St. Martin's Press Acquires #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Sylvia Day

Eight-Figure Deal for Two Novels in New Hardcover Series

Jan 16, 2014, 09:00 ET from Sylvia Day, LLC



NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- #1 New York Times bestselling and #1 international bestselling author Sylvia Day has signed with St. Martin's Press.  The 8-figure deal, brokered by Kimberly Whalen, Executive Vice President of Trident Media Group, LLC places North American rights to Day's new Blacklist duology with Jennifer Enderlin, Senior Vice President and Publisher, and Sally Richardson, President and Publisher of St. Martin's Press.  Day's new series will be published simultaneously in digital and hardcover editions.

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"After falling in love with Sylvia's Crossfire series, I realized that when someone writes with the kind of emotional power and intensity that Sylvia does, she is the kind of author who can break all records and become a decades-long phenomenon," says Enderlin.  "I couldn't be more delighted to publish her here at SMP."

Sally Richardson adds, "I could not think of a better way to celebrate the start of the year.  Sylvia is a rare talent.  We have long been fans, are excited about publishing her, and look forward to a successful (and fun) future together."

Day's Crossfire series is published by Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), and has sold over 13 million copies in the English language alone since June 2012.  Day's novels took spots among the top ten bestselling books on global year-end sales round ups in both 2012 and 2013, making her one of the most successful authors in the world today.

About the new deal, Day says, "I'm excited to further develop my existing relationship with Macmillan.  The Blacklist duology is a project I am very passionate about, and when the St. Martin's Press team approached me, I was captivated with their presentation.  I'm thrilled to be bringing Blacklist to my readers in partnership with publisher Jennifer Enderlin and the dedicated, enthusiastic team at St. Martin's."

St. Martin's will publish the first Blacklist novel featuring all new characters in 2015.


Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries.  She is a #1 bestselling author in 21 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print.  Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate, and she has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author.

Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats.

US publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor  Books. In the UK, Australia, India and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints, S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.


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