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1. Review: Paper Towns by John Green

With the infamous John Green’s Paper Towns movie releasing so soon (July 16th! So close! Cue ecstatic excitement!), how about we take a small peek at the book?! I read The Fault in Our Stars first and fell completely in love with the way John Green mashes humour and angst together. Relatable? I think yes. And, pfft, you […]

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2. John Green Responds to Casting Requests

JohnGreen304Throughout his lifetime, John Green has juggled many roles including young adult author, video blogger, and entrepreneur. Thanks to the Paper Towns film adaptation, he adds the title of “executive producer” to his résumé.

One job that Green has never tackled is “casting director.” Despite this fact, many of his fans have been hounding him about possible actors and actresses to star in the Looking for Alaska movie.

Green has responded to these rabid requests through his social media channels with this retort: “I. Do. Not. Cast. Movie. Adaptations. Of. My. Books. I am not a casting director. Please stop threatening to kill me.” Below, we’ve collected Green’s Twitter messages in a Storify post.

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3. New Paper Towns Movie Trailer Unleashed

Twentieth Century Fox has unleashed a new trailer for the Paper Towns movie. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actor Nat Wolff in the lead role of Quentin Jacobsen and actress Cara Delevingne as his love interest Margo Roth Spiegelman.

Not too long ago, executive producer and author John Green shot a video to share his thoughts on film adaptations and posted it on the VlogBrothers YouTube channel. Paper Towns will hit theaters on July 24th. (via TIME.com)

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4. John Green Talks About Adaptations

Are you excited for the Paper Towns film? In the video embedded above, author and executive producer John Green offers his opinion on adaptation projects and shares a few spoilers about the movie.

According to Green’s website, he became interested in \"the weird cartographic phenomenon of paper towns\" during his college years. Click on these links to watch the official film trailer and a behind-the-scenes video on the set of the Paper Towns movie.

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5. John Green Delivers Speech at Brandcast 2015

The Fault in Our Stars author John Green delivered a speech at YouTube’s Brandcast conference.

The video embedded above features Green talking about the impact that YouTube has had on his careers as a writer and a video content creator. He encourages advertisers to devote less of their focus on attracting eyeballs.

Green has posted the piece in its entirety on The Huffington Post. Here’s an excerpt: “I can say ‘Our videos have been viewed more than a billion times’ and it sounds impressive, but it’s not actually an important number to me. I don’t care how many people watch or read something I make. I care how many people love what I make.” (via TechCrunch.com)

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6. Best Selling Young Adult Books | May 2015

With so many strong novels on this list, a lot remains the same on our hand-picked list from the Best Selling Young Adult list.

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7. John Green Moved to Tears by Shailene Woodley’s Speech

John Green & Shailene WoodleyOver the weekend, actress Shailene Woodley received three honors at the MTV Movie Awards: MTV Trailblazer, Best Kiss (shared with actor Ansel Elgort), and Best Female Performance.

During her acceptance speech for the Female Performance award, she offered both gratitude and praise for The Fault in Our Stars author John GreenBuzzFeed reports that the award-winning young adult writer and movie producer was brought to tears by Woodley’s complimentary words.

Here’s an excerpt: “So John Green, beyond The Fault in Our Stars, I just want to thank you for being the human that you are. And for every single day, living a life with integrity and again, compassion, on your sleeve. Because you change the lives of millions of people around the world.”

This is not the first time that Woodley publicly expressed her admiration for Green. Last year, she wrote a piece about the “teen whisperer” for TIME magazine when Green was named one of 2014’s top 100 most influential people. (via The Washington Post)

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8. Miranda July, John Green, & Michael Bond Debut On the Indie Bestseller List

paddington bookWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending January 18, 2015–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #3 in Hardcover Fiction) The First Bad Man by Miranda July: “When Cheryl’s bosses ask if their twenty-one-year-old daughter, Clee, can move into her house for a little while, Cheryl’s eccentrically ordered world explodes. And yet it is Clee—the selfish, cruel blond bombshell—who bullies Cheryl into reality and, unexpectedly, provides her the love of a lifetime.” (January 2015)

(Debuted at #1 in Children’s Interest) Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition) by John Green: “Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words—and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called \"The Great Perhaps.\" Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young, who will pull Miles inter her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.” (January 2015)

(Debuted at #13 in Children’s Illustrated) Paddington written by Michael Bond & illustrated by R.W. Alley: “Nearly fifty years ago, a small bear from Darkest Peru set out on an adventure of a lifetime. With nothing but a suitcase, several jars of marmalade, and a label around his neck that read, “Please Look After This Bear,” he stowed away on a ship headed for faraway England. When the little bear arrived at London’s busy Paddington Station, he was discovered by Mr. and Mrs. Brown. As luck would have it, the Browns were just the sort of people to welcome a lost bear into their family.” (June 2007)

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9. Best Selling Young Adult Books | February 2015

With so many strong novels on this list, all but one young adult novel, John Green's Paper Towns, remains the same on our hand-picked list from the Best Selling Young Adult list.

