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1. Publishing Jobs: HarperCollins, Quarto Publishing Group, Greenleaf Book Group

This week, HarperCollins is hiring a senior editor, while Quarto Publishing Group needs an acquiring editor. Greenleaf Book Group is seeking a print buyer, and Cornell University is on the hunt for a managing editor for SEAP Publications. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.

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2. European Library Bureau Campaigns For eBooks in Libraries

eblidaThe European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) has launched a campaign to push European libraries into providing access to eBooks.

The “Right to E-read” campaign is dedicated to raising awareness about the challenges involved in getting eBooks in libraries in the EU. Check it out: “The campaign, initiated by EBLIDA, is being carried out in all European countries. The idea for a campaign poster with a logo and slogans was developed by the e-books task force headed  by Gerald Leitner. At the European level, EBLIDA is coordinating the campaign. EBLIDA provides information and material for its members for download and use.”

Barbara Stripling, president of the American Library Association (ALA) congratulated EBLIDA for the campaign. “We understand that many libraries in European countries have faced challenges in obtaining and lending best-selling ebooks from major book publishers,” she stated. “In fact, surveys suggest that more than 50 percent of the latest ebook titles are not available to public libraries in Europe. Today, we applaud EBLIDA for demanding that the European Commission change copyright law to require publishers to sell to libraries.”

 

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3. Reading Around the World: INFOGAPHIC

scribdScribd has created an infographic called, “Reading Around the World,” which explores the reading habits of readers around the globe.

According to the graphic, the fastest readers in the world are in Germany and religion in the most popular genre in Mexico. Check it out: “Thanks to our growing international community, we now have quite a few fun facts to share with you. So, we’ve created an international infographic so we could easily share some of our favorite figures: Popular Books By Country; Reading Speed By Country; Most Likely to Finish a Book; and Most Popular Book Genres.”

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4. How to Use Cross-Promotion to Sell Your Book

Be-Your-Own-Publicist-ArticThe book industry is like any other in the sense that selling and marketing your product — and, in essence, yourself — can often be the toughest part.

If you’re a unknown author working with a small publishing house (or self-publishing), partnering up with a brand that has a large following could help boost sales and get your name in the press. We got the scoop from several branding experts on how to choose the right partner:

Think outside the box and team up with a brand, retailer or expert who supplements your area of expertise. If you just wrote a book about the benefits of Pilates and the barre method, [Beth Feldman, co-founder of BeyondPR Group] suggests teaming up with Lululemon to do a book signing at their store or build a 10-city tour to appear in their stores and then promote yourself to local media. This begins with concocting a well-crafted strategy to share why you would add value to them via media exposure.

To learn more, including how to build a local following, read: How To Be Your Own Publicist.

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5. Writers Appear on the ‘Time 100 Most Influential People’ List

TimeTime has released its list of “100 Most Influential People.”

A number of writers have been included in this illustrious group such as young adult novelist John Green, nonfiction author Barbara Brown Taylor, memoirist Malala Yousafzai, novelist Arundhati Roy, and Pulitzer Prize winner Donna Tartt. Yousafzai actually makes two appearances because she contributed a short piece honoring former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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6. Alloy Entertainment to Adapt ‘Sisterhood Everlasting’ by Ann Brashares

Sisterhood EverlastingAlloy Entertainment plans to create a film adaptation of Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Ken Kwapis, the director behind the first Sisterhood movie, will helm this project.

Liz Garcia has been hired to pen the script. Thus far, no casting decisions have been announced so it is unclear whether or not Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, and Amber Tamblyn will return to reprise their roles as Bridget, Lena, Carmen, and Tibby.

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7. Smashwords Founder Mark Coker Publishes ‘Indie Author Manifesto’

Mark-Coker-HeadshotMark Coker, the founder of the self-publishing site Smashwords, believes that indie authors should be proud of self-publishing their work. To help encourage these writers, he has created the ‘Indie Author Manifesto.’

In the post, Coker discusses how the perception of self-publishing has evolved over the last six years. He identifies the 10 dominant beliefs and values that characterize the indie author movement in a move to explain the philosophical mindset behind the rise in self-publishing.

