Andy McNab Autobiographical Short Offered in Quick Reads 2013 Program

Written by Ella Thomson on Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Andy McNab will be releasing an autobiographical short through Quick Reads in 2013. Among the other titles offered will be a Doctor Who short story. The six 2013 titles will be available for £1, starting February 14th. In previous years, they have released eight titles for £1.99 each.

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September Goes Out With a Bang in Book Releases

Written by Ella Thomson on Friday, September 28th, 2012

The end of September does not see a ton of new book releases, but there are still some big books out this week. Perhaps the most notable is The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. The book is about a seemingly idyllic English town, but deep down there is a war between classes. The Casual Vacancy […]

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“Hobbit” Actor Billy Connolly Speaks Out On Tolkien

Written by Ella Thomson on Friday, September 28th, 2012

Actor/comedian Billy Connolly, who is in The Hobbit series as Dain Ironfoot, has spoken out about how much he loves J.R.R. Tolkien. His comments are sure to stir up some… well, thing.

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“Mortal Instruments” Gets Graphic Novel Adaptation

Written by Ella Thomson on Friday, September 28th, 2012

Cassandra Clare and Th3rd World Studios is releasing her urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments in graphic novel format. The graphic novels are being released on the digital platform comiXology, which is available on the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the web. “The Mortal Instruments is an incredibly successful and engaging series […]

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Anne Rice To Revive Popular Character?

Written by Ella Thomson on Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Anne Rice has once again teased the return of her Lestat de Lioncourt character. Rice asked on her Facebook page, “If you want Lestat to come back, can you tell me why in one sentence?” She received well over 8,000 of those sentences.

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J.K. Rowling To Return To “Harry Potter?”

Written by Ella Thomson on Thursday, September 27th, 2012

J.K. Rowling has plans on returning to writing for younger readers and interestingly enough, she hasn’t ruled out returning to her roots with Harry Potter. Although we may not see another Harry Potter book, she has suggested that she may return to the universe. Rowling says her next book would be for an audience slightly […]

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Stephen King’s “Misery” To Get Stageplay Treatment

Written by Ella Thomson on Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Another Stephen King novel is getting an adaptation. This time it’s Misery, and this time it’s the stage. Misery was adapted to film by Rob Reiner, starring Kathy Bates and James Caan. The screenplay was written by William Goldman, who is also writing the stageplay adaptation.

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“A Wanted Man” and Other Books Released

Written by Ella Thomson on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Many people have been awaiting the new release of the next Jack Reacher book, but believe it or not, there’s actually a lot more than just the new Lee Child book coming out this week. First and foremost, currently running away with our poll is the release of A Wanted Man by Lee Child. The […]

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Is Abigail Gibbs The Next Stephenie Meyer?

Written by Ella Thomson on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

The publishing world is always itching to find the “next” [insert popular author’s name here]. The next “next” could be Abigail Gibbs, who has signed a six-figure deal with HarperCollins for her debut novel The Dark Heroine: Dinner With a Vampire. Gibbs first wrote the story when she was 15 using the pen name Canse12. […]

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HarperCollins Makes New Deal With Retailers Over eBooks

Written by Ella Thomson on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

HarperCollins had made agreements with various retailers, including Amazon, that allows their eBooks to be sold at discount prices. The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva is one of the bestsellers being sold for $9.99 in eBook format.

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