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Melissa Rivers to Write a Collection of Joan River Stories

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Melissa Rivers, a TV personality and daughter of the late Joan Rivers, has landed a deal with Crown Archetype. People magazine reports that Melissa plans write a book entitled The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation. Show More Summary

50 Shades of Grey Text Generator

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Harlequin book publicist Lisa Wray thinks that erotic fiction is so easy to write that it can be written by a computer. To demonstrate this fact, she has created a text generator for Fifty Shades of Grey that invents new text passages using an algorithm. Show More Summary

Stan Lee’s Daughter Creates Family Photo Book

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

J.C. Lee has created a photo book focusing on the experience of growing up as Stan Lee’s daughter. It’s All About Love: The Stan Lee Family features several never before seen pictures. Stan Lee contributed the foreword. J.C. Lee hadShow More Summary

Publishing Jobs: HarperCollins, Book in a Box

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, HarperCollins is hiring a senior designer, while Book in a Box needs a book outliner. Palgrave Macmillan is seeking a commissioning editor of social sciences and economics, and Augsburg Fortress Publishers is on the hunt for a marketing manager. Show More Summary

Cover Unveiled For The Astounding Broccoli Boy

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Elizabeth “Betsy” Bird, the School Library Journal blogger behind A Fuse #8 Production, has unveiled the cover for the American edition of The Astounding Broccoli Boy. We’ve embedded the full image above—what do you think? Frank Cottrell...Show More Summary

Funny or Die Writer Lands Book Deal With Simon & Schuster

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Nate Dern, the head writer of Funny or Die News, has inked a book deal with Simon & Schuster. Dern (pictured, via) plans to create a collection of humorous essays for a book entitled In Case of Fire, Use Stairs: And Other Plans That Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time. Show More Summary

Women in Tech Book: KICKSTARTER

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack, the CEO of Fizzmint, hopes to raise $28,800 on Kickstarter to create a book called Women In Tech. She has enlisted a roster of female technology entrepreneurs to contribute to this work. We’ve embedded a video...Show More Summary

‘The Type’ Poetry Video Goes Viral

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Sarah Kay, a spoken word poet and the founder of the Project V.O.I.C.E. organization, recited a piece called “The Type” at Inner City Arts. The Button Poetry YouTube channel posted a video (embedded above) featuring Kay’s performance...Show More Summary

New Trailer Released For Live-Action Cinderella Movie

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Disney has released a second trailer for the live-action Cinderella film adaptation. This movie will hit theaters on March 13, 2015. The video embedded above offers glimpses of Cinderella meeting Prince Charming, the evil stepmother’s cruel nature, and the grand ball. Show More Summary

Good Samaritan Gives a Kindle to a Homeless Man

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

A Good Samaritan (known as mjuad on Reddit) noticed a homeless man named Paul re-reading one book repeatedly. The man decided to show Paul some kindness by giving him a Kindle. He snapped a photo of Paul enjoying the eReader device and posted it on Imgur. Show More Summary

Scribd Adds Comics to eBook Library

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Scribd has added more than 10,000 digital comics and graphic novels to their library. The online eBook subscription site had partnered with 10 different comic book publishers including Marvel, IDW/Top Shelf, Boom! Studios, and Archie, in order to expand its offerings. Show More Summary

Marvel & Sony Team on Spider-Man Movies

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Marvel & Disney are teaming up with Sony to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Universe on screen. First, the new Spider-Man will star in a Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU). Then Sony Pictures will release a new Spider-Man movie in 2017. Show More Summary

Self-Published Bestsellers List Week 2/11/15

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Maude by Donna Mabry continues to lead the Self-Published Bestsellers List this week. To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. Show More Summary

Children’s Book The Terrible Two Gets Movie Deal

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John with illustrations by Kevin Cornell has picked up a movie deal from Universal. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop: Barnett and John will adapt the screenplay for the film, which centers on a middle-school kid named Miles Murphy, who is the best prankster his school has ever seen. Show More Summary

To Kill a Mockingbird Joins iBooks Bestsellers List

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee has joined the iBooks bestsellers list this week at No. 3. Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending February 9, 2014. Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James is No. Show More Summary

Book Cover Judges Readers

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Thijs Biersteker has given the idiom, “don’t judge a book by its cover” a new meaning. The Dutch artist has invented The Cover That Judges You. The book cover is designed to detect how a reader is judging it based on a scan of the reader’s face. Show More Summary

Scott McCloud & Pen Parentis

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. Three writers will appear at the Pen Parentis Literary Salon. Show More Summary

Harry Potter Fan Creates Video On Severus Snape’s Life Story

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Who’s your favorite character in the Harry Potter series? The video embedded above, created by YouTube user kcawesome13, shines the spotlight on Professor Severus Snape. It features his most prominent scenes from “the Harry Potter film series in chronological order.” SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read J.K. Show More Summary

Cover Revealed For I Crawl Through It

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The NOVL team has unveiled the cover for A.S. King’s young adult novel, I Crawl Through It. The release date has been set for September 22nd. We’ve embedded the full image above—what do you think? The story follows four teenagers and their plights with standardized testing.

Hachette Book Sales Down 4.8% in 2014

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Hachette Book Group’s full year net revenues dropped 4.8 percent in 2014 as compared to 2013. The publisher attributed the decrease in revenues to an unusual 2013, “which benefited from releases of films tied to novels publishedShow More Summary

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