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Keith Richards is Writing a Children’s Book

Gus and Me by Keith Richards-detailRock icon Keith Richards is working on a children’s book called Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar.

The book is an illustrated story about his relationship with his own grandfather. “The bond, the special bond, between kids and grandparents is unique and should be treasured,” stated Richards. ”This is a story of one of those magical moments. May I be as great a grandfather as Gus was to me.”

Richards’ daughter Theodora Dupree Richards plans to illustrate the book with pen and ink collages based on photos of her father when he was a child.

Orion Children’s Books  will release the book in hardcover and eBook on September 9, 2014. The hardcover version will come with an exclusive audio CD featuring bonus book content.

 

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Keith Richards Sells One Million Copies of His Memoir

Today Little, Brown and Company announced that Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has sold more than one million copies of his memoir, Life.

To celebrate, we’ve linked to Beth Miller’s comprehensive Spotify playlist collecting “the songs, artists and recordings discussed by Keith Richards in his autobiography Life in the order they appear in the book (generally).” That amounts to 300 songs, enough writing music to keep you busy for 17 hours.

Follow this link to get a Spotify invite for the free service. Once you have an account, check out our Haruki Murakami Spotify playlist, the Patti Smith Spotify playlist, our Geoff Dyer Spotify playlist and this new Keith Richards Spotify playlist.

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George W. Bush Memoir Tops College Bestseller List

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, eight out of the top ten titles on college campuses are nonfiction books. Decision Points by George W. Bush topped the list.

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson were the only fiction books on the list. Life by Keith Richards and The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 by Mark Twain joined Bush’s memoir on the list. Humor titles by Jon Stewart and Tucker Max also made the cut.

What titles did you read while you were in college? The magazine surveyed university bookstores across the country for the list. Follow this link for the complete list of participating bookstores.

Slate Publishes Fictional Response from Mick Jagger

A Slate article created a fictional voice for Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger to respond to Keith Richards‘ memoir, Life.

Jagger’s imaginary manuscript includes the following observations: “Why did he write it? Or, rather, having decided to write it all down, why did he devote so much of it to carping about me? Well, he’s not talking about me, really. He’s just trying to get my attention, I think, in the end. The remaining part of the rancor comes from the fact that he knows he lost me, many years ago.”

The Jagger highlights Richards’ unprofessional behavior throughout the years and talk about the band’s long history.  Would you read Jagger’s real memoir? Leave your response in the comments section.

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Hachette Offers Digital Review Copies on NetGalley

hachette.jpgHachette Book Group (HBG) has joined with NetGalley to organize the distribution of HBG information and products. Through this deal, select reviewers, press, and booksellers will be given access to digital press kits and digital galleys.

Several enhancements will be included with the galleys such as video, audio, tour schedules, author Q&As and photos. The galleys will be readable on Kindle, Nook, Sony eReader, Kobo or a desktop.

Here’s more from the release: “The Hachette Book Group titles in NetGalley will expand in the coming months, but you can browse current Hachette Book Group galleys right now, from these imprints: Center Street (enriching & life-affirming fiction & non-fiction) FaithWords (inspirational, faith-building fiction & non-fiction) Grand Central Publishing (mainstream fiction & non-fiction) Little, Brown and Company (mainstream fiction & non-fiction) Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (fiction & non-fiction for children & young adults) Mulholland Books (mystery & suspense) Orbit (science fiction & fantasy).”

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Keith Richards Loves Libraries

Last Friday, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards made an appearance at the New York Public Library to talk about his new memoir, Life.

People had stood in line since 8 a.m. for the event. Each ticket purchase included a signed copy of the book.

Richards revealed a lifelong love for libraries. He jokingly pointed out that it was one of the few places where even he obeyed the rules (i.e. silence).

He explained: “To me, it was a place you got a hint that may be there was a thing called civilization … It was a place I went to find out things I wanted to find out about.”

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Johnny Depp Narration, Mad Men Memoir & Pregnancy Comedy: Weekend Reading

As we head home for the weekend, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of publishing headlines to keep you busy. Email GalleyCat to get all our publishing stories, book deal news, videos, podcasts, interviews, and writing advice in a daily email newsletter.

We revealed our Book Pitch Party finalists, so follow this link to RSVP–you’ll meet publishing professionals and aspiring writers at the party next week.

We found out that fictional Mad Men character Roger Sterling will publish his memoir in real life.

Danny DeVito will star in an an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, joined by Zac Efron and Betty White.

The parenting handbook What To Expect When You’re Expecting will be adapted as romantic comedy.

Barnes & Noble unveiled a Color Nook (see the video embedded above) and eBook readers debated: was it revolutionary or a mistake?

After considering thousands of actors, director Ang Lee cast unknown Suraj Sharma as the lead in his 3-D Life of Pi adaptation.

Johnny Depp narrated the audiobook for Keith Richards’  memoir, Life.

After protests and governmental negotiations, The Hobbit will be filmed in New Zealand.

Still want more? Check out our Weekend Reading archives.

Johnny Depp Narrates Keith Richards’ Audiobook

Johnny Depp reads in the audiobook version of Keith Richards‘ memoir, Life.

The audiobook will also feature readings by musician Joe Hurley and The Rolling Stones guitarist himself.  Both the memoir and the audiobook will be released tomorrow.

Hurley had this statement: “It was a privilege to help tell his story … When you read the book, you feel that Keith’s sitting in a favourite armchair, reflecting, and sharing his wild ride, his life, with just you. The same sense you get from a great singer, he is singing in your ear, no one else.”

Over at The Huffington Post, you can take a Google Maps trip through Richards’ memoir.

Dogs, Poetry & Keith Richards Get Booked

Today’s Booked feature contains a host of events with evocative topics: dogs, poetry, and The Rolling Stones.

John Balaban and Le Pham Le will read at the Newberry Library on Thursday, October 28th starting at 6pm. (Chicago, IL)

Keith Richards will have a conversation with Anthony DeCurtison at the New York Public Library (Celeste Bartos Forum, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building) on Friday, October 29th starting at 7pm. (New York, NY)

There will be a Dogs and the Women Who Love Them book presentation and signing at Village Books on Monday, November 1st starting at 7:30pm. (Pacific Palisades, CA)

To get your events posted, visit our Facebook Your Next Literary Event page for more information.

Literary Rock Star Round-Up

October has been a busy month for musicians. Last week Ben Folds played a concert with author Nick Hornby. At the same time, several rock stars will also release books. Here’s a line-up of these music artists-turned-writers.

In the video embedded above, you can see Greg Graffin–who fronts the punk band, Bad Religion. He holds a PhD in zoology and has a day job as a UCLA professor. His new nonfiction book, Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a World Without God, explores issues in science and theology.

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards will publish his memoir, Life on October 26th. While designing the cover, Little, Brown creative director Mario Pulice coincidentally picked out Richards’ favorite photo of himself.

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