Swoon Reads Debuts

Swoon Reads is the brainchild of  Jean Feiwel Senior VP and Publisher and Senior Vice-President of Macmillan books. Swoon Reads is the young adult/new adult imprint of Macmillan books.

The concept is simple: authors upload their work and readers come to the site and rate what they read. When a manuscript becomes popular for readers, Swoon Reads offers a publishing contract with a first printing of 100,000 copies.

Swoon Reads has just announced it’s debut title, A Little Something Different by New Jersey librarian Sandra Hall. The book is about two college students falling in love and it is told from the perspective of people observing them.

More about the book:

Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.

But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. Their creative writing teacher pushes them together. The baristas at the local Starbucks watch their relationship like a TV show. Their bus driver tells his wife about them. The waitress at the diner automatically seats them together. Even the squirrel who lives on the college green believes in their relationship.

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