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100 Authors Sign Books to Help Boost Holiday Sales at Barnes & Noble - Posted November 25, 2014
Barnes & Noble asked 100 authors to sign 5,000 copies of their latest books. Some of the participants include The Goldfinch author Donna Tartt, ... [GalleyCat]

Jeff Kinney, Michael Connelly, & Diane Muldrow Debut On the Indie Bestseller List - Posted November 13, 2014
We've collected the books debuting on Indiebound's ... [GalleyCat]

Jeff Kinney Unveils First of Five Teaser Trailers For New 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Book - Posted October 7, 2014
Jeff Kinney, the creator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, plans to unveil five teaser trailers for book nine, The Long Haul. The trailers will be uploaded onto the "Wimpy Kid" YouTube channel on a weekly basis. In the first video (embedded above), Kinney talks abou... [GalleyCat]

Mediabistro Morning Roundup - 6.3.14 - Posted June 3, 2014
From FishbowlNY to TVNewser, here are the top stories across Mediabistro. Inside Mobile Apps Apple Unveils iOS 8 ... [FishbowlDC]

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Creator Jeff Kinney to Open a Bookstore - Posted June 2, 2014
Writer and artist Jeff Kinney (pictured, via) revealed at BookExpo America that he and his wife plan to open a bookstore. The Associated Press repo... [GalleyCat]

Wimpy Kid Series Author to Open Bookstore - Posted May 30, 2014
Here's something you don't read every day: an exceedingly successful person has decided to embrace a dying business. This morning, during an event at New York's BookExpo America moderated by actor-turned-author Jason Segel... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Wimpy Kid Series Author to Open Bookstore - Posted May 30, 2014
Here's something you don't read every day: an exceedingly successful person has decided to embrace a dying business. This morning, during an event at New York's BookExpo America moderated by actor-turned-author Jason Segel... [FishbowlNY]

Rush Limbaugh Wins Children's Book Award - Posted May 16, 2014
Rush Limbaugh has won Author of the Year in the Children's Choice Book Awards for his latest kids book Rush Revere and The Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans. Kids could vote for their favorite author, i... [AllTwitter]

Jeff Kinney & Dav Pilkey to Headline 'Story Smashup' Webcast - Posted November 22, 2013
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series creator Jeff Kinney and Captain Underpants series creator Dav Pilkey will appear together at a free webcast. The online event will take place on January 15, 2014 at 1 p.m. EST. Scholastic has arranged for Kinney and Pilkey to collaborate on a "Stor... [GalleyCat]

Jeff Kinney is Developing a 'Wimpy Kid' Animated Holiday Special - Posted October 30, 2013
Author Jeff Kinney has a holiday-themed Wimpy Kid animation project in the pipeline. In an interview with School Library Journal, he revealed that the storyline will be... [GalleyCat]

Jeff Kinney Wins Author of the Year - Posted May 14, 2013
The 2013 Children's Choice Book Award winners have been revealed. Jeff Kinney took author of the year award and John Green won the teen book of the year prize. We've linked to free samples of all the winners below. How many have you read? Here's more from the release: ... [GalleyCat]

Kids Can Vote for Children's Choice Book Awards - Posted March 19, 2013
The 2013 finalists for the Children's Choice Book Awards have been revealed. Kids can vote from March 19th to May 9th. The winners will be announced live at the Children'... [GalleyCat]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid & Goya's Glass Get Booked - Posted November 19, 2012
Here are some literary events to jump-start your week. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date. ... [GalleyCat]

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Series To Be Released As eBooks - Posted October 15, 2012
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series by Jeff Kinney will soon be available digitally. The first six volumes in the series are available for preorder f... [GalleyCat]

James Patterson Leads World's Top-Earning Authors List - Posted August 9, 2012
Forbes has just released its annual list of the World's Top-Earning Authors. We've listed the top five writers below, along with their income--... [GalleyCat]

New Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Coming in November - Posted June 1, 2012
The Third Wheel, the seventh book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, will be released on November 13th. ABRAMS' Amulet imprint at has ordered a first printing of 6.5 million copies. In The Third Wheel... [GalleyCat]

Jeff Kinney Wins Author of the Year Award at 2012 Children's Choice Book Awards - Posted May 8, 2012
Wimpy Kid series author and illustrator Jeff Kinney was crowned "Author of the Year" at the Children's Choice Book Awards gala in New York City. This marked the second year in a row that a middle grade author has emerged victorious in this category. ... [GalleyCat]

Children's Choice Book Awards Finalists Unveiled for 2012 - Posted March 14, 2012
The 2012 finalists for the Children's Choice Book Awards have been revealed. Kids can vote from March 14th to May 3rd. The winners will be announced live at the ... [GalleyCat]

Forbes Unveils Highest Paid Authors List - Posted August 17, 2011
This week Forbes published their annual list of the highest paid writers. Novelist James Patterson leads the pack with $84 million--a $14 million increase from ... [GalleyCat]

What Is Your Most Anticipated Book This Year? - Posted July 6, 2011
The Millions collected a list of 66 highly anticipated new titles coming out in the second half of 2011. The listed included George R.R. Martin with ... [GalleyCat]

Children's Choice Book Awards Finalists Unveiled - Posted March 24, 2011
The 2011 finalists for the Children's Choice Book Awards have been revealed. Kids can vote from March 14th to April 29th, and the winners will be announced live at the C... [GalleyCat]

Jeff Kinney to Embark on Tour for Diary of a Wimpy Kid #5 - Posted October 29, 2010
Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney will embark on a national tour to promote the fifth book in his series, The Ugly Truth. The title comes out on November 9th. Five million copies have been ordered for the first printing. ... [GalleyCat]

Alice Versus a Wimpy Kid - Posted March 22, 2010
It was a big weekend for adaptations of children's books as Alice in Wonderland took $34.5 at the box office and Diary of a Wimpy Kid took $21.8 million at movie theaters around the country. According to Hollywood Reporter, the ... [GalleyCat]

Stephenie Meyer Sold 16 Percent of all Books Last Quarter - Posted April 9, 2009
Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series ruled the top four bestselling books for the first quarter of 2009. According to <img alt="twilight.jpg" src="/galleycat/files/original/twilight.jpg" width="120" height="200" class="alignright"/USA Today, one in every seven books sold last qua... [GalleyCat]

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