Friday, December 20, 2013

Book News You Can Use 12/20/13



Relax in Paradise George RodrigueJanet Dailey,  Paul Tourday and Ned Vizzini.

Trayvon Martin's parents are talking to publishers about a possible book deal, with faith as a possible element. God bless them.

Viking has acquired the rights for the book that will be by two of the Cleveland kidnapping victims.

Lindsay Lohan may be also working on a book. Here comes the train wreck.

And speaking of train wrecks, please don't give her a show. PLEASE.

And in more train wreck news, ARod is shopping a book deal. Wonder if Jeter's imprint will pick it up.

Nikki Giovanni talks about her new book, grief and Nelson Mandela in this Democracy Now video.

Random House has acquired a memoir from an African-American prisoner in the 1800s.

A double dose of Walter Mosley here and here.

The "myth and reality" of self-publishing is explained by a CEO of a publishing company.

The Guardian released a best-of-2013 list of African fiction.

Just in time for Kiss' entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Paul Stanley is releasing his memoir.

A writer has been hired to write the fourth installment of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

What does your favorite children's book series says about you?

Never watched Duck Dynasty and probably never will after this article. But S&S still plans to keep their books in stock (for right now).  Lessons have not been learned after Paulagate.

The President's half-brother is coming out with an autobiography, which highlights his difficult relationship with their father. And corrects things the President put in Dreams From My Father (a book that's almost 20 years old).  Would anyone care if you weren't the President's brother?

This new author got a book deal in 3 days.

Here is a video of Jesmyn Ward at the New York Public Library.

Anyone down for a Harry Potter play?

This will (most likely) be the last Book News of the year.  I will be back next Friday with my Best of 2013 list!  You may see some more posts from me (and a possible changes to the blog) since I will be off for the next few days.  Merry Christmas!!

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