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Bob Dylan Reportedly Inks 6-Book Deal

According to a Crain’s New York report sourced by “several industry insiders,” music legend Bob Dylan will write six books for Simon & Schuster. Literary agent Andrew Wylie reportedly handled the deal with the publishing house that handled Dylan’s Chronicles: Volume One.

Here’s more from the article: “The books include two follow-ups to Chronicles and a collection of riffs from Mr. Dylan’s radio show on Sirius XM … Mr. Wylie had been looking for an eight-figure offer, according to another editor, who didn’t know the deal’s final value.”

Chronicles: Volume One covered Dylan’s 1961 arrival in Greenwich Village, entering a bustling literary and musical scene. Follow this link to read an excerpt.

Jonathan Karp to Replace David Rosenthal as Simon & Schuster Publisher

jon_karp.jpgJonathan Karp has been picked as the new publisher of the Simon & Schuster trade imprint, replacing David Rosenthal.

UPDATE: Simon & Schuster, Inc. CEO Carolyn Reidy has confirmed the news. Her statement: “At every stage of his career [Karp] has shown a true gift for finding and making bestsellers of quality. Having competed against him to acquire books in which we were keenly interested, and then watching as he published them with great flair, I’m delighted that he will now bring his abundant editorial and publishing skills to the Simon & Schuster imprint.”

Karp (pictured, via) currently serves as publisher at Hachette’s Twelve imprint. Reidy also praised Karp’s predecessor: “For nearly 13 years David has led our eponymous imprint, furthering its storied history and tradition of excellence by publishing hundreds of bestsellers and countless critically acclaimed, award-winning books … A truly original thinker, he brought a wealth of creative and inspired ideas to the entire publishing process.”

The Simon & Schuster imprint has published some major books, with authors that include Hillary Rodham Clinton, Larry McMurtry, Mary Higgins Clark, and Bob Dylan. Last year GalleyCat reported on Karp’s remarks at a Publishers Advertising and Marketing Association luncheon. Moby Lives has some helpful context to the news.

Nobel Prize in Literature to Be Revealed Oct. 8

award.jpgThe Nobel Foundation has announced that Nobel Prize winner in Literature will be revealed on Thursday, October 8, 1:00 p.m. CET.

According to the betting site Ladbrokes, Israeli author Amos Oz has the best odds of winning–the 4 to 1 favorite. The long shots are William H. Gass and Paul Auster, both with 100 to 1 odds. Bob Dylan clocks in with 25 to 1 odds.

Here’s more from the Nobel Prize website: “Watch the live web cast from the Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Sweden, on Thursday, October 8, 1:00 p.m. CET, 11:00 a.m. GMT. Following the announcement, an interview will be held with Peter Englund, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, about the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature.”

Tweets, They Are A-Changin’

sharepage.jpgLike Bob Dylan cutting a Christmas album, we’ve made a few changes here at GalleyCat central. The mediabistro.com tech crew has simplified the page design and added a host of social bookmarking buttons to make it easier to join the GalleyCat conversation.

Just click the red “Share” button at the bottom of the post to circulate a story the social network of choice, including: Digg, Facebook, Google Reader, Delicious, StumbleUpon, or MySpace. If you feel more inclined to tweet about the story, just click the green “Tweet” button. Along with the extra tools, bylines are now clearly delineated so you can send fan mail and angry letters straight to the correct GalleyCat editor.

Finally, senior editor Ron Hogan and editor Jason Boog have teamed up to curate the brand-new GalleyCat Twitter feed, bringing the publishing blog into the Twitter-sphere. Stop by and say hello, and pass along any comments about the design.

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