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David Menasche To Publish Memoir

David Menasche, a teacher with stage 4 brain cancer, raised more than $26,000 on gofundme (a crowdfunding site) for a road trip to re-connect with 75 former students.

Menasche documented the 101-day cross-country journey in a memoir entitled The Priority List: A Teacher’s Final Quest to Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons. In an interview with the Broward/Palm Beach New Times, he revealed that “the purpose of the trip was to regain what brain cancer took from me. Basically, my classroom.”

Menasche met and signed up with a literary agent after one of his students wrote Miami Herald piece about his traveling venture. Brandi Bowles of Foundry Literary + Media negotiated the deal. Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, will release the book on January 14, 2014.

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Andrew Shaffer Inks Book Deal for ‘Fifty Shames of Earl Grey’

Andrew Shaffer has sold his Fifty Shades of Grey parody, Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, to Da Capo.

Shaffer is the writer behind the Evil Wylie and Emperor Franzen Twitter accounts, and tweeted the news: “BREAKING: Hack writer sells 50 Shades of Grey parody.” Brandi Bowles from Foundry Literary + Media represented the author.

As E L James‘ erotica bestseller (which began as Twilight fan fiction) exploded in popularity, Shaffer began to field offers from publishers for his online parody. He described the process on his blog: “In addition to completing the first draft, I’ve also spent the past two weeks fending off publishers. At first it was easy to tell them to leave me alone. I’m an Artist. My Pure Vision will not be sullied by the dirty hands of commerce. Unfortunately, as the size of the McMansion that publishers dangled in front of me became progressively larger and more ridiculous, my Artistic Integrity slowly evaporated into the California sun…”

S*** Agents and Editors Say

For the last few weeks, “S*** People Say” videos have swept through YouTube, spawning trend pieces and anti-trend pieces.

The trend has finally arrived at the publishing industry with a S*** Agents and Editors Say video. Everybody from aspiring writers to publishing professionals can find something to smile about here–all the content is safe for work.

The video was created by Foundry agent Brandi Bowles, Folio agent Michelle Brower and Da Capo editor Katie McHugh.