Wednesday, March 30, 2011

ZOVA Books Releases Jenny Bellington's Debut Children's Novel, East to Adonia

ZOVA Books announces the release of East to Adonia, the first novel from debut children's fantasy author, Jenny Bellington

Los Angeles, CA, March 24, 2011 – ZOVA Books announces the release of East to Adonia, the first children's fantasy novel from debut author Jenny Bellington. ZOVA Books is a boutique publishing firm representing such acclaimed authors as Dances With Wolves novelist and Academy Award winning screenplay writer, Michael Blake, as well as the Pulitzer Prize nominated bestselling author of Sacajawea, Anna Lee Waldo. The launch of Ms. Bellington's children's novel opens their catalog to an entirely new body of readers.

Jenny Bellington began her writing career after pursuing dual degrees in geology and theatre. She wrote East to Adonia, the first of what promises to be an extensive series, while working in the film industry in Los Angeles. Now a full-time writer, Ms. Bellington will be touring for her book throughout the year at numerous conferences and book festivals around the country.

East to Adonia is a classic children's fantasy novel, chronicling the adventures of Mercator Robinson – a young boy with a mysterious ability to draw maps of anything, whether he has been there or not. After his uncle gives him an old mapping kit on his twelfth birthday, Mercator uses the gift to draw a map of an island he's never heard of before. All of a sudden, Mercator is transported in time and space to a land beyond our own world. Meeting up with a precocious young princess, Mercator's real adventure begins in earnest when the two are kidnapped by pirates and sold for ransom across the waters to a wicked duke. The story continues with all of the magic, danger, and intrigue that marks the best fantasy of any age. A promising beginning to a compelling series, this book also works as a standalone novel for children between the ages of ten and thirteen.

ZOVA Books has been working with Ms. Bellington on the release of this title since their inception. “East to Adonia is a very personal project for all of us,” says ZOVA Books Publisher, Molly Lewis. “We have been delighted to work with Jenny Bellington to bring her book to readers around the world. Its bold imagination and unrestrained wonder make it a story for readers of all ages.”

The release of East to Adonia this January marked the beginning of a series of significant releases from the company, from Michael Blake's digital edition of Dances With Wolves to the launch of Michele Scott's book club favorite, Happy Hour, this March.

East to Adonia was released on January 18, 2011 and is available at book retailers across the country, on all digital platforms, and through Baker & Taylor Distributors.

About ZOVA Books:

ZOVA Books is an independent publisher of genre and literary fiction based in Los Angeles, California. Established in 2010, they are one of the fastest growing small publishers in the nation, representing such notable authors as #1 New York Times Bestseller Michael Blake, author of Dances With Wolves, #1 New York Times Bestseller Anna Lee Waldo, author of Sacajawea, and acclaimed bestseller Michele Scott.

ZOVA Books has entered into a groundbreaking partnership with Hollywood production and management company Circle of Confusion to represent its catalog for film, television and foreign rights.

Established as a creative organization focused on the success of individual authors and the development of multi-platform creative projects, ZOVA has developed the next generation publishing company that reconciles the best practices of traditional publishing firms with the innovations of small and specialized firms, embracing the opportunities of both print and digital distribution in its commitment to providing the best possible literary works to readers around the world.

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