Check it out: “Where once self publishing was viewed as the option of last resort – the option for failed writers and an option marked by stigma and shame – self publishing is increasingly viewed as the option of first choice for many writers.  Over the next couple years I think we’ll reach a point where more first-time writers aspire to indie-publish than traditionally publish.  Indie authors are the cool kids club.”

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8. David Sedaris Paperback to Debut at Housing Works Event

davidsedarisHousing Works and WORD Bookstore have teamed up to host the launch event for David Sedaris’ new paperback.

The nonprofit will host a reading with the author, along with a Q&A and a book signing on Tuesday June 3rd at The Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. The event will commemorate the publication of the paperback edition of the bestseller Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.

To buy a ticket for the event, you must preorder the book from WORD. The preorder will serve as a ticket. After the reading, Q&A and book signing, the store will open up the book signing to the general public. Follow this link for more details.

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9. Random House Launches Online Cookbook Store

Random-House 304Random House’s online community TasteBook has launched a new e-commerce site dedicated to cookbooks and books about food.

The Bookshop has more than 10,000 titles for sale from many different publishers. Readers can shop the site in 18 different categories including: celebrity chefs, entertaining, and memoir. Recipes featured on TasteBook and the TasteBook Blog will include links to cookbooks that they come from on The Bookshop. TasteBook community members can also use the store to build their own cookbooks. The site has a tool for creating custom recipe books which allows users to add their own personal recipes as well as recipes from the site for $34.95.

“We know that TasteBook’s half-a-million members are avid cookbook collectors who heavily rely on print cookbooks as tools and for inspiration,” stated Lilly Kim, Associate Director, Digital Channel Development, who has spearheaded TasteBook efforts at Random House. “The Bookshop provides cooking enthusiasts an easy way to discover and purchase new cookbooks. It’s a great resource for frequent and occasional cooks who seek out new flavors and inspiration for everyday meals and entertaining.”

 

 

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10. Michael J. Rosen: ‘Read poets from other countries, in other languages, if possible.’

Michael J RosenHappy National Poetry Month! All throughout April, we will interview poets about working in this digital age. Recently, we spoke with writer Michael J. Rosen.

Throughout his writing career, Rosen (pictured, via) has authored more than a dozen books. Recently, he wrote two installments of a children’s book series that focuses on animal-themed haikus, The Cuckoo’s Haiku and The Hound Dog’s Haiku. Next Spring, Candlewick Press will release book three The Maine Coon’s Haiku. Check out the highlights from our interview below…

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11. Best-Selling Author Terrie Williams: ‘Follow Your Inner Voice and Be True to It’

Terrie-Williams-ArticleTerrie Williams is a woman of many talents. No only is she a licensed therapist, she’s also the founder of her own eponymous public relations firm and a four-time best-selling author. Her books include: The Personal Touch (which is being updated in honor of its 20th anniversary); Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting; A Plentiful Harvest: Creating Balance and Harmony Through the Seven Living Virtues; and Stay Strong: Simple Life Lessons for Teens. 

In our latest So What Do You Do column, Williams discusses everything from the humble beginnings of her PR firm to her mental health advocacy work. Here, she shares the advice she’d give her younger self:

If you could have a 20-something Terrie Williams as your intern now, what would you tell her to do differently?
Listen to your freakin’ inner voice. You know in your gut what’s right but either fear sets in or something keeps you from listening. There are always other forces crowding the good sense you have. Follow your inner voice and be true to it. I know this is about media, but the underlying core is our shared humanity. It impacts how effective we are in particular roles. If you look at a lot of different media personalities, you wonder what drives them because of certain things that they say or do. Even though you don’t know what that person’s journey is, you know they have one and it colors everything about who they are. Assume there’s something you don’t know that had a profound impact on that person.

For more from Williams, including the greatest professional lesson she’s learned, read: So What Do You Do, Terrie Williams, Author, Activist and Public Relations Strategist? 

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12. J.K. Rowling to Serve as Executive Producer For ‘The Casual Vacancy’ Mini-Series

en_GB-timeline-image-the-casual-vacancy-cover-image-1341414943-cwHBO and BBC have scheduled production on The Casual Vacancy TV adaptation to begin this summer. Altogether, the team plans to create a three-hour long mini-series.

