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  • Debut Author's Artful Resolution Yields Six-Figure Deal

    In 2013, Kayla Cagan's New Year's resolution was to create one page a day in the journal of a high school artist for a year. At the end of the year, she hoped to have a complete draft of a diary-style novel.

  • Rights Report: Week of October 5, 2015

    New deals for Eileen Cook, Mike Curato, Steven B. Frank, and Stephanie Burgis.

  • Jennifer Weiner to Pen First Children's Project at Aladdin

    In what marks her first foray into children's literature, bestselling author Jennifer Weiner has signed a three-book deal with Simon & Schuster's Aladdin imprint to write a middle-grade trilogy.

  • Pharrell, Penguin, and First Book Team Up for #ReadHAPPY Initiative

    Fans of Pharrell Williams's 'Happy' will have the chance to experience it as a picture book, and channel the title's joyful vibe into book donations that benefit children in need.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of October 5, 2015

    Hitting bookshelves next week are a picture book about two handmade friends, an unsettling middle-grade novel, a YA novel featuring fan fiction favorites, and many more.

  • Licensing Hotline: October 1

    Iconix Brand Group, best known for its licensed fashion and lifestyle labels, purchased the rights to Strawberry Shortcake in February.

  • U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera Signs with Candlewick

    Juan Felipe Herrera, the current (and first-ever Latino) U.S. Poet Laureate, has signed a four-book deal with Candlewick Press.

  • Movie Alert: 'Goosebumps'

    Since it's debut in 1992, R.L. Stine's monumentally successful chapter book series Goosebumps hasn't been adapted as a feature-length film – until now.

  • Rights Report: Week of September 28, 2015

    New deals for Natalie C. Parker, Wade Albert White, S.J. Kincaid, Shelley Sackier, Kadir Nelson, Toni Yuly and Cat Clarke.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of September 28, 2015

    Hitting bookshelves next week are a picture book about imaginary friendships, a posthumous novel from an award-winning author, a new YA heist series set in a familiar world, and more.

  • Penguin Launches Immersive Online Initiative for 'Nightfall'

    Putnam has launched an online initiative designed to catapult readers into that world of Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski's 'Nightfall' even before they delve into the actual book.

  • Raggedy Ann Turns 100

    Next month Simon & Schuster is commemorating the milestone with a varied lineup of releases starring Raggedy Ann and her similarly spunky brother, Raggedy Andy.

  • PW at the Movies: 'The Scorch Trials'

    Two staffers in PW's children's department discuss the latest film in the Maze Runner series, 'The Scorch Trials,' directed by Wes Ball and released in theaters on September 18.

  • Pennypacker Supports New Novel at Fall Regionals

    Sara Pennypacker's forthcoming novel, 'Pax,' features a relationship between a boy and a fox during wartime. The author talked with PW about her new book and the themes that motivate her.

  • Rights Report: Week of September 21, 2015

    New deals for Varian Johnson, Catherynne M. Valente, Mitali Perkins, Matthew Cordell, Oliver Jeffers & Sam Winston, and A.G. Howard.

  • Canadian Publishing 2015: Publishers Find Mixed Bag in Falling Loonie

    With the Canadian dollar having sunk to 75¢ U.S. by mid September—the lowest it’s been against the U.S. dollar in more than 10 years—publishers north of the border are struggling with how to price their books, many of which are still priced at parity.

  • Galley Talk: 'The After-Room'

    Emily Hall, co-owner of Main Street Books in St. Charles, Mo., shares words of praise for 'The After-Room,' the conclusion to Maile Meloy's Apothecary trilogy, illustrated by Ian Schoenherr. The bookseller looks forward to introducing the novel, which is due from Putnam in November, to her young customers.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of September 21, 2015

    Hitting shelves this week is a nonfiction work from a bestselling author, a middle-grade novel about a heavy subject with a magical twist, a debut middle grade in which a girl mourns her best friend, a dystopian YA in which humanity must fight back against an AI, a historical YA fantasy in which a girl can sense gold during the gold rush, an absurdist YA novel that deals with teens' struggles, a collection of undead short stories, a Christmas picture book from a popular TV personality, and a book that alternates publishing parody with high fantasy.

  • Moving On Up: 'Throne of Glass'

    Judging by the stellar sales and solid fandom of the books starring Celaena Sardothien – the Throne of Glass series – author Sarah J. Maas knows her way around fantasy writing.

  • 'Zeroes' Puts a Novel Spin on the Notion of Heroes

    When a high-stakes crisis changes their world, six California teens with unusual abilities are catapulted from zero to hero status in a new trilogy that meshes superhero and crowd-sourced themes

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