Friday, February 24, 2012

After Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling Writing New Adult Novel

Harry Potter has been a global success not only for kids, but adults alike. And author J.K. Rowling has just signed on a new deal to write a novel specifically for adults.

Rowling announced Thursday that she is set to publish her much awaited and first adult novel soon. And she's not doing it with previous Harry Potter publishers Bloomsbury and Scholastic but with the same publisher of Stephenie Meyer, author of the "Twilight" series, Little, Brown.

"Although I've enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series, which has been published so brilliantly by Bloomsbury and my other publishers around the world. The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry's success has brought me, and with that new territory it seemed a logical progression to have a new publisher. I am delighted to have a second publishing home in Little, Brown, and a publishing team that will be a great partner in this new phase of my writing life," she says through a press release sent to the media by Little, Brown.

The title, plot and the scheduled release date of the new novel has not yet been disclosed. Rowling's agent, Neil Blair, has not disclosed any financial details as well of the deal.

"As her new book is for a different audience, and marks a new literary direction for her, it made sense to separate the two and for her new book to be launched by a different publisher," tells Blair in an interview.

Fans of Rowling, who first became endeared to her through the Harry Potter series, are excited about the new project. Everyone agrees that this would be a guaranteed best seller. However, as this is a new direction in her writing that she is risking, many fear that it may not have the same appeal as her wizard tale.

Whatever will happen, we'll never really be sure until the novel finally comes out.