- 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.