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Little-Known Punctuation Marks: INFOGRAPHIC

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

What’s your favorite punctuation mark? mental_floss has created an infographic called, “13 Little-Known Punctuation Marks We Should Be Using.” The information was sourced from the publication’s 2012 article written by Adrienne Crezo; the...Show More Summary

The Weinstein Company Grabs the Film Rights to ‘Every Exquisite Thing’ By Matthew Quick

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Weinstein Company has snatched up the film rights to the forthcoming young adult title, Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick (pictured, via). Back in 2012, the film studio produced a highly popular adaptation of Quick’s adult book, Silver...Show More Summary

John Lennon Stars in Comic Book

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Bluewater Productions has created a biographical comic book profiling legendary musician and songwriter, John Lennon. Writer Marc Shapiro had this statement in the press release: “I approached writing Tribute: John Lennon as an exploration of a life full of potential and promise that was, sadly, cut short. Show More Summary

Facebook’s Popularity Makes It Worse for Serious Conversations, Says Saving America CCO

Talking politics Facebook has over one billion monthly active users, and is striving for world domination. However, according to Saving America CCO Eric Yaverbaum, “the more ubiquitous it is, the more incompatible Facebook becomes for serious group conversations. Show More Summary

NYPL Celebrates Ntozake Shange Play With a Schomburg Center Exhibit

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The New York Public Library is hosting the “i found god in myself” exhibit in honor of Ntozake Shange’s play, for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf. This exhibit was organized to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the piece’s premiere performance. It opened on September 19, 2014 and will run until January 03, 2015. Show More Summary

HarperCollins to Establish HarperCollins Germany

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

HarperCollins plans to expand the existing Harlequin publishing program in Hamburg to establish HarperCollins Germany. Harlequin’s Hamburg office will continue its regular operations. The inaugural list for HarperCollins Germany will...Show More Summary

VIDEO: Veronica Roth Shares Details About the Collector’s Edition of ‘Divergent’

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

HarperCollins will publish a collector’s edition of Divergent on October 21, 2014. In the video embedded above, author Veronica Roth shares details about this book. Roth reveals that she wrote two essays for this project; one is about an alternate beginning with Tobias “Four” Eaton as the star protagonist and the second focuses on Caleb Prior. Show More Summary

A Twin Cities Independent Bookstore Will Close

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Bookcase, an indie shop based in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul area (nicknamed the Twin Cities), will close on October 18, 2014. The establishment first opened in 1963. The StarTribune reports that many patrons, including local author William Kent Krueger and former Governor Arne Carlson, feel great sadness over this loss. Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Sues U.S. Gov’t | Selfie Smartphone

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Twitter Files Transparency Lawsuit Against U.S. Government (AllTwitter) In its last transparency report Twitter noted that it was “prohibited from reporting on the actual scope of surveillance of Twitter users by the U.S. Show More Summary

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Publishing Jobs: Greenleaf Book Group, Regan Arts, Book in a Box

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Greenleaf Book Group is hiring a senior editor, and Reagan Arts needs a senior editor, too. Meanwhile, Book in a Box is hiring an interviewer/writer, and Cavendish Square Publishing is on the hunt for a copy editor. Get the...Show More Summary

Bertelsmann May Want to Buy More Shares of Penguin Random House

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Rumors are swirling that Bertelsmann SE will be making inquiries with Pearson PLC about increasing its ownership of Penguin Random House. Currently, Bertelsmann controls 53% of the company while Pearson holds the remaining 47%. Some say that the executives at Pearson would be very willing to entertain conversations about this venture. Show More Summary

B.J. Novak & Lena Dunham Debut On the Indie Bestseller List

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending October 05, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month. (Debuted at #2 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Not That Kind...Show More Summary

Evan Dahm’s Illustrated Edition of ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ is On Kickstarter

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Comics artist Evan Dahm hopes to raise $15,000 on Kickstarter for his illustrated edition of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Click here to to download a free digital copy of the original book. The funds will be used to cover...Show More Summary

Liza Baker & Abigail Stahlman Join the Scholastic Trade Publishing Team

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Two new additions have been made to the Scholastic Trade Publishing team. Liza Baker has been named vice president and executive editorial director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books. Just before this move, Baker held the executive editorial...Show More Summary

Facebook Messenger’s Code Reveals Hidden Friend-to-Friend Payment Feature

Facebook is ripe for a peer-to-peer payment feature, and it looks like the company has been experimenting with a hidden feature inside its mobile app. The hidden code was first discovered by security researcher Joanathan Zdziarski, but a preview of the feature only recently surfaced when Stanford student Andrew Aude published the details via Twitter. Show More Summary

Unusual Work Habits of Authors: INFOGRAPHIC

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Ninja Essays has created an infographic called, “Unusual Work Habits of Writers,” which focuses on the unconventional writing practices employed by famous authors. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer author Mark Twain preferred to write while lying down. Show More Summary

HarperCollins Releases the ’1D Official Book’ Companion App

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

HarperCollins hired Re:Systems to design and develop a companion application for the One Direction autobiography, Who We Are. The publisher released the app on September 24th; the book came out on October 7th. This free app, available for both iOS and Android devices, allows fans of this popular boy band to interact with the book. Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling’s Anagram Has Been Solved

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

On October 6th, J.K. Rowling created a riddle that ignited a storm of activity on Twitter: “Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won’t tolerate this nonsense.” Harry Potter fans became obsessed with figuring out the answer. Rowling kept the conversation going by tweeting hints. More than 24 hours later, Emily Strong (a.k.a. Show More Summary

Carl Hiaasen on Bringing Skink to Teens

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

#1 New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen talked recently to Newsday about bringing Skink — the beloved vigilante ex-gov of Florida whose unique brand of swamp-justice has made him a star of six Hiaasen adult novels — to YA readers...Show More Summary

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