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Posts Tagged ‘Susan Katz’

Figment to Manage HarperCollins’ Inkpop Writing Community

Starting next month, the online writing community Figment will manage HarperCollins’ Inkpop writing community in a new partnership.

Here’s more from the release: “Figment will assume control of all inkpop activity and operations … In addition, HarperCollins will join the many other publishers currently marketing their titles on Figment by signing a multiyear marketing partnership with the site, which will include opportunities for members to publish the creative work they submit to Figment.”

Both writing communities are aimed at teenage writers and readers. HarperCollins opened Inkpop in 2009 and Figment launched in 2010. HarperCollins Children’s Books president Susan Katz explained the move: “We approached Figment because we’ve admired what they are doing in the digital space. Together we can broaden our marketing reach for our authors and their stories by tapping into this highly engaged group.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Melissa Marr Lands Deal for YA Trilogy

marr23.jpgYA novelist Melissa Marr has inked a deal with HarperCollins for a trilogy about “a girl assassin, a demon with a soul, and a world where myth and science meet.” Publication is tentatively scheduled for fall 2013.

Marr (pictured) hit bestseller lists in 2007 with her debut novel, Wicked Lovely. The popular series will conclude in February 2011 with its fifth book. Writer’s House agent Merrilee Heifetz negotiated the deal with Wicked Lovely editor Anne Hoppe.

HarperCollins Children’s Books president Susan Katz had this statement: “We’ve been consistently impressed by the tidal wave of support for her books and the innovative ways Melissa has engaged and broadened her readership, capitalizing upon her online savvy and traditional networking efforts.”

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this post misidentified the deal.

Scene @ Playboy‘s “Silverstein Around the World” Party

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It’s not too often that a book party and a self-confessed obsession converge, let alone in a high-end bookstore just down the street from Carnegie Hall, but last night’s soiree at Rizzoli for the launch of a posthumous collection of Shel Silverstein‘s travel writings for Playboy came perilously close to bringing out the fangirl in me. For in another life, post-USENET and pre-blog, I spent hundreds of hours maintaining an archival site with the most rudimentary HTML skills, a frightening amount of drive and a lot of wide-eyed glee. Suffice to say that Silverstein’s prodigious and prolific output, dedicated work ethic and lifelong quest for creative freedom appealed to my early twentysomething self in a big way.

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