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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

Mattel and Papercutz to Publish Barbie Graphic Novels

Mattel has announced a partnership with Papercutz for a series of Barbie graphic novels. Papercutz will create new material based on the Barbie media properties for the graphic novels. Read more... June 1, 2016

Marvel Announces New Adult Coloring Books: Star Wars, Women of Power and Doctor Strange

Marvel has announced a new line of adult coloring books. Two of the three new coloring books will be set in the Star Wars and Doctor Strange universes. The third coloring book, Color Your Own Women of Power, features images of Marvel's leading heroines. Read more... May 30, 2016

Lindsey Vonn to Publish Her First Book With Dey Street Books

Olympic Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn will be publishing her first book with William Morrow imprint Dey Street Books. The book, Strong is the New Beautiful, will be published in October 2016. Lindsey will tell her story and offer inspirational advice in the book. Read more... May 24, 2016

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