to the original Press Release: AS-Every Ugly Word_Press Release doc-final
I’m so excited to see how far Aimee’s come in her journey. I’m done with the book and will be writing my review shortly. I’m crossing my fingers in the hope of having my first ever author interview right here on my site. Will let you all know when I get that scheduled. I’ll have my review up by this weekend. **Update: The review will have to go up the week after next. I didn’t realize I have to go back to NJ and PA to take care of some business and have co-hosting duties for the #IWSG on Wednesday, but no worries, it’ll be up!
Until next time…