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HarperCollins to Provide Ebook Excerpts for JetBlue Passengers

HarperCollins announced it has teamed up with JetBlue to provide content for the airline's new Fly-Fi platform. Until recently, airlines have not allowed passengers to access wifi during flights. Now most airlines offer wi-fi, some for free and some for a fee. Read more... November 26, 2014

Bill Cosby Biographer Apologizes for Not Writing About the Sexual Assault Charges

As more and more women come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault and rape, Cosby's biographer has come under scrutiny. Mark Whittaker, a former CNN, NBC and Newsweek executive wrote Cosby: His Life and Times (Simon and Schuster), a 500 page biography that came out in September. Read more... November 25, 2014

Barnes and Noble Offering 500,000 Signed First Editions for Sale on Black Friday

Barnes and Noble is going all out for this Black Friday. The book retailer has been working for seven months in secret with more than 100 of today's top authors to do something no retailer has done before. Read more... November 24, 2014

James Patterson's House of Robots to be Animated Web Series

James Patterson has a new book coming out called House of Robots which is already getting its own five part animated web series. The book follows the adventures of Sammy, a fifth grader whose life is turned upside down by his genius mom's new robot. Read more... November 23, 2014

Whoopi Goldberg Writing Book About the Downside of Marriage

Actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg is one of the few people with an EGOT: she's won an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy and a Golden Globe. A host on The View, Whoopi is also an outspoken activist. Read more... November 13, 2014

Chelsea Peretti Has the Funniest Booksigning Ever

We love comedian Chelsea V. Peretti -- she is just hilarious on one of our favorite sitcoms, Brooklyn Nine-Nine in which she plays Gina Linetti, the administrative assistant to Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher). From her witty one liners to her interplay with co-workers Detective Jake Perralta (Andy Samberg) and Detective Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio), she's always funny. Read more... November 12, 2014

Netflix to Make TV Show Based on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Good news for Lemony Snicket fans: Netflix is making A Series of Unfortunate Events into a live action television series. Netflix picked up the rights from Paramount which made the feature film version with Jim Carrey. The cover of the first book in the series, The Bad Beginning, is pictured above. Read more... November 7, 2014

U.S. Postal Service Unveils Batman Stamps

The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a new set of Batman stamps. The stamps were created in partnership with DC Comics. The set celebrates the 75th anniversary of the famous Gotham City super hero. Read more... October 11, 2014

Star U.S. Goalkeeper Tim Howard to Publish Memoir

Star U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard will publisher his memoir with HaperCollins Publishers. Howard was the goalkeeper for the U.S. during the 2014 World Cup. He had a sensational game against in the final game the U.S. played in the tournament. Howard finished with a record 16 saves and kept the U.S. in the game. Read more... October 6, 2014

Rick Riordan's The Blood of Olympus Gets 3 Million Copy First Print Run

Disney Publishing Worldwide has announced a 3 million copy first print run for Rick Riordan's The Blood of Olympus. The book is the fifth and final entry in Riordan's popular Heroes of Olympus series. The book will arrive in stores on October 7. Read more... October 4, 2014
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