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Cover Revealed For Strictly No Elephants

5 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Lisa Mantchev has unveiled the cover for her forthcoming picture book, Strictly No Elephants. Artist Taeeun Yoo served as the illustrator for this project. We’ve embedded the full image above—what do you think? Paula Wiseman Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, will release the book on October 27th.

New Dr. Seuss Museum to Open in Massachusetts

5 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The directors behind the Springfield Museums intend to launch a new cultural institution in honor of Theodor Seuss Geisel. An opening date for the permanent exhibition (first floor) of the “The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum” hasShow More Summary

George Hodgman Thanks Facebook Followers for “Bettyville” Success

5 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

In 2012, author and editor Kevin Sessums shared a post that his old colleague from Vanity Fair George Hodgman had written from his hometown of Paris, Missouri, where he was caring for his mother, Betty. Sessums introduced it, in part, by saying: \"His missives here on Facebook about his time back home with her are so beautiful. Show More Summary

Pencil Perfection

How to make things look fabulous in the face of an explosion of art supplies.

A Different View

last weekMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

Year after year, my creative writing students are shocked when they learn that most authors (except ones who are already hugely successful) don’t have approval over their book covers.

Graham Moore Inks Deal For Historical Fiction Book

Oscar-winning screenwriter Graham Moore (pictured, via) has landed a deal for his second novel with Random House. The publisher plans to release The Last Days of Wonder in Fall 2016. Senior editor Noah Eaker negotiated the terms of the...Show More Summary

Writing Content For a Website: INFOGRAPHIC

A number of successful authors and publishing executives feel that maintaining constant presence on the web is crucial for a writer’s career. The team at ContentAudit.biz has created an infographic on “How to Write a Perfect Webpage.” The image features tips on creating original content, strong headlines, and compelling imagery. Show More Summary

Glenn Berger Wins Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature

Dr. Glenn Berger has won the second annual Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature. For winning the award, Schaffner Press will publish Berger’s memoir The Schlepper and the Superstar: My Studio Days with Dylan, Jagger, Sinatra,...Show More Summary

Little City Books Launches Indiegogo Campaign

The owners of Little City Books have launched an indiegogo campaign. They hope to raise $22,000 through this crowdfunding venture to build a literary and cultural community space in Hoboken, New Jersey. The video embedded above features...Show More Summary

Louise O’Neill Wins YA Book Prize

Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill has won the Bookseller.com’s YA Book Prize 2015. The new prize is given to the best Young Adult fiction from the UK and Ireland. O’Neill’s described her book to the website as “The Handmaid’s Tale meets ‘Mean Girls,'” in an interview in which she was asked to tell why she should win. Show More Summary

This is the cover for Franzen’s upcoming novel.  What do you...

This is the cover for Franzen’s upcoming novel.  What do you think?

Dennis Lehane & Anna Dewdney Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending March 15, 2015–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month. (Debuted at #4 in Young Adult) Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman:...Show More Summary

Romance Author Adds Book Trailer to Tweets

Donna Thorland, author of the Renegades of the Revolution series from Penguin NAL has taken advantage of Twitter’s new native video platform to promote her latest book. By uploading a trailer for the book from her phone, she was able to tweet the trailer directly to her audience from within the social network. Show More Summary

Inspiring Book-Loving Teen on Instagram

Eighteen year-old Emily Ables loves books. So much so that she posts beautiful photos of them almost every day on her Instagram account@blueeyedbiblio. Her collection is wide ranging and her photos are always carefully curated. It’s no wonder, she’s got 53.9k followers. Check out her photos to get inspired for some weekend reading. (Via The Huffington Post).

Archie Comics Launches the Archie Horror Imprint

The executives at Archie Comics will launch a new imprint called Archie Horror. The first two books that will be released under Archie Horror include issue #2 of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series and issue #8 of the Afterlife with Archie series. Show More Summary

Neil Gaiman Reminisces About Sir Terry Pratchett

Neil Gaiman and Michael Chabon recently sat for a conversation at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. The two writers talked about their craft, stories, and beloved author Sir Terry Pratchett. The video embedded above features the portion of their discussion where they talked about Pratchett and his influence on the literary community. Show More Summary

An Unexpected Wrangle with the Easter Bunny

Not the controversy or quandary we would have expected from an Easter signboard.

Rakuten Acquires OverDrive For $410M

Rakuten, one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world, has revealed plans to acquire OverDrive Holdings, a leading library eBook and audiobook distribution company in the U.S., for $410 million in cash. Rakuten, often referred...Show More Summary

St. Martin’s Press to Publish ‘Humans of New York: Stories’

Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the \"Humans of New York\" (HONY) blog, has landed a deal for Humans of New York: Stories. Stanton will appear at this year’s BookCon for a conversation event about his new book. According toShow More Summary

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