Entrepreneur Andrew Duplessie Sells His First Teen Novel to HarperCollins Children’s Books
too scared to sleep, slated for release in fall 2023, is an innovative collection of scary stories and accompanying videos for the tech generation. The novel will feature cross-platform storytelling that will allow readers to interact with – and share – each chilling tale visually online.
André Duplessie said, “I’m really glad people are reading too scared to sleep. I’ve worked hard to create truly chilling stories that I think will resonate with the social media landscape we all live in today.”
Amy Cloudeditor at Clarion Books, said: “I am thrilled to be working with Andrew on these inventive and deliciously terrifying stories, which will keep teenagers reading late 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 the former CEO of AOL. Tim Armstrong. He currently leads innovation at Flowcode. Duplessie has appeared in several movies and TV shows as a co-star, including the hit series american horror story. He is also a frequent guest on various news and television programs where he provides expert commentary on cutting-edge technologies including augmented reality, blockchain, and cryptocurrency.
North American rights for too scared to sleep were sold to Amy Cloudeditor-in-chief at Clarion Books, Laura Barbiea at Alloy Entertainment.
About HarperCollins Children’s Books
HarperCollins Children’s Books is a leading publisher of books for children and teens. Respected around the world for its tradition of publishing quality, award-winning books for young readers, HarperCollins is home to many timeless treasures and bestsellers such as good night moonCharlotte’s Web, The Hate You Give, A long walk 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 of Good and Evil and the Warriors; and graphic and illustrated novels such as Invisible Emmie, new childand Nimona. Constantly at the forefront of digital innovation, HarperCollins Children’s Books delight readers with engaging storytelling across a variety of formats and platforms, including the largest young adult (YA) book community, Epic Reads and Shelf Stuff. , where children and parents can discover the best middle-level books. Part of HarperCollins Children’s Books, HarperCollins Productions develops and produces television, film and interactive content for major HarperCollins franchises, including Carmen Sandiego, The Oregon Trail and Pretzel and the Puppies. HarperCollins Children’s Books is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, which is the world’s second largest consumer book publisher, does business 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 company.HC.com.
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