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Posted Apr 16 2018

More Zap 4 Book Deal

Michelle and Jane

More Zap Productions & Management is thrilled to announce the 4 book deal we closed with Little Brown, Hachette on behalf of our client, Patrice Karst, author of The Invisible String. This book, originally published by an indie publisher, DeVorss, is now going to be revamped, with a fresh look and brand new illustrations in paperback, and released in multiple languages around the globe.

In addition to being recommended by such notable readers as Anthony Robbins, The Invisible String has become a favorite for adults and children alike and recommended consistently by therapists for children dealing with loss of a relative, parent, pet and foster siblings. Military families, Churches and Synogogues have been sharing this book, which has become successful by word of mouth virally.

Patrice KarstAmazon has it rated in the top categories for separation anxiety, healing and grief. Now Patrice will have 3 sequels in the Invisible String universe. Patrice is also writing her adult memoir, additional children's books, and gift books with inspirational messages. She is a speaker and avid story teller, sharing her books with libraries, hospitals and counseling centers from Australia to South America.

In addition, the original hard cover book will be featured in the motion picture, "Instant Family," produced by Paramount Studios with Mark Wahlberg in the leading role; in a scene where Octavia Spencer, playing the therapist tells Foster kids they are connected by Heart Strings. Multiple projects are in the works with More Zap and various partners to develop animated and live action media content and merchandise based on The Invisible String. Stay tuned....

Publishers Weekly Rights Report

Jane, Patrice & MichelleAndrea Spooner at Little, Brown has acquired paperback rights and translation rights to Patrice Karst's The Invisible String, the bestselling story first published in 2000 that helps readers cope with separation anxiety and loss by revealing how "invisible Strings" connect all those who love one another, as well as three follow-up titles, The Invisible String Workbook, The Invisible Leash, and The Invisible Web, all to be illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.
Publication for The Invisible String paperback is scheduled for Fall 2018, with the next two titles to follow in Fall 2019, and the third in Spring 2020; Michelle Zeitlin and Jane Hamilton at More Zap! Literary negotiated the deal on behalf of the author, and Mela Bolinao at MB Associates negotiated on behalf of the artist (World).

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