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Archived Since:May 9, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Should Smoking be Banned in Children’s Books?

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

In Julia Donaldson‘s latest children’s book The Scarecrow’s Wedding, the villain is a scarecrow named Reginald Rake and he smokes cigars. The book is aimed at toddlers and a number of parents have complained about this story line in Amazon reviews. Show More Summary

Margaret Stohl Inks Deal For New YA Project With Marvel

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Marvel plans to make its mark in the world of young adult literature. At the moment, no details about any specific projects have been announced. New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl revealed at a Comic-Con International panel that she has inked a book deal with Marvel. Show More Summary

NASA is Giving Away Free eBooks

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

NASA has made its library of eBooks on aeronautical studies available for free online. The collection includes titles on flight research, returning home after space travel and dressing for altitude. The books are available as MOBI, PDF...Show More Summary

Bill Murray to Play Baloo in ‘Jungle Book’ Adaptation

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Bill Murray has signed on to do the voice of the bear Baloo in Disney’s upcoming remake of the The Jungle Book. The adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic children’s book will include a mix of live action and animation. Actor Andy Serkis is directing the Warner Bros. Show More Summary

George R.R. Martin’s Children’s Book is Coming From Tor Books

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Tor Books has plans to republish George R.R. Martin‘s children’s book The Ice Dragon. The latest version of the story will include new artwork from Spanish fantasy artist Luis Royo. The Telegraph has more: “Parents worried about exposing...Show More Summary

Is it Wrong For Bibliophiles to Spoil Movies or TV Shows?

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Suvudu team wanted people’s thoughts on this question: “Is it right to spoil the movie or TV show if you’ve read the book?” The video embedded above features a few responses from various Comic-Con 2014 attendees. How does Fight Club...Show More Summary

Grumpy Cat, Andrea Cremer, Alex London, & Natalia Sylvester 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. Grumpy Cat (pictured, via) will appear and take photos with fans at Barnes & Noble (Union Square branch). Show More Summary

Study Claims That Reading Harry Potter Makes Kids More Gay Friendly

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Reading Harry Potter books can make kids more gay friendly argues a new paper by Italian researchers, published online recently in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. New York has the scoop: “In one study, researchers gave high...Show More Summary

News Corp. Completes Harlequin Acquisition

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

News Corp has completed its acquisition of Harlequin Enterprises from Torstar Corporation. The romance imprint is now a part of HarperCollins Publishers, but will keep its headquarters in Toronto. “We are pleased to formally welcome Harlequin and its employees to the new News,” stated Robert Thomson, Chief Executive of News Corp. Show More Summary

Lorde to Curate the Soundtrack For ‘Mockingjay’ Part 1

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Lionsgate has hired Grammy Award winner Lorde to curate the soundtrack for Mockingjay Part 1. An announcement on Facebook has drawn more than 30,000 “likes.” Lorde has been tasked with selecting the artists who will be featured on the album. Show More Summary

PEN America on Kickstarter

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

PEN Center USA hopes to raise $10,000 on Kickstarter to help increase funding for its literary fellowship Emerging Voices. The organization will use the money to help increase its general operating budget and pay for the cost of books,...Show More Summary

David Sedaris Has Trash Truck Named After Him

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

In honor of his help picking up litter in the UK, the Horsham District Council has named one of their garbage trucks after author David Sedaris. The truck was unveiled at a ceremony on July 23rd. The vehicle has a drawing of a pig on...Show More Summary

Artist Creates ‘Little Golden Books’-Style Covers Inspired By ‘Game of Thrones’

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Illustrator Joey Spiotto designed a series of Little Golden Books-style covers inspired by some of the most beloved pop culture properties. SlashFilm.com reports that Spiotto drew inspiration from Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, A Clockwork Orange, and more for this project. Show More Summary

Hachette Revenues Up 5.6% in First Half of 2014

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Hachette Book Group’s net revenues were up 5.6 percent in the first half of 2014, as  compared to the first six months of 2013. The company attributed the growth to the integration of Hyperion, along with strong titles including TheShow More Summary

Allison Williams to Play Title Role in NBC’s ‘Peter Pan’ Musical

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Girls actress Allison Williams (pictured, via) has landed the titular role in the Peter Pan musical. According to TheaterMania, this musical adaptation opened on Broadway back in 1954. Since then, several female actors have stepped into...Show More Summary

The History of Typography: VIDEO

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Are you looking for a typeface for your book? Perhaps you’d like it to tie into the era that your novel is set in? DesignMantic has created a video which illustrates the history of typography, tracing the history of type development through the ages. Show More Summary

Elle Fanning Star in ‘All the Bright Places’ Adaptation

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Actress Elle Fanning will star in the film adaptation of Jennifer Niven’s debut YA novel All the Bright Places. Producers Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan acquired the screen rights to the Alfred A. Knopf novel, which is due out in January 2015. Show More Summary

National Book Foundation Partners With NYC For Summer Reading Program

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The National Book Foundation (NBF)’s after school reading program for middle schoolers BookUp has partnered with  New York City’s Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) to bring summer reading programs to kids in NYC. The program serves 200 students at 10 locations throughout the city. Show More Summary

George W. Bush is Writing a Book About His Father

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Former president George W. Bush is working on a book about his father George H. W. Bush. The book has yet to be titled but is slated for a November 11, 2014 release in the U.S. and Canada by Crown Publishers. The hardcover edition’sShow More Summary

Amazon Defends eBook Pricing in Hachette Fight

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Amazon has come out and defended its eBook pricing model arguing that a $14.99 or $19.99 is “unjustifiably high for an e-book.” In a post on the Amazon Forums, the company argues that since eBooks don’t require printing, warehousing or  transportation costs, they should be less expensive than print books. Show More Summary

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