Book Publishing News
Milo Yiannopoulos Inks $250,000 Book Deal With Simon & Schuster (December 29, 2016): Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos just landed a $250,000 book deal with Simon & Schuster. He says being banned from Twitter helped him land the gig.
Oprah Winfrey's New Book Imprint Will Publish The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis (December 15, 2016): Oprah Winfrey's new book imprint, An Oprah Book, will publish The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis in 2018
Should Authors Read Their Own Audiobooks? (July 13, 2016): Most audiobooks are read by professional actors. But a few authors do read their own books -- after they pass an audition.
Scholastic Signs Major Licensing Deal With American Girl (July 11, 2016): Get ready for a massive rollout of American doll books. American Girl has teamed up with Scholastic to massively expand the book series about the iconic dolls.
Leonard Riggio to Retire as Barnes & Noble Chairman (May 14, 2016): Barnes & Noble founder Leonard Riggio is retiring from his position as Chairman of Barnes & Noble. He will remain on the Board.
Tommy Mottola Slapped With Lawsuit by Hachette (February 26, 2016): Mariah Carey's ex-husband Tommy Mottola is being sued by Hachette for taking advance money and failing to turn in his book manuscript.
Shakespeare and Co. Bookstore Sheltered Customers From Paris Terror Attacks (November 16, 2015): Canadian author Harriet Alida Lye describes customers being sheltered during Paris terrorist attacks by the famous Shakespeare and Co. bookstore.
James Corden's New Book Club Discusses How to be a Bad Bitch by Amber Rose (November 13, 2015): James Corden and Reggie Watts launch their new book club. Johnny Galecki and Christoph Waltz discuss Amber Rose's book, How to Be a Bad Bitch.
Booksellers Sue to Overturn Louisiana's New Age Verification Law (November 5, 2015): Booksellers are suing to overturn Louisiana's new age verification law which required them to verify everyone's age before they can buy books or comic books.
Simon & Schuster and Hotels.com Team Up to Help Bored Travelers (August 20, 2015): Simon & Schuster and Hotels.com team up to get bored travelers bestselling ebooks.
Readers Can't Get Enough of Christian Grey (June 23, 2015): Readers can't get enough of Christian Grey. E.L. James' new book, Grey, told from Christian's point of view broke sales records in its first week of release.
Swedish YouTube Star Felix Kjellberg Inks Book Deal (June 12, 2015): Swedish YouTube star Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie has signed a book deal with Penguin Random House. The inspirational book hist stores in October.
Patricia Cornwell Inks Deal for Two More Kay Scarpetta Novels (May 12, 2015): Bestselling author Patricia Cornwell just signed a deal for two more Kay Scarpetta novels. The books will be published by William Morrow.
Oprah's New Book Club Pick is Ruby by Cynthia Bond (February 10, 2015): Oprah Winfrey is super excited about her first book pick in a year. Her choice is the novel Ruby by Cynthia Bond.
James Patterson and the Exploding Book (January 20, 2015): James Patterson is offering a once in a lifetime experience for a fan: for $294,038 you can fly to an exotic location, watch the novel be donated by a bomb squad.
Boy Who Came Back From Heaven Says He Made it All Up (January 16, 2015): Tyndale has stopped printing the Boy Who Came Back From Heaven after the author says he made it all up. He was only 6 when his dad co-wrote the book, he is now 17.
Mark Zuckerberg Starts World's Biggest Book Club (January 3, 2015): Mark Zuckerberg has started an online book club called A Year of Books. You better be a fast reader: he's reading one book every other week.
Barnes and Noble Buys Back Pearson's Stake in Nook Media (December 29, 2014): Barnes and Noble will own 100% of its Nook business after buying out Pearson's stake in the ebook reader business.
Amazon Reports Big Kindle Sales Over Black Friday (December 1, 2014): Amazon reports that its Kindle ebook reader and its Kindle Fire tablets have sold significantly more units than last year.
HarperCollins to Provide Ebook Excerpts for JetBlue Passengers (November 26, 2014): HarperCollins teams up with JetBlue to provide ebook excerpts on JetBlue's new wifi service.