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1. Molly’s Marvellous Moustache Book Featured On Kickstarter

Writer Andrea Heaton hopes to raise £1,800 for a picture book entitled Molly’s Marvellous Moustache. Artist Talya Baldwin created the illustrations. We’ve embedded a video about the project above.

Here’s more from the Kickstarter page: “Molly’s Marvellous Moustache is a picture book for 2-6 year olds. A story about fast forwarding to grownup-dom. The possibilities and the pitfalls. And ultimately the realisation that the adult world of moustaches, telephones, and spicy spicy sauce can wait because being just Molly is just marvellous!”

Welcome to our Kickstarter Publishing Project of the Week, a feature exploring how authors and publishers are using the fundraising site to raise money for book projects. If you want to start your own project, check out How To Use Kickstarter to Fund Your Publishing Project.

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2. David Brooks & Nora Roberts Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

Princess in BlackWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending April 19, 2015–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #1 in Hardcover Nonfiction) The Road to Character by David Brooks: “Looking to some of the world’s greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders, Brooks explores how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character. Labor activist Frances Perkins understood the need to suppress parts of herself so that she could be an instrument in a larger cause. Dwight Eisenhower organized his life not around impulsive self-expression but considered self-restraint. Dorothy Day, a devout Catholic convert and champion of the poor, learned as a young woman the vocabulary of simplicity and surrender.” (April 2015)

(Debuted at #7 in Middle Grade Readers) The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale: “Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when…Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret —she’s also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her!” (April 2015)

(Debuted at #11 in Hardcover Fiction) The Liar by Nora Roberts: “Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows—and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning…” (April 2015)

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3. Cover Revealed For New Rainbow Rowell Book

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The cover for Rainbow Rowell’s forthcoming young adult novel, Carry On, has been unveiled. We’ve embedded the full image above—what do you think?

Both the United States and United Kingdom editions will feature this jacket design. St. Martin’s Press has set the release date for October 6th.

BuzzFeed reports that this story follows two characters named Simon Snow and Baz Pitch. Rowell’s loyal fans might recognize that the protagonists of this story were first mentioned in her 2013 bestseller, Fangirl.

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4. AP & RosettaBooks Publish Peter Arnett’s Memoir

The Associated Press and RosettaBooks have teamed up to publish a new memoir from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Peter Arnett.

The title, “Saigon Has Fallen,” represents the first in a series of books that the publisher and the news organization plan to put out in a new collaboration on history. The release has been timed to the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. In the memoir, Arnett will tell the story of covering the controversial Vietnam War for The Associated Press from 1962 to the end of the war, April 30, 1975.

“These recollections of Peter’s time in Vietnam, from the early Kennedy years, to America’s full involvement under Lyndon Johnson, to the fall of Saigon and his emotional return to Vietnam years later are, to me, the indelible, dramatic and inspiring record of a great journalist recording living history,” stated Roger Cooper, Associate Publisher at Large at RosettaBooks.

 

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5. School Bus Driver Calls Reading on the Bus Dangerous

An eight-year-old Canadian girl has been asked to stop reading books on the school bus, after the driver told her that it could be harmful to other kids.

How is reading harmful? The bus driver claims that other students might want to see what she is reading and stand up or that she might get hurt herself if the corner of the book pokes her in the eye.

Her father complained. CBC News Montreal has the scoop:

The no-reading rule is not sitting well with her father, Daniel Abel. Abel says he’s proud of his daughter for loving to read, and wants to encourage her to do so as often as possible.

The board responded to the complaint, admitting that reading is not dangerous. However, they said that school bus rules are up to the driver.

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6. Olympian Clara Hughes Inks Memoir Deal

Open Heart, Open MindOlympian Clara Hughes has landed a memoir deal. Hughes, an athlete who has won medals at both the Winter and Summer Olympics, was represented by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency.

According to the press release, the English edition was acquired by Simon & Schuster Canada and the French edition will be published by Éditions Libre Expression. Both versions of Open Heart, Open Mind will be released on September 15, 2015.

