THE CARRIE DIARIES by Candace Bushnell on Sale Today
Enhanced eBook App Now Also Available for Sex and the City Prequel
"It would have been easy to write a coming-of-age story about Carrie Bradshaw that ham-fistedly foreshadows everything fans of the franchise know will come to pass. But Bushnell nails something harder: telling another chapter in the story of a cherished character that stands on its own." -- Entertainment Weekly, A-
"Carrie's sharp observations of her peers and human relationships give the book smart, sassy intellectual power." -- Kirkus Reviews
"With wit and insight, Carrie chronicles her emotionally charged senior year at a small Connecticut high school." -- Publishers Weekly
NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- HarperCollins Publishers announced today the release of THE CARRIE DIARIES (Balzer + Bray; $18.99; ISBN 9780061728914) by Candace Bushnell, author/creator of Sex and the City. THE CARRIE DIARIES is Bushnell's teen novel debut and visits iconic character Carrie Bradshaw during her high school years, giving an inside look at Carrie's friendships, romances, and what led her to Manhattan. Also on sale today is the enhanced eBook version of THE CARRIE DIARIES (HarperCollins; $14.99; ISBN 9780061991899), the first from HarperCollins Children's Books.
Bushnell will embark on a ten-city tour for THE CARRIE DIARIES, starting today in New York City and continuing on to Miami, FL, Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN, Kansas City, MO, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Visit www.harperteen.com/carriediaries for the full tour schedule, as well as contests, quizzes, videos, playlists, and more. You can also text CARRIE to READIT (732348) to access additional mobile content such as Carrie's high school yearbook (U.S. residents only; message and data rates may apply).
The eBook edition of THE CARRIE DIARIES is available wherever e-books are sold, and the enhanced eBook is available in the iTunes app store at: itms://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-carrie-diaries-by-candace/id368237590?mt=8. The enhanced e-book includes the full text of the book, and enriched content such as the unabridged audio-book synced to the text, so that it can be read and listened to at the same time. The audiobook is read by actress Sarah Drew, otherwise known as Dr. April Kepner on the ABC television series Grey's Anatomy. Also featured on the special edition are video interviews with author Candace Bushnell and a chapter from the next book in the series.
"The enhanced ebook of THE CARRIE DIARIES enriches the reading experience in an incredible way," said Alessandra Balzer, co-publisher of Balzer + Bray. "Videos provide fans with the chance to see Candace Bushnell as they never have before—at her desk writing, puttering around her kitchen at her country house, and at a glamorous photo shoot. They will also be the only audience to have a sneak peek at the next Carrie Diaries book."
ABOUT CANDACE BUSHNELL
Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed bestselling author of Sex and the City, Lipstick Jungle, Once Fifth Avenue, 4 Blondes, and Trading Up, which have sold millions of copies. Sex and the City was the basis for the HBO hit show and film of the same name. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television show on NBC. Candace lives in New York City.
ABOUT HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
HarperCollins, one of the largest English-language publishers in the world, is a subsidiary of News Corporation (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NWS, NWSLV). Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups around the world including the HarperCollins General Books Group, HarperCollins Children's Books Group, Zondervan, HarperCollins UK, HarperCollins Canada, HarperCollins Australia/New Zealand and HarperCollins India. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children's books, cookbooks, mystery, romance, reference, religious and spiritual books. With nearly 200 years of history HarperCollins has published some of the world's foremost authors and has won numerous awards including the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, the Newbery Medal and the Caldecott. Consistently at the forefront of innovation and technological advancement, HarperCollins is the first publisher to digitize its content and create a global digital warehouse to protect the rights of its authors, meet consumer demand and generate additional business opportunities. You can visit HarperCollins Publishers on the Internet at http://www.harpercollins.com.
The Carrie Diaries
By Candace Bushnell
On Sale: April 27, 2010
$18.99 ; 400 pp ; 5 1/2" X 8 1/4"
The Carrie Diaries EEB
By Candace Bushnell
On Sale: April 27, 2010
SOURCE HarperCollins Publishers