June 25 – July 2, 2009 Edition

Delacorte Signs Lee Child to Multiple Book Deal

NEW YORK, NY/Authorlink/06/23/09–Internationally bestselling author Lee Child has signed a major new multiple-book contract for his Jack Reacher series with Delacorte Press, it was announced today by Gina Centrello, President and Publisher of the Random House Group, who acquired North American rights from Child’s long term agent Darley Anderson of the Darley Anderson Agency. Bantam Dell Editorial Director Kate Miciak, Child’s longtime editor, will edit the books.

“We are thrilled to continue our long publishing relationship with Lee Child,” comments Bantam Dell Publisher Nita Taublib. “Lee’s relationship with us began seven bestsellers ago with Persuader in 2003 and we are proud and delighted that Lee and Jack Reacher will continue to call Delacorte home.”

Child’s Reacher series has over thirty million copies in print worldwide, and is published in over fifty countries. This news comes on the heels of his instant #1 New York Times bestseller GONE TOMORROW, which was hailed by USA Today as “Child’s best. This novel will give you whiplash as you rabidly turn pages, packed with layers of intrigue, murder, deceit, and mystery.” Janet Maslin in The New York Times anointed Child as “the best thriller writer of the moment” and the Chicago Sun-Times named Jack Reacher “the perfect hero.loved by women, feared by men and respected by all.”

Child’s next Reacher thriller, 61 Hours, is set to be released next summer.