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Amy Poehler Named 2014 Honorary Chairperson for World Book Night U.S.

amyGolden Globe-winning comedienne Amy Poehler has been named the 2014 honorary chairperson for World Book Night U.S.

Poehler (pictured, via) gave this statement in the press release: “I grew up loving books. In today’s digital world, it’s more important than ever to know how it feels to have a good book in your hands. I’m thrilled to be part of World Book Night.”

The organizers plan to kick off April 23rd with an author event at the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Some of the writers set to appear include Malcolm Gladwell, Garrison Keillor, and Walter Dean Myers.

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World Book Night Titles Announced for 2014

lwqzpyn7y8q8dmnbh44f-292x300On April 23, 2014, thousands of bibliophiles will give away half million books in the United States to celebrate World Book Night.

Below, we’ve listed the all of the titles that will be given away. To take part in this event, follow this link to learn more details and fill out an application to be a book giver.

Shelf Awareness reports that this year’s selections “includes the first graphic novel, first university press title and first Asian-American authors. As before, one book is in English and Spanish, and two are available in large-print editions. In addition, the 35 titles were an increase from the previous years’ 30, allowing more authors and publishers to be represented.”
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Roy Choi Lands Book Deal

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Kogi truck founder and chef Roy Choi has inked a book deal for a memoir called L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food.

Published on November 5th, the memoir will feature 85 recipes, including “Korean fried chicken, carne asada, homemade chorizo, and kimchi and pork belly stuffed pupusas.” The book will be part of Anthony Bourdain‘s imprint at HarperCollin’s Ecco. Here’s more from the release:

Choi takes us through the neighborhoods and streets most tourists never see, from the casinos where gamblers slurp fragrant bowls of pho to Downtown’s Jewelry District, where a 10-year-old Choi wolfed down Jewish deli classics between diamond deliveries; from the kitchen of his parents’ Korean restaurant and his mother’s pungent kimchi to the boulevards of East L.A. and the best taquerias in the country, to at last, the curbside view from one of his emblematic Kogi taco trucks, where people from all walks of life line-up for a revolutionary meal.

Marcus Sakey to Host Travel Channel TV Series

Crime novelist Marcus Sakey will write and host a new Travel Channel television series called Hidden City. On his website, Sakey gave this description of the show: “It’s sort of Anthony Bourdain‘s No Reservations meets Castle.”

Throughout the twelve-episode series, Sakey (pictured, via) will journey to Anchorage, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, the Florida Keys, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.   The show debuts on December 5th.

Here’s more from the release: “Sakey travels the country, city to city, to dig up the less-than-pristine history and reveal the untold story behind each locale, serving as a personal guide to each city’s unique past. The premiere episode explores Sakey’s hometown of Chicago, the city famous for reinventing itself through its checkered history. Viewers will meet America’s first—and maybe worst—serial killer, H.H. Holmes; walk in the footsteps of legendary gangster, John Dillinger; and dig into the 1968 DNC riots, when protestors clashed with police in a battle royale broadcast live to the world.”

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Michael McKenzie Promoted to Senior Publicity Director at Ecco

eccologo.pngThis week HarperCollins promoted Michael McKenzie to senior publicity director at Ecco.

Harper director of publicity Tina Andreadis announced the promotion in a staff memo. The Ecco imprint publishes a varied list of big-time authors, including: Russell Banks, Anthony Bourdain, and Charles Bukowski.

Here’s an excerpt: “Over the past three years at Ecco, Michael has delivered stellar campaigns–from the incredibly successful ‘The Story of Edgar Sawtelle,’ every Joyce Carol Oates book (and there are many!), to most recently, the amazing coverage for Patti Smith‘s book, ‘Just Kids.’ In addition to the Ecco list, Michael delivers wonderful campaigns for the Harper imprint, most notably all of Michael Chabon‘s works. Michael is dedicated to his authors and consistently delivers fabulous results.”