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10. ‘Hot Dudes Reading’ Instagram Account Attracts 277K Followers

instagramIcon_reasonably_smallAn anonymous group of New York City bibliophiles launched the “Hot Dudes Reading” Instagram account in early February. Less than one month after its debut, the eye-catching social media page has drawn more than 277,000 followers.

Thus far, 19 photos have been snapped from the subway. Some of the books being read by the subjects include John Green’s The Fault in our Stars, Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, & Steel, and Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl.

Here’s more from The Huffington Post: “The creators are a group of 20 and 30-something male and female New Yorkers who, as they told HuffPost, ‘appreciate men with good looks and good books.’ As the creators told HuffPost, ‘Reading is fundamentally hot, and who doesn’t like to fantasize a little bit about the sexy stranger we spot sitting across from us?’ We can’t argue with that.”

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11. John Green ~ Author of The Fault in Our Stars ~ Interview

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12. John Green ~ Author of The Fault in 0ur Stars

John_Green_by_Gage_SkidmoreJohn Green is a New York Times bestselling author who has received numerous awards, including both the Printz Medal and a Printz Honor. John is also the cocreator (with his brother, Hank) of the popular video blog Brotherhood 2.0, which has been watched more than 30 million times by Nerdfighter fans all over the globe. John Green lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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13. Best Selling Young Adult Books | March 2015

With so many strong novels on this list, everything remains the same on our hand-picked list from the Best Selling Young Adult list—including The Children's Book Review's number one best selling young adult book is The Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy, a classic must-read for all Greek mythology fans.

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14. Cover Revealed For New Edition of Paper Towns

Paper Towns MTI Cover

Penguin Young Readers Group has unveiled the cover for the movie tie-in edition of Paper Towns. We’ve embedded the full image above—what do you think?

John Green, the author and executive producer, had this statement in the press release: “I am so excited for readers to re-discover Paper Towns ahead of the movie release. I love the cover – it beautifully captures Q and Margo failing to look at (and understand) each other while adding a hint of intrigue.”

The publisher has ordered a first printing of 1.5 million copies for this book and set the release date for May 19th. The film adaptation will hit theaters on July 24th.

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15. Paper Towns Movie Trailer Unveiled

Twentieth Century Fox has unveiled a trailer for the Paper Towns film adaptation. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actor Nat Wolff in the lead role of Quentin Jacobsen and actress Cara Delevingne as his love interest Margo Roth Spiegelman.

Not too long ago, executive producer and author John Green shot a behind-the-scenes video from the movie set and posted it on the VlogBrothers YouTube channel. The official release date has been scheduled for July 24th. (via the Paper Towns Facebook page)

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16. John Green On Why He Writes For Young Adults

John Green TFIOSWhy does John Green focus on the young adult genre? In an interview with The Huffington Post, Green feels that those within this age group exhibit great bravery in tackling difficult questions.

Green explains: “I think we should credit teenagers with the way that they grapple with that. I don’t know — I find them inspirational, actually, and I think they’re a lot of times smarter than I am — a lot smarter than I am — in terms of the way that they grab onto a question and really, really wrestle it without fear.”

When Green isn’t hunched over his writing desk, he can usually be found shooting a vlog or producing a movieClick here to watch the first trailer for the Paper Towns film adaptation.

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17. A Dispute May Erupt Between HarperCollins & Amazon

harpercollins200Rumors have been swirling that HarperCollins may enter into a dispute with Amazon.

Here’s more from BusinessInsider: “The contract presented to HarperCollins was the same contract recently signed by Simon & Schuster, Hachette, and Macmillan, our source says. If HarperCollins and Amazon don’t come to an agreement, no print or digital HarperCollins books will be available on Amazon once its current contract runs out ‘very soon,’ our source says.”

Last year, Hachette Book Group USA had to deal with a similar issue. The publisher was locked in battle with the internet retail giant due to disagreements over eBook pricing. Several authors spoke out about the situation including Trigger Warning author Neil Gaiman, The Fault in Our Stars author John Green, and David & Goliath author Malcolm Gladwell. (via GeekWire.com)

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18. Penguin Random House Executives Issue Bonus For Its Staff

penguinrandomhouseEvery single staff member at the United States division of Penguin Random House has received a small bonus of $750 this year.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the executives decided to issue this money “because their publishing house had such a good year in 2014.” Some of the titles which contributed to this rise in profits include Grey Mountain by John Grisham, Make It Ahead by Ina Garten, and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Last year, Green’s hit young adult novel claimed the No. 1 spot on the Google Play ‘Books of the Year’ list.