Here’s an excerpt from the announcement that Hughes posted on her website: “This project has been a long time in the making and I am very excited to share my story with Canadians, from growing up in Winnipeg, to finding solace in sport and biking, finding my footing in speed skating, my struggles and triumphs as an Olympian, and my transition into life after sport and as an ambassador for mental health awareness. My hope in writing this book is that by sharing the struggles I have faced in my life, I might help inspire others to embark on their own liberating paths.”

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7. Ready, Steady, DRAW! Oni Announces Guidelines and Schedule for Open Submissions

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A month or so ago, Oni Press announced that they would start taking Open Submission for new series. This essentially means that ANYONE can send them a comic pitch and someone will eventually look at it. Not too much else was discussed, but it certainly caused a buzz. With more publishers taking a hard, long look at the publishing practices of their friendly competitors and themselves, I’m excited to see what amazing comics (and ideally pretty great contracts) this trend could be leading to.

Today, Oni Press posted their submission guidelines for their first wave and the date when people can let loose the floodgates. If you don’t want to read all of this (you really, really should), it’s MAY 1st – June 30th.

The guidelines are as follows:

On May 1st, 2015, Oni Press will be opening submissions to the public. We are on the hunt for new stories from new creators, featuring characters that reflect the diversity of the world around us. Oni Press has always valued content and execution, and we are looking for creators and projects that can support our goal to publish excellent, varied and original work.

 WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

PITCHES – Cartoonists and writers, we’re looking for pitches. If you’re a cartoonist who can write and draw we’d love to see what you have. Writers, this is the day you’ve been waiting for—we are looking at story pitches without necessitating an artist attached. If you already have an artist lined up you think is up to snuff, fantastic! But if you’re a writer who needs help finding an artist, if your pitch is THAT good, we will help partner you up.

 PORTFOLIOS – Illustrators and colorists! If you think your work is up to snuff and you are looking to be paired up and you think your artwork would fit in amongst some of the best storytellers in comics, now is your chance to prove it.

 WHO SHOULD SUBMIT:

Anyone with a unique perspective and a firm grasp of the comics medium.

 WHAT WE WANT TO SEE:

An excellent sense of storytelling and well-developed characters with a definite perspective.

WHAT WE DON’T WANT TO SEE:

  • Superheroes! They have their place but their place is not with us.

  • Avoid pitching long-form series or stories in oversaturated genres such as supernatural noir, zombies, vampires and gritty detectives with a dark past.

  • Please also avoid delicate subjects such as rape and sexual abuse as fodder for exposition in genre stories–using rape as a plot point betrays not only a lack of sensitivity but also a lack of creativity when creating compelling female characters.

  • We are not accepting any prose or poetry – we’re a funnybooks publisher!

THE NITTY-GRITTY:

- The submission periods will operate on a two-months open, two-months closed schedule. Our first submission period will be open from May 1st to June 30th.

- All submissions should be submitted electronically through our Submittable site, located here:https://onipress.submittable.com/submit. Any physical submissions will be destroyed without reading. Please do not email (or tweet at) editors directly with pitches. It will just make us grumpy.

- All submissions should should have your name, email and phone number on every page. They should also begin with a cover letter telling us who you are, who your project is for and how it fits at Oni Press. Also feel free to include any previously published comics work or comic-related education.

- Expect a response to your submission within one month. Everyone will get a response but not all responses will be personalized—we simply don’t have the time to do so.

This all seems pretty straightforward but it’s super nice to see it all spelled out, though the fact that they’re openly accepting pitches from writers, artists, and colorists separately is pretty remarkable. More details below:

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Writers:

  • Pitches should be:
  • A logline – [what’s the idea/concept]
  • A one-page synopsis / overview – A short summary that contextualizes who your project is for and how it fits into the marketplace
  • A 3-5 page outline – give us the full beginning, middle and end of your story so we can see your execution.
  • A sample comic script containing at least two scenes, consisting of at least eight pages and no more than twenty pages. This should be a comic book script, NOT a screenplay.

Artists:

  • Submissions should be:
  • A portfolio with at least eight sequential storytelling pages with FINAL LINE ART / INKS. No pencils, just final inks [or the digital equivalent] by you.
  • No covers, pinups, etc. SEQUENTIALS ONLY. We only care about your ability to tell a story. Adding pin-ups of Marvel/DC superhero characters are not an opportunity to wow us, it’s mostly just wasting our time. Again, SEQUENTIALS ONLY.
  • Please make sure your sequentials include characters of both genders and at least one person of color.

