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Swoon Reads to Launch an App for IOS and Android

Kelsey Marrujo
Swoon Reads Publicity

To Celebrate Its Fourth Anniversary, Swoon Reads Is Launching an App for iOS and Android

New York, NY (October 16, 2017) – Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group imprint Swoon Reads is releasing a brand new app, available for iOS and Android. The app allows users to read and rate manuscripts on-the-go (online or offline), leave comments, and much more.

Swoon Reads was founded in 2013 by veteran publisher Jean Feiwel to be a community where writers can submit YA manuscripts directly to a recognized leader in children’s publishing, and readers can become intimately involved with the publishing process by reading, rating, and commenting on the submissions on the site. The manuscripts most loved by readers and the Swoon Reads editorial team will be published in both print and e-book formats.

35 titles have been published, and more than 70 have been acquired to date. With three selection cycles a year, the imprint plans to acquire many more authors.  Over 500 manuscripts are currently available to read online.

Swoon Reads offers writers a traditional publishing contract, and allows the readers to have a say in what gets published. Readers participate in every step of the publishing process: from the

initial discovery of the manuscript, to cover voting, selecting book titles, and getting a behind- the-scenes looks at each stage.


Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. U.S. publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin’s Press, and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints, S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur. Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large, family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

Jean Feiwel joined Macmillan as Senior Vice President and Publisher in February 2006, where she founded her own imprint, Feiwel and Friends. Her first book at Feiwel and Friends was Nancy Tillman’s On the Night You Were Born, which now has over 5 million copies in print. Feiwel and Friends also publishes bestselling authors Katherine Applegate, Ann Martin, Marissa Meyer, and Jimmy Fallon.  In addition to Feiwel and Friends, she is the Publisher of Square Fish and Henry Holt Books for Young Readers.

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