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Megyn Kelly Lands $10 Million Book Deal

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly just landed a major book deal with HarperCollins. The publisher announced the deal today. The book will be released by the imprint Harper in the fall of 2016. No details have been released about the book, but it seems likely that it will focus on her time moderating several Republican primary debates for Fox News and her now legendary feud with Donald Trump. Read more... February 5, 2016

Magic Tree House Books Being Turned into Feature Films

Lionsgate announced that it has purchased the rights to Mary Pop Osborne's Magic Treehouse books. Lionsgate is developing the books into multiple live action films. As part of the deal Ms. Osborne and her husband will keep an eye on the adaptions as executive producer. Read more... February 4, 2016

Scholastic Pulls Controversial Picture Book: A Birthday Cake for George Washington

Scholastic has pulled its new children's book A Birthday Cake for George Washington after a tsunami of criticism of the title. The picture book tells the story of George Washington's slave named Hercules and his daughter Delia. Hercules had high status in Washington's household and he is portrayed and being happy and proud of his position. His daughter Delia is shown as being happy to help her father. Read more... January 18, 2016

Study Finds Books Are Getting Longer and Readers Love It

A new study says that books are getting longer -- and it's all due to the rise of ebooks. According to a survey by Vervesearch the average number of pages has increased by 25% over the past 15 years. The Guardian reports that there are several factors that have contributed to the trend. Read more... December 12, 2015

Greta Van Susteren Writing Social Media Guide for Simon & Schuster

Greta Van Susteren has inked a deal with Simon & Schuster. The Fox News analyst and show host is writing a guide to best social media practices. The book is set to hit bookstores in Fall, 2017, but does not yet have title. Read more... December 7, 2015




Oprah Winfrey Writing Memoir, Launching Book Imprint

Oprah Winfrey is finally writing her life story. She's already working on the first draft of the book which will be published by MacMillan imprint Flatiron Books. The memoir is set to hit bookstores in January, 2017. The memoir will be titled The Life You Want and will be one of the books in Oprah's new book imprint for MacMillan. The new imprint doesn't yet have a name. The new imprint will publish nonfiction titles. Read more... December 3, 2015

Pope Francis Writing Children's Book

Pope Francis is writing a children's book which will be published next spring by Loyola Press in Chicago. The book will be called Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World. Loyola Press is the publishing arm of the Jesuits. Read more... November 24, 2015

Shakespeare and Co. Bookstore Sheltered Customers From Paris Terror Attacks

Ernest Hemingway's favorite bookstore in Paris, Shakespeare & Company, became a refuge for for people hiding from terrorists during the attack on Friday night. Canadian author and writer in residence Harriet Alida Lye lives above the Shakespeare & Co. book shop while she works on her second novel. Read more... November 16, 2015

James Corden's New Book Club Discusses How to be a Bad Bitch by Amber Rose

James Corden has launched his own book club with his band leader Reggie Watts. The book club invites distinguished guests to have a rousing intellectual discussion about important books of the day. Oscar winning actor Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Spectre) and Johnny Galecki, star of the hit series The Big Bang Theory joined Reggie and James to discuss Amber Rose's book How to Be a Bad Bitch. Read more... November 13, 2015

Book by Assassinated Charlie Hebdo Editor in Chief to be Published by Little Brown

Little Brown announced that it will posthumously publish Open Letter: On Blasphemy, Islamophobia and the True Enemies of Free Expression by murdered Charlie Hebdo editor in chief Stephane Charbonnier. The manifesto will be published in January, 2016. Read more... November 10, 2015



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