Author(s): Richard Newsome
Published in North America as the Archer Legacy, the Billionaire Series follows the adventures of the world's youngest billionaire, Gerald Wilkins.
In book four,The Crystal Code, Gerald and his friends are looking forward to two weeks of snowboarding in the mountains of California. But soon after they arrive, the private chalet is attacked. The gang escapes through a secret passage, only to be pursued on snowmobiles by men with guns across frozen lakes and into the path of a cascading avalanche.
Could this be the work of Gerald's nemesis Sir Mason Green? Or is someone else behind the attack?
Richard Newsome won the inaugural Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing forThe Billionaire's Curse, the first book in The Billionaire Series (published in North America as The Archer Legacy). The subsequent novels in the series have won numerous awards in Australia and New Zealand.
* Widespread review coverage in newspapers such as the Herald Sun, Courier-Mail, Sun Herald, The Press and West Australian * Review coverage assured in magazines such as K-Zone and DMag * Reviews in Children's specialist magazines such as Junior Bookseller & Publisher, Magpies, Viewpoint and Reading Time * Extensive online coverage: blogs, Facebook, Twitter * Print advertising on the cover of Bookseller + Publisher magazine. * Print advertising in specialist Childrens and YA magazines * High-gloss poster for the rejacketed series available * Bookmarks with competition details for the trade to give out * Joint bookseller and consumer competition for kids and schools to win $1000 worth of books from their local bookshop * Richard Newsome to read the three best entries from school competition * Social media campaign * Author message to readers and booksellers * Featured in a dedicated YA Text Publishing newsletter to subscribers and in banner advertising online * Richard will be the focus of a multi-city author tour in 2012
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