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James Dashner Inks 3-Book Deal at Random House Children’s Books

The Maze Runner author James Dashner has signed a 3-book deal with Random House Children’s Books’  Delacorte Press imprint. Executive Editor Krista Marino negotiated the deal with Dystel & Goderich Literary Management vice president Michael Bourret.

Starting in fall 2013, Delacorte will publish the titles of The Mortality Doctrine series for North American readers. Book one, The Eye of Minds, will come out in both print and eBook format simultaneously. Dashner (pictured, via) has also written original short stories to accompany this series; these shorts will be released in eBook format.

Here’s more from the release: “The series is set in an exciting — and frightening—world of hyper-advanced technology, cyber terrorists, and gaming…The VirtNet is total mind and body immersion, and it’s addictive. Recent reports claim that there’s a gamer going beyond what any gamer has ever done before. He’s holding players hostage inside the VirtNet, and the side–effects are horrific. His hostages have all been diagnosed as brain dead—and no one knows what his goal is. The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker. And they’ve been watching Michael.”

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Orangette Blogger Molly Wizenberg Lands Book Deal

Author and Orangette blogger Molly Wizenberg has sold her second book to Simon & Schuster, a new memoir called Delancey.

The new memoir will focus on “a very young marriage, the difficult birth of a successful restaurant, and what we do for the people we love.” Michael Bourret at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management negotiated the deal with Trish Todd at Simon & Schuster.

Wizenberg (pictured, via) published A Homemade Life in 2009, writing about how her food blogging helped her cope with her father’s death and changed the course of her life.

Hilary Duff YA Series, Radiohead Meets Murakami, and Star Trek Zombies: Weekend Reading

As we head off into the weekend, check out that excellent video about the making of a book cover. If you want more weekend reading, here are our favorite headlines from the week.

In an interview, author Dr. Lynn Kern Koegel discussed writing books about autism–explaining how publishers can better serve parents with autistic children.

We reported the fabulous news that Radiohead guitarist and keyboardist Jonny Greenwood is writing the score for a film adaptation of a Haruki Murakami novel

Quirk Books took zombies to the nerdiest of all readers, acquiring Night of the Living Trekkies.

We found out the most “egregious offense” writers commit while pitching agent Michael Bourret.

Actress and musician Hilary Duff inked a multiple-book deal with Simon & Schuster Books.

We interviewed Seth Grahame-Smith about zombies, vampires, and mashup publishing.

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Four Book Deal for Lisa McMann

lisam23.jpgFollowing the success of her YA novels “Wake” and “Fade,” Michigan-born novelist Lisa McMann just inked a four-book deal with Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

The deal includes world rights and audio for two young adult novels and two middle-grade novels by the popular writer. It was negotiated by Michael Bourret of Dystel and Goderich, who will also handle film rights. The first two novels will be published by Simon Pulse: “Dead to You” (a ripped from headlines story about a boy kidnapped and returned to his family after nine years) for spring 2012 and an unnamed young adult novel in spring 2013. Michael Bourret of Dystel and Goderich negotiated the deal, and is handling film rights.

Here’s more about the other two novels, from the release: “Aladdin will publish The Unwanteds, a dystopian middle-grade fantasy novel about kids who are exiled from their homeland when they display signs of creativity to a hidden world where they are trained to use their abilities and hone their magical skills, in hardcover in fall 2011 with a paperback edition in fall 2012, and a yet-to-be titled middle grade novel in hardcover in fall 2012 and paperback in fall 2013.”