Cartoonists or Writers w/ Artists: Combine the two categories above!

  • Pitches or submissions should be:
  • A logline – [what’s the idea/concept]
  • A one-page synopsis / overview – A short summary that contextualizes who your project is for and how it fits into the marketplace
  • A 3-5 page outline – give us the full beginning, middle and end of your story so we can see your execution.
  • A sample script containing at least two scenes, consisting of at least eight pages and no more than twenty pages.
  • At least 8 sample pages of sequentials from the project being pitched.
  • Note: The creative team in your pitch is the one we expect to see actually working on your book. No switcheroos!

Colorists:

  • Submissions should be:
  • A portfolio with at least eight pages, containing at least two different scenes, from at least two different artists.

* Sorry, we are not currently taking submissions from pencillers, inkers, or letterers.

As someone who has perused many a-publishers submission guidelines, having it all spelled out is a real breath of fresh air. Not enough info for you? Here’s what the editors involved have to say for themselves:

Ari Yearwood31273931-5690-4df4-8c7b-ac8c338300fa, Associate Editor – I got my start in literary journals and feminist pop culture critique (shoutout to Bitch). I’m looking for complicated and nuanced characters with a developed perspective. I want to see diversity and originality, and I want stories with underrepresented characters—all I had in my formative years was Livejournal and The L Word, and no one should have to rely on The L Word to see themselves reflected in media. I’m a big fantasy, sci-fi, romance, and literary fiction fan, but most of all I want to read something I haven’t seen before. My favorite movie is Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, because life is a rich tapestry.

8e16d903-194f-4454-88ca-64f26b7efd24Robin Herrera, Editor – I started off in the YA/Children’s book world and I think that world has a lot of crossover with the comics world in terms of story and execution. I want fully-realized characters (not necessarily “strong” or even “likable”) with agency and direction. I want unique perspectives and different takes. I’m into a lot of different genres: high fantasy, science fiction, contemporary, literary, romance, coming-of-age, and anything that has to do with weird food-based Battle Royales. Or Battle Royales in general. (I wrote my graduate thesis about point of view choices in Battle Royale and The Hunger Games.)

74a9049f-84a2-4c84-97a4-8477926d99e1Charlie Chu, Senior Editor – The biggest thing I would like to see from incoming submissions is more diversity in not only the voices we publish, but also the kinds of stories and characters in our books. For too long a period of time, we’ve seen way too much of the same ideas from the same narrowing demographic of creator get pitched to us, and the only way to change that is to evolve the pool of creators we are talking to. If you are a female writer or artist, someone who identifies as a person of color, or LGTBQ, consider this an invitation and please come pitch us. We’re not looking for affirmative action in our books by any means, but with the readership growing larger by day, it’s important we find space for new voices who bring new ideas to the table while still maintaining the same level of pop appeal that defines the Oni Press library. As the tentpole and genre focused member of editorial, I’m hoping to find fast-paced and ambitious books that center around grounded, believable characters with the same diversity as the world we live in, and most of all, books that are fun, accessible, and original.

9df819a9-a3de-4665-886a-836c05b0ff8aJames Lucas Jones, Editor In Chief - Oni Press has always been a place focused on publishing comics for an audience inclusive of a wide demographic. With other publishers finally catching up, it’s important for us to continue to break boundaries and continue to grow the diversity of our line. Our catalog has always been diverse, but it’s time for that variety to be reflected in the characters starring in our books and the creators making them. I’m looking for inventive stories with rich characters, a thoughtful approach to comic book storytelling, and a dedication to craft. You should be pitching us fully realized, considered pitches that continue the long Oni Press tradition of character-driven narratives that don’t fit in with other publishers’ conventions.

That’s all the information we have! Be sure to follow the Oni Press Editorial Staff on twitter, it sounds like a lot of updates will be coming from there. The Beat wishes you the very best of luck in your pitches!

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8. Lost Pages of A Wrinkle in Time Unearthed

The all time bestseller \"A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle originally had three more pages of text than previously known.

