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Penguin Young Readers Group to Publish Book by Esther Grace Earl

Penguin Young Readers Group will publish a memoir entitled This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life & Words of Esther Grace Earl. The book will posthumously publish journal entries, fiction pieces, personal letters and sketches written by a fan of young-adult author John Green.

Green dedicated The Fault in Our Stars  to her and will write an introduction to Earl’s book. Her family and friends will also contribute photos and essays. In a blog post, Green shared her story:

I am so glad that I knew Esther, and that she was a nerdfighter, and that through Esther’s family and This Star Won’t Go Out we can still decrease suck with her. But I am also really pissed off that she died … Esther inspired the story in the sense that I was very angry after her death and wrote constantly, with a focus and passion I hadn’t known since I was rewriting Looking for Alaska in 2003. And Esther helped me to imagine teenagers as more empathetic than I’d given them credit for. And her charm and snark inspired the novel, as did her idea of incorporating an author she liked into her Wish.

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John Green & ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Get a Cupcake

BookExpo America (BEA) and Huffington Post Books have launched the “Have Your (Cup)Cake & Read it Too” video series.

Each month, a different book will be profiled and a cupcake recipe (developed specifically as a tribute to that book) will be shared. Huffington Post Books editor Zoë Triska and BookBliss.com blogger Cassandra Lobo star in these videos.

The organizers recently released their second installment with The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. To accompany the book, Lobo created a lemon cupcake topped with champagne frosting, chocolate hazelnut spread, and rainbow star sprinkles. Follow this link to access the recipe. We’ve embedded the full episode above–what do you think?

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Shailene Woodley Cast in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Adaptation

The Descendants actress Shailene Woodley has been cast as Hazel Grace Lancaster in the upcoming film adaptation of John Green‘s The Fault in Our Stars, Entertainment Weekly reports.

As of this writing, the announcement has attracted 240 “likes” on Facebook. Green himself has endorsed Woodley in a blog post: “I am very excited about this. Here’s the thing, tumblr: Shailene Woodley loves The Fault in Our Stars. She really does, and in her audition, she just was Hazel—at least to me.”

The Golden Globe-nominated actress has taken roles in numerous book adaptation projects.

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Kids Can Vote for Children’s Choice Book Awards

The 2013 finalists for the Children’s Choice Book Awards have been revealed. Kids can vote from March 19th to May 9th.

The winners will be announced live at the Children’s Choice Book Awards gala on May 13th. Nominees have been divided into four groups classified by different school grades.

In the Author of the Year category, middle-grade fiction writers and young-adult novelists dominate. The nominees include The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, The Heroes of Olympus 3: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan, and Insurgent by Veronica Roth.

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Josh Boone to Direct ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

Fox 2000 has brought on filmmaker Josh Boone to direct The Fault in Our Stars movie adaptation. Last year, Boone wrote and directed an original film called Stuck in Love.

According to The Hollywood ReporterScott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the screenwriting duo behind (500) Days of Summer, will write the script. Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen, the producers of The Twilight Saga film franchisewill produce this project.

As of this writing, John Green‘s popular young-adult novel has spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times  bestsellers list.

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John Green Joins Google Hangout with President Barack Obama

Novelist John Green is among the people “who regularly discuss important issues of the day online” picked to ask President Barack Obama questions in a Google+ “Fireside” Hangout tomorrow (February 14) at 4:50 pm EST. Above, we’ve embedded Green’s video about this virtual event.

Along with the other participants, Green will ask the President both his own questions and queries submitted by readers. Google outlined the event in a blog post:

the President will turn to Google+ to continue a more recent tradition, by taking questions online after his speech … Much like the Fireside Hangouts held by Vice President Biden and Domestic Policy Director Cecilia Munoz over the past few weeks, the President’s Fireside Hangout will include a group of people who regularly discuss important issues of the day online.

John Green Holds 4 Spots on the NYT Young Adult Best Sellers List

YA novelist John Green captured four spots on the New York Times Young Adult Best Sellers list for the week of January 20, 2013.

His most recent novel, The Fault in Our Stars, took the No. 2 slot while Looking for Alaska came in at No. 6, An Abundance of Katherines hit No. 10 and Paper Towns held at No. 15.

Penguin Young Readers Group released An Abundance of Katherines  in September 2006, and this was the first time it landed on the list. Looking for Alaska came out in 2005 and Paper Towns was published in 2008. (Image via)

Goodreads Counts 20 Million Book Reviews

Goodreads counted 13 million users this year, those avid readers publishing a staggering 20 million book reviews.

In an infographic about the company’s growth, Goodreads revealed that Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was the most-reviewed book, counting 22,383 book reviews. John Green had the most added quote from The Fault in our Stars: “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.”

Click the image above to see the complete Goodreads infographic.

9th Annual Morning News Tournament of Books Announced

The ninth annual Morning News Tournament of Books (ToB) will commence in March 2013.

So far, 15 finalists have been revealed. Three titles from the “pre-tournament playoff round” are currently in the running for the sixteenth and final slot. We’ve included the two lists below.

Here’s more from the announcement: “The ToB is an annual springtime event here at the Morning News, where 16 of the year’s best works of fiction enter a March Madness-style battle royale. Today we’re announcing the judges and final books for the 2013 competition as well as the long list of books from which the contenders were selected.”
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TED Presentations from Writers

Do you need a boost of inspiration for the new year? We’ve compiled a list of five videos featuring writers who have given TED talks in 2012.

Our list includes The Vagina Monologues playwright Eve EnslerThe Fault in Our Stars novelist John Green, Lunch Lady graphic novelist Jarrett J. Krosoczka, The Girl with the Pearl Earring author Tracy Chevalier and Knopf book designer/writer Chip Kidd.

Back in 2010, Best Colleges Online created a list of “12 essential TED talks for writers.” Who do you nominate to speak at future TED conferences?

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