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DreamWorks Acquires Rights to Michael Crichton's Novel Micro

DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to Michael Crichton's novel, Micro. The novel was unfinished when Michael Crichton passed away in 2008. It was completed by Richard Preston and published by HarperCollins in 2011. Read more... July 2, 2015

Aladdin to Publish New Series by Dork Diaries Author Rachel Renee Russell

Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, has announced plans to publish a new illustrated book series by Rachel Renee Russell, author of the popular Dork Diaries series. The new series is called The Misadventures of Max Crumbly. The first book in the series will launch in April 2016. It will be illustrated with black and white comics. Read more... June 28, 2015

Readers Can't Get Enough of Christian Grey

E.L. James has another hit on her hands. Her new book, Grey, which tells Fifty Shades of Grey from Christian Grey's viewpoint has sold 1.1 million copies during the first week of its release in the U.S. Read more... June 23, 2015

Gina Rodriguez to Publish Book With Simon & Schuster

Actress Gina Rodriguez will publish her first book with Simon & Schuster in 2016. The book will be titled, I Can and I Will: Tools My Daddy Gave Me. Gina is a Golden Globe winner and the star of the hit CW series, Jane the Virgin. Read more... June 22, 2015

R.L. Stine Recommends Some Scary Summer Reading for Kids

R.L. Stine has a special message for kids this summer. Stine is part of Scholastic's "Power Up & Read!" event which encourages kids to read lots of books this summer. He is one of 13 authors that wrote an original short story for the publisher's Summer Reading Challenge program. Read more... June 18, 2015

Swedish YouTube Star Felix Kjellberg Inks Book Deal

Swedish gamer and YouTube star Felix Kjellberg, better known to his fans as PewDiePie, has inked a book deal with Penguin Random House. Felix has more than 37 million subscribers to his YouTube channel. His is the most watched YouTube channel on the planet, with more subscribers than Rihanna, Taylor Swift or One Direction. Read more... June 12, 2015

Jimmy Fallon Stars in the Book Trailer for His New Children's Book

Jimmy Fallon has made no secret of the fact that he loves being a dad to his two little girls: Winnie, who is nearly two years old and Frances, who is five months old. When Winnie was born, Jimmy was determined that her first word would be "Dada." He would call every object she saw Dada, but nothing worked. Read more... June 8, 2015

Naya Rivera is Writing a Memoir

Actress Naya Rivera has inked a deal with Tarcher Peguin for a memoir. Naya is best known for her portrayal as Santana Lopez on Glee, which just wrapped its sixth and final season Fox. Read more... June 7, 2015

Aziz Ansari Writes a Book About Love and Online Dating

Parks and Recreation star and comedian Aziz Ansari has been thinking a lot about romance. He has written a book with sociologist Eric Klinenberg about the state of dating and love in the Internet Age called Modern Romance. Read more... June 5, 2015

Gabourey Sidibe Inks Memoir Deal With Houghton Mifflin

Actress Gabourey Sidibe has inked a deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to write a memoir. Gabourey was nominated for Oscar for her work in the film Precious and is now appearing on the hit show Empire as Becky. Gabourey is pictured attending a screening of Empire at the Public Chicago Hotel in the above photograph. Read more... June 3, 2015
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