NEW YORK, May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Serial entrepreneur and author Andrew Duplessie announced today that his debut novel, Too Scared to Sleep, has been sold to Clarion Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books. The book represents the first teen novel deal for Duplessie, already an accomplished writer in the horror genre online, where he has racked up millions of reads. Duplessie has a very large following on a number of social media platforms, including TikTok, where he is a well-known creator in the BookTok genre, interacting with fans and providing commentary on his favorite novels, authors, and anything relating to literature or reading.
Too Scared to Sleep, slated for publication in Fall 2023, is an innovative collection of spooky stories and companion videos for the tech generation. The novel will feature cross-platform storytelling that will allow readers to interact with—and share—each spooky tale in a visual way online.
Andrew Duplessie says, “I’m really excited for people to read Too Scared to Sleep. I’ve worked hard to create some truly frightening tales that I think will resonate with the social media landscape we are all living in today.”
Amy Cloud, Senior Editor at Clarion Books, says, “I’m thrilled to be working with Andrew on these inventive and deliciously terrifying stories, which will keep teens reading long into the night.”
Duplessie, a New York native, is no stranger to the spotlight. He sold his first company, a style advice app and growth marketing agency called Tipster, at the age of 26 to Flowcode, an advanced QR technology platform, led by former AOL CEO Tim Armstrong. He currently runs innovation at Flowcode. Duplessie has appeared in several films and TV shows as a co-star, including the hit series American Horror Story. He is also a frequent guest on various news and TV programs where he commentates as an expert on cutting edge technologies including augmented reality, blockchain, and cryptocurrency.
North American rights for Too Scared to Sleep were sold to Amy Cloud, Senior Editor at Clarion Books, from Laura Barbiea at Alloy Entertainment.
About HarperCollins Children’s Books
HarperCollins Children’s Books is one of the leading publishers of children’s and teen books. Respected worldwide for its tradition of publishing quality, award-winning books for young readers, HarperCollins is home to many timeless treasures and bestsellers such as Goodnight Moon, Charlotte’s Web, The Hate U Give, A Long Walk to Water, The One and Only Ivan, The Polar Express, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and Where the Wild Things Are; series including The Chronicles of Narnia, Curious George®, the Giver Quartet, Little Blue Truck, Pete the Cat, Ramona, Red Queen, The School for Good and Evil, and Warriors; and graphic and illustrated novels such as Invisible Emmie, New Kid, and Nimona. Consistently at the forefront of digital innovation, HarperCollins Children’s Books delights readers through engaging storytelling across a variety of formats and platforms, including the largest young adult (YA) book community, Epic Reads, and Shelf Stuff, where kids and parents can discover the best middle grade books. Part of HarperCollins Children’s Books, HarperCollins Productions develops and produces TV, film, and interactive media for HarperCollins’s major franchises, which include Carmen Sandiego, The Oregon Trail, and Pretzel and the Puppies. HarperCollins Children’s Books is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, which is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, has operations in 17 countries, and is a subsidiary of News Corp. You can visit HarperCollins Children’s Books at www.harpercollinschildrens.com and www.epicreads.com and HarperCollins Publishers at corporate.HC.com.
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