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Hachette To Buy Disney’s Hyperion Adult Trade Imprint

Hachette Book Group has reached an agreement to acquire Disney’s Hyperion adult trade publishing imprint. The deal includes more than 1,000 books published by Disney’s imprint since 1991 and about 25 as-yet-unpublished books. Hyperion’s backlist includes over 250 bestsellers,

Hyperion’s list ranges from from Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven to Michael J. Fox‘s Always Looking Up to  Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy. Here’s more from the release:

Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW), the world’s largest publisher and licensor of children’s books, will retain all of its Disney and Disney-Hyperion branded children’s and young adult book titles, and will publish franchise-based titles from Disney/ABC Television Group upon completion of the transaction … HBG will take on Hyperion’s extensive backlist, rich in the areas of inspiration, pop culture, cooking, humor, business, sports, history, self-help, fiction, and more, books that continue to sell year after year in a variety of formats and editions.

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Hyperion Launches $2.99 eBook Sale

To celebrate twenty years of publishing, Hyperion Books is offering twenty backlist eBook titles for $2.99 from October 10th to October 24th.

The discounted eBooks come from a wide variety of genres such as memoir, thriller, cooking, academic and inspiration. The books include The World According to Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? by George Carlin, Shopgirl by Steve Martin, Home by Julie Andrews and Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox.

Here’s more from the announcement: “Along with our eBook promotion, we’re asking our Twitter followers and Facebook fans to join in. We’ll be Tweeting, with the hashtag #Hyperion20, 1 question everyday for the next 2 weeks, the winner gets 1 free Hyperion/Voice book and everyone who plays gets entered into a pool to win a bundle of 5 Hyperion/Voice books in the genre of their choice! We’re asking our Facebook fans to post a picture of themselves with a Hyperion/Voice book and in return, we’re giving them 1 free Hyperion/Voice book.”

Michael J. Fox’s Sixty-Minute Book Trailer

Always+Looking+Up+Book+Michael+J.+Fox.jpgTonight Michael J. Fox will release a sixty-minute documentary to support his memoir, “Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist” on ABC.

Published by ABC’s conglomerate sibling, Hyperion, the book focuses on the actor’s struggle with Parkinson’s disease and his work raising money for his foundation. The actor has a rare opportunity–a prime time, hour-long chance to showcase his book on network television.

Here’s Variety‘s review of the documentary: “Having become an activist for Parkinson’s research and funding, Fox goes about the unwieldy task of finding and speaking with other optimists, from cancer-surviving Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong to ordinary farmers to other celebrities, among them Chicago Cubs fan Bonnie Hunt and golf buddy Bill Murray. Fox takes his son to the Obama inauguration and chats with his wife, actress Tracy Pollan, who admits to being not quite as optimistic as he is.”