An Exclusive First Look at Dreamland for My Email Subscribers, a Preorder Sweepstakes and Other Fun News.

The September 20th release date for my new novel, Dreamland, is quickly approaching, details for my US book tour will be finalized in just a few weeks and, right now, I'm happy to be able to share an exclusive first look at Dreamland with all of my email mailing list subscribers. If you are currently a subscriber, check your inbox for an email from me and you will find a link to the PDF excerpt along with some other fun news. Last but not least, thank you for being a subscriber. I sincerely appreciate being able to stay directly connected with you and I hope you enjoy your subscriber-exclusive first look at the book!

If you are reading this but you aren't currently subscribed, by signing up for my mailing list now, you'll automatically receive a link to the Dreamland first look PDF and you'll also get a detailed update on my upcoming book tour when I make that announcement in an email next month.

The early excerpt that I've shared introduces one of the novel’s main characters, Colby Mills, as he sits relaxing behind a beachfront hotel that I personally know very well. I’ve stayed at the Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach, Florida many times in the past, and it is one of my all time favorites. As I was writing Dreamland, I knew the hotel was the perfect setting for the book, and it ended up having a prominent role as the place where Colby first meets Morgan Lee, a recent college graduate and aspiring musician. 

One of my favorite hotels, The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach, is where Colby first meets Morgan in Dreamland.

Music is also an important part of Colby and Morgan’s story. To honor that, Barnes & Noble is running a Dreamland Preorder Sweepstakes where the prize includes a record player, three of my favorite albums and a signed first edition of Dreamland. You can find more information on the sweepstakes here

In other news, just last week, it was announced that I’ll be partnering with Universal Pictures to produce three feature films including adaptations based on The Wish and Dreamland. I’m so excited to be able to bring these stories to the big screen and will be sure to send you email updates as we hit the major milestones of each film’s development and production.

I’ll have more behind the scenes info for you in the weeks leading up to Dreamland’s September release as well as a tour announcement very soon. In the meantime, if you're looking for some books to fill out your summer reading list, the mass market paperback edition of The Return became available in stores this week and it's the perfect size for tossing into your travel or beach bag on your way out the door.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day, and let us remember those who courageously gave their lives for our freedom. 

Sincerely yours,

Nicholas Sparks

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wish comes Dreamland, a poignant love story about risking everything for a dream—and whether it’s possible to leave the past behind. 

Preorder your copy today!

Dreamland will be available in stores on September 20. You can preorder the book now in hardcover, audiobook and ebook editions from many online book retailers including AmazonApple BooksBarnes & NobleGooglePlayTarget and Walmart as well as from your favorite local and indie bookstores at Indiebound

Online preorders are also available for readers in AustraliaNew Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Three of Nicholas’s novels are to be adapted for the big screen, including his latest bestseller, The Wish!

We've got wonderful news for readers and movie fans. It's official, Nicholas is partnering with Universal Pictures to produce three feature films including adaptations based on his most recent #1 New York Times bestselling novel, The Wish and his upcoming novel, Dreamland, which will be available in stores on September 20. News coverage and more information on the exciting new partnership is available at

The Return is now in paperback + Special Giveaways for The Wish

Today, The Return is available for the first time in paperback everywhere books are sold! This new edition has been updated to include the first chapter of my upcoming novel, The Wish. In case you missed the news earlier this year, the feature film rights for The Return were acquired in April and I hope to be sharing more film news in the months ahead. The story of The Return focuses on an injured army doctor and the two women whose secrets will change the course of his life. If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, I hope you will soon and I’d love to hear what you think.

As my travel plans and event details continue to unfold for my upcoming book tour for The Wish, I’m happy to be able to share updates for a few fun giveaways and partner sweepstakes related to the book’s September 28th release.

* I mentioned in my last email update that has been giving away advance copies of The Wish leading up to the novel's release and, now, there are just two more chances to win advance copies of the book.

* By pre-ordering The Wish at Barnes and Noble, you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a framed photo print from my 2015 trip to Patagonia, along with a signed set of all 21 of my novels.

* Additionally, my publisher is offering a special sweepstakes through the month of August giving away an Ocracoke Island postcard inspired by The Wish to 500 lucky readers. As a thank you for being a subscriber to my mailing list, you’re the first to hear about it!

Sincerely Yours,

Nicholas Sparks

Announcing “The Notebook” on Broadway

I am thrilled to finally be able to confirm the rumors and share some names that will be involved in the Broadway musical adaptation of my bestselling novel, The Notebook!

Bekah Brunstetter (supervising producer for This Is Us) will be writing and developing the production along with the wonderfully talented singer songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, who is writing the music and lyrics. I'm excited to also be producing the show with Grammy winning Kurt Deutsch and Kevin McCollum (behind the Tony winning Best Musicals: Rent, Avenue Q, and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights). 

It is incredible to be making a story that is so near and dear to my heart a reality on Broadway and I am humbled that we'll be doing it with such amazingly talented professionals. I can't wait to share more news with you about this as it comes in but until then, you can watch Ingrid making our official announcement on Today Show with Hoda via Twitter.

Read more about the production from the following places online: Entertainment Weekly, Teen Vogue, Billboard, Deadline, and Forbes.

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