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Demi Moore Deals; Steve Jobs Crows; & Kindle Readers Highlight: Weekend Reading

As we head home for the weekend, here’s some reading to keep you busy over a relaxing summer weekend. Missed these stories? Email GalleyCat to get all our publishing stories, book deal news, videos, podcasts, interviews, and writing advice in a simple email newsletter.

Just in time for the remake, we reminisced about the novelization of the original Karate Kid. Watch the original trailer in the video embedded above.

The publishing community rallied behind an editor who lost everything in a house fire.

Readers helped us find the Best Library People on Twitter.

We put author Pia Ehrhardt in the Digital Writer Spotlight.

Actress Demi Moore sold her memoir to HarperCollins for more than $2 million.

We pinpointed the most popular Bible verses on Kindle.

One of the co-creators of Electric Literature explained how to build (and not to build) an iPad app.

Steve Jobs crowed that iPad users had already downloaded 5 million books in the iBookstore.

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