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Claudia Emerson Has Died

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Claudia Emerson has died. She was 57-years-old. According to The New York Times, Emerson (pictured, via) won the Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for a poetry collection entitled Late Wife. From 2008 to 2010, she served as the Poet Laureate of Virginia. Altogether, Emerson has written six books of poetry; the sixth book will be published posthumously. Show More Summary

Random House to Edit Passage in Lena Dunham’s Book

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Random House will edit a passage in Lena Dunham‘s book, Not That Kind of Girl, in future pressings of the work after being threatened with a lawsuit over a rape story. In the book, Dunham claims that she was raped in college by a Republican who she called “Barry”. Show More Summary

AAP Honors Educational Publishing Leaders

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has revealed the winners of the Lamplighter Honors, an award that celebrates “individual excellence in educational publishing.” During this year’s awards ceremony, which took place last night,...Show More Summary

Gene Luen Yang Creates a Confession Comic

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Everyone makes mistakes, but not all people give a confession with a comic. Printz Award winner Gene Luen Yang created a comic to atone for a blunder in his most recent book, The Shadow Hero. According to the piece, posted on the Diversity in YA blog, Yang did not refer to Chu F. Show More Summary

Jeff Koons Designs Cover For New Brian Grazer Book

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Simon & Schuster has revealed the cover image for Brian Grazer’s new book A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life. Artist Jeff Koons created the design for the Academy Award–winning producer’s book. “When we began discussing a design for the jacket of my book, Jeff Koons was the first person I thought of,” said Grazer in a statement. Show More Summary

Cecily McMillan Lands Memoir Deal

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Cecily McMillan, a former Occupy Wall Street activist, has landed a memoir deal for her book, The Emancipation of Cecily McMillan. Alessandra Bastagli, an editor at Nation Books, negotiated the deal with Roz Foster of the Sandra Dijkstra...Show More Summary

Steve Bevis Joins Bookmasters as Head of IT

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Digital publishing services firm Bookmasters has named Steve Bevis as its been director of information technology. In his new role, Bevis will head up eBook conversion services. “Steve’s skill set is a blend of management and hands-on...Show More Summary

Indie Bookstores Compete to Win a Visit With Neil Gaiman

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

A group of independent bookstores are competing against one another to win a visit with Neil Gaiman. The shop that sells the most copies of The Ocean at the End of the Lane by the end of this year will come out on top. According to Gaiman’s Tumblr page, the actual event will take place in February 2015. Show More Summary

Trailer Unleashed For ‘Still Alice’

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

A new trailer has been unleashed for the Still Alice movie. The story for this film adaptation is based on Lisa Genova’s 2007 debut novel. The video embedded above offers glimpses of Julianne Moore as Dr. Alice Howland, Alec Baldwin as Dr. Show More Summary

How to Craft a Centerpiece With Old Books

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Still not finished decorating? Recycle an old book and transform it into a “Book Page Christmas Tree Centerpiece.” If you want to make this project, watch the video tutorial (from the Factory Direct Craft YouTube channel) embedded above. What seasonal decor pieces do you enjoy making? New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Krysten Ritter to Play Jessica Jones in New Netflix Series

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Netflix plans to create a new original series starring the Marvel character Jessica Jones. Breaking Bad actress Krysten Ritter (pictured, via) has been hired to take on the titular role. Here’s more from The Hollywood Reporter: “Ritter will play Jessica Jones, the cynical, sardonic and tough-as-nails, but innately cool and sexy, title character. Show More Summary

James Franco, Teju Cole, & Salman Rushdie Get Booked

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date. Actor James Franco will sign copies of his new book, Hollywood Dreaming. Show More Summary

Bill Gates Picks The Best 5 Books He Read in 2014

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Bill Gates has unveiled a list of his favorite books that he read in 2014. Some of the titles were not published this year because “sometimes I fall behind and don’t get to a book until well after it’s been published.” Gates’ five picks...Show More Summary

YouTube Star Zoella’s Book Was Ghostwritten

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Popular YouTuber Zoe Sugg, a British blogger that writes about makeup and fashion, didn’t write her novel alone, Penguin UK has revealed. Known as Zoella to her fans, the social media icon signed a two-book with Penguin UK back in June. The...Show More Summary

Author Greg McKeown’s Advice on How to Reset Your Life

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Greg McKeown, author of the New York Times bestseller Essentialism, has come up with some advice to help you refocus your life. The tips came from a discussion he had on LinkedIn with a close friend who had been diagnosed with kidney cancer. Show More Summary

Doris Lessing Left Her Book Collection to Zimbabwe Libraries

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Doris Lessing has left her book collection to libraries in Zimbabwe. The Nobel Prize-winning novelist, who passed away last year, helped start libraries in Zimbabwe after the country became independent in 1980. Her donation includesShow More Summary

Hachette to Sell Books Within Twitter

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Hachette Book Group will soon begin selling books directly within Twitter, thanks to a new partnership. Technology provider Gumroad is facilitating the publisher with the tools to sell items natively without leaving the social network. Begining...Show More Summary

Kids Read ‘Little Humans’ Book Out Loud: VIDEO

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

What happens when you give a Humans of New York book to a group of kids? The video embedded above features “little humans reading Little Humans.” The Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group released Brandon Stanton’s book back in October 2014. Click here to watch a 92Y video to learn more about this project. New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

NYPL to Host the ‘Emily Dickinson: Musician and Poet’ Exhibit

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is hosting the “Emily Dickinson: Musician and Poet” exhibition. It celebrates Dickinson’s connection to music and how music has influenced her as a writer. Curators collected letters...Show More Summary

Great Disruptors: microchips, gay marriage, perestroika, kitty litter, and a book

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Celebrating its 85th anniversary, Bloomberg Businessweek announced its take on “The 85 Most Disruptive Ideas in Our History.” The focus of its current issue and noted at a party that drew George Lucas, Henry Kissinger, Harvey Weinstein,...Show More Summary

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