Hello Amelia fans!
Just wanted to let you in on some exciting news...

"Amelia Rules!" Graphic Novels to be Published by ibooks/Simon & Schuster!

Harrisburg, PA cartoonist Jimmy Gownley recently signed a book deal with iBooks, an independently-owned imprint of publishing giant Simon & Schuster

The contract includes two graphic novel collections of Gownley's Eisner-nominated comic book series, Amelia Rules!, which has been a favorite within the comic book industry since its debut in June, 2001.

The first collection, titled "Amelia Rules!: The Whole World's Crazy," is a graphic novel collecting issues 1-5. The ibooks/Simon & Schuster collection will allow the book to be re-printed and introduced to a much wider audience.

Megan McDonald, author of The Judy Moody Books says, Amelia McBride...steals the show with her hilarious 4th grade hijinks. Kids and grown-ups alike will see themselves in these laugh-out-loud funny adventures.

Graphic Novels are the fastest growing segment of the book market. iBooks sees Amelia Rules! as the perfect book to launch their children's graphic novel line. Its smart writing and clean, irresistible art make it a natural for parents and kids alike.

Amelia Rules! Book One: The Whole World,s Crazy
coming out in September, 2003 - ISBN: 0-7434-7503-8
available in book and discount stores world-wide.

Amelia Rules! Book Two: What Makes You Happy
coming out in February, 2004 - ISBN: to be announced.

In addition to the graphic novel collections, discussions for children's novels and Amelia Rules! picture books are underway. Also, the television and movie rights for Amelia Rules! are in discussion with several major production studios.