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Ann Coulter Inks Book Deal for October

Ann Coulter has landed a book deal with Penguin Group’s Sentinel imprint, scheduled to publish an unnamed book “directly relevant to the presidential election” in October.

William Morris Endeavor agent Mel Berger negotiated the deal with Sentinel publisher Adrian Zackheim. The book’s subject will remain “confidential for now,” according to the release.

Jason Pinter added some context to the move: Coulter had previously published her work with Random House’s Crown Forum imprint.

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Jason Pinter Joins Grove/Atlantic & Mysterious Press

Next month author Jason Pinter will join Grove/Atlantic as senior marketing manager.

An active Twitter writer, Pinter tweeted the news: “On 8/8 I’ll be starting as Senior Marketing Manager for Grove/Atlantic and the newly relaunching Mysterious Press. Can’t wait.”

Otto Penzler founded Mysterious Press in 1975. In 2010, Grove/Atlantic announced they would revive the imprint. Here’s more from the publisher: “[The imprint] will feature works by such Edgar Allan Poe Award–winning authors as Thomas H. Cook, Andrew Klavan, and Thomas Perry, two-time nominee Ken Bruen, National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates, PEN West Award winner Robert Ward, and Pulitzer Prize–winning Robert Olen Butler.”

Will Casey Anthony Get a Book Deal?

This week a jury ruled that Casey Anthony was not guilty in the death of her child and a judge sentenced the young woman to four years in jail for lying to authorities. As the case winds down, analysts keep asking the same question–will Anthony get a lucrative book deal to write about her experience?

The Boston Herald covered the issue in an article today, including this quote from Emerson College professor Gregory Payne: “She will get top dollar for a book … She’s probably going to be with a very fat ATM card.” What do you think?

As mentioned in the article, this GalleyCat editor doesn’t think Anthony will get a book deal. Despite the not guilty ruling, Anthony will face a lifetime of public scrutiny and speculation. The publishing industry learned its lesson after bad publicity canceled O.J. Simpson‘s pulped book, If I Did It–readers get very upset when an infamous celebrity attempts to make money off a murder case.

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Reading Is Fundamental Funding Eliminated

Earlier this week Congress approved (and President Barack Obama signed) a bill that will cut funding for the literary organization, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF). Follow this link to support the program.

CEO Carol H. Rasco had this statement: “RIF’s ability to provide  4.4 million children with free books  and reading encouragement from RIF programs at nearly 17,000 locations throughout the United States is in jeopardy. RIF programs are in schools, community centers, hospitals, military bases, and other locations that serve children from low-income families, children with disabilities, homeless children, and children without adequate access to libraries. For 44 years, RIF has provided millions of children the opportunity to choose free and high-quality books to read and keep for themselves.”

Rasco urged concerned readers around the country to “fight back.” Last year, author and agent Jason Pinter led a Twitter campaign to raise funds for the organization. UPDATE: The same temporary spending law has cut funding for a number of educational organizations–including National Writing Project. (Via Sarah Weinman)

Tyrus Books and Busted Flush Press Merger Terminated

bustedlogo.jpgThe independent crime imprints Tyrus Books and Busted Flush Press said they would merge back in August. Busted Flush Press publisher David Thompson passed away in September, and the merger has now been terminated.

Tyrus Books posted this statement: “The continued process of settling Mr. Thompson’s estate necessitated substantial reconsideration and subsequent termination of the proposed deal. McKenna Jordan, Mr. Thompson’s widow, will assume full legal and financial control of Busted Flush Press. Tyrus Books will no longer be involved with the operation of Busted Flush Press.”

When Thompson died last year, Sarah Weinman collected numerous tributes to Thompson from around the Internet. Novelist Jason Pinter called Thompson “one of the nicest, most supportive booksellers and people I’ve ever met.” Central Crime Zone called him “a champion of the genre of mystery.”

Reading Is Fundamental Fundraiser Launches on Twitter

Agent and author Jason Pinter started an inspiring Twitter thread this morning, collecting pledges from writers around the country to support Reading Is Fundamental. You can follow the pledges at the #donaterif hashtag.

Here’s the tweet that started the movement: “Let’s give the Reading is Fundamental fundraiser a tag: #donaterif. To support, please use it and let us know if you’re donating. #donaterif.” UPDATE: Shelf Magazine has created a more complete list of writers who pledged support. We’ve added all the names below.

We will keep updating the list. So far, these writers have pledged support: @thebookmaven @hollywest @rilnj @pdtoler @cblackstone @Sam_iles @trydzinski @timobrien @thrillerchick @authorrobbins @bradfordlit @leahcstewart @lisascottoline @shelfmagazine @aswinn @shanditty @badsvillebroad @laurieabkemeier

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Jason Pinter Lands Book Deal for YA Trilogy

jasonpinter.jpgNovelist and agent Jason Pinter has landed a book deal for The Great Divide, an apocalyptic young adult series.

The trilogy sold to Brian Farrey at Flux. The deal was negotiated by Joe Veltre. Earlier this year, we reported that Pinter joined the Waxman Literary Agency, specializing in commercial fiction, pop culture, sports, and YA/middle grade fiction.

Here’s more about the book: “a trilogy set after the United Stated has been torn in half following the second Civil War, in which a boy and girl raised to be elite soldiers must travel 3,000 miles to find a cure to a disease that threatens to wipe out what remains of civilization.”

Books That Made Me Cry Hashtag Makes Twitter Readers Weepy

twitterlogo2323.jpgToday readers around the globe answered the simple question: What books made you cry? Post your favorites on Twitter, and use the #booksthatmademecry hashtag when you post.

Twitter trend starter and novelist Jason Pinter opened the Twitter hashtag this morning. He also reported the most popular responses so far: Where the Red Fern Grows, Marley & Me, Charlotte’s Web, and Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows.

This GalleyCat Reviews editor believes tears can be a high compliment for a book. Dsaarinen and Tragicrighthip both suggested The Day the Falls Stood Still. Vintage Reader added Terms of Endearment. Finally, Jess Huckins concluded, “The Hunger Games… almost.”

Do Literary Writers Deserve More Review Coverage Than Bestselling Authors?

authorp.jpgOver at the Huffington Post, novelist Jason Pinter interviewed authors Jennifer Weiner and Jodi Picoult about a recent debate about review coverage–do white men get more review coverage than women?

Read the whole interview to join the debate. Earlier this week, we covered Weiner’s Twitter push for Franzenfreude, trying to find literary alternatives to Franzen’s work. The HuffPo post also generated a passionate response from novelist Jennifer Vanderbes (pictured, via Eamon Hickey).

Vanderbes wrote: “Literary writers need review attention. Picoult and Weiner sell enough books so that their publishers can take out ad space when their novels hit stores; places like like Target will automatically stock their hardcovers; this is simply not the case for most literary writers. In targeting Franzen, they found one of the few literary writers who does sell lots of books and probably didn’t even need one NYTimes review.”

What do you think? Read Weiner’s response below…

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Jason Pinter Joins Waxman Literary Agency

jasonpinter.jpgToday the Waxman Literary Agency announced that novelist Jason Pinter will join the agency on August 2nd. Working as an agent, Pinter will specialize in commercial fiction, pop culture, sports, and YA/middle grade fiction.

Pinter is the author of numerous thrillers, including The Mark and The Darkness. In addition to working as a novelist, Pinter served as an editor at St. Martin’s Press, Crown, and Warner Books.

Agency founder Scott Waxman had this statement: “Jason brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience in the thriller and commercial fiction market as both a former editor and successful novelist. His background will add a new and important component to the agency. We couldn’t be more excited to have him on board.”

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