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S.C.Stephens Lands 3-Book Deal With Forever

S.C. StephensS.C. Stephens (pictured, via), a bestselling self-published author, has landed a three-book deal with Forever, an imprint at Grand Central Publishing.

Beth de Guzman, vice president of digital and paperbacks, negotiated the deal with Kristyn Keene, an ICM agent. Megha Parekh, an associate editor, will edit the manuscript.

Here’s more from the press release: “Stephens’s first book for Forever, Thoughtful, is a retelling of the events in Thoughtless from the point of view of Kellan Kyle, the book’s hero. It will be published in simultaneous print and eBook editions in February 2015 with a second book following in the Fall of 2015. The third book is scheduled for the Spring of 2016.”

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Grand Central Publishing to Expand Forever Imprint’s List

Grand Central Publishing will nearly double the releases from its romance imprint Forever and its eBook-only counterpart Forever Yours this year.

The Hachette imprint expects to grow from last year’s list of 64 titles to an estimated 120 titles this year and more than 190 titles in 2014. They will also add editorial and marketing staff at these imprints. Forever currently publishes established writers like Jill Shalvis or Larissa Ione and has acquired books by self-published bestsellers like Jessica Sorensen and J.A. Redmerski.

Forever’s founding editor Beth de Guzman had this comment in the release: “With the romance audience more robust and diverse than at any other time, we are thrilled to expand our program to match the insatiable demand in the marketplace for romance books in every format available.”

Chelsea Handler Lands Book Deal for 50 Shades of Chartreuse

Author and television host Chelsea Handler has inked a book deal with Grand Central Publishing for a book called 50 Shades of Chartreuse: This Time It’s Personal. Publication has been set for October 2013.

This is the next book to come out under Handler’s imprint at Grand Central, Chelsea Handler Book/Borderline Amazing Publishing. The imprint has already released Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me.

ISB New Media agent Michael Broussard negotiated the deal with paperback editor-in-chief Beth de Guzman. Without sharing details about the book, de Guzman had this statement:  “Publishing Chelsea and partnering with her on her imprint have been ridiculously fun. And the new book is groundbreaking. Bigger stories, smaller type. We can’t wait to publish it.”

CeeLo Green Scores Book Deal for Memoir

Five-time Grammy winner CeeLo Green has landed a book deal to publish his untitled memoir with Grand Central Publishing next year.

The memoir will “tell personal and candid story of how he found his voice as an artist and a showman.” Fellow musician Big Gipp and Rolling Stone reporter David Wild will also help on the book. Creative Trust, Inc agents Dan Raines and Meredith Smith negotiated the deal with Grand Central EIC of paperbacks Beth de Guzman.

Green had this statement in the release: “After reading my book, there will be no doubt that I am meant to be. You will enter into the supernatural, the surreal, and extraordinary. As CeeLo Green, a.k.a. ‘everybody’s brother,’ I will make you a believer. I talk about art imitating life; YOU discover CRAZY.”

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