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The paperback cover for MATCHED is now online and it is lovely:

I wondered what the awesome Penguin designers would do with the paperback cover because the original is so beautiful. But, as always, they are amazing–they managed to do something that keeps the wonderful feel of the hardcover but also feels fresh with the additional green. It’s just lovely. The paperback will be released on September 20, 2011–just a little over a month before CROSSED comes out!

The Utah Festival of Books this weekend was fantastic. A HUGE thank-you to all of you who came out and waited in line. Trust me, I have had years of signings with no line and one or two people total coming through, so this made my day! And I even had my first (to my knowledge) fan-made MATCHED t-shirts! If you cute gals are reading this post, will you e-mail me a picture? I forgot my camera (as always!) and would love to post a pic with you in it.

Wednesday is the last day to sign up for the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers Conference. I’ve been to this conference the last two years and this year I get to give the keynote address. It’s such a wonderful conference. Please come!

Tomorrow I’ll be back with a summer update and a giveaway. See you soon!




+ comments (18)
  • Aubrey
    June 6, 2011

    Love it Ally!



  • audra
    June 6, 2011

    So pretty! Can’t wait to get it!



  • Jenni Elyse
    June 6, 2011

    The cover is very pretty! I love the additional green.

    I wanted to come Saturday, but it ended up getting overrun with so many other things. I’m glad you had a great turn out! 😀



  • Gaby
    June 6, 2011

    Perfect!



  • YABookQueen
    June 6, 2011

    Ooh, I love the green!! 🙂



  • June
    June 6, 2011

    I’m reading Matched now and absolutely loving it. You had years of signings with no line? I thought Matched was your first book. What else have you published?!?



    • ally
      June 6, 2011

      Nope, I’ve published since 2006. They’re all listed under the “Books” link! 🙂 So glad you’re enjoying Matched!!



  • CarinaL.Tai
    June 6, 2011

    The Paperback is gorgeous!!



  • Ahh I love the paperback cover! I was never too big on the grey with the hardback. I think the green works perfectly =D



  • Devan
    June 7, 2011

    I love the paperback with more green! It’s my favorite color. 🙂



  • Jennifer
    June 7, 2011

    Hey! I have a paperback version.. not the same colours but still..

    Can’t wait for the new book!!! hurry hurry ! 😉 (I have no patience when it comes to new books)



  • I saw the fan-made t-shirts. They were really fantastic. Thanks for coming to the festival, it really was a lot of fun.



  • Jeanne
    June 7, 2011

    Our book club is discussing Matched tonight! It should make for a lively discussion. I am glad to know the story will continue…..and soon. Thanks for a good read.



  • Brook
    June 7, 2011

    beautiful. i love it. and a garden too? nice work.



  • Maren
    June 8, 2011

    Hi! I’m from the group of silly girls who made shirts for the Utah Festival of books which was super fun! We have pictures for you but I can’t figure our how to e-mail them to you. They are super cute!



  • Maren
    June 8, 2011

    Ok, I finally noticed your e-mail address on your FAQ page, I don’t know how I missed it before. I e-mailed you some pictures of the shirts! Thanks again for being so kind our crazy family we love you!



  • Tee
    June 9, 2011

    Ally,
    I love the paper back copy and I can not wait to read the second book.



  • Emily
    November 3, 2011

    When does crossed come out in paperback??




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