J.K. Rowling’s House Sells for Over $3.6 Million

Written by Dan Malone on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

It’s not Hogwarts, but the home of J.K. Rowling has sold for over $3.6 million. The home where Rowling wrote four of her Harry Potter novels is a 19th century Victorian mansion with eight bedrooms, a walled gardens and a detached office (that Rowling made good use of). The buyer is real estate agent and […]

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Cyber Monday Book Deals from Amazon

Written by Dan Malone on Monday, November 26th, 2012

Today is Cyber Monday – a recently created term to come after Black Friday dedicated to online shopping. This is a great opportunity to pick up some of the books you’ve been thinking of getting but have felt were a little too pricey.

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Gillian Flynn Signs New Book Deal

Written by Dan Malone on Monday, November 19th, 2012

Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn has signed a new two-book deal with Random House. The deal entails a new adult novel for the Crown Publishing imprint as well as a young adult novel for Delacorte Press. Gone Girl has been a huge hit since its release in June about a woman who disappears as she […]

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Britney Spears to Pen a Novel?

Written by Dan Malone on Thursday, November 8th, 2012

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Britney Spears is close to signing a deal with It Books – an imprint of HarperCollins that is also publishing an upcoming Whitney Houston biography. Surprisingly, the book deal is for a novel based on some of her real-life experiences. Interesting news to say the least!

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Two More “Alex Rider” Graphic Novels Announced

Written by Dan Malone on Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Walker Books UK has acquired worldwide rights for two more Alex Rider graphic novels, based on Anthony Horowitz‘ series. The adaptations for Scorpia and Ark Angel will be written by Anthony Johnston. The series has reportedly topped 70,000 in sales.

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Emily Giffin Signs With Ballantine

Written by Dan Malone on Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Women’s fiction author Emily Giffin has signed a two-book deal with Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House. She was previously with St. Martin’s Press. Her first novel under the Ballantine banner will be released in 2014 and will be edited by Jennifer Hershey.

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Final Sookie Stackhouse Book Cover Revealed

Written by Dan Malone on Saturday, October 20th, 2012

The cover for the final book in Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series has been released. The series about telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse started in Dead Until Dark in 2001. It was then picked up by HBO and made into the hit series True Blood.

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Coben Re-Signs With Orion

Written by Dan Malone on Saturday, October 20th, 2012

The Orion Publishing Group has purchased the rights to publish three more adult novels from popular author Harlan Coben in the UK and Commonwealth countries. The first book in the deal is Six Years, a standalone thriller, to be published in April 2013. Coben will be making book tour stops in the United Kingdom. The […]

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Johnny Depp Starting Own Imprint

Written by Dan Malone on Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Johnny Depp is launching his own imprint called Infinitum Nihil. Thus far, Woody Guthrie’s novel House of Earth and a Bob Dylan biography by Douglas Brinkley will be the first titles to launch on the imprint. Depp played Hunter S. Thompson in the film adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and also co-wrote […]

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New “Alice In Wonderland” Adaptation In Development

Written by Dan Malone on Saturday, October 20th, 2012

CSI creator Anthony Zuiker is working on developing a new adaptation of Lewis Carroll‘s Alice in Wonderland for NBC. The series will be set following the original story, years after Alice’s initial visit to Wonderland. The project will be written by Whit Anderson.

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