MICHAEL VEY- THE FIRST BOOK FROM GLENN BECK’S IMPRINT MERCURY INK- TO DEBUT AT #1 ON NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST
Young Adult Novel By Acclaimed Writer Richard Paul Evans Already In Its 6th Printing, Just One Week After Debut
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(New York, NY August 18th, 2011) Simon and Schuster and Mercury Radio Arts, Glenn Beck’s multi-media production company, announced today that Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans will debut at #1 on the New York Times Children’s Chapter Book List on August 28th, 2011. Michael Vey is the first title released under Beck’s imprint Mercury Ink and Evans’ first foray into young adult fiction.
The book, co-published by Simon and Schuster and Mercury Ink, went on sale on August 9th and is already in its 6th printing.
Glenn Beck said: “In his first attempt, Richard mastered yet another genre and wrote the type of story that we are desperately lacking these days - an entertaining and uplifting thrill ride that combines good values with good storytelling. We are honored to have it be Mercury Ink’s first title with Simon and Schuster and could not be happier that readers across the country are embracing and enjoying Richard’s vision so much that bookstores have literally not been able to keep it in stock.”
Jon Anderson, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster Children’s added, “Richard has been a bestselling author with Simon & Schuster for decades, and we are thrilled that his first foray into writing for teens has been so thoroughly embraced. And to hear the stories about how so many teens have been coming to his events and responding positively to this book is truly inspiring and rewarding.”
Mercury Ink is the recently announced new division of Mercury Radio Arts that will discover, publish and promote books and authors that Glenn is passionate about across a variety of genres. The division is run by Kevin Balfe, Mercury’s SVP of Publishing, who is acquiring titles for the imprint. Mercury Ink titles will be co-published with Simon & Schuster.
To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey is an ordinary fourteen-year-old. In fact, the only thing that seems to set him apart is the fact that he has Tourette’s syndrome. But Michael is anything but ordinary. Michael has special powers. Electric powers. Michael thinks he's unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor also has special powers. With the help of Michael’s friend, Ostin, the three of them set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up this way, but their investigation brings them to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control the electric children – and through them the world. Michael will have to rely on his wits, powers, and friends if he’s to survive.