1. bcbookobsessed asked: When will we get to see the book cover for Out of Tune?

    soon! I don’t know when exactly though… we still need a strapline (you know like how TKB has that line on the cover “One kiss… so much trouble”? That’s the strapline) and once that’s done it can go on the cover and when the design team are done I can release it to you guys! :) xo

     
  2. authorbethreekles:

    HAPPY BOOK-DAY TO ME! 

    so The Kissing Booth was published as a paperback exactly one year ago! (*cue confetti cannons and blow the kazoos*)

    It started a long time before that - this whole thing started back in April 2011, three years ago, when I decided to post The Kissing Booth online to Wattpad, because what did I have to lose?

    It all started out as a bit of fun, until it practically blew up online, and I was getting hundreds of comments a day sometimes. Thanks to you guys and all your support, The Kissing Booth won the 2011 Watty Award for Most Popular Teen Fiction, and by the time Random House got in touch with me in November 2012, it had accumulated over 19 million reads!

    I still can’t believe that number.

    Since then, the ebook and paperback have been published, my second book Rolling Dice has been published, and my third book, Out of Tune, is on the way in July.

    Translation rights for The Kissing Booth have been sold in Greek, Turkish, Spanish, Hungarian and the film rights have been sold to Random House Children’s Screen Entertainment.

    What I really want to say is thank you, everyone, for all your support. Thanks to those of you who were reading The Kissing Booth right at the start when it was a rough draft on Wattpad, and thanks to those of you who have picked up the book on the shelves of bookstores and downloaded it on your e-readers. Your support has been invaluable, and I wouldn’t be where I am now without you all!

    Don’t forget that the ebook is available on iBooks, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and the paperback is available too worldwide!

    ps. I know a lot of you are asking for a sequel… and my answer to that? Maybe! :p I’ll let you know if I do decide to do one sometime in the future, so sit tight! :) xo

     
  3. HAPPY BOOK-DAY TO ME! 

    so The Kissing Booth was published as a paperback exactly one year ago! (*cue confetti cannons and blow the kazoos*)

    It started a long time before that - this whole thing started back in April 2011, three years ago, when I decided to post The Kissing Booth online to Wattpad, because what did I have to lose?

    It all started out as a bit of fun, until it practically blew up online, and I was getting hundreds of comments a day sometimes. Thanks to you guys and all your support, The Kissing Booth won the 2011 Watty Award for Most Popular Teen Fiction, and by the time Random House got in touch with me in November 2012, it had accumulated over 19 million reads!

    I still can’t believe that number.

    Since then, the ebook and paperback have been published, my second book Rolling Dice has been published, and my third book, Out of Tune, is on the way in July.

    Translation rights for The Kissing Booth have been sold in Greek, Turkish, Spanish, Hungarian and the film rights have been sold to Random House Children’s Screen Entertainment.

    What I really want to say is thank you, everyone, for all your support. Thanks to those of you who were reading The Kissing Booth right at the start when it was a rough draft on Wattpad, and thanks to those of you who have picked up the book on the shelves of bookstores and downloaded it on your e-readers. Your support has been invaluable, and I wouldn’t be where I am now without you all!

    Don’t forget that the ebook is available on iBooks, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and the paperback is available too worldwide!

    ps. I know a lot of you are asking for a sequel… and my answer to that? Maybe! :p I’ll let you know if I do decide to do one sometime in the future, so sit tight! :) xo

     

  4. Anonymous asked: Hi Beth, I just finished Rolling Dice and I loved it! How did you decide to set your books in America? Do you have any advice for writers who want to set their books in the US but don't actually live there? (Aside from hopping on a plane and going on holiday there, which is kind of expensive haha!)

    The main reason I decided to set The Kissing Booth in America was because here in the UK, we donn’t have kissing booths - it’s an American concept. So, TKB was set in America, and when that became hugely popular (including with Americans) I decided to set my other books there, too. That way, I don’t have to try and explain the British school system and what things like ‘crisps’ and ‘chips” and ‘sofas’ are, you know?

    With American TV shows and movies and books, people all over the world are familiar with American culture. We know (at least roughly) how their schooling system works and that they say ‘pants’ for trousers and ‘candy’ for sweets, etc.

    Ass for advice for writers who want to set their book in the States but don’t live there, the best thing I can suggest is to do what I’ve done: watch movies and TV shows set in America (particularly in the same setting as your book will be - in a high school, for instance); and read books similar to your genre sett in America. Another thing is to make use of the internet - read up on things you aren’t sure about. If you want to mention a brand name for instance, search on the Walmart website or other American retailers to find brands of toothpaste, clothes, peanut butter, and so on. It might sound silly, but it will make your story all the more authentic if you throw in a few brands!

