- 2014 Apr 08
Damien Hirst to Publish Tell-All
Damien Hirst is to publish his autobiography with Penguin Books, who acquired world rights, promising to lay bare the British modern art world.
- 2014 Apr 04
Ishiguro to Publish New Novel Next Year
Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade, "The Buried Giant," will be released next March, his U.K. publisher Faber & Faber has announced.
- 2014 Apr 02
Blockbuster Book Deal for Cruz
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is expected to receive an advance close to $1.5 million after a four-day book auction last weekend, easily winning the authorship primary over several others penning pre-presidential primary books including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
Flea to Publish Memoir
The 51-year-old bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers has a deal with Grand Central Publishing. The publisher announced Tuesday that the book, currently untitled, would be a window into Flea's "intense and dynamic life."
- 2014 Mar 27
'Gone With the Wind' Prequel Coming
More than 75 years after the publication of the epic novel by Margaret Mitchell, a prequel with Mammy at its center is set for release in October, said Atria, who acquired rights. The Mitchell estate has authorized the prequel, which was written by Donald McCaig, the author of one of two authorized “Gone With the Wind” sequels, “Rhett Butler’s People,” from 2007.
- 2014 Mar 26
Shteyngart to Pen Thriller
Gary Shteyngart, the author of “The Russian Debutante’s Handbook” and “Super Sad True Love Story,” is writing an “international thriller” for Random House, the publisher said on Tuesday.
- 2014 Mar 18
Ferlinghetti Journals to Be Published
The poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, at 94 one of the last living links to the Beat generation, has sold his travel journals to Liveright Publishing, a division of W.W. Norton, which plans to publish them in September 2015 as “Writing Across the Landscape: Travel Journals (1950-2013).”
- 2014 Mar 10
Lohan Reportedly Snags $1M for Memoir
Lindsay Lohan is about to sign a $1 million contract with HarperCollins to write the story of her troubled life, according to "Page Six."
- 2014 Feb 11
Giffords to Write Book on Gun Control
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is working on a book about gun control. The Arizona Democrat and her husband, the retired Navy captain and astronaut Mark Kelly, are collaborating on “Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence,” to be published by Scribner in June.
- 2014 Jan 31
Real Housewives Continue Book Streak
Three of the biggest divas from the various versions of the reality series are pushing new books this month — Carole Radziwill has "The Widow's Guide to Sex & Dating," Brandi Glanville has "Drinking & Dating," and Aviva Drescher has "Leggy Blonde."
- 2014 Jan 16
Day Gets Eight Figures
St. Martin’s Press is making a very big bet that Americans are still hot and heavy for romance novels. The publisher has just agreed to pay an eye-popping eight-figure advance to Sylvia Day, a romance writer, for her next two books, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
- 2013 Dec 17
A-Rod's Next Play: A Tell-All
Page Six reports that Alex Rodriguez is about to seal a multimillion dollar deal for a tell-all book about his legal battle with MLB, with which he plans to lift the lid on the “full dirt of Major League Baseball’s tactics” he claims have been used against him.
- 2013 Dec 12
'The Inmate of a Gloomy Prison'
Yale acquired what is believed to be the earliest known prison memoir by an African-American, dated 1858.
- 2013 Dec 09
Cohen to Write Ephron Bio
The Washington Post’s Richard Cohen will write a biography of the late writer Nora Ephron, Page Six reported on Sunday. Cohen, friends with Ephron since the 1970s when she first began dating Carl Bernstein, reportedly asked Ephron’s family if he could write the biography. Cohen was the first speaker at Ephron’s funeral, at her request.
- 2013 Nov 22
Carlin's Daughter Writing a Memoir
Kelly Carlin, the only child of the comedian George Carlin, will write a memoir of her relationship with her father, published by St. Martin's Press. The book is expected to be released in fall 2015.
- 2013 Nov 15
'Rolling Stone' Writer to Pen Reed Bio
Little, Brown and Co. announced that it has acquired a biography of Lou Reed by longtime music writer and Rolling Stone critic Anthony DeCurtis. The writer interviewed the late musician numerous times and wrote the liner notes for an anthology of songs by the group Reed led in the 1960s, the Velvet Underground.
- 2013 Nov 11
Debut Novel Fetches $2M
City on Fire, a 900-page debut novel by Garth Risk Hallberg, took the publishing industry by storm last week.
- 2013 Oct 29
U.S. Publisher Reportedly Buys Morrissey
The autobiography of the pop star Morrissey, which has become a quick sensation in Britain, has found an American publisher. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House, acquired the memoir, two people involved in the negotiations said on Monday.
- 2013 Sep 13
Former State Dept Insider Sells Book
Alec Ross, a former senior adviser for the State Department, sold a book to Simon & Schuster.
- 2013 Sep 12
Lohan's Mom Publishing Tell-All
Lindsay Lohan's mother, Dina Lohan, has inked a book deal with Bird Street Books.
- 2012 Oct 18
Spencer to Write Children's Book
Actress, and recent Oscar winner, Octavia Spencer has signed with S&S to write a children's book
- 2012 Oct 16
Pope Lands Book Deal
Benedict XVI has signed with Crown to do a book about Jesus.
- 2012 Jul 12
Author Group Gets Support from UK Agency
British agency A.M. Heath has agreed to work with the Association of Independent Authors, helping members interested in getting their work translated.
E-Book Sales Creep Up in Germany
Publishing Perspectives reports on a surge in digital sales in the country.
Comic-Conners Sample New 'Judge Dredd'
Deadline reports on the fan-boys' positive reaction to the new, forthcoming, adaptation of the comic.
The Journo With the 50 Shades 'Memoir'
A British journalist has landed a book deal by selling a memoir in which she claims to be the "real-life version" of 50 Shades of Grey heroine, Anastasia Steele.
- 2012 Jul 06
H'wood Optioning 'Fifty Shades' Copycats
Self-published erotica is now a hot thing in Hollywood, thanks to E.L. James. Variety reports on two recently self-published books that have caught the eye of Hollywood producers, eager for Fifty Shades-like material.
- 2012 Jun 12
Univeral Bringing Hunger Games to Italy
How do you pronounce Katniss in Italian? Deadline reports that Universal Pictures has nabbed Italian distribution rights to the bestselling book franchise cum blockbuster film.
Joe Eszterhas has a Kindle Single...
about Mel Gibson. The L.A. Times's 24 Frames blog has the scoop about the infamous screenwriter's foray into digital publishing.
- 2012 May 29
Hussein Daughter Shopping Dad's Book
Saddam Hussein's daughter, the Guardian reports, is looking for a publisher for the autobiography her father penned before he died.
- 2012 May 22
Self-Pub'd Diet Book Draws Big Money
Venice A. Fulton, author of the self-published diet book Six Weeks to OMG, which encourages skipping breakfast and taking cold baths as ways to trim down, has signed a seven-figure deal with Grand Central.
- 2012 Jan 04
James Franco Signs With Amazon
James Franco has signed to do his first novel with Amazon Publishing.
- 2011 Nov 23
HuffPo on two writers who said goodbye to Henry Holt and published a book about Rick Perry themselves.
- 2011 Jun 23
Authors, Agents, Publishers
Publishing Perspectives looks at the changing relationships between the three.
- 2011 Jun 20
Jimmy Connors Memoir
HarperCollins has signed up a memoir by the tennis star, due in June 2012. From AP.