The Wall Street Journal broke the story and published these pages which were discovered by Charlotte Jones Voiklis, L’Engle’s granddaughter. You can read the pages at this link. Here is an excerpt.

Afraid to ask the question that was really on her mind, Meg said, “But father, hod did the black Thing — how did it capture Camazotz.”

WSJ has more insight into these pages:

Scholars invited by the Journal to review the new passage say it offers a window into L’Engle’s thinking. The excerpt is the most direct discussion of politics in her writing, the scholars said, offering a richer explanation of the author’s political views.

They agreed with Ms. Voiklis that cutting it was the right decision, one which strengthened the narrative. The section was too didactic, and would have dated the book, some said.

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9. Cover Revealed For New Salman Rushdie Book

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The cover for Salman Rushdie’s forthcoming novel, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, has been unveiled.

BuzzFeed reports “book will be Rushdie’s first novel for adults in seven years, and was inspired by traditional Eastern ‘wonder tales.'” Penguin Random House will release the book on September 8th.

We’ve embedded the full image above—what do you think? Follow this link to see the jacket design for the United Kingdom edition of this book. (via The Vintage Books Twitter Page)

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10. Cover Revealed For New Patrick Ness Book

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The cover for Patrick Ness’ forthcoming young adult novel, The Rest of Us Just Live Here, has been unveiled. We’ve embedded the full image above—what do you think?

According to EpicReads.com, the print edition will feature a jacket that glows in the dark. HarperCollins will release the book on October 10th.

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11. Tennessee Will Not Adopt Bible as Official Book

Tennessee joins Louisiana as a state that will not make The Bible its official book.

Despite approval from the the House State Government committee and the House Calendar and Rules Committee, a bill to make the good book the official book of Tennessee was killed by the State Senate this week. The Tennessean has the scoop:

Bolstered by opposition from Republican leadership, the Senate voted 22-9 to send the Bible to committee, effectively killing the bill a day after it was adopted by the House.

“This isn’t the time or place now in the full Senate floor to delve into that. We really need to look into it in committee,” Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, R-Collierville, said about two hours before the vote.

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12. Jo Nesbø & Roger Priddy Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

Jo NesboWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending April 12, 2015–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #8 in Hardcover Nonfiction) The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower: “These dedicated professionals maintain the six-floor mansion’s 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, three elevators, and eight staircases, and prepare everything from hors d’oeuvres for intimate gatherings to meals served at elaborate state dinners. Over the course of the day, they gather in the lower level’s basement kitchen to share stories, trade secrets, forge lifelong friendships, and sometimes even fall in love.” (April 2015)

(Debuted at #10 Hardcover Fiction) Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbø: “This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented \"fixer\" for one of Oslo’s most powerful crime bosses. But Olav is also an unusually complicated fixer.” (April 2015)

(Debuted at #12 in Children’s Illustrated) Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Life by James Dean and Kimberly Dean: “Pete’s glass-half-full outlook on life shines through as he adds his fun take on well-known classics attributed to luminaries from Albert Einstein to Confucius to Abraham Lincoln to Shakespeare and more!” (April 2015)

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13. Pride & Prejudice Revamped With Illustrations On Kickstarter

Silence in the Library Publishing hopes to raise $20,000 to produce an illustrated edition of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Artist Janet Lee has signed on to create the interior artwork and illustrator Jean Masetti will design the cover. We’ve embedded a video about the project above.

Here’s more from the Kickstarter page: “For our initial goal, Janet is producing twelve full-color, full page illustrations of critical scenes from Pride and Prejudice. She’s also producing twenty partial-page black and white illustrations that will flow with the text of the book…As we reach stretch goals, we’ll be adding full-color, full-page illustrations and black and white partial page illustrations to the book, until we’ve reached a total of twenty-four full-page illustrations and thirty partial page illustrations.”

Welcome to our Kickstarter Publishing Project of the Week, a feature exploring how authors and publishers are using the fundraising site to raise money for book projects. If you want to start your own project, check out How To Use Kickstarter to Fund Your Publishing Project.

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14. Anna Kendrick Inks Deal With Touchstone

Anna KendrickPitch Perfect actress Anna Kendrick has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint. Kendrick (pictured, via) plans to write a collection of autobiographical essays.

