AppNewser Appdata 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC TVNewser TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige SocialTimes

Literary Barack Obama & Book Design Tips: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including a 125-year wait for a book deal, the most read books in the world and book design tips from Chip Kidd (embedded above).

Click here to sign up for GalleyCat’s daily email newsletter, getting all our publishing stories, book deal news, videos, podcasts, interviews, and writing advice in one place.

1. The Most Read Books in the World: INFOGRAPHIC
2. ‘These Are Your Kids on Books’ Poster Goes Viral
3. Paulo Coelho Sells 99-cent eBooks
4. Henry David Thoreau Video Game Gets $40,000 NEA Grant
5. The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey
6. INFOGRAPHIC: Meet the 19%
7. A Portrait of Barack Obama as a Literary Young Man
8. Only Two Percent of Bloggers Can Make a Living
9. Chip Kidd Offers Book Designing Tips
10. Self-Published Author Lands Book Deal After 125 Years

Mediabistro Course

Freelancing 101 Online Boot Camp

Freelancing 101Starting April 28, this online event will show you the best way to start your freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your schedule and managing clients. By the end of this online boot camp you will have a plan for making a profitable career as a freelancer, and the skill set to devote yourself to it. Register now!