Summer Greetings from NC!

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF SPARKS
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The year was 1996. Ebay had just launched, Prince Charles and Diana split up and everyone was either dancing the Macarena or shouting Cuba Gooding’s famous line from Jerry Maquire—show me the money! As for me? I was releasing my first novel.

It’s the 20th anniversary of The Notebook! Here is what the original cover looked like long before Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling stepped into the roles of Allie and Noah, creating the cover we now see today. I love looking back at this and reflecting on how this book has changed the lives of so many, especially my own. I hope it had an impact on you as a reader, too.


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SEE ME PAPERBACK RELEASE

See Me is available today in paperback, and if you pick up your copy at Walmart or Sam’s Club, you receive a complimentary audio book! For the first time ever, simply purchase the novel, then go to Downpour.com and choose The Longest Ride, See Me, Nights in Rodanthe or Dear John and it’s yours for free!


 

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SEE ME PHOTO BOOK

We are also saluting the paperback release of See Me with an exclusive edition, available only at Target stores. This special edition features color photos of scenes that inspired the book with notes from me. This was a challenging novel for me to write and I’m so proud of how it turned out. Thank you so much for your continued support and I hope you enjoy reading some of my thoughts on the inspiration for See Me.


 

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FIND MY RECOMMENDATION AT WALMART

Finally, I am thrilled to announce the kick off of the inaugural “Author Recommends” program at Walmart. As the first author to be featured, I’m recommending six of my personal picks with some of my favorite characters and authors. When you stop into a Walmart store in August, look for my picture in the book section to see what novels I am recommending and why I couldn’t put them down (or you can check them out now at Walmart.com/NicholasSparks).

Thank you, again, for your continued support. I look forward to sharing news about my upcoming novel, Two by Two, with you shortly … stay tuned!

Sincerely yours,

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Nicholas Sparks Father’s Day Giveaway

In honor of Father’s Day, I’m giving away TWO gift sets with some of my favorite things: a Carolina BBQ gift basket complete with cutting boards, bbq mop, a selection of grillin' snacks, hushpuppy mixes and and bone lickin' BBQ sauces. I’m also including a signed copy of The Choice novel, The Choice movie poster, and The Choice movie soundtrack CD. Keep it for yourself, or share it with the father or father figure in your life. (Sorry, this giveaway has ended. Sign up for the Nicholas Sparks mailing list to be notified when the next giveaway is posted)

Sincerely yours,

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*Two By Two* Coming This October

I'm thrilled to be able to share the news with you that my next novel, Two By Two, is set to be released this fall! Centering on a newly single father and his young daughter, the book conveys an emotionally powerful story of unconditional love, its challenges, its risks and most of all, its rewards.

In the coming months and as a thank you to all my email mailing list subscribers, I’ll be sending them exclusive chapters of Two By Two, sharing my favorite quotes from the book, and hosting a number of fun giveaways. If you haven't already, I hope you sign up soon so that you can get these exclusive benefits too. Until then, I invite you to check out the official Two By Two story description. While the book won’t be in stores till October 4th, you can pre-order your copy now at select retailers.

Sincerely yours,


 

In stores on October 4th, Two By Two is a story of testing one’s abilities and emotional resources beyond anything they can ever imagine, reminding us that unconditional love is a treasure to be bestowed, never earned. Pre-order your copy online today at Amazon, B&N and iBooks with more online retailers to come.

Celebrating #20yearsofsparks

I can't believe it was 20 years ago that my first novel, The Notebook, was published and I'm excited to share with you that later this year, my 20th novel will go on sale with more details to be revealed about it in the coming months. 

You may soon notice that the digital editions of my books have new covers and I'm excited to tell you that, as part of a 20 year celebration, all of my previous novels will be gradually be getting new covers this year. Be on the look out online - and eventually in stores too - to see these beautiful new looks for my bestselling novels. 

In addition to the new covers, Amazon.com will be celebrating this milestone by featuring a number of my bestselling books as Kindle Daily Deals throughout 2016. My hope is that that special discounts will offer an opportunity for my long time print readers to build up their digital libraries at a affordable price. 

Last, if you have the chance, please let me know what you think of the new covers by posting to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #20YEARSOFSPARKS.

I hope to hear from you soon!

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The Choice is now in theaters!

The feature film adaptation of my best selling novel The Choice is now showing in theaters nationwide and the movie's cast, crew and I can't wait for you to see it on the big screen. Directed by the very talented Ross Katz, it stars Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer as Travis and Gabby who make some pretty unexpected choices, big and small, that define their lives.

Making this film brought me back to my roots here in North Carolina and I love that Ross treated Wilmington as more than just a backdrop. He made it come alive, almost like a third main character. He was also great with actors. In his hands, it’s immediately obvious why Gabby will risk everything for Travis and at the same time you can see why Travis can’t pull himself away from her.

The Choice may remind you of my very first novel, The Notebook, where a couple comes together and we watch their lives unfold. We see what eventually happens between them and the choices they make. Watching, it seems like the title refers to a choice that occurs early on, but there are plenty of twists and turns that make the story even more memorable, more profound, and I can’t wait to hear what you think about it.

Lastly, I want to extend my gratitude to all of my readers. It’s you and your enthusiasm that make it possible for these stories to come to life on film. And for that I am truly grateful.

Yours,

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Spanning a decade and tracing the evolution of a love affair that is ultimately tested by life's most defining events, The Choice features a memorable ensemble of friends and family in Sparks' beloved North Carolina setting, culminating with the question that every couple must ask themselves: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

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