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Stephen King Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates John Grisham

Bestselling author Stephen King took the ALS ice bucket challenge and then challenged John Grisham to do the same. The challenge has been going on for three weeks, with everyone from Bill Gates to Oprah Winfrey to Taylor Swift participating. Read more... August 20, 2014

1,100 German Authors Take Aim at Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com

More than 1,100 German authors have signed their names to an open letter to Amazon.com, criticizing Amazon's negotiating stance with German book publisher Bonnier Group, which includes a number of imprints including Aladin, Berlin Verlag, Carlsen, audiobook imprint Hamburg, Piper and Ullstein). Read more... August 18, 2014

Ann Druyan and Steven Soter Win Emmy for Writing Cosmos

Ann Druyan and Steven Soter won the Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony which was held last night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Read more... August 17, 2014



Diana Gabaldon Talks Outlander TV Series

Fans have been waiting for years for Diana Gabaldon's Outlander novels to be turned into either a feature film or a television movie. Starz and Ronald D. Moore, best known for his Battlestar Galactica reboot for Syfy, have finally adapted the first book. Read more... August 16, 2014

Author Lois Lowry Discusses Her Input on the The Giver

The film adaptation of Lois Lowry's YA dystopian novel The Giver opens today in theaters nationwide. The novel was adapted by screenwriters Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weiden. Read more... August 15, 2014

David Letterman is a Finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor

Comedian and talk show host David Letterman is one of three finalists for the 2014 Thurber Prize for American Humor. Letterman was nominated for his picture book This Land Was Made for You and Me (But Mostly Me): Billionaires in the Wild, co-written with author and illustrator Bruce McCall, whose paintings regularly grace the cover of The New Yorker. Read more... August 14, 2014

Douglas Preston Leads the Charge Against Jeff Bezos, Amazon Blasts Hachette in Response

Another Monday, another Amazon vs. Hachette headline. This time, a group of authors led by Douglas Preston, took out a full page ad in The New York Times on Sunday August 10th. The letter accuses Amazon of directly targeting Hachette authors in order to get Hachette to agree to commercial contract terms. Read more... August 11, 2014





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