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Birth of a Book & End of Sookie Stackhouse: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including the sad passing of Carlos Fuentes, the end of the Sookie Stackhouse series and the mildly satirical birth of a book infographic (embedded above).

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1. How A Book Is Born
2. Learning from John Steinbeck Letters
3. The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey
4. Carlos Fuentes Has Died
5. Ann Coulter Inks Book Deal for October
6. Only Two Percent of Bloggers Can Make a Living
7. STUDY: Fictional Characters Can Influence Real Life Actions
8. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Restructure $3.1 Billion in Debt
9. ‘These Are Your Kids on Books’ Poster Goes Viral
10. Charlaine Harris to End Sookie Stackhouse Series Next May

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IDW & HBO to Release the First Ongoing ‘True Blood’ Comic Series

Even though author Charlaine Harris will be ending the Southern Vampire novels, True Blood fans need not fret. Publisher IDW and HBO have announced that they will be adapting True Blood for an ongoing comic book series.

HBO show creator Alan Ball gave this statement in the release: “With this new ongoing series, Truebies will be able to find a new comic in stores every month. We’ll also have even more room to create in-depth drama and further explore the world of Bon Temps.”

The first issue of the new series is slated for release in spring 2012. So far, IDW has published three True Blood series: All Together NowTainted Love and The French Quarter.

Charlaine Harris Inks Deal for Graphic Novel Series

Charlaine Harris has landed a book deal with Penguin Group (USA)’s Ace Books imprint for her new graphic novel trilogy, Cemetery Girl. The first book will be released in 2013.

Comic artist Don Kramer will illustrate. As we previously noted, this project is a collaboration between Harris and writer Christopher Golden

Harris had this statement in the release: “I’d had the bones of the plot for Cemetery Girl in my head for a year when Chris suggested I re-imagine it as a graphic novel. Suddenly, the project made a lot more sense. Since Chris has more experience in the graphic novel field than I do, we agreed to team up for my first-ever collaboration. This is an exciting venture for both of us.”

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Charlaine Harris To End Sookie Stackhouse Series

Paranormal novelist Charlaine Harris will be closing the coffin on her Southern Vampire series. Harris told PopcornBiz that she intends to end Sookie Stackhouse‘s story on book thirteen.

Harris explained: “I think it’ll be total closure. I don’t go back to things once I’ve finished them. That’s kind of what I do. I don’t want to write Sookie after I get stale. Yeah, I’ll miss them, I’m sure, because I have lived with them for quite a long time – 12 years now. And it did take two years to sell the first book. But I think writers like to do different things. At least this writer does.”

With two more books to go and HBO’s True Blood series, fans don’t have to say goodbye to Sookie just yet.

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True Blood Season Four Sneak Peek

HBO has released a 6-minute sneak peak of the season 4 premiere of True Blood. The full episode will air on June 26th.

In the video embedded above, fans get a glimpse of magical fruits, fairy godmothers, and a family reunion. What do you think?

In May 2011, author Charlaine Harris published the eleventh title in the Southern Vampire series Dead Reckoning. It debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and currently occupies the #6 spot. (via The Hollywood Reporter)