The not-yet-titled book is slated for publication in Fall 2016. With this project, Kendrick will discuss her childhood in New England and her Hollywood career.

Kendrick gave this statement in the press release: “I’m excited to publish my first book, and because I get uncomfortable when people have high expectations, I’d like to use this opportunity to showcase my ineptitude, pettiness, and the frequency with which I embarrass myself. And while many of my female inspirations who have become authors are incredibly well-educated and accomplished comedy writers, I’m very, very funny on Twitter, according to Buzzfeed and my mom, so I feel like this is a great idea. Quick question: are run-on sentences still frowned upon?”

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15. Moleskine Creates Limited Edition Alice in Wonderland Notebooks

Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is turning 150 and to celebrate, notebook maker Moleskine has created a limited edition notebook collection.

Moleskine worked with The British Library to incorporate original artwork into the notebook series. There are four different covers, which include reproductions of original drawings by John Tenniel, the artist who drew Alice.  And inside the cover of these notebooks, readers will find a page from Carroll’s original handwritten manuscript.

To promote the new series, Moleskine collaborated with Dutch paper cut artist Rogier Wieland to make a short video down the rabbit hole. Check it out after the jump.

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16. Karin Slaughter Inks Deal With HarperCollins

K. SlaughterCrime fiction writer Karin Slaughter (pictured, via) has landed a deal with HarperCollins. The company will oversee the publication of the English and foreign language editions for four Slaughter books.

Here’s more from the press release: “This marks the first time the publisher has simultaneously acquired both world English and foreign language rights with the intent to publish across all HarperCollins locations worldwide. The deal was negotiated with Victoria Sanders at the Victoria Sanders & Associates agency.”

Pretty Girls, the first Slaughter title that will be released under this new agreement, is slated to come out in September 2015. HarperCollins will publish a version of this book in almost every country it operates in; the exceptions include the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Holland.

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17. Vintage Shorts Celebration to Be Launched in May

Vintage Books LogoVintage Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, announced plans for a Short Story Month celebration.

For every day throughout May, the team will digitally release a new Vintage Short fiction piece. These eBooks will be priced at $0.99 each.

According to the press release, the 31 stories come from a wide array of authors including Raymond Carver, Alice Munro, Jhumpa Lahiri, Edgar Allan Poe, and Langston Hughes. The roster also includes five original pieces from writers “Alexander McCall Smith, Carrie Brown, Hari Kunzru, Patricio Pron, and the first-time U.S. publication of an original Maeve Binchy story.” Follow this link to see the full Vintage Shorts calendar.

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18. Weinstein Books to Publish English Edition of Agnes Martin-Lugand’s Novel

Les gens heureux lisent et boivent du cafeWeinstein Books will publish an English translation of Agnes Martin-Lugand’s Happy People Read and Drink Coffee. The Weinstein Company has also picked up the movie rights to this novel.

The English edition is slated for publication in Spring 2016. The French author self-published the book, originally entitled Les gens heureux lisent et boivent du café, back in 2012. TheWrap.com reports that it topped the French Kindle bestseller lists in 2013.

According to Deadline.com, the story “centers on Diane, who is still mired in grief after losing her husband and daughter in a car accident the year before, and her cafe is no longer a sanctuary. Searching for a way to remain close to her husband, she takes a trip to a place he always wanted to visit — Ireland. Once there, she discovers a whole new sanctuary in the form of a bitter and mysterious neighbor, and must decide whether she is ready — or able — to love again.” (via )

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19. Hillary Clinton Revises Epilogue For Hard Choices Paperback

Hard Choices PaperbackFormer secretary of state Hillary Clinton has written an updated epilogue for the paperback edition of her memoir, Hard Choices. According to CNN.com, Clinton opens up about becoming a new grandmother.

The Huffington Post has posted the revised piece in its entirety. Simon & Schuster will release the print paperback book with a new cover on April 28th.

Over the weekend, Clinton publicly declared her bid for the 2016 presidential race. Follow this link to watch the official video announcement.

