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NYC Playwright Moonlights as @dick_nixon - Posted August 7, 2014
On Twitter, the owner and operator of beyond-the-grave account @dick_nixon is staying true to form: But in print, indeed, the jig is up. Per an article by AP writer ... [GalleyCat]

NYC Playwright Moonlights as @dick_nixon - Posted August 7, 2014
On Twitter, the owner and operator of beyond-the-grave account @dick_nixon is staying true to form: But in print, indeed, the jig is up. Per an article by AP writer ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NYC Playwright Moonlights as @dick_nixon - Posted August 7, 2014
On Twitter, the owner and operator of beyond-the-grave account @dick_nixon is staying true to form: But in print, indeed, the jig is up. Per an article by AP writer ... [FishbowlNY]

On Her 88th Birthday, Harper Lee Heralds Mockingbird Ebook - Posted April 28, 2014
Mark your literary calendars. Per an announcement today by HarperCollins, on what is author Harper Lee's 88th birthday, To Kill a Mockingbird will be available for the first time as an ebook July 8. From today's announcement: "I'm still old-fashioned," said Lee. "I l... [morningmedianewsfeed]

On Her 88th Birthday, Harper Lee Heralds Mockingbird Ebook - Posted April 28, 2014
Mark your literary calendars. Per an announcement today by HarperCollins, on what is author Harper Lee's 88th birthday, To Kill a Mockingbird will be available for the first time as an ebook July 8. From today's announcement: "I'm still old-fashioned," said Lee. "I l... [FishbowlNY]

Friends Will Tour for Halberstam's Final Opus - Posted August 27, 2007
And speaking of Hillel Italie, he also reports on what friends of the late journalist and historian David Halberstam are planning for THE COLDEST WINTER, Halberstam's final published work that will be released by Hyperion this October. Joan Didion, Se... [GalleyCat]

Grace Paley Dies at the Age of 84 - Posted August 23, 2007
Unconfirmed reports that noted poet, short story writer and "combative pacifist" Grace Paley had been circulating for the last day, but now AP's Hillel Italie comes through with the official obit for Paley, a longtime New Yorker who died Wednesday at her home in Thetford Hill, Vt.... [GalleyCat]

Yes, Virginia, Harry Potter Changed the Publishing Industry - Posted August 3, 2007
As sales of HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS climb enough to sell out its first printing - prompting Scholastic to up the number of copies in print to 14 million - AP's Hillel Italie asks a slew of publishing mo... [GalleyCat]

Carter to Pen Bio On Mother - Posted July 13, 2007
AP's Hillel Italie reports that former President Jimmy Carter, who already has a book coming out this fall about his post-White House years, is working on a memoir about his mother, Lillian, to be published next spri... [GalleyCat]

HP-19: The Cultural Phenomenon - Posted July 2, 2007
Predictions of Harry's Fate. Record pre-orders. Upcoming bookstore bonanza release parties. And to think, just 10 years ago, HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE was released in the UK with a tiny print run (based off a tinier advance) little fanfare and a warning to J.K. Rowling not to expect to... [GalleyCat]

Simon & Schuster Rolls Out their Book Video Channel - Posted June 14, 2007
Today, Simon & Schuster launches Bookvideos.tv, a dedicated website featuring interviews and features of over 40 authors. One of them, ... [GalleyCat]

Ebook Experiment for Scholastic and Disney - Posted June 12, 2007
AP's Hillel Italie reports that Scholastic and Disney, two leading children's publishers, are entering the ebook world. Scholastic has just launched BookFlix, an educational Web site pairing short films based on popular picture books along with nonfiction e-books that allow early readers to follow the text online. "We're so lucky to... [GalleyCat]

Cormac McCarthy Opens Up to Oprah - Posted June 6, 2007
Yesterday Cormac McCarthy made his debut television appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show and AP's Hillel Italie has the details. The 73-year-old McCarthy has spoken with the ... [GalleyCat]

BEA: Reactions in Print - Posted June 4, 2007
Motoko Rich concentrates on the digital aspects of BEA. The Washington Post's Bob Thompson covers the convention for the paper, also got an advance look at ... [GalleyCat]

Turow to Pen Sequel to Presumed Innocent - Posted June 4, 2007
The AP's Hillel Italie reports that Scott Turow's next project is a sequel to his bestselling debut thriller PRESUMED INNOCENT. Turow, speaking to AP on Saturday at BookExpo America, said he has written about one-quarter of a novel featuring the famed chief deputy prosecu... [GalleyCat]

More on S&S's Boilerplate Contract Changes - Posted May 18, 2007
Simon & Schuster's boilerplate contract change to exclude a minimum threshold for determining whether a book should stay in print or not continues to get traction. AP's Hillel Italie offers his own summary but also include... [GalleyCat]

The Quills Gets a Serious Revamp - Posted May 4, 2007
After last year's overlong, incredibly boring ceremony where hardly any winners bothered to show up to the Museum of Natural History to accept prizes, the Quills is changing things in a big way. AP's Hillel Italie reports that instead of all the categories being voted on by ... [GalleyCat]

Harry Potter Gets Ecological - Posted March 21, 2007
AP's Hillel Italie has more on a story circulating yesterday with regards to the next (and final) Harry Potter title, as Scholastic will join Bloomsbury and Raincoast in publishing HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS on ecologically friendly paper containing a minimum of 30% post-consumer waste (pcw) fiber. On Scholastic's part,... [GalleyCat]

Long-Delayed Tenet Memoir Set for April 30 - Posted March 14, 2007
AP's Hillel Italie reports that the much-delayed memoir by former CIA chief George Tenet finally, finally has a publication date of April 30. "It's a confirmed date," Harper... [GalleyCat]

'1776' Goes Illustrated - Posted March 6, 2007
AP's Hillel Italie reports on Simon & Schuster's fall plans for a new, illustrated edition of David McCullough's bestselling history tome 1776. Priced at $65, 1776: THE ILLUSTRATED EDITION will feature an abridged text of... [GalleyCat]

Finding Something to Gripe about Greenspan's BEA Appearance - Posted February 19, 2007
AP's Hillel Italie picked up on the story that Alan Greenspan, who will be Book Expo America's keynote speaker this year, will be interviewed by NB... [GalleyCat]

AP Says Goodbye to Book Review Package - Posted February 5, 2007
After getting a tip from a publicist at an unnamed publishing house, Editor and Publisher confirmed with the Associated Press that they have terminated their book review package, which featured reviews and book news from Ron Berthel and Bruce DaSilva. "This is a sad turn of events for book reviews. AP... [GalleyCat]

Regan a Clef and More Publishing-Inspired Books - Posted January 26, 2007
AP's Hillel Italie is the latest reporter to profile Bridie Clark and her debut novel BECAUSE SHE CAN. No matter how much she and Warner Books, the book's publisher, swear up and down that the dragon-lady boss character, Vivian Grant, bears no resemblance to Judith Regan... [GalleyCat]

It's As Close as He'll Get to Being President - Posted January 5, 2007
AP's Hillel Italie had such a good opening line that it bears repeating: "George McGovern was never elected president, but at least he gets to write a book about one." The president in question is the much-written-about Abraham Lincoln, who will be the latest subject for Times ... [GalleyCat]

Tillie Olsen Dies at 94 - Posted January 4, 2007
Many literary and publishing types are paying their respects this week to Tillie Olsen, who died Monday at the age of 94. Julie Bosman's obituary of her in the New York Times points out that Olsen's short stories, books and e... [GalleyCat]

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