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26. Jim Obergefell Inks Deal With William Morrow

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27. Simon & Schuster Launches New Site Called Glommable

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28. People-Sketching Book: My Last Few Weeks!


Goodness: the deadline for the book has suddenly jumped out of the bushes and is frantically waving its arms at me! I have until August 20th to get everything done. It's about a month, but counting only the free days I have to work on it, it's actually 3 weeks. Trouble is, that is also the only remaining time I have to prepare for filming the Craftsy class too - same deadline. Yikes. 

I clearly need to get my skates on. I hate to be so busy when it's summer though. I spent last Sunday working at my computer with the blinds down, while other folks were prancing around in the sunshine. Sob.


I have gone through the design layouts for almost all the book now. There are about a dozen new images to scan, because of rejigging the content at the design stage, then I have to choose sketches I want to feature as full page images for each of my chapter-header pages. It's hard to do that without having a proper overview of the content, so Quarto are about to send me a definitive version of what we have done so far. 

Once the final sketches are scanned, I will at last be able to get rid of all the sketchbooks piled around the studio. I'm really looking forward to a good tidy up.


There are still a few little bits of text that need doing: extra sections that have appeared as we have made changes (it has been very much a project that you have to allow to evolve as it goes along). That won't take long though. The main job left is all the step-by-step drawings dotted through the book. 

I am going to do some of them live to camera, so we can choose stills from the film to use to illustrate stages of the process. It's a wee bit scary, to be honest. I am going down to London to sort that out in a fortnight. We have 1.5 days to work on the filming and sort any photography, like taking pictures of all the elements of my sketching kit for instance.

Right. Back to it...

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29. Reach Out and Read Distributes Books to NY Families

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30. Police Visit Australian Book Store Over American Psycho

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31. Strange Monster CD Featured on Kickstarter

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32. Carl Zimmer Inks Deal With Dutton

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33. Brad Thor and Jimmy Carter Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

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34. Cover Revealed For New Robison Wells Novel

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35. How You Can Help a Publishing Professional Who Recently Lost Her Baby

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36. New Creative Writing Tracks From Mediabistro

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37. Cover Revealed for New Graphic Novel by Faith Erin Hicks

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38. Cheryl Strayed Inks Book Deal

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39. Currencies in Literary Worlds: INFOGRAPHIC

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40. Melville House to Publish Pope Francis’ Climate Change Encyclical

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41. Disney Hyperion Publishes Interactive E-Book

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42. Oyster Subscribers Can Now Access 2,000 Macmillan Digital Books

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43. Dark Horse Comics to Publish a Legend of Korra Comic Series

Korra (GalleyCat)Dark Horse Comics has announced a new Legend of Korra comic series. Nickelodeon ran this cartoon for four seasons.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the story line for the comics will pick up where the show left off. Michael Dante DiMartino, one of the co-creators of the TV series, has come on board as the main writer.

Brian Konietzko, who is also a co-creator, has been working on the writing with DiMartino and will serve as a consultant on the artwork. According to his Tumblr post, no artists have been hired as of yet.

In addition to this project, Konietzko has also been preoccupied with a science fiction graphic novel entitled Threadworlds. First Second Books has set the publication date for 2017.

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44. Cover Unveiled for New Sara Pennypacker Book

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Jon Klassen has unveiled the cover for Sara Pennypacker’s forthcoming novel, Pax. The Caldecott Medal-winning artist created the illustrations for this project.

We’ve embedded the full image for the jacket design above—what do you think? Balzer + Bray, a HarperCollins imprint, will publish this book on February 02, 2016.

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45. Daniel Silva and Ben Mezrich Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

Minions Book (GalleyCat)We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending July 05, 2015–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #3 in Hardcover Fiction) The English Spy by Daniel Silva: “Gabriel’s target is Eamon Quinn, a master bomb maker and mercenary of death who sells his services to the highest bidder. Quinn is an elusive man of the shadows—’a whisper in a half-lit chapel, a loose thread at the hem of a discarded garment’—but fortunately Gabriel does not pursue him alone. At his side is Christopher Keller, a British commando turned professional assassin who knows Quinn’s murderous handiwork all too well.” (June 2015)

(Debuted at #9 in Children’s Illustrated) Minions: Long Live King Bob! by Lucy Rosen: “The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he-alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob-ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.” (May 2015)

(Debuted at #14 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Once Upon a Time in Russia by Ben Mezrich: “Written with the heart-stopping pacing of a thriller—but even more compelling because it is true—this story of amassing obscene wealth and power depicts a rarefied world seldom seen up close. Under Berezovsky’s krysha, Abramovich built one of Russia’s largest oil companies from the ground up and in exchange made cash deliveries—including 491 million dollars in just one year. But their relationship frayed when Berezovsky attacked President Vladimir Putin in the media—and had to flee to the UK. Abramovich continued to prosper. Dead bodies trailed Berezovsky’s footsteps, and threats followed him to London, where an associate of his died painfully and famously of Polonium poisoning. Then Berezovsky himself was later found dead, declared a suicide.” (June 2015)

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46. ReadThisNext App Featured on Kickstarter

Dani and Elisha hope to raise $25,000 on Kickstarter. The funds will be used to develop a new book discovery app called “ReadThisNext.” We’ve embedded a video about the project above.

Here’s more from the Kickstarter page: “ReadThisNext provides ‘expert’ recommendations — books are recommended to you by authors. When you follow an author you’ll get notified when they endorse, or ‘blurb’ a book, or their own book is released. We want to foster the connection between readers and authors to give authors more control over how their books are discovered.”

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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47. Cover Revealed for Debut Jeff Zentner Book

Serpent King Cover (GalleyCat)

The cover has been unveiled for Jeff Zentner’s forthcoming novel, The Serpent King. According to the Publishing Crawl blog, Alison Impey served as the designer for this project.

We’ve embedded the full image for the jacket design above—what do you think? Penguin Random House will publish this book on March 08, 2016.

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48. Archie Comics to Publish Archie Meets Ramones

Archie Meets The Ramones Cover (GalleyCat)Archie Andrews and his friends are about to get hit with a “Blitzkrieg Bop.” Archie Comics has announced a new crossover comic called Archie Meets Ramones.

This comic, similar to past projects such as Archie Meets Kiss and Archie Meets Glee, will come out in 2016. According to the press release, the publication date will coincide “with the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics and The Ramones’ 40th anniversary.”

Alex Segura, the senior vice president of publicity and marketing, will collaborate with Matthew Rosenberg on the writing. Gisele has been brought on to create the artwork.

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49. Marvel to Publish Chewbacca Comic Series

Chewbacca (GalleyCat)“This is a new day, a new beginning.” Marvel plans to publish a spin-off comic starring Chewbacca.

According to the announcement, the famous wookie, who originates from the Star Wars universe, will be the focus of a five-issue series. The launch has been scheduled for October.

Writer Gerry Duggan and artist Phil Noto have been brought on for this project. Duggan confirmed in an interview with MTV.com that Chewbacca, true to character, will not be speaking. (via Entertainment Weekly)

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50. Cover Revealed for Molly Crabapple Memoir

Molly Crabapple Book (GalleyCat)

The cover has been unveiled for Molly Crabapple’s illustrated memoir, Drawing Blood. We’ve embedded the full image for the jacket design above—what do you think?

In an interview with BuzzFeed, Crabapple revealed that the elements of this piece features her art, a photo by Clayton Cubitt, styling by Katy Wedlund, and design by Gregg Kulick. HarperCollins will publish this book on December 1.

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