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Kate White Lunches with Celebrities to Celebrate Book Launch

Cosmo editor Kate White hosted a luncheon in New York City to celebrate the launch of her new thriller, The Sixes. According to FishbowlNY’s Lunch feature, White (pictured, via) revealed that she wanted to write mystery novels ever since she devoured The Nancy Drew mystery series as a young girl.

Some of the writers and publishing executives in attendance included authors Jane Green and Nicole Sexton, Simon & Schuster editorial director Alice Mayhew and HarperCollins executive editor David Hirshey. Plenty of celebrities also showed up including actress Christine Taylor, politician Christine Quinn and film industry executive Michael Barker.

Here’s more from the article: “Besides holding down her day job as Cosmo‘s editrix, Kate has managed to crank out five mysteries featuring heroine Bailey Weggins (a sixth is due next March), a handful of self-help tomes (including 9 Secrets of Women Who Get Everything They Want) and now, the second of two thrillers. Her latest novel chronicles what happens when celebrity biographer Phoebe Hall uncovers a secret society while tracking down a killer in a small college town and is already garnering rave reviews.”

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ABC News Unveils ABC Video Bookstore App

Today ABC News introduced an interactive ABC Video Bookstore in the Apple App Store, producing eBooks and enhanced eBooks that draw from the news organization’s extensive archives.

Follow this link to see the free iPad app. The store opens with two titles: A Modern Fairy Tale: William, Kate and Three Generations of Royal Love (sample page embedded below) by Jane Green and The Amanda Knox Story: A Murder in Perugia by ABC News. The titles will sell for $7.99 through the app and for $5.99 as text and photo eBooks for eReaders without video support.

ABC News president and author Ben Sherwood explained in the release:  “Working with our colleagues at Hyperion, we are uniquely positioned to give readers access to history in a vibrant eBook form – from political campaigns and human drama to the triumphs and tragedies that grip the world.”

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