Two more actors have been cast in the Shadowhunters TV show. Harry Shum Jr. will play a warlock named Magnus Bane and Alan Van Sprang will play a villain named Valentine. The story for this project was adapted from The Mortal Instruments series written by young adult novelist Cassandra Clare. Show More Summary
Poet Franz Wright has died. He was 62 years old. Wright (pictured, via) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for his book, Walking to Martha’s Vineyard. Click here to read some of Wright’s poems. Here’s more from The Washington Post: “Sometimes, he said, poems appeared to him fully formed in his mind: All he had to was type them out. Show More Summary
The books kids want to give to other kids.
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How do you kill of a character in your book? Make them so interesting that the reader can’t believe that they are dead says James Patterson. The author posted a video with the tip on his Facebook page today as part of a promotion for his new master class. Show More Summary
Erik Slangerup is trying to raise $8,000 on Kickstarter to fund an app full of stories for children called StorySnacker. The stories on the app are written to be consumed quickly. The idea is to get kids reading when you are waiting in line for the grocery store or riding on the subway. Show More Summary
Are you looking to create a logo for your indie publishing house? CompanyFolders has created an infographic to help guide you through the process. Check it out: A logo is more than just a pretty image for customers to look at while they use a product or service. Show More Summary
Kim Kardashian‘s book of selfless called “Shelfies” has taken a lot of slack, but not from Lena Dunham. The author of “Not That Kind of Girl” posted a photo of herself holding up a copy of Kardashian’s book on Instagram. “selfie with selfish #yeahiboughtit (I support experiments in female identity exploration/am a student of pop culture/will not be shamed),” she wrote.
Kensington Publishing Corp. will launch two new digital imprints under the Lyrical Press division. The company executives made this announcement at this year’s Romantic Times Book Convention. The editorial team at Lyrical Shine will acquire contemporary romance manuscripts. Show More Summary
Brant Janeway will serve as the vice president of marketing, communications, and development at St. Martin’s Press. For his new role, Janeway will oversee the Red Team. This group focuses on the following genres: commercial women’s fiction,...Show More Summary
CW has unveiled a \"first look\" video for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. This project, a spin-off from Arrow and Flash, will debut during the Fall 2015 season. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actors Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Franz Drameh as Jay Jackson, Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold, Victor Garber as Dr. Show More Summary
“Never get good at what you hate.“” - Advice for graduates from novelist Jonathan Odell
The organizers behind Little Free Libraries hope to raise $50,000 on Kickstarter. The funds will go towards the increasing the number of Little Free Libraries. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter...Show More Summary
Young adult author Laini Taylor has inked a three-book deal with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Taylor (pictured, via) has become well-known for the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy. Editor-in-chief Alvina Ling negotiated the deal with Eyebait Management literary agent Jane Putch. Show More Summary
A trailer has been unleashed for The Magicians TV show; the story is based on the epic fantasy trilogy by writer Lev Grossman. According to BuzzFeed, Syfy is set to start airing this adaptation project in 2016. The video embedded above...Show More Summary
Kids are looking for older books at younger ages, and it's a tightrope walk.
The cover for Dani Klein Modisett’s forthcoming book has been unveiled. We’ve embedded the full image for Take My Spouse Please: How to Keep Your Marriage Happy, Healthy, and Thriving By Following the Rules of Comedy above—what do you...Show More Summary
The Yale Publishing Course has revealed the winners of the inaugural \"Innovative Leader Scholarship\" to this summer’s Leadership Strategies in Magazine Media and Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing programs. Tarek El-Elaimy, Marketing...Show More Summary
HarperCollins has made several corrections to the Kindle edition of “Clinton Cash,” a book by Peter Schweizer that examines how Bill and Hillary Clinton amassed their fortune. According to Politico, the author corrected 7 or 8 passages for accuracy. Show More Summary
Revolution Books has lost its New York City space on West 26th Street and is looking to raise $150,000 to help relocate to a new location. The store’s five year lease ended last year and since then the store has been going month-to-month, as the landlord looked for a new tenant that he liked. Show More Summary