    I hope that’s helped :) let me know if there’s anything else xo

     

  5. it’s #UKYADay!

    UK YA Day is celebrating authors of YA from the UK - from JK Rowling, Jacqueline Wilson, Terry Pratchett and Malorie Blackman, to Victoria Lamb, Anthony Horowitz, Louise Rennison and Philippa Gregory (did you guys know she had historical YA out? Brilliant!)

    check out the @ProjectUKYA Twitter account and their blog for more exciting news and info :)

    so who are some of your favourite UK YA authors?

     

  6. Anonymous asked: How do you like to paint your nails?

    Base coat, colour (two coats unless its really thick) and then a top coat :) xo

     

  7. just wanted to say: I know I said I’d post reviews of all the books I read this year on my blog, and I have posted like two so far… but since I’ve not had time to read with uni, I am actually keeping to what I said! Over the summer I’m likely to read a ton of books though so I’ll end up posting a whole bunch of reviews then! :)

     

  8. @liveawaylife asked via Twitter: Before u wrote TKB because you had nothing to read, did you ever think, I want to write a book? Or I want to be a published author?

    I was writing novel-length stories long before I wrote The Kissing Booth! I wrote a fantasy trilogy when I was 12/13 and a whole bunch of stories besides. The Kissing Booth was my first real teen fiction (before that, I mostly stuck to fantasy, or sometimes historical fiction) and the first I really took seriously, because I was getting so much brilliant feedback from my readers on Wattpad that for the first time I thought, ‘I must be doing something right!’

    Where I was writing so much though, I kept thinking how great it would be to be an author and be paid for this hobby. I looked into self-publishing and how to publish, but didn’t think about it seriously.

    Then when TKB became so popular online, I looked again, more seriously, and considered submitting my work to literary agents (but I didn’t because I was worried they’d reject me based on my age) and I was going to self-publish on Kindle, but I couldn’t because I was too young. Before Random House came along, I thought that I’d probably send my work off to a lit agent maybe a few years down the line, when I was a bit older, or something - but as it turns out, I didn’t have to! :) xo

     

  9. Anonymous asked: What makeup do you use?

    Clinique foundation, a little concealer (not sure which brand… maybe Rimmel?) and No 7 mascara. That’s about it! If I’m doing photoshoots or going on TV to do interviews I wear a little eyeliner and blusher, and put some powder on to make the foundation stay on longer, but I don’t tend to wear heavy makeup, and I don’t usually wear makeup unless I’m going out somewhere anyway! xo

     

  10. Anonymous asked: Do you have any piercings? Or what would you like?

    I just have my ears pierced (just the one in each lobe) and wouldn’t want any other piercings xo

     

  11. Anonymous asked: You should also get some photos professionally taken to post as author photos on your site!

    good suggestion! :) (did you know that my author photo in The Kissing Booth and my other books - at least the UK versions - has been a selfie I took because I hadn’t changed my profile pic on facebook or anything in about eight months? Haha!)

    What would you guys want to see on a website for me? Drop me an ask and let me know! xo

     

  12. Anonymous asked: When you make tv appearances for interviews, do you get your makeup and hair done or do you do your own?

    When I was going to be on the BBC Breakfast show, I had my makeup done, but that’s the only time it’s happened. I was supposed to go on ITV’s Lorraine Show (in the end they bumped me for Colleen Rooney) and they’d have done all my hair and makeup

    But every other time I’ve done my own :) xo

     

  13. check this out!

    did you guys know that the brilliant Amy McCulloch is now on Wattpad?! She’s posting a new book called ‘The Oathbreaker’s Shadow’ on there, and the first part is already up!

    Follow her and check out her book here: xo

     
  14. jtotheizzoe:

    the-science-llama:

    Which house do you belong to? (via LISACommunity on Facebook)

    Science is coming.

    this is simply superb!

     

  15. Anonymous asked: OH MY GOD thank you for the 8tracks recommendation it's perfect! EEEP I'm so excited to write now! Seriously, thank you so much, Beth :D xXxXxXx

    No problem, I’m happy to help! 8tracks is always such a great place for writing music when I don’t know exactly what I want to listen to, because there are so many playlists there to pick from :p

    Good luck with the writing, sweetie! xo