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NaNoWriMo Tip #4: 3 Methods to Trigger Story Ideas

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Before one word is written down, every National Novel Writing Month project starts with a single idea. The question now becomes, what methods can writers use to trigger story ideas? We’ve collected a list of three helpful methods. 1. The Huffington Post suggests giving “freewriting” a try. Show More Summary

How Can One Use Comics to Break the Silence On Taboo Subjects?

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Can comics help to break the silence on taboo subjects? Aditi Gupta and Tuhin Paul hope to do so with the Menstrupedia initiative. The husband-and-wife collaborators gave a talk at TEDx Bangalore to discuss the origins of how they launched this organization. Show More Summary

Netflix to Adapt ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Netflix plans to create a new original series based on A Series of Unfortunate Events. Lemony Snicket wrote 13 installments for his popular children’s book series so there is plenty of material to source for story lines. According to Deadline, “Netflix is producing the project, which is being fast-tracked, with Paramount Television. Show More Summary

Scribd Subscribers to Have Access to 30,000 Audiobooks

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Scribd will add 30,000 audiobooks to its library. Subscribers to the digital book streaming service will have access to both new releases and popular backlist titles. Some of the audiobooks that have been made available include Suzanne...Show More Summary

Rockers Who Write: Mick Fleetwood, Jimmy Page, Billy Idol, Scott Ian, & Joe Perry

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Rollicking, rowdy, and introspective, five big rockers record their memoirs and reminiscences in big books this season. Mick Fleetwood’s Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac (Little, Brown), shares his life as a drummer and bandleader and sheds new light on Fleetwood Mac’s raucous history and his lifelong friend John McVie. Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Rodale, Horsesmouth, Oxford University Press

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Rodale is hiring a senior editor of nonfiction, and Horsesmouth needs an assistant editor. Oxford University Press is seeking a production editor, and Simon and Schuster is on the hunt for a senior digital designer. Get the...Show More Summary

David Kent to Leave HarperCollins Canada

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

David Kent, the president and CEO of HarperCollins Canada, plans to leave the company at the end of this year. Kent has devoted almost 14 years of his career to this position. Two executives, Iris Tupholme and Leo MacDonald, have received...Show More Summary

Stephanie Danler Lands 2-Book Deal After a Chance Meeting With Peter Gethers

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Stephanie Danler was working as a waitress in New York City when she encountered Penguin Random House senior vice president and editor-at-large Peter Gethers. While she was serving him, she told him she was writing a novel. After this...Show More Summary

Amy Poehler, Anne Rice, & Jan Brett Debut On the Indie Bestseller List

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending November 02, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month. (Debuted at #1 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Yes Please by...Show More Summary

Laura Numeroff Turns to Kickstarter For the ‘Work for Biscuits’ Series

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Laura Numeroff, the author behind the New York Times bestselling picture book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, hopes to raise $100,000 on Kickstarter for the Work for Biscuits book series. The first installment, Raising a Hero story stars...Show More Summary

NaNoWriMo Tip #3: Plant Some Greenery On Your Desk

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

When tackling a difficult project, looking after one’s well-being can mean the difference between success and failure. If you are trying to write a NaNoWriMo book, perhaps it’s time to put down a plant on your desk. Scientific research suggests that adding a little greenery to your work environment could help with improving and maintaining wellness. Show More Summary

Studio C Creates a Trio of ‘Hunger Games’ Parody Songs

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Studio C has created a trio of Hunger Games-themed parody songs in anticipation of the release of Mockingjay Part 1. The sketch comedy group also shot a music video for each song and posted them on the BYUtv YouTube channel. The video...Show More Summary

Discovery Children’s Museum Hosts the Storyland Exhibit

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Discovery Children’s Museum is hosting the “Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites” traveling exhibit. According to the museum’s website, the curators created seven “three dimensional, bi-lingual (English and Spanish) play...Show More Summary

Diversion Books Launches the EverAfter Romance Online Bookstore

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Diversion Books has launched a new online bookstore exclusively dedicated to the romance genre. The organizers behind EverAfter Romance have developed a free app available for download on both iOS and Android mobile devices. Seth Kaufman,...Show More Summary

Out of Print Has Donated 1 Million Books

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Out of Print has donated 1,000,000 books through their charity partner Books For Africa. Five years have pass since Todd Lawton and Jeffrey LeBlanc started the company. The co-founders posted a thank you letter on the organization’sShow More Summary

Eric Smith Reveals Cover For ‘Inked’

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Author Eric Smith and designer Jenny Zemanek revealed the cover for Smith’s book, Inked, on the Publishing Crawl blog. We’ve embedded the full image above—what do you think? Both Smith and Zemanek sat for a chat to talk about the creative process for this jacket; click here to read the interview. Show More Summary

Stanley Tucci Stars in Book Trailer

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Simon & Schuster has unveiled a book trailer for The Tucci Table: Cooking With Family and Friends. The Hunger Games actor Stanley Tucci collaborated on this cookbook project with his wife, literary agent Felicity Blunt. Tucci cooks up...Show More Summary

Tom Hanks Types a Book of Short Stories

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Given his affinity for typewriters and his collection of favorite models, including a Hermes 2000, a 1930s Remington, and a midcentury Royal, we imagine Tom Hanks tapped out first drafts for the book he just sold to Alfred A. Knopf.Show More Summary

Blank on Blank Creates the ‘Maya Angelou On Con Men’ Video

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Blank on Blank organization has created an animated video starring I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings memoirist Maya Angelou. The video embedded above features an unheard interview that took place in 1970 between the late author and Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction writer Louis “Studs” Terkel. Show More Summary

VIDEO: The Harry Potter Alliance Requests That Voters Don’t Elect Umbridge

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

It’s Election Day! The Harry Potter Alliance recruited The Boy Who Lived to make a special request: “don’t elect Umbridge” and don’t forget to vote. We’ve embedded the entire video message above—what do you think? New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

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