Summer Greetings 2017

My Dear Friend,

Summer is underway, and I’m excited to be able to share the news with you that my most recent bestselling novel, Two By Two, is now available in paperback. If you haven’t had a chance to read the book yet, I hope this new edition makes it easier for you to do so and that you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

As for what I’ve been up to lately, it’s been a busy travel time for me. I’ve been touring and visiting readers from Argentina to Brazil, and I’m currently making plans for my European book tour this October. Wherever I go, I’m reminded how lucky I am to have such wonderful fans and I’m grateful for all of your love and support.

In addition to the privilege of meeting new people during my travels, I also get to indulge in one of my favorite pastimes: reading! As a fellow book lover, I want to share some of the titles of my favorite recently read books. There is a short list of some of my favorite recently read books on my website and you can also look for my ongoing Nicholas Recommends list on Goodreads for more recommendations.

In related summer news, one of my bestselling novels, The Guardian, has recently gotten a special audiobook treatment that just might be perfect for a long road trip. This special edition “Booktrack” pairs traditional audiobook narration with a contemporary music soundtrack throughout. It’s a completely new experience and I’m curious to know what you think about it so if you have a moment, listen to the sample clip and let me know what you think of it on Facebook or Twitter.

I’m also excited to announce that the paperback edition of Two by Two at Walmart and Sam’s Club includes a free audiobook download! All copies are stickered with the details on how you can get your choice of a free Nicholas Sparks audiobook.

Last but not least, you may be wondering about my next novel. While we don’t have a title yet, I can tell you that the story is well underway and is shaping up beautifully. I promise that when I’m able to share more information on the book, I’ll send out an email so that you are among the first to hear about it!

Best wishes for the rest of your summer and may it be filled with wonderful books.

Sincerely yours,

 

Nicholas’ Recommended Reads – Summer 2017

Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock
This isn't a novel; in fact, it's a book that can probably be read by most people in less than an hour.  It is more of an artistic expression of both love and desire in written form, as explored via a mysterious correspondence, in which the reader can participate.

Silk by Alessandro Baricco
This is another form of love story, one written in almost poetic form.  It was a major world-wide bestseller years ago -- millions of copies -- and if you haven't had the chance to read it, you should do yourself a favor.  It's short and poignant and beautiful, in every way.

To Dance with the White Dog by Terry Kay
Quite simply, this is one of my favorite novels of all time, and one that I've reread at least a dozen times.  It tells the story of an elderly widower, who's befriended by a dog that no one else ever sees, a dog that helps him through his loneliness.  Warm and touching, it's a novel that people of all ages can enjoy.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
This novel, set in Sweden, tells the story of Ove, who can best be described as a curmudgeon. The story takes place after the death of his wife, and shows how healing can occur with the unlikeliest of people, in the unlikeliest of ways.

See a complete list of books recommended by Nicholas at Goodreads.com. 

 

Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year

This past fall, my new novel, Two by Two, was released and thanks to you, my fans and readers, it debuted as the #1 book on the New York Times Bestsellers list. You have my sincerest gratitude for your support of me and my books over these past twenty years!

I was also grateful for the chance to have met so many wonderful readers during the Two by Two book tour. Some of you were lucky enough to get to see a live performance by JD Eicher, the recording artist that I collaborated with to write the Two by Two book soundtrack. This March, JD will be performing across the country and is extending an invitation to all my fans for a special Meet & Greet with him prior to his shows and a chance to win a signed copy of Two by Two. You can find more details about this great opportunity here.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday and new year filled with love and laughter.

Sincerely yours,

nicholas-sparks

 

I hope you enjoy the book and the music!

My 20th book Two by Two is now on sale, and I can’t wait for you to meet Russell, London, Marge, and the rest of the characters. I’m also looking forward to introducing you to the amazing singer/songwriter JD Eicher who wrote the original song "Two by Two," inspired by the novel. He will be doing live performances of the Two by Two book soundtrackat FOUR events on my upcoming book tour starting at Barnes & Noble Union Square on October 4th. I invite you to check out our recent video interview, where JD and I talk about the difference in writing songs instead of writing books, our inspiration for writing each, and how we both feel we should stick to our respective careers. Thanks so much for supporting me all these years and I hope you enjoy the book and the music.

Sincerely,
nicholas-sparks


P.S. I also wanted to let you know about two special editions of Two by Two that are available. The Barnes and Noble special edition features exclusive personal reflections on each book from my entire 20 year career, and Target has a special edition with a color poster featuring the original covers of all my novels.

Presenting a sneak peek for the Two by Two song!

Last week, I shared the cities and dates for my upcoming book tour with you, and I hope many of you are planning to join me on the road. Today, I am excited to present an exclusive never before seen or heard video preview of the brand new song "Two by Two" written by the talented singer/songwriter, JD Eicher.

This wonderful song is an original exclusive track within a special collection of JD's remastered songs that make up the Two by Two book soundtrack. The entire collection of four songs will be sent to you for FREE on the book's release day, October 4, by signing up at TwobyTwoMusic.com.

Two By Two is my twentieth book, and I wanted to do something really special to celebrate its release. In the book, Russell and his daughter, London, read their own book, Two By Two, almost every night, and I thought that JD could really capture that special relationship between a father and a daughter, especially given that he and his wife are expecting their first daughter in a few months. Because I already loved JD’s music, I reached out to him to see if he would write an original song inspired by the book. Fortunately, he said yes! He also agreed to give away three other of my favorite songs of his. The resulting music collection is the perfect companion to the book, and I hope it amplifies the emotion and connection to the story for all of you. Again, when you visit the soundtrack site, you can sign up to receive a download link for the soundtrack as soon as it becomes available, as well as learn more about our collaboration. I hope you love it!

Sincerely,

nicholas-sparks

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