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New Trailer Unleashed For ‘Gone Girl’ Movie

Twentieth Century Fox has unleashed a new trailer for the Gone Girl movie adaptation. The video embedded above offers scenes with the characters Nick Dunne, Amy Dunne, Desi Collings, Detective Rhonda Boney, and Detective Jim Gilpin.

Over the July 4th holiday weekend, The Huffington Post unveiled a promotional poster featuring a photo that showcases “the central couple (played by Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck) celebrating their wedding night with friends and a champagne toast. The photo is placed inside an evidence bag, hinting at the mystery that’s to unfold surrounding the pair.” What do you think?

Vicki Marie Stolsen & JoAnna Senger Get Booked

bowHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

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Author Vicki Marie Stolsen will headline a reading event the R E Welch Gallery (Seattle Art Galleries). Meet her on Friday, July 11th starting 7 p.m. (Seattle, WA)

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Publishing Jobs: Verso Books, Oxford University Press, Greenleaf Book Group

This week, Verso Books is hiring a marketing manager, while Oxford University Press is seeking a development editor. Greenleaf Book Group needs a print buyer, and Quarto Publishing Group is on the hunt for an acquiring editor. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.

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Elizabeth Gilbert: ‘Ask yourself if this sentence, paragraph, or chapter truly furthers the narrative. If not, chuck it.’

Elizabeth GilbertAuthor Elizabeth Gilbert achieved great success with her memoir Eat Pray Love. Since the publication of that book, she has delivered two popular TED talks and written a second memoir entitled Committed and a novel called The Signature of All Things. Check out the highlights from our interview below…

Q: How did you land your first book deal?
A: I spent about six years sending my short stories out to magazines, and collecting rejections. Then one day Esquire bought one of my stories out of the slush pile and published it. It was through this publication that I found my agent (or, rather, that my agent found me). She then negotiated a book deal on my behalf.

I had a collection of short stories written and ready to go, but I had to promise the publisher that I would deliver a novel, in order to seal the deal. Having never before written a novel, this was rather frightening. But you have to deliver the goods, once you sign that contract, or else they get fussy and want their money back — which is a good motivation to get your work done…

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Kensington Expands Distribution Partnership With Penguin Random House

Penguin Random HouseKensington Publishing, an independent publisher that has been in business for 40 years, has signed a five-year expanded sales and distribution agreement with Penguin Random House Publisher Services.

Under the terms of the deal, Penguin Random House will continue to distribute books from the independent publisher and will expand its partnership to take advantage of additional Penguin Random House’s sales and distribution services.

“Having our global print and digital sales all under one roof will give us greater control of our business, while Kensington will continue to sell the wholesalers, mass merchandisers and book jobbers, as we have in years past,” stated Steven Zacharius, President and CEO of Kensington Publishing Corp. “This combination of efforts will take our company to a new level in the industry.”

‘Dracula Untold’ Trailer Released

Universal Pictures has unveiled a new trailer for the Dracula Untold movie. According to Variety, the story for this film follows the human Vlad Tepes and the events that lead to his transformation into Count Dracula.

The video embedded above features glimpses of actor Luke Evans who stars in the titular role. Thus far, the trailer has drawn more than 191,000 “likes” on Facebook. This movie will hit theaters on October 17, 2014.

Allison Baker Named Director of Operations at IDW Publishing

BakerAllison Baker has been hired as director of operations at IDW Publishing. In her new position, Baker will oversee the company’s production schedule which involves working directly with the editorial and production teams.

Baker gave this statement in the press release: “IDW publishes so many fantastic comics for so many different kinds of readers, and really strives to discover new ways to deliver them to audiences. A diverse comics field is a healthy one, and I’m delighted to be a part of that in any way I can.”

‘The Curse’ & ‘The Tallest Teacup in the World’: Coming Attractions

crimsonHere are some handpicked titles from our Coming Attractions page. Want to include your book? Just read our Share Your New Book with GalleyCat Readers post for all the details.

The Crimson & The Frost by James Colletti & John Williams: “Billy finds himself in a town full of mystery and wonder, built by the legendary Crimson Wizard and his devoted followers. The residents had lived here in peace for centuries, protected by a powerful magic jewel known as the Heart of Polaris. It is their only defense against the wicked and covetous King of Winter who wants them cast out of the lands he claims are his alone.” (September 2013)

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World Book Night is Closing Down

worldbooknightWorld Book Night is shutting down after three years of distributing free books across the country. The volunteer-run organization is shuttering due to lack of funding.

“The expenses of running World Book Night U.S., even given the significant financial and time commitment from publishers, writers, givers, booksellers, librarians, printers, distributors, and shippers, are too high to sustain without additional funding,” explained the organization on its Facebook page.

“This has been a remarkable, passionate undertaking, and it has been a success by all measures, except for one: Outside funding,” stated Carl Lennertz, Executive Director of World Book Night U.S. “For three years, the publishing industry and book community have very generously footed the bill and contributed enormous time and effort, and our gratitude is immeasurable, especially for the givers. For us here at World Book Night, this experience has been life-changing, as we hope it has been for the givers and recipients of the books.” Read more

Walter Dean Myers Has Died

WDM 3Walter Dean Myers (pictured, via) has passed away. He was 76-years-old.

Myers enjoyed a 45-year career as a writer who penned more than one hundred children’s books. Some of his most beloved works include Fallen Angels (1988), Monster (1999), Bad Boy: A Memoir (2001), Autobiography of My Dead Brother (2005), and Sunrise Over Fallujah (2008). The publishing houses he worked with have a number of projects that will be posthumously released including On a Clear Day (2014), Juba! (April 2015), and a graphic novel adaptation of Monster.

Here’s more from the press release: “His impressive body of work includes two Newbery Honor Books, three National Book Award Finalists, and six Coretta Scott King Award/Honor-winning books. He was the winner of the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award, the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. In 2010, Walter was the United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and in 2012 he was appointed the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, serving a two-year tenure in the position.”

Editor’s Note: This GalleyCat writer is currently employed at the Children’s Book Council.

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