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20. Book Trailer Banned on Facebook For Classical Nudity

Prospect Park Books ran into problems with Facebook’s censorship rules when trying to buy a sponsored post on the network.

The publisher wanted to buy an ad to promote a book trailer for its new title “After Abel and Other Stories” but was banned from doing so because the video contains images of classical artworks featuring nudes.

Takepart.com has the scoop:

The nudity in the video apparently violated Facebook’s community standards, even though it was represented in artistic renderings—medieval and Renaissance paintings, drawings, and sculptures of female biblical characters. The explanation O’Sullivan received from Facebook: \"Ads are not allowed to promote the sale or use of adult products or services, including toys, videos, publications, live shows or sexual enhancement products.\"

We’ve embedded the video above for you to check out.

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21. Tennessee Bible Bill Advances

Tennessee’s bill to make The Holy Bible the official state book inched another step closer to passing last Thursday when it passed the House Calendar and Rules committee last week.

The bill is now scheduled to go in front of the state’s full house on Tuesday. Tennessee politician Jerry Sexton is pushing the bill, which has 19 co-signers. Earlier this month, the House State Government committee approved the bill on a voice vote.

Tennessee is not the first state to consider The Bible as its state book. Last year, a Louisiana politician introduced a bill to make a specific copy of The Bible its official state book. The bill was withdrawn after a couple of weeks because apparently the bill became a \"distraction.\"

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22. Screenwriter Steven Rowley Inks Book Deal

Steven RowleyScreenwriter Steven Rowley (pictured, via) has landed a deal with Simon & Schuster for his novel Lily and the Octopus.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rowley has been offered an advance worth nearly $1 million. Senior editor Karyn Marcus negotiated the deal with literary agent Rob Weisbach.

Here’s more from the article: “S&S got an early peek at the manuscript via a recommendation from freelance editor Molly Lindley, whom Rowley had hired to help him. The publisher then bought the book during a whirlwind exclusive 48-hour negotiation. Publishers don’t usually move that quickly, but everyone at S&S who read the manuscript responded to it so positively that an offer was made with unusual speed.”

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23. Cover Revealed For Humans of New York: Stories

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Brandon Stanton has unveiled the cover for his forthcoming book, Humans of New York: Stories. We’ve embedded the full image above—what do you think?

Stanton shared a photograph with the jacket design on the HONY Facebook page; the post has drawn more than 155,000 “likes.” St. Martin’s Press will release the book on October 13th.

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24. Twitter Inspires T.R. Richmond to Write a Mystery Novel

What She Left CoverWriter T.R. Richmond wrote a mystery novel, entitled What She Left, that is told with tweets, Facebook posts, emails, playlists, web forum comments, letters, and diary entries. According to The Telegraph, the lead characters are charged with cracking a murder case using clues from the deceased person’s online life.

The inspiration for this story came to Richmond as he was browsing through his Twitter feed. Penguin U.K. will release the eBook edition on April 23, 2015. Simon & Schuster U.S. will publish the hardcover version on January 05, 2016.

Here’s more from the article: “Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has been lined up to voice protagonist Alice Salmon in the audiobook. Fellow GoT star Charles Dance is providing the voice of Professor Cooke – an ageing anthropology professor fixated on solving the mystery of his former student’s death. In a real-world extension of the book, both leading characters have their own social media presence – Alice has a Facebook page and Professor Cooke a tumblr blogand Twitter account.”

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25. Gillian Anderson & Jennifer Nadel to Collaborate on a Self-Help Book

Gillian AndersonX-Files actress Gillian Anderson and journalist Jennifer Nadel will team up to write a book entitled WE. Atria Books will release this “self-help guide for women” on March 08, 2016.

Publisher Judith Curr negotiated the terms of the deal with agents Lynn Nesbit and Claire Conrad of Janklow & Nesbit. Senior editor Leslie Meredith will edit the manuscript.

Anderson (pictured, via) had this statement in the press release: “WE is a call-out to all women around the world – and by women I include girls, transgender, anyone who identifies themselves as being intrinsically female. It’s a reminder that we are all linked by the fact that we are female and that we need to stick together and stand up for each other and not compete against each other. That wherever we are in the world and whatever our skin color, sexual preference, or religion, we are all united by the fact that we are female.”

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