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Blog Post Archive

Maxine Hong Kingston & Julia Alvarez Honored as Recipients of the National Medal of Arts

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Writers Maxine Hong Kingston and Julia Alvarez have been awarded the National Medal of Arts. Here’s more from the press release: “The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the federal government. Show More Summary

Friendly Atheist Cancels Kickstarter Book Project After Criticism

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Friendly Atheist blogger Hemant Mehta has cancelled his Kickstarter project for a children’s book called God is an Abusive Boyfriend (and you should break up), after facing criticism. “After receiving a lot of negative feedback over...Show More Summary

Parents in California Reject School District’s Sex Ed Book Choice

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Parents in Fremont, California are petitioning their school district not to use the book Your Health Today as the new sex education textbook for ninth graders. The district voted to purchase the book back in June. Yet some parents think that the book is inappropriate for the students. Show More Summary

How to Turn a Wikipedia Article Into an eBook

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Looking to read a collection of Wikipedia articles in one easy format? Wikipedia has a feature that lets you turn an article or collection of articles into an eBook. The tool is called Book Creator and will export the articles that you select into a PDF or ODF eBook or even to order a print copy of the book. Show More Summary

Amazon Misinterprets George Orwell in Push Against Hachette

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

In response to an author campaign against Amazon in the Hachette battle, the online giant sent out a letter to Kindle readers defending the low price of eBooks. In the letter, the Seattle-based company talks about how the literary establishment...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Coerces Stephen Colbert to Promote Her Book

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

During an appearance on The Colbert Report, many shenanigans were exchanged between the host and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the clip embedded above, Stephen Colbert criticized Clinton’s new book, Hard Choices, for excessive “name dropping.” Clinton then came on stage and the two engaged in a “name drop” battle. Show More Summary

Authors Unite in Full Page NY Times Ad Knocking Amazon

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

More than 900 authors including Stephen King, Malcolm Gladwell and Suzanne Collins have signed a letter calling readers to email Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and ask him to end the company’s dispute with Hachette. “We call on Amazon to resolve...Show More Summary

Parnassus Books, Bank of Books, & the Franklin Park Reading Series Get Booked

3 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. The next session of the Franklin Park Reading Series will feature five authors. Show More Summary

LeVar Burton Stars in the ‘Tweeting Rainbow’ Video

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show and created a hilarious video called “Tweeting Rainbow.” The video embedded features Burton singing a parody version of the beloved TV show’s theme song and reading from celebrity Twitter feeds. What do you think? (via The Huffington Post) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Kim Kardashian Inks Deal with Rizzoli For a Book of Selfies

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has become well-known for her selfies. Universe, an imprint of Rizzoli Publications, will publish a collection of her photos in a book entitled Selfish. PerezHilton.com reports that Kardashian revealed on an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians that she was aiming to snap 1,200 photos. Show More Summary

Ursula Le Guin & Michael Cunningham Talk Genre in New Interview

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

There is an arbitrary division between “literature” and “genre,” according to legendary sci-fi author Ursula Le Guin. In a new interview with Le Guin conducted by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Cunningham, produced by Diversion...Show More Summary

The Guardian Reveals First Book Award Longlist

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The £10,000 Guardian First Book Award recognizes the debut publication of a writer each year. The 2014 longlist includes five fiction titles, five non-fiction titles, and a short story collection. The Guardian will announce the shortlist in late October, and the winner will be revealed in December. Show More Summary

Van Morrison to Release Book of Lyrics

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison has plans to release a book of lyrics called Lit Up Inside. The collection from Faber & Faber contains writings from throughout Morrison’s career. ”The lyrics in this book span 50 years of writing...Show More Summary

Oliver Jeffers: ‘I don’t always stick to my schedules–you can’t plan creativity.’

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Oliver Jeffers has produced paintings, decorated a giant Easter egg, and most notably, created picture books. We sat with Jeffers to talk about getting published, artist’s block, and more. Check out the highlights from our interview below… Q: How did you land your first book deal? A: Self-confidence is hugely important in this endeavor. Show More Summary

Random House to Publish ‘Frozen’ Chapter Books

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Random House Children’s Books has plans to release a new chapter book series based on the Disney phenomenon Frozen. The stories will pick up where the movie left off and follow Anna and Elsa on further adventures. Christopher Angelilli,...Show More Summary

Hachette Calls Off Perseus Acquisition

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Hachette has called off plans to acquire Perseus. The publisher announced the transaction back in June, reporting that the deal was expected to close after regulatory approval. However, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the publisher couldn’t come to terms with all of the issues required for the deal to close. Show More Summary

Donalyn Miller Hired to Join the Scholastic Book Fairs Team

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Donalyn Miller has been hired as the manager of independent reading and outreach at Scholastic Book Fairs. Here’s more from the press release: “In this newly created role, Ms. Miller will serve as the national ambassador for independent...Show More Summary

Universal Pictures & Imagine Entertainment Nab Film Rights to ‘The Vampire Chronicles’

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have joined together to acquire the film rights to The Vampire Chronicles. More than 20 million copies of these novels have been sold worldwide. Thus far, Anne Rice has written ten installments in her popular series. Show More Summary

The Legacy of Ursula Nordstrom

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

You probably enjoyed Charlotte’s Web or Harriet the Spy at one point in your life. But do you know who edited those great kid’s books? After covering the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Summer Conference last...Show More Summary

Stephen King to Reveal New Book Cover in Facebook Game

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Stephen King‘s next book Revival comes out in November. To help reveal details about the book, he is playing a little game on Facebook called #RevealREVIVAL. Today, the new cover will slowly be revealed as squares covering the design are unlocked. You can help uncover the design and reveal more about the book by liking this page and sharing the app. Show More Summary

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