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WTF Is Up With My Love Life?! Lands a Book Deal

WTF Is Up With My Love Life?! co-founders Jessica Massa and Rebecca Wiegand have landed a book deal with Simon & Schuster. The Gaggle: How to Find Love in the Post-Dating World will be released in hardcover format Spring 2012.

Publicist Loren Posen revealed in an email: “The book, authored by Jessica, will be based on her nationwide interviews with young millennial women and men. It will guide the way towards romance, love and fun in this confusing – but ultimately empowering – post-dating world via the gaggle.” The video embedded above features footage from Massa’s tour.

Trident Media literary agent Alex Glass represented the writing team. Massa told Shelf-Life that they had scored a “significant six-figure deal.” Six publishers expressed interest in acquisition, but in the end senior editor Kerri Kolen secured world rights for the title.

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Emily Cook Joins Granta as Advertising Director

1236259920394.jpgThe literary journal Granta has hired Emily Cook as US Advertising Director, bringing one of Publishers Weekly‘s featured “50 Under 40″ publishing leaders to the publication.

Previously, Cook worked as marketing director at Milkweed Editions, program director for the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair, and a book club advocate for the NEA’s “Big Read” program.

Here’s Cook’s statement, from the release: “I am thrilled to be joining Granta at such an exciting time, especially since I have been a fan and a subscriber for a number of years. 2009 marks Granta’s 30th anniversary, and with the recent addition of John Freeman at the helm of the American Editor’s desk the energy is palpable.”