Here’s more from the article: “Revenue at Penguin Random House increased 25.2% to 3.3 billion euros, while operating earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization grew 24.5% to 452 million euros…Titles related to Walt Disney Co.’s movie Frozen sold in excess of 17 million copies in all formats. On the digital front, Penguin Random House said it sold more than 100 million e-books worldwide in 2014 but didn’t provide a comparison with 2013.”

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19. John Green Talks About Paper Towns

Getting ready for the Paper Towns film adaptation? If you haven’t read the book yet, fear not! In the video embedded above, author and executive producer John Green offers an explanation about paper towns.

According to Green’s website, he became interested in “the weird cartographic phenomenon of paper towns” during his college years. His curiosity on this topic and a desire to write a mystery novel propelled him to create this book. Click here to watch the official trailer for the movie.

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20. Best Selling Young Adult Books | April 2015

With so many strong novels on this list, everything remains the same on our hand-picked list from the Best Selling Young Adult list—including The Children's Book Review's number one best selling young adult book is The Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy, a classic must-read for all Greek mythology fans.

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21. The Book Thief Voted Most Popular Book in Australia

Book Thief CoverWhat’s the most popular book in Australia?

According to the results of Dymocks Bookstore’s booklover’s 101 survey, that honor belongs to Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. More than 15,000 bibliophiles participated in this survey.

Here’s more from The New Daily: “This year 17 Australian books made the list, including AB Facey’s A Fortunate Life and Anh Do’s The Happiest Refugee…Ms Higgins said 35 books on the list have been made into successful films – including the recent Hollywood hit Fifty Shades of Grey.” We’ve linked to free samples of the top ten books below.

Free Samples of Australia’s Top 10 Favorite Books

01. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

02. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

03. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

04. Magician by Raymond Feist

05. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

06. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

07. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

08. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

09. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

10. The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling

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22. The Fault in Our Stars Named Most Popular Book Within The Twittersphere

tfioscoverBookVibe has examined 80 million Twitter posts from the past 12 months. Quartz reports that the data shows that the most popular book on the Twittersphere is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

Green’s hit young adult novel was mentioned in 1.2 million tweets. The books that made it onto the top 10 list are a mix of recently published hit titles and classic icons of literature; several of them have inspired highly successful film adaptations.

According to the article, “recent research suggests that film adaptations of books have the ability to influence people to read, so while critics may bemoan the latest adaptation of a book for the silver screen, the halo effect does increase the book’s readership which, at the end of it all, is exactly what the author wants.” Below, we’ve featured the full top 10 list—what do you think?

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23. Best Selling Young Adult Books | January 2015

With so many strong novels on this list, all but one young adult novel—Gayle Forman's Where She Went—remains the same on our hand-picked list from the Best Selling Young Adult list.

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24. Book Review of The Fault in our Stars by John Green

With each passing page I read in this book, the lump in my throat got bigger and bigger. The Fault in our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars is a book I feel privileged to have read and would whole-heartedly recommend for everyone to read.

There’s nothing inherently new about the tale being told here. Boy meets girl and falls in love with girl who falls in love with boy despite some very challenging circumstances. Where this book differs from most books out there trying to tell the same story is the way the author – John Green – beautifully captures the voice of the main protagonist, Hazel Grace and makes us FEEL every single high and low moment she suffers as a normal teenage girl but diagnosed with terminal cancer. Augustus Waters a.k.a. Gus, is the very charming and attractive gentleman who captures Hazel’s heart. Gus’s passion for life is very contagious and it fills every page. I have to say there was a very, very important moment in Amsterdam that really took me by surprise and I had to go back to reread the previous pages. It almost slid under my radar but it was a MOMENT and I feel like the author could have made that moment more impactful as it changed everything. Readers of the book will know what I’m talking about. Maybe it’s just me but that moment deserved more bells and whistles… in my humble opinion.

You will find many laugh out loud moments plus quite a few ‘Oh No!’ moments as you read this book. There are many positive and inspiring messages to be found here. I think it’s a celebration of life and a celebration of love. I’ll give myself a few months before watching the movie as I’m not yet ready to have Hollywood dilute the experience.

A MUST-READ! Please do grab a copy today. 

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25. Zac & Mia & Willow – YA for your soul

Here in SE Queensland, just before Christmas, an unusual thing happened. It began to rain. I’d almost forgotten the scent of a wet garden and the sensation of damp. It was perfect cosy reading weather. Alas, the week before Christmas with a house full of family and several menus and trips away to plan for […]

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