“Wimpy Kid” Goes Digital; eBooks Coming Soon

Written by Julie Vegas on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams, announced Monday that it will be releasing eBook editions of the first six books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. They will become available on October 30th. As for the seventh book, The Third Wheel, it will be released on November 13th in hardcover […]

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A Couple of New Releases for Oct. 9

Written by Julie Vegas on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Slow week in the fiction world, but we do have a couple of new releases for the week! First is a short story collection from Kim Harrison, apart of her The Hollows series featuring Rachel Morgan. You can pick up Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond by Kim Harrison in hardcover, eBook […]

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“Fifty Shades” Screenwriter Announced

Written by Julie Vegas on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Focus Features has announced that writer/producer Kelly Marcel has been hired to work on the screenplay for Fifty Shades of Grey, the bestselling erotica novel by E.L. James. Among Marcel’s past work includes the Fox series Terra Nova and the film Saving Mr. Banks, set to star Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson.

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J.K. Rowling Hints At Next Book

Written by Julie Vegas on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

After a so-so reaction to The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling is going back to where her bread was buttered – children’s books. She told an audience at the Cheltenham Literature Festival that the next thing she write will be for children and that she already had a number of ideas. She didn’t say much other […]

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J.R.R. Tolkien Poem “The Fall Of Arthur” Confirmed For Publication

Written by Julie Vegas on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

As reported previously, it has been confirmed that the unpublished poem by the great J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fall of Arthur, has been will be published. The poem was recently edited and is set to be released in May of 2013. “Harper Collins will now publish it for the first time along with three essays by […]

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Louise Penny Wins Big At Bouchercon

Written by Julie Vegas on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Louise Penny and her Inspector Gamache have won a third straight Anthony Award for Best Novel at Bouchercon 2012 on October 6th, held in Cleveland, OH. The award is for A Trick of the Light (book 7 in the series), which was won by The Brutal Telling (book 5) and Bury Your Dead (book 6). […]

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UK Only: Get Ken Follett’s “Winter of the World” eBook for 20p

Written by Julie Vegas on Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Winter of the World by Ken Follett is the latest novel to be offered at Amazon.co.uk in eBook format for only 20p. The digital list price is £11.64. Other authors who have books being sold at the low, discounted price include James Herbert, Peter James, Jeffrey Archer, Scarlett Thomas and Yann Martel.

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J.K. Rowling Turns Down Space Travel

Written by Julie Vegas on Monday, October 1st, 2012

J.K. Rowling has revealed that she was offered to take a trip onto space on one of the first commercial shuttles, but turned it down. The Casual Vacancy author explained how she was invited to go into space, but wasn’t too interested. “I was offered a seat. For a mere £2 million I could have […]

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Riordan’s New Book Gets 3.5 Million First Printing

Written by Julie Vegas on Monday, October 1st, 2012

Disney Publishing Worldwide has announced a 3.5 million copy first printing of the new novel The Mark of Athena from author Rick Riordan. The book is the third installment of Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series. The novel will be released in hardcover, eBook and audiobook formats on October 2nd, 2012.

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Elizabeth Peters Has Egyptian-Themed 85th Birthday

Written by Julie Vegas on Monday, October 1st, 2012

Barbara Mertz turned 85 on September 29th, so instead of her going to Cairo, Cairo came to her. Barbara is better known under her pen names Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels.

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