Hungry? for more. The lastest news on the Hunger Games

The Hunger Games continues to gain momentum across the globe—rights have been sold into 32 territories—and in the film world, according to Collins's agent, Rosemary Stimola. Last week, Nina Jacobson’s Color Force production company snagged film rights to The Hunger Games (Jacobson is also producing the film adaptation of Diary of a Wimpy Kid).

Also Scholastic is also launching a writing contest to promote Catching Fire. From March 16 to May 15, readers ages 12 to 17 can submit an essay describing how they would survive the fight-to-the-death games chronicled in The Hunger Games. The winner will receive a lunch with Collins and her editors at Scholastic in New York City; the winner and 100 runners-up will also get an ARC of Catching Fire and a mockingjay pin (the bird featured on the books’ covers). Details and official rules are available at Scholastic’s Hunger Games Web site.

To make things even more fantastic fans (and booksellers) should take note: the book’s on-sale date has been bumped up a week. Originally scheduled for September 8, Catching Fire will now be released on September 1. Scholastic moved the pub date in response to retailers’ requests for the book to be out in time for the Labor Day weekend.

Thanks to Bookgeek at the Book Bind for the heads up

10 comments:

  1. Dang...I'm too old!! (way too old) ;)
    I can't wait for this book! Barnes and Noble had it listed as being released on August 5th...I was hoping that was the real date! But I see they've changed it to September 1st now. I GUESS I can wait a little longer...

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  2. I know,if only I could turn back the hands of time...This book is so gonna rock. I cannot wait to read it. I will have to take the day off of work.

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  3. too old but sweet baby jesus I cannot wait!

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  4. I know that it makes me want the book even more. Like, NOW!!!

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  5. How's this for an addict? I'm trying to persuade my son to enter the competition so I can get hold of an arc!

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  6. LOL!!! Hey I am not far behind you. I have tried to get my godchild to enter, but she is more of an artist than a writer, so no luck.

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  7. Very cool contest. I sent the link to my teen hoping she'll enter. LOL! I'm so looking forward to this release.

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