YA Number 1 for Beth Reekles!
The Beach House, the companion novella to the world-wide phenomenom The Kissing Booth, was released on Saturday and immediately became the bestselling YA eBook on Amazon!
Beth Reekles's swooningly romantic novella follows Elle Evans as she spends a summer at the beach house with best friend Lee and Lee's hotter-than-hot brother Noah... who's now officially Elle's boyfriend.
Beth's first novel The Kissing Booth is now a smash-hit film on Netflix, with a sequel coming next year.
The Kissing Booth on Netflix
The Netflix adaptation of The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles, is currently one of the most watched movies in the world, according to Netflix's programming chief, Ted Sarandos.
Sarandos explained on Deadline that it was “one of the most watched movies in the world right now” and No. 4 in IMDB rankings behind tentpole releases like Deadpool 2, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Avengers: Infinity War.
In just one month, the trailer alone has racked up over 10.3 million views on YouTube and fans are already campaigning for a sequel.
Beth originally wrote the story when she was 14 and published it on Wattpad. She was an undeniable Wattpad sensation with over 1 million people reading her YA novel.
Don't miss out, be sure to head over to Netflix to watch The Kissing Booth!
Cwtch Me If You Can!
We are delighted to announce that Beth Reekles' Quick Reads novella, Cwtch Me If You Can, is out today!
It is one of eight novellas being published through Quick Reads in 2015. The Quick Reads campaign aims to break down barriers and get more adults and teens in Wales reading by producing short, snappy books available from libraries, bookshops and online for just £1. For more information on the brilliant Quick Reads scheme, click here.
Beth stopped by the Darley Anderson blog to chat to Clare about writing for teens, favourite possessions and the wonderful world of social media. To watch the interview, visit the Darley Anderson blog.
*Cwtch is a Welsh word that means 'snuggle' or 'cuddle'. For context, you could "cwtch up under your duvet on a cold day", "cwtch up with a good book on the sofa", cwtch your boyfriend/girlfriend"
Beth Reekles at TEDxTeen London 2014
In October, Beth Reekles, teen author of The Kissing Booth, Rolling Dice and Out of Tune, took part in TEDxTeen London organised independently but inspired by the larger group, TED.
TED is a non-profit organisation which helps spread ideas through the medium of powerful, short talks. Starting in 1984, the talks and conferences originally began as technology, entertainment and design related but has since grown to encompass all kinds of issues.
TEDxTeen is put on by We Are Family Foundation, founded by world-renowned music producer and musician, Nile Rodgers. It has an outreach of millions worldwide and, in 2013, livestreamed to over 141 countries with the talks gaining 8 million views online after the conferences took place.
Beth was one of many young, inspirational speakers who came together to discuss the changing world. Beth’s talk focussed on her wanting to write the story she wanted to read and encouraging others to do the same.
Beth Reekles joins the Darley Anderson Children's Book Agency!
We are very excited to announce that teen writing sensation, Beth Reekles, has joined the Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency!
Welsh author, Beth, started writing her first novel at 15, The Kissing Booth, online on WattPad and was quickly snapped up in a three-book deal at Random House. Her subsequent novels: Rolling Dice and Out of Tune were published in 2013 and 2014.
Beth is currently an undergraduate of Physics at Exeter University. She has been shortlisted for the Women of the Future Young Star award 2013, the Romantic Novel of the Year Awards 2014, and the Queen of Teen 2014 awards. She was awarded the Scout Birthday Honours Writing Badge in 2013, and was named one of Time magazine’s 16 Most Influential Teenagers 2013.
On joining the agency, Beth said: "I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining such a great agency as Darley Anderson. The agency has such a glowing reputation and I look forward very much to working with them."
Beth’s third novel, Out of Tune, is available now.
The Kissing Booth 2 is Coming!
The Darley Anderson Children’s Agency is thrilled to announce that there will be a sequel to Beth Reekles’s hit YA novel, The Kissing Booth.
The second Kissing Booth novel, Going the Distance, will be published in the UK and Commonwealth by Penguin Random House in January 2020, to coincide with the major film release of The Kissing Booth 2 on Netflix.
Beth started writing her first book, The Kissing Booth, when she was just fifteen. She became a Wattpad sensation, then a published author, and last year Netflix released a film of The Kissing Booth which became the most-watched film in the world at the time, as thousands of fans fell in love with Elle and Noah. Going the Distance will continue Elle and Noah’s story as they face their biggest challenge yet… a long distance relationship.
Clare Wallace did the deal for the UK and Commonwealth Rights with Naomi Colthurst at Penguin Random House, as well as for The Beach House, a spin-off novella that will publish in eBook in May 2019. The Darley Anderson rights team are very excited to be representing Beth and Going the Distance internationally.
Netflix to make The Kissing Booth
We are thrilled to announce that Netflix have ordered a feature-length film adaption of The Kissing Booth by the wonderful Beth Reekles.
The film will be produced by London-LA based Komixx Media and will be directed by Vince Marcello whose credits include Disney’s Teen Beach Movie.
Beth wrote The Kissing Booth when she was 15 and became a Wattpad sensation. The debut novel has received more than 19 million reads worldwide.
Beth Reekles and Quick Reads 2015!
We’re thrilled to announce that Beth Reekles, author behind bestselling The Kissing Booth, is taking part in Quick Reads 2015!
Led by former Welsh rugby captain, Gareth Thomas, Beth is one of eight authors selected to participate for 2015 and has written a romance novel called Cwtch Me If You Can.
The Quick Reads campaign aims to break down barriers and get more adults in Wales reading by producing short, snappy books available from libraries, bookshops and online for just £1.
The titles will be released in February 2015.
Top 25 under 20!
In thrilling news, our newest author, Beth Reekles, has been included in The Times today at no.6 in their ‘Top 25 under 20’ article!
Beth sits alongside other influential young adults such as Malala Yousafzai, Maya Van Wagenen and Jack Andraka as icons of their generation.