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Stephenie Meyer's Next Book is a Spy Thriller

Twilight author Stephenie Meyers announced that her next book will be The Chemist a spy novel that will hit stores on November 15, 2016. The thriller will introduce a new character, a secret agent that must go into hiding after she is targeted for death by her own government. Read more... July 19, 2016

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Publish Book With HarperCollins

HarperCollins has announced that it will publish a book by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in Fall 2017. The book will be published by Harper Business. It will be called Hit Refresh. Read more... July 18, 2016

Bernie Sanders Inks Book Deal With St. Martin's Press

Bernie Sanders just inked a book deal with St. Martin's Press. Senator Sanders, who just recently endorsed Hillary Clinton for President, will write Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In. The book will be published by St. Martins imprint Thomas Dunne Books on November 15, 2016. Read more... July 14, 2016

Should Authors Read Their Own Audiobooks?

Audiobooks are thriving. The growth in audiobook sales has been a bright spot in the book industry. And the growth is continuing to climb upward. Publishers have been pleasantly surprised to find that audiobooks sales are booming. In fact subscription audiobook models are more profitable than ebooks. But that isn't the only change in the audiobook industry. These days, an author rarely gets to read his or her own work. It's usually read by an actor. Read more... July 13, 2016

Saddam Hussein's Novella to be Published in English

The Guardian reports that a novella written by former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein will be published in English for the first time by British publisher Hesperus. Read more... July 12, 2016




Scholastic Signs Major Licensing Deal With American Girl

Scholastic has announced a partnership with American Girl to create a series of book based on the popular American Girl dolls. The multi-year license will feature books based on American Girl's Girl of the Year and BeForever lines. This is the first time that American Girl has licensed the right to create books based on dolls. Read more... July 11, 2016

Golden Books Launches Star Wars Children's Book Series

Golden Books has expanded its line of Star Wars books. The new children's books start with "I Am." They include titles like I Am a Droid and I Am a Jedi. Read more... July 6, 2016

Disney Announces New Frozen Story: Frozen Northern Lights

Disney has announced a new Frozen story set in kingdom of Arendelle called Frozen Northern Lights. It will be told through a book series, animated LEGO shorts and digital extensions. The plot has Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven taking an epic adventure to restore the glimmer of the Northern Lights. Read more... June 23, 2016

New Powerpuff Girls Comic Series to Launch in July

A new The Powerpuff Girls comic book series will launch in July. The launch of the comics follows the release of the new animated series on Cartoon Network. The comic from IDW Publishing features the adventures of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup. Read more... June 7, 2016

Independent Bookstore BooksActually Installs Book Vending Machines in Singapore

Independent Singapore bookstore BooksActually is determined to get more books in front of busy consumers. The bookstore, which focuses on fiction and literature, will install three book vending machines around the city of Singapore, two of which went live today. The bookstore joked on Instagram, "The Machines have Risen!!" Read more... June 3, 2016



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