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The Phantom Tollbooth to be a Feature Film (2016-08-10): Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth will be a feature film. Michael Vukadinovich will write the script.
Forbes Releases 2016 List of Highest Earning Authors (2016-08-03): James Patterson tops the list of the highest earning authors for 2016 with pre-tax earnings of $95 million.
German Author is Amazon's First Literary Author to Sell More Than a Million Books (2016-07-22): German author Oliver Potzsch has now sold more than one million books world wide. He is published by Amazon's literary imprint.
Golden Books Launches Star Wars Children's Book Series (2016-07-06): Golden Books has launched a Star Wars Children's book series with litles like I Am a Droid and I Am a Jedi
Disney Announces New Frozen Story: Frozen Northern Lights (2016-06-23): Disney has announced a new Frozen story called Frozen Northern Lights. It it is set in the kingdom of Arendelle.
Independent Bookstore BooksActually Installs Book Vending Machines in Singapore (2016-06-03): Books Actually, an independent bookstore and publisher in Singapore, is placing book vending machines around the city.
Mattel and Papercutz to Publish Barbie Graphic Novels (2016-06-01): Mattel and Papercutz have announced plans to publish a line of Barbie graphic novels.
Scholastic Announces Summer Reading Road Trip (2016-05-23): Scholastic is embarking on a Summer Reading Road Trip with RVs going on a 25+ city road trip.
New Version of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code Being Released for Young Adults (2016-05-18): Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code is getting a new look and some editing for a young adult audience. The book will be released in September, before Inferno hits theaters.
Scholastic to Publish Assassin's Creed Young Adult Book Series (2016-04-16): Scholastic has announced a collaboration with Ubisoft to publish a young adult book series set in the Assassin's Creed universe.
Scholastic to Launch World of Warcraft Book Series for Kids Ages 8-12 (2016-04-14): Scholastic and Blizzard Entertainment have announced the launch of a World of Warcraft book series for kids ages 8-12. It set for a November 2016 release.
X-Files Young Adult Novels Will Follow Mulder and Scully as Teenagers (2016-04-12): Detectives Mulder and Scully will play teenagers in a new young adult book series coming out in 2017.
First Look at Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition (2016-04-08): Here is a first look at the upcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It is illustrated by Jim Kay.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 11 Arrives on November 1, 2016 (2016-03-25): The eleventh entry in the Wimpy Kid series will arrive in bookstores on November 1, 2016. It does not yet have a title.
Simon & Schuster Launches Muslim Focused Imprint Salaam Reads (2016-02-26): Simon & Schuster is launching a children's imprint called Salaam Reads. The stories and character will be Muslims, but the books are aimed at children of all faiths.
Seventeen Magazine and Harlequin Teen Launching New Book Imprint (2016-02-05): Melissa de la Cruz's new novel Something in Between will be the debut release of the new book imprint Seventeen Books
Magic Tree House Books Being Turned into Feature Films (2016-02-04): Lionsgate snapped up the rights to Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Treehouse series. The studio will make live action films and hopes for a durable franchise.
Flatiron Books Expands Into Young Adult Titles (2016-01-29): Macmillan imprint Flatiron Books will begin publishing young adult titles from debut authors and from established authors.
Scholastic Pulls Controversial Picture Book: A Birthday Cake for George Washington (2016-01-18): Scholastic pulls the plug on the picture book A Birthday Cake for George Washington after a tsunami of criticism for its portrayal of happy slaves.
Book Sales by Dead Authors are Booming (2015-12-05): Publishers are seeing great returns on sales of books by dead authors. In the world of posthumous publishing business is booming.