Variety reports that J.K. Rowling herself will serve as an executive producer. EastEnders TV series writer Sarah Phelps penned the script. Filmmaker Jonny Campbell has been hired to direct.

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13. Stamford’s First Little Free Library On Kickstarter

Little Free LibrarySteven Wood hopes to raise $400 to install the first Little Free Library in Stamford, CT.

As is the case with other similar street libraries, this structure encourages people to “take a book, leave a book.” By constructing a Little Free Library, Wood hopes to deepen the sense of community with his neighborhood. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

“The finished project will look similar to the library that is pictured above. We will need to design and build this library from scratch. The library will hold enough space for approximately 20 or 30 books of various types for children and adults.”

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14. Deborah Bladon’s Obsessed Trilogy Takes Over Self-Published Bestsellers List

obsessedDeborah Bladon‘s Obsessed Trilogy dominates the Self-published Bestsellers List this week — all three titles have made the top 10 list.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.

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15. NYPL Reveals 2014-2015 Cullman Center Fellows

nypl logoThe New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has revealed its fellows for this coming fall.

The list includes fifteen writers including novelists, historians and non fiction writers. The novelists include: Keith Gessen, Ayana Mathis, Jordi Puntí, and Justin Torres. The historians include: Deborah Coen, Kim Phillips-Fein, and Steven Pincus.The non-fiction writers include: Jon Lee Anderson and Megan Marshall. The fellows were chosen from a group of 288 applications from 24 countries around the world.

“I am tremendously proud to welcome the Cullman Center’s new class of Fellows to The New York Public Library,” stated Tony Marx, NYPL’s President. “The Cullman Center offers these talented individuals access to our world-renowned collections within an environment that inspires and supports their exciting work. I congratulate the new Fellows and look forward to seeing the unique and creative ways they engage with our collections.”

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16. Clint Smith Uses Spoken Word Poem ‘Memoir’ For Activism

What are your thoughts on immigration reform?

Clint Smith, a poet and a high school English teacher, decided to express his opinion in a poem. The video embedded above features Smith delivering a performance of “Memoir.”

In a Q&A with Food Politic, Smith talked about his inspiration for this piece: “‘Memoir’ wasn’t something I thought about until I had a student that said, ‘It doesn’t matter if I have a 4.0 and 2400 on my SATs. I don’t have a social security number so I can’t go to school.’ My poetry is me trying to reconcile my own life and opportunities I’ve had with opportunities my students aren’t given and how profoundly unfair that is.” What do you think? (via UpWorthy)

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17. Amazon Chooses ’100 Books to Read in a Lifetime: Mystery & Thriller’

gone girlGone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn; The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown; L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy and The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammet are among Amazon’s list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime – the Mystery & Thriller Edition.

The list was put together by Amazon Books’ editorial team. Follow this link to explore their recommendations. You can also check out Amazon’s list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list here.

“There are many different kinds of books that fall under the mystery/thriller umbrella – from police procedurals to murder mysteries to spy thrillers,” explained Sara Nelson, editorial director of Amazon.com in a statement.  ”When we were compiling our list of 100 Mysteries & Thrillers to Read in a Lifetime, we wanted to be sure to include books from all of those sub-categories. The team had plenty of lively arguments, several passionate filibusters, and a number of voting sessions before we came up with the final list.”

 

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18. Spain’s Awesome Romantic Book Holiday

booksandrosesIn honor of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare, today is St. George’s Day (La Diada de Sant Jordi in Catalan), a beautiful holiday celebrated in Barcelona through the exchange of books and roses.

