* Will attract wide review coverage in newspapers such as the Australian, Herald Sun, West Australian,Sydney Morning Herald and NZ Herald * Reviews assured in YA magazines such as Magpies and Viewpoint and tween magazines such as Total Girl, DMag and K Zone. * Online review coverage on YA blogs such as We Love YA, Alpha Reader, Mostly Reading YA and Hey!Teenager of the Year * Online interviews on select YA blogs * Teaching notes available at www.textpublishing.com.au/resources * The first novel in this series,The Apothecary, showed trade sales of over 3.5 K in ANZ * The Apothecary had a love-it-or-your-money-back-guarantee and not a single copy was returned * Advertisements in YA / education publications such as Viewpoint, Reading Time and Magpies * Budget available for bookseller catalogues * Social media campaign including competitions * Author has a significant Twitter following at @mailemeloy
Maile Meloy is the award-winning author of several short-story collections and novels for adults including Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It and Liars and Saints. The After-Room is the third and final novel in the Apothecary series for young adults.
'Set in 1954, this sequel to The Apothecary features the same fun, fast-moving formula as the first book, with charming characters and exciting intrigue mixed with a handful of magic.' Publishers Weekly US 'Maile Meloy breaks new ground with The Apothecary, which can only be described as a magical historical, adventure, fantasy, science-fiction novel.' Weekend Press on The Apothecary 'Enchants from the beginning.' Canberra Times on The Apothecary 'This cleverly plotted "le Carre for kids" adventure is driven by a memorable, quick-witted protagonist.' Saturday Age on The Apothecary 'Maile Meloy writes with sensitivity from the mind and heart of a 14-year-old girl. Janie's voice is dry, smart, funny, practical, and good company.' LA Times on The Apothecary