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Randi Zuckerberg Signs Two-Book Deal with HarperCollins

Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg‘s sister, has landed a two-book deal with HarperCollins.

Zuckerberg will write a memoir called Dot Complicated and an as yet untitled children’s story.

According to USA Today, the publisher plans to release the memoir on November 5th. It will profile Zuckerberg’s time serving as a marketing director for Facebook. She will also include insights from her experiences with motherhood.

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Google Founders Sergey Brin & Larry Page Star in Comic Book

Bluewater Productions has profiled the founders of Google for the latest installment of their business leaders comic book series, Sergey Brin and Larry Page: The Creators of Google.

CW Cooke wrote the comic and Greg Freeland II illustrated. The print version sells for $3.99 at the Comic Flea Market. eBook readers can access the digital edition on Nook, Kindle, or iOS tablet devices.

Will you read it? In the past, the indie comic publisher has released comic book biographies starring Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Apple, Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Tom Wolfe Writes First Digital-Only Newsweek Cover Story

Newsweek ended its print edition last month, but the magazine’s first digital-only cover story was written by the great author Tom Wolfe.

You can already read “Eunuchs of the Universe: Tom Wolfe on Wall Street Today” online. The article examines the state of contemporary Wall Street, opening with a visit from “our century’s first tycoon of IT,” Mark Zuckerberg.

Here is an excerpt: “our man is only 27 years old and attired as a tycoon of our time… His shirt is a gray T-shirt, one of the 30-some gray T-shirts he has on hand in order to make sure he is clad in the same rebelliously fashion-defying teenager garb every day… and over it, a dark-gray sweatshirt with a hood, a garment known familiarly as a hoodie. From this day, May 7, 2012, forward, the hoodie becomes his symbol, his trademark, his battle standard … As anyone who has read this far knows before we can say it, his company is called Facebook, and he is .”

Facebook Counts One Billion Users

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg counted the company’s one billionth user today, a major milestone for social networks.

To mark this moment, here are some Facebook resources for writers, readers and publishing professionals:

Facebook Your New or Upcoming Book

Facebook Timeline Tips for Writers

How to Add Goodreads to Your Facebook Timeline

Top 20 Facebook Apps for Book Lovers

How to Control Your Facebook Apps

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Steve Jobs Stars in Another Comic Book

Bluewater Productions has released a new comic book biography called Steve Jobs: Founder of Apple. The 32-page comic features cover art by Joe Phillips, pencils by Chris Schmidt and a script by C.W. Cooke.

According to Bluewater, the comic was inspired by success of a successful comic profiling Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. Bluewater also has a comic book biography of Microsoft mogul Bill Gates slated for release in March. The title, Bill Gates: Co-Founder of Microsoft, was written by Martin Pierro and illustrated by Zach Bassett.

The Bluewater comic writing was completed prior to Steve Jobsdeath in October. Jobs now stars in Amazon’s most popular 2011 holiday book and two comic books. As we previously reported, Forbes published a 60-page graphic novel called The Zen of Steve Jobs.

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How ‘The Accidental Billionaires’ Became ‘The Social Network’

Ben Mezrich‘s The Accidental Billionaires inspired the Golden Globe nominated film, The Social Network. However, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not play a part in making either Mezrich’s book or the film version.

According to The New York Times, the filmmakers wooed Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin to make the movie happen. In fact, producer Dana Brunetti claims that Saverin’s involvement was secured after partying with the stars at the Hollywood premiere for another Mezrich-book-turned movie, 21.

Here’s more from the article: “Mr. Saverin has stayed mostly mum about his involvement — writing in an essay for CNBC.com that ‘the true takeaway for me was that entrepreneurship and creativity, however complicated, difficult or tortured to execute, are perhaps the most important drivers of business today and the growth of our economy.’”