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Kenneth Oppel & Jon Klassen Ink Deal With Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Oppel & KlassenPrintz Honor-winning writer Kenneth Oppel and Caldecott Medal-winning artist Jon Klassen will partner to create a middle grade novel entitled The Nest.

The story follows a boy named Steve as he and his family navigates through the difficulties of caring for Steve’s sick baby brother. This will be the first time Oppel (pictured, via) and Klassen (pictured, via) collaborate on a book project.

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers publisher Justin Chanda negotiated the deal with Writer’s House literary agent Steve Malk. Chanda will edit the manuscript. A release date has been scheduled for Fall 2015.

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E.R. Frank Inks YA Novel Deal With Atheneum Books for Young Readers

er-to-use-310x274E.R. Frank, an award-winning children’s books author and psychotherapist, will be publishing her first novel in ten years.

Frank’s (pictured, via) new book, entitled Dime, features an intense story about teen prostitution. Atheneum Books for Young Readers has scheduled a release date for summer 2015.

Publisher Justin Chanda negotiated the deal with Compass Talent literary agent Heather Schroder. Chanda will edit the manuscript himself.

Harlan Coben Inks Four-Book Deal With Dutton

coben2Author Harlan Coben has landed a four-book deal with Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Ben Sevier, vice president and editor-in-chief at Dutton, will continue to edit Coben’s manuscripts. Lisa Erbach Vance of the Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency negotiated the deal on Coben’s behalf.

Here’s more from the press release: “With more than 60 million books in print in over 40 languages worldwide, Coben’s last seven consecutive novels including his most recent, Missing You, have all debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and on lists around the world…Coben’s third young adult novel featuring Mickey Bolitar, Found, went on sale this week and his next adult stand-alone thriller, The Stranger will come out on March 24th, 2015.” (Photo CreditClaudio Marinesco)

Gene Luen Yang & Mike Holmes to Collaborate On ‘Secret Coders’ Comic Series

Secret CodersGraphic novelist Gene Luen Yang will be writing a middle grade grade comic series entitled Secret Coders. Cartoonist Mike Holmes has signed on to create the illustrations.

The story follows two prep school students named Hopper and Eni who develop a friendship and a passion for computer coding. In an interview with Wired, Yang explained the inspiration behind this project: “I started collecting comics in the fifth grade, and I started coding in the fifth grade. I’ve always wanted to bring them together.”

Yang, a high school computer science teacher, revealed on Twitter that “Secret Coders is a love letter to my favorite programming language of all time: Logo.” First Second Books will release the first installment on September 29, 2015.

Former NYC Police Chief Ray Kelly Signs Book Deal With Hachette

hachetteRay Kelly is writing a memoir.

The former NYC Police Commissioner, known for his work slashing crime in NYC, establishing a counter-terrorism operation post 9/11 and the controversial stop-and-frisk policy, has  signed a book deal with Hachette Books. The untitled memoir is slated for release next fall.

AP has more: According to Hachette, Kelly will cover his decades in law enforcement and offer advice on leadership. He will discuss his relationship with former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other government officials and will take on criticisms he faced, including for the monitoring of Muslims and for the department’s “stop-and-frisk” policy, which a judge ruled last year sometimes discriminated against minorities.

Nikki Finke Pens Nonfiction Book On Hollywood

SimonSchusterlogoJournalist Nikki Finke, founder of the entertainment news blog Deadline, has been working on a  nonfiction book about Hollywood.

Alice Martell of The Martell Agency negotiated the deal for Finke’s deal. The New York Times reports that Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp edited the manuscript.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “little else is known about the specifics of the project. Simon & Schuster wouldn’t comment on the contents or offer a publication date.”

Viking Children’s Books to Publish New Sarah Dessen YA Novel

Sarah DessenYoung adult author Sarah Dessen has signed a deal to pen her twelfth novel Saint Anything. The story stars a young girl named Sydney who deals with the despair and consequences that follows from her older brother’s incarceration.

Viking Children’s Books, an imprint at Penguin Young Readers Group, will publish the book on 2015. Publisher Ken Wright negotiated the deal with Writers House literary agent Leigh Feldman. Editor-at-large Regina Hayes will edit the manuscript.

Dessen (pictured, via) had this statement in the press release: “This book has a bit of everything I love to write about: the joy and complications of family, first love and how one friend can sometimes change everything. I’m so excited for next summer, when I can finally share it with my readers. It’s going to be hard to wait!”

Soccer Star Tim Howard Inks Book Deal

Tim HowardSoccer star Tim Howard has landed a memoir deal with HarperCollins. Earlier this year, he served as the goalkeeper for Team USA in the 2014 World Cup.

Howard (pictured, via) will share the story of how he became a professional athlete while enduring a lifelong battle with Tourette’s Syndrome. The publisher will release both an adult and a young reader’s editions of The Keeper on December 9th.

Howard had this statement in the press release: “I’ve always wanted to write a book. My goal is to share many of the highs and lows of my journey—with a little bit of the magic of the World Cup and the English Premier League—in the hope that it will provide others with some inspiration to reach for their own dreams.”

Journalist Dave Itzkoff Lands Deal For Robin Williams Biography

Robin Williams (1)New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff has landed a deal with Henry Holt and Company to pen a biography about the late Robin Williams. Williams (pictured, via) had passed on in early August 2014.

Executive editor Paul Golob negotiated the deal with Daniel Greenberg of the Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency. Golob will edit the manuscript. The publisher has not scheduled a release date for the untitled book.

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Cleary Wolters Inks Memoir Deal with HarperOne

OITNB coverCleary Wolters has landed a deal with HarperOne for her memoir, entitled Out of Orange. Wolters inspired the character Alex Vause on the Netflix original TV series, Orange is the New Black.

According to The Associated Press, “Wolters’ book would tell of her time in prison and her ‘complicated’ relationship with Piper Kerman, Wolters’ former friend and lover.” The publisher has scheduled a release date for May 2015.

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