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  • Tracking Amazon: 'Wool' Jumps Following Film Deal

    PW reported yesterday that self-published author Hugh Howey sold film rights to his sci-fi series Wool to 20th Century Fox. Immediately following the news, the omnibus (all the series' books in one), a perennial top 100 seller for Kindle, jumped from #85 to #23.

  • Hugh Howey's 'Wool' Nabbed By 20th Century Fox

    Self-publishing success Hugh Howey has sold film rights to his science fiction series Wool to 20th Century Fox.

  • Melville House Has a Fan in Lena Dunham

    Those who know the small Brooklyn-based publisher Melville House got a chuckle when a potential take on its publisher, Dennis Johnson, made its way into the April 15 premiere of writer/actress Lena Dunham's talked-about new HBO series, Girls.

  • Farrar, Straus, Giroux Novel Headed to Netflix

    Speaking to the growing number of areas authors are placing their work in Hollywood, author Brian McGreevy’s forthcoming novel, Hemlock Grove (FSG), is being adapted into an original series for Netflix.

  • 'Hunger Games' Producer Nina Jacobson on the Journey from Page to Screen

    When the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games opens on March 23, it will provoke both relief and anxiety for producer Nina Jacobson, who was hand-picked by the author in 2009 to bring the wildly successful YA novel to the big screen, and who has worked hard to create a faithful version of the book for audiences nationwide.

  • Movie Alert: 'The Hunger Games'

    Let the games begin. March 23 marks the premiere of perhaps the most highly anticipated film of the year: The Hunger Games, based on the first installment of Suzanne Collins's dystopian trilogy.

  • Authors on the Air February 15, 2012: David Wolman

    David Wolman will be on NPR's Marketplace to talk about The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers--and the Coming Cashless Society (Da Capo Press, 978-0306818837).

  • Books Invade the Cable Networks

    The tagline “It’s not TV. It’s HBO” is something many will remember from the late 1990s, back when the cable network was in the vanguard for airing critically acclaimed series like The Sopranos and Sex and the City. Today there’s hardly a cable network in the game that isn’t trying to capture the audience HBO once had all to itself. The upside of all this, aside from better TV, is that more books are being optioned for series adaptation than ever.

  • Take Part in PW's First-Ever Academy Awards Contest

    It's Oscar season, and we here at PW, well, we love the movies…almost as much as books (of course). In honor of Oscar season--and all the nominees based on books--we’re holding a contest!

  • Authors on the Air February 8, 2012: Tea Obreht

    Tea Obreht will be on The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her novel The Tiger's Wife (Random House, 978-0385343848), the show's February book club pick.

  • Movie Alert: Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

    Hold onto your Truffula tufts. Dr. Seuss's beloved, at times controversial classic book The Lorax springs into 3-D on March 2, the day that the author would have turned 108 years old.

  • Fox Options John Green's 'Fault in Our Stars'

    After switching his representation in Hollywood, author John Green has closed a deal with Fox 2000 for his new YA novel, The Fault in Our Stars.

  • Children's Books Get 21 Oscar Nominations

    Tuesday morning’s announcement of the 84th annual Academy Award nominations, had a whopping 21 films based on kids’ books.

  • Hungry for More About the Hunger Games? A Q&A with Amandla Stenberg (aka Rue)

    Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games trilogy ended in 2010, but it gets a new lease on life with the release of the big-screen version of the first novel on March 23. Eighth-grader Amandla Stenberg, 13, who portrays Rue, talked with PW about her role in the movie.

  • John Green Moves to UTA for Film

    YA novelist John Green, whose latest effort, The Fault in Our Stars, hit shelves on hit shelves on January 10, has moved from William Morris Endeavor to UTA for his Hollywood business.

  • E.L. James and the Case of Fan Fiction

    After running a piece earlier this week about a British author whose erotica series sparked interest in Hollywood, a number of readers commented that the series, Fifty Shades of Grey, began as Twilight fan fiction.

  • British Erotica Series Catches Hollywood's Eye

    One of the things Hollywood scouts are buzzing about coming off the holidays is, surprisingly, an erotica series by a British TV executive which has garnered strong word-of-mouth via GoodReads and other fan sites.

  • PW at the Movies: 'We Need to Talk About Kevin'

    Two of PW's resident movie critics--and recurring contributors to PW at the Movies--Mike Harvkey and Rachel Deahl discuss Lynne Ramsay's new adaptation of Lionel Shriver's Orange Prize-winning 2003 novel, We Need to Talk About Kevin (Counterpoint).

  • Movie Alert: 'War Horse'

    From page to stage, and now to screen, it’s been a long, storied journey for British author Michael Morpurgo and his epic novel, War Horse,first published in 1982.

  • Cinema for Spring: 2012 Movie Tie-Ins

    Spring is full of tie-ins with book-to-film projects featuring claymation, chimpanzees, Coriolanus, Close (Glenn), comedy (lots), and classics (happy 200th birthday, Mr. Dickens).

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