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Jackie Collins to Adapt New Novel For Film

jackie collinsJackie Collins has partnered with Amber Entertainment to produce the adaptation of her new novel Confessions of a Wild Child from St. Martin’s Press.

Collins will adapt the novel and will work with Ileen Maisel of Amber Entertainment to produce the film. Here is more from the press release:

The pair are launching a world-wide search for an actress to play the young Lucky Santangelo, and will create a website through which young actresses can submit their auditions. Confessions of a Wild Child is the prequel to all of Collins’s Lucky Santangelo novels, and centers on a 15 year-old Lucky Santangelo who, after breaking free from boarding school and her father’s control, navigates her way through her teen years – boys, drugs and family drama – to become the powerful woman she is today, whom millions of readers have fallen in love with.

“I am thrilled to be bringing Lucky Santangelo to the big screen,” stated Collins. “She’s a kick ass female and we need more of those!”

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Jackie Collins To Host Facebook Q&A

collinsRomance novelist Jackie Collins will answer questions from fans on Facebook this afternoon from 3:00pm until 4:00pm in EDT, hosting a Facebook Q&A on her wall about The Power Trip.

It could be an interesting interaction tool for writers–so far more than 160 readers say they plan to attend the online event. Here’s more from the post:

Got questions for me? Join me on Thursday, October 3 for a live chat on the Facebook wall. Get ready … definitely a lot to dish about when it comes to The Power Trip!

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How Jackie Collins Uses Social Media

Over at Social Times, novelist Jackie Collins shared some of her social media strategy, going behind the scenes at her Twitter and Pinterest pages.

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A huge fan of Pinterest, Collins enjoys the fun aspects of social media as well. “If I ever have a spare moment, I go on Pinterest and pin guys… which is so much fun,” she explains. Collins’ favorite is her “Smokin’ Hot” board. “What’s so interesting is you’ll pin Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello, and you’ll see who repins and how many people repin,” she says. Collins has nearly 40 Pinterest boards: dogs, flowers, favorite TV shows, and more. “I have pictures of me back in the day, which is kind of fun, too,” she shares.

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Jackie Collins: ‘Publishers are in the publishing business to make money’

When novelist Jackie Collins revealed she would self-publish a book for her fans (during a So What Do You Do? interview with Mediabistro), the article generated thousands of responses around the Internet.

Collins herself has written a blog post about the project, reassuring her readers: “I have fantastic relationships with my two publishers, Simon & Schuster UK and St. Martin’s Press US. No juicy story about a tiff or spat between us—we’re good.” At the same time, she offered some advice for aspiring writers:

Publishers are in the publishing business to make money (and that’s a good thing). But remember that their goal is NOT to make your dreams of being an author come true. Their goal is to make money through the careful and thoughtful exploitation of your book. So, you have to fight for what you want. (Even I do.) If you want a full-page ad in People magazine, you have to get it in your contract; otherwise it’s not going to happen, and you’ll hear things like, “it costs too much.”

Industry Reactions to Jackie Collins’ Self-Publishing Experiment

GalleyCat contributor Jeff Rivera interviewed bestselling novelist Jackie Collins for mediabistro.com’s So What Do You Do? feature.

Collins revealed her plans to self-publish an updated version of her 1979 novel, The Bitch, as an eBook. Collins (pictured, via) will continue working with her traditional publisher for other books.

Follow this link to read the whole interview. Here’s an excerpt: “If it ends up doing very well, I will continue to self-publish books probably because I’ve got a series of short stories that have never been published. And I’ve always said to my publisher, ‘I’d like to do a book of short stories.’ And he goes, ‘Oh, short stories don’t sell.’ And dealing with publishers, it might be fun just to deal with myself. I always say, ‘If you have faith in something, do it yourself.’”

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EXCLUSIVE: Jackie Collins to Self-Publish

In our forthcoming So What Do You Do? interview with mega-bestselling author Jackie Collins, she reveals exclusively to us, that within the next three weeks she will release an eBook for The Bitch, a complete rewrite of her previous version of the novel, with a price point of $2.99 or less.

Seth Godin, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, and even billionaire Mark Cuban have gone the DIY route, and now Collins is joining their ranks.

Although she will continue to work with her traditional publisher for other books, Collins was going through her old work recently when she thought that The Bitch would be the perfect eBook. The novel was also a movie, which Collins said “wasn’t that good and didn’t turn out the way that I wanted it to.”

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