So grateful for this lovely review from The New York Daily News! THE LOOK OF LOVE is in US bookstores everywhere on November 25!
Dear lovely Turkish readers,
It is with great sadness that I must announce that I have decided to cancel my trip to Istanbul. As much as I am so very eager to meet my Turkish readers, which have made me a bestseller and embraced my books with so much love and enthusiasm, my agents and I have decided that this is not the best year for me to travel due to security concerns. I have also recently moved to a new publisher in Turkey, and though they have graciously offered to host me at the Istanbul Book Fair, I believe it’s best that I postpone my trip until next year.
My deepest and most heartfelt apologies for not being there to meet all of you, but I plan to make this trip a priority for next year, and I’m so very looking forward to it.
With much love and gratitude,
With much gratitude and love for all the friends, family, colleagues and mentors who helped me arrive at this place in my career, I am turning the page to a new chapter (and toasting with some sparkling cider with my 3-year-old!). After seven novels with Penguin Books (and nothing but fondness and appreciation to my beloved editor and friends at Penguin), I am so thrilled to announce that I have accepted a 3-book deal in the US with Ballantine Books at Random House, which will be my new publishing home alongside authors such as Jodi Picoult, Emily Giffin, Anna Quindlen, Debbie Macomber, Lisa See, Curtis Sittenfeld and so many others.
While the landscape of my life has changed in many ways this year, in my heart, much remains the same. I’m still the little girl who loves to write stories and share them. Nothing in life is certain; and it is no secret that this year has been very hard for me in my personal life. But I get up every day excited about three things: my boys, my coffee, and my career.
I have a lot to be grateful for, and so much to celebrate right now. Here’s the announcement that ran in Publisher’s Marketplace: “New York Times bestselling author Sarah Jio’s next three novels moving to Jennifer Hershey at Ballantine by Elisabeth Weed at Weed Literary (NA).
With much gratitude to my incredible foreign rights agent, I am so pleased to announce the following international sales of my novels. It’s such an incredible privilege and honor to be published and read by readers in more than 25 languages around the world. These are the announcement featured recently in Publisher’s Marketplace:
I’m so excited to announce that I have just accepted a three-book deal in Turkey with a new publisher: Pena Books. They will be publishing my eighth, ninth, and tenth books, and I couldn’t be more pleased to be welcomed so generously and warmly into their publishing family, where they have a fantastic list of bestselling authors, including Mitch Albom and James Frey.
The above is the official announcement that went out in Turkey (wish I could read it!), and here is the announcement that ran in Publisher’s Marketplace last week:
“New York Times bestselling author with multiple bestselling novels in Turkey as well, Sarah Jio’s THE LOOK OF LOVE and two other untitled novels, moving to Pena, in a good deal, by Jenny Meyer on behalf of Elisabeth Weed at Weed Literary.”