Like Valentine’s Day in the U.S., the holiday is meant to be spent with your special someone. According to Catalan tradition, a man buys a rose for a woman and a woman buys a book for a man. In modern times, the tradition is often broken and men and women give books and roses to their special someone. continued…

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19. Slice Literary & Gillian Flynn Get Booked

gone-girl-book-cover-med-198x300Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

Slice Literary is hosting “An Evening of Fun & Such” pitting agents, editors, and writers against one another in games of trivia and Pictionary. Check it out on Wednesday, April 23rd at Housing Words Bookstore CafĂ© starting 6 p.m. (New York, NY)

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20. Julie Andrews Reads Her Poem ‘Missing’

In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve dug up a video of actress Julie Andrews performing a recitation of her poem, “Missing.” Andrews has collaborated with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, on several books including Dumpy the Dumptruck, Thanks to You: Wisdom from Mother and Child, and Very Fairy Princess.

The mother-daughter writing duo both served as narrators for the audiobook version of the Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies. They won the 2011 Grammy Award in the “Best Spoken Word Album for Children” category. What’s your favorite poem?

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21. Louisiana Lawmaker Pulls Legislation That Would Make The Bible Official State Book

thebibleIt looks like the The King James version of the Bible will not become the official book of the state of Louisiana, at least not yet.

Louisiana representative Thomas Carmody, R-Shreveport has pulled his proposal to make the Holy Bible the official state book before the bill was voted on in the state House of Representatives.

Carmody pulled the legislation despite the fact that earlier this month, the legislation passed the House Committee on Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs. The Times-Picayune has the latest:

In introducing the legislation, Carmody always maintained he was not taking steps to establish a state religion, but rather to educate people. Critics have accused him of foisting faith inappropriately into the government sphere. Others thought such a designation would trivialize the Bible and its importance.

Initially, Carmody had just been intending to designate a specific, historic copy of the Bible, which he thought could be found in the Louisiana State Museum, as the official state book. But lawmakers amended Carmody’s legislation two weeks ago to propose making any copy of the “Holy Bible” the official state book.

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22. Darwyn Cooke Creates a New ‘Batman Beyond’ Short

Artist Darwyn Cooke has created a new short from the Batman Beyond animated series. According to The Huffington Post, it first premiered during the Warner Bros. panel at WonderCon.

The video embedded above features a fight between Bruce Wayne’s successor Terry McGinnis and what looks to be a red-eyed version of the original Caped Crusader. Longtime Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy plays the elderly Wayne and Will Friedle reprises his role as McGinnis.

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23. Alicia Silverstone Pens Parenting Book

aliciasilverstoneActress Alicia Silverstone has written a new parenting book called The Kind Mama, in which she advocates for happiness during pregnancy and postpartum through a vegan diet and lifestyle.

“I knew there was another way and it would be a more enjoyable, lovely way,” she told the Associated Press in a recent interview. “So I started talking to doctors and medical experts, doing tons of research and found that there was so much support for this way. I wanted to make a guide for women so they could have that experience that they deserved to have.”

The Rodale publication is the second book from the actress and author. Her first book, The Kind Diet, a vegetarian lifestyle guide, was a New York Times bestseller. She is also working on another book for Rodale called The Kind Diet Cookbook, which will include healthy recipes. That title is slated for publication later this year.

Rodale Books Publisher Stephen Perrine acquired the world rights to Silverstone’s latest two titles in 2012 in a deal with Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, EVP and Co-Head of William Morris Endeavor Worldwide Literary Department.

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24. James Patterson’s Advice on Writing

jamespattersonBestselling author James Patterson doesn’t consider himself the best writer in the world, but he will admit that he’s a very good storyteller.

In an interview with Fast Company Create, the top selling author in the world shared a number of his tips on writing a page turner. One such tip is to write how someone might tell a story. He explains in the interview:

I think what hooks people into my stories is the pace. I try to leave out the parts people skip. I used to live across the street from Alexander Haig, and if I told you a story that I went out to get the paper and Haig was laying in the driveway, and then I went on for 20 minutes describing the architecture on the street and the way the palm trees were, you’d feel like “Stop with the description–what’s going on with Haig?” I tend to write stories the way you’d tell them. I think it’d be tragic if everybody wrote that way.

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25. ‘Heaven is for Real’ Tops iBooks Bestsellers List

heavenisrealHeaven is for Real by Todd Burpo & Lynn Vincent has debuted on the top of Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. this week.

Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending 4/21. Veronica Roth still has a stronghold on the list, with three books on the list.

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