The Europe on Five Bad Ideas a Day blog took the idea and ran with it, creating some hilarious concepts for literary tie-ins: “The Innocents Abroad (Mark Twain): cigars, random bones of random saints. Assassination Vacation (Sarah Vowell): replica of Ford’s Theater, grassy knoll, wind-up toy of singing-dancing assassin. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S. Thompson): um, nothing that would be legal to sell.”
Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth Gilbert’
As you reflect on publishing’s busy week, check out the video embedded above–we interviewed Kindle users in the iPad line last Saturday. If you want more weekend reading, here are our favorite headlines from the week.
We found out how to get a degree in Vampire Literature.
The Huffington Post named GalleyCat and eBookNewser on a Book People To Follow On Twitter list.
According to WWD, the LA-based jewelry company Dogeared will design the fashion line. Readers and viewers can buy the merchandise at Fred Segal and ABC Home, and prices will range between “$20 to more than $100.” In addition, the company will provide similar merchandise for Sex in the City 2, a sequel to a movie based on a television show based on a book by Candace Bushnell.
Here’s a quote from founder Marcia Maizel-Clarke, from the article: “This is a totally natural fit for Dogeared … We relate to the theme of a woman’s journey for self-fulfillment and happiness.” (Via Rachel Sklar)
Viking has announced that they will print one million copies of Elizabeth Gilbert‘s memoir follow-up to the bestselling “Eat, Pray, Love.” Scheduled for a January release, the memoir will be entitled, “Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage.”
According to the NY Times, the book “recounts how she came to marry the Brazilian-born Australian lover she met in Indonesia” over the course of her previous memoir. The article also explores Gilbert’s struggle to write the book, a long process that included a one-year extension from Viking publisher Paul Slovak. In the Fall, Michael Cooper, Gilbert’s ex-husband, will publish a memoir about his side of their divorce.
Here’s more from the profile: “She identified the problem as a clash of two voices: one, ‘an ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ hangover,’–the chatty, witty tone that earned Ms. Gilbert her good reviews and loyal fans–and the other, ‘more sober and considered and confident and mature.’ After taking six months off, Ms. Gilbert decided she could write again, this time in what she believed was a more authentic voice.” (Via Publishers Weekly)
Yesterday traffic snarled on Court Street in Brooklyn as Julia Roberts browsed for books at BookCourt (pictured). The bookstore will play a brief role in the adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert‘s memoir, “Eat, Pray, Love“–a film starring Roberts with a stop in one of the most cinematic bookstores in Kings County.
“They shot a scene of Julia out front,” explained Zack Zook, general manager of the bookstore, in a GalleyCat interview. “She sees some book in the window and decides to come in the bookstore. There is a shot of her in the store purchasing books on divorce.”
“They took the signs down, but there are shots of the fiction section. People who are familiar with the store will recognize it,” he concluded. Zook’s family owns the store, which was founded in 1981. It has appeared in a few films: First Born, Duplex, and most recently, HBO shot a Jonathan Ames event at the store. Zook also explained that they regularly let student filmmakers shoot for free in the bookstore.
Hyperion will publish a memoir that tells the other side of the story behind the memoir, “Eat, Pray, Love“—a literary response scheduled for a fall 2010 release.
According to Publishers Weekly, Michael Cooper sold “Displaced” to Hyperion’s Brenda Copeland. The book’s auction was handled by William Morris Endeavor agent, Rebecca Oliver. Cooper’s ex-wife, Elizabeth Gilbert, wrote “Eat, Pray, Love” about how she recovered from their divorce.
Here’s more from the post: “Cooper offers the flip side of her tale—his account of overcoming the divorce and embarking on his own world journey. According to Hyperion, he goes on a ‘search for purpose’ that leads him through the Middle East and other developing countries.”
Last night memoirist, editor, and rock & roll scribe Mike Edison launched the paperback edition of “I Have Fun Everywhere I Go” with a blazing set by Boss Hog. So blazing, in fact, that one GalleyCat editor’s videocamera couldn’t handle the punk rock book party at the Manhattan club, Bowery Electric.
The camera worked, however. Here, Edison is pictured between cartoonist John Holmstrom and Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye. They were two of the many musical and literary stars at the event enjoying free beer and White Castle sliders.
GalleyCat caught up with Rachel Shukert, who is finishing her follow-up to “Have You No Shame?” Oddly enough, her new memoir combines the influences of Elizabeth Gilbert and George Orwell. We also chatted with Denise Oswald about her plans as the newly minted editorial director of Soft Skull Press.