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ABC News Unveils ABC Video Bookstore App

Today ABC News introduced an interactive ABC Video Bookstore in the Apple App Store, producing eBooks and enhanced eBooks that draw from the news organization’s extensive archives.

Follow this link to see the free iPad app. The store opens with two titles: A Modern Fairy Tale: William, Kate and Three Generations of Royal Love (sample page embedded below) by Jane Green and The Amanda Knox Story: A Murder in Perugia by ABC News. The titles will sell for $7.99 through the app and for $5.99 as text and photo eBooks for eReaders without video support.

ABC News president and author Ben Sherwood explained in the release:  “Working with our colleagues at Hyperion, we are uniquely positioned to give readers access to history in a vibrant eBook form – from political campaigns and human drama to the triumphs and tragedies that grip the world.”

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‘Charlie St. Cloud’ Novelist to Lead ABC News

Novelist and TV news producer Ben Sherwood (pictured, via) has been tapped by Disney/ABC Television to serve as president of ABC News.  In a TVNewser  update, Sherwood said he would put his novels on hold at the new job.

Here’s more: “Sherwood left ABC and ‘Good Morning America’ in June 2006. He made the move to the West Coast and continued to write books, one of which Charlie St. Cloud was made into a major motion picture last summer. Before ABC, Sherwood was with NBC News as a senior producer on the ‘NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.’”

You can visit Sherwood’s author page here. Our sibling blog TVNewser has the memo from Disney/ABC Television president Anne Sweeney. Publishing reporter Sarah Weinman tweeted the news: “Six degrees of something: new ABC News president wrote book that became basis of Zac Efron movie.”

Ben Sherwood Will Put Novels on Hold as ABC News President

Our sibling blog TVNewser interviewed incoming ABC News president Ben Sherwood this afternoon. The novelist and TV news producer admitted that he will put his writing on hold while serving in his new post.

Here’s the quote:  “This job will be all consuming and all demanding. I’m going to do this job and only this job. It’s true that I love to write and some day down the line I hope to be lucky enough to sneak in a morning or a weekend where I can write. But this is my one job.”

TVNewser has much more from the new news chief. Sherwood is the author of The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud. You can visit his author page here.

Charlie St. Cloud Sequel Sold

stcloud.jpgAs the adaptation Charlie St. Cloud debuted this weekend (starring Zac Efron), Ballantine Bantam Dell acquired a sequel to the bestselling novel by Ben Sherwood.

Editor-in-chief Jennifer Hershey bought the book, a follow-up to The Death and Life Of Charlie St. Cloud. William Morris Endeavor agent Jennifer Rudolph Walsh negotiated the deal with Ballantine Bantam Dell EIC Jennifer Hershey.

The adaptation earned $12.1 million at the box office this weekend, coming in sixth place among the major releases. Sherwood had this statement: “I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to dive back into Charlie St. Cloud’s world and to take the characters in new directions and I very privileged to work with Jennifer Hershey and the entire Ballantine Bantam Dell team.”