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Blood of Olympus, October 7!

The date is almost upon us! Below is the press release from Disney Publishing about the first printing for Blood of Olympus. Three million copies . . . that’s a lot.   Disney Publishing Worldwide Announces 3 Million-Copy First Printing of #1 Best-Selling Author Rick Riordan’s The Blood of Olympus, Finale in the Heroes of…

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Magnus Chase!

So yesterday on our webcast from Mount Olympus (er, the Empire State Building) I announced the title of my Norse mythology series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. So excited to share it with you! The first book will be out next October, 2015. The title for that first book will be announced at…

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The Blood of Olympus book tour — the full scoop!

Here you go, demigods! Details for each Blood of Olympus event is posted below. Contact the host bookstore for more information on how to reserve a spot for each specific event. What to expect at the events: This is important. If you’re planning to come to an event, I don’t want anybody going away disappointed.…

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The Blood of Olympus book tour!

Get ready, demigods! The Blood of Olympus will be published October 7, 2014! Below are the cities I will be visiting on tour. Later in the week, when a few last details are worked out and the host stores are ready to take your calls and orders, I will give you the exact locations and…

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Demigods of Olympus

SO excited about the new app from Disney Publishing: Demigods of Olympus! It’s free to download for iOS and Android. Basically this is a digital library for your Riordan titles. You can purchase e-books to add to your collection or other cool titles from Disney, but you can also access new, original content where you…

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A Trip to the Met

So I took a quick trip to New York to sign books at the Disney offices. While in town, we visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art to say hello to Percy’s old stomping grounds. No sign of Mrs. Dodds or the field trip from Yancy Academy, but we did run into some old friends: Uncle…

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Blood of Olympus — the UK cover

The UK cover for Blood of Olympus was released today. This is also the cover that will appear in other markets that typically get the UK covers — Australia, New Zealand, India, etc.  I don’t usually post the British covers, because they’re really not my favorites, but this one is pretty good! The seven demigods…

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Loot Hits the Jackpot

Looking for a good middle-grade adventure this summer for you and your kids? LOOT by Jude Watson should be at the top of your list. Jude knows this territory well. Not only does she write beautiful prose worthy of the National Book Award (which she won, writing as Judy Blundell). She also understand what kids…

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A News Round-up from Athena House

Greetings from Athena House, the Riordan family headquarters in Boston. So much great stuff to share! First, the Annabeth Chase/Sadie Kane crossover short story “The Staff of Serapis” is celebrating three weeks on the New York Times chapter book bestseller list. Not bad for an e-single! Thanks to my readers for all the great feedback.…

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The Blood of Olympus

As revealed today on USA Today, here is John Rocco’s fabulous cover art for The Blood of Olympus! (This is for the U.S. version, which will be published October 7. I don’t have any information for other countries.) Your first chance to read a sneak peek from the book is Tuesday, May 20. If you…

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