Penguin Books has a long and profitable relationship with the Cartoon Network. Penguin licenses the rights for quite a few children's shows that run on the Cartoon Network and has published books based on shows. Now they are teaming up for a new book imprint to be called Cartoon Network Books.
Read more... September 22, 2014
Wondering where your favorite writers are this weekend? You won't hear about it on Twitter or Instagram, but the word has finally gotten out. The movers and shakers are at the fabulous, 450 acre Bishop's Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa located north of Santa Fe, New Mexico at Jeff Bezos' super secret annual retreat called Campfire.
Read more... September 20, 2014
Corporate sponsors have been a part of literary prizes for quite a while. It's a safe, usually non-controversial cause for a corporation to support and helps with the sponsor's reputation. And there is no question that the prize money is much bigger when there is a major corporate sponsor.
Read more... September 18, 2014
A California judge has released transcripts of Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in the copyright infringement case and they are quite shocking. The children of Marvin Gaye are suing Thicke and Pharrell for plagiarizing Gaye's hit "Got to Give it Up" when they wrote last summer's massive hit "Blurred Lines."
Read more... September 15, 2014
Comic books icon and novelist Alan Moore has finished the first draft of his second novel which is called Jerusalem. The million word novel is nearly twice the length of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.
Read more... September 12, 2014
Kindle customers received their court-mandated notice from Amazon.com today which explains the settlement between Apple, the Department of Justice and the states' attorneys general in the ebook price fixing case.
Read more... September 10, 2014
Alicia Keys is only 31 years old but she has already won multiple 14 Grammy Awards and sold millions of copies of her albums worldwide. She is also the co-founder of the charity, Keep a Child Alive, and has helped raise millions of dollars for AIDS research.. She was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform the song. She recorded a video backstage explaining how she wrote her new single, "We Are Here."
Read more... September 9, 2014