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Tiger Woods Gets Comic Book

Tiger Woods will star in a new comic book from Bluewater Productions. Fame: Tiger Woods was written by CW Cooke and illustrated by Marcelo Salaza. It includes a cover by Tony Foti.

The book covers the athlete’s life–from his rise as the most successful golfer in history to his personal problem with infidelities. Here is more from Blue Productions: “Come inside and see how his life lead him to be one of the most famous sports stars in the history of the United States and the world and learn about the man behind all of these news stories. Go for a hole in one with this comic detailing the life story of this major athlete.”

The $3.99 comic hits stores this week. The comic is part of the Bluewater Productions’ “Fame” comic book series. Others in the series include: Madonna, Martha Stewart and Charlie Sheen.

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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.

Oprah Winfrey Hinted; Elizabeth Gilbert Bejeweled; Vampire Lit Arose: Weekend Reading

As you reflect on publishing’s busy week, check out the video embedded above–we interviewed Kindle users in the iPad line last Saturday. If you want more weekend reading, here are our favorite headlines from the week.

Oprah Winfrey hinted at starting a “book-club show” on her new network.

We found out how to get a degree in Vampire Literature.

The Huffington Post named GalleyCat and eBookNewser on a Book People To Follow On Twitter list.

The voice of Tiger Woods‘ late father (and author) appeared in a new and controversial Nike ad.

Elizabeth Gilbert‘s memoir Eat, Pray, Love hits theaters soon, and one company will manufacture as special line of “jewelry, books and travel-related items” for the book.

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Norman Mailer’s Widow Advises Sandra Bullock and Elin Nordegren

mailer.jpgNorris Church Mailer released her memoir this week, and she marked the occasion with a post on Wowowow pointing just how good her timing was.

She begins, “In light of the recent revelations about Tiger Woods and Jesse James, the age-old topic of fidelity has once again come into the news, big time.”

Norris Mailer, of course, is the widow of novelist Norman Mailer (pictured), and her memoir, A Ticket to the Circus, is largely about their 27-year marriage, which featured its share of infidelity. (Let’s not forget, he was married six times.) And since Norris knows that what we’re really looking for in a writer’s widow’s memoir is insight into the writer, she gives us a pretty solid look at her husband’s wandering eye.

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Tiger Woods’ Father Appears in Controversial Nike Ad

Today the voice Tiger Woods‘ father, the late Earl Woods, appeared in that new and controversial Nike ad. Visit AgencySpy for more details about the campaign.

What do you think? In publishing terms, there was a history of fatherly commentary running through the relationship between Woods and his son. Earl wrote three books about raising his famous son–including Start Something: You Can Make a Difference.

Here’s an excerpt from that book: “Tiger had learned one of the most important lessons you can learn in life: You have to share and care for others. He didn’t have much to offer back then, but he knew that whatever he had, it was more than those starving children could ever dream of. He saw people in need, realized that he had the power to help, and wanted to make a difference. This book is for you and about you, to help you discover your own power and use it to make a difference.”

Weekend Reading: Tiger Woods, Unagented Submissions, and Baby iPad

mattel.pngAs you enjoy the weekend, check out our favorite stories from the last week–a little weekend reading to keep you busy until we meet again on Monday morning.

The science fiction and fantasy imprint Pyr began accepting unagented submissions in certain genres.

Mattel unveiled a kiddie version of the iPad–a children’s tablet device with a story book app.

We asked Tiger Woods‘s biographer: can the golfer re-write his biography?

Our “Kindle-rella” story had a happy ending, as a Kindle “bestseller” author scored a book deal with a major publisher.

We looked at the literary offerings at Toy Fair 2010.

This week, GalleyCat readers rescued, adopted, and helped name the Homeless Snow Kitty.

Author Paul Theroux talked about his 17,000-word Kindle-only short story.

Finally, we opened a new directory: The Best Book Reviewers on Twitter.

Tiger Woods Calls for Privacy; Biographer Plans to “Explore the Scandal”

tigerwoods23.jpgIn his first public appearance since confessing to unnamed “transgressions,” golfer Tiger Woods renewed his desire to keep his struggles personal.

“What we say to each other will remain between the two of us… I have always tried to be a private person … These issues are between a husband and wife,” he said, ending any hope for a memoir or juicy confession at his brief public appearance. Nevertheless, the golfer admitted in a “I was unfaithful. I had affairs and I cheated.”

Yesterday, GalleyCat interviewed Woods’ biographer, People journalist Steve Helling. He noted: “The biography will certainly explore the scandal, but that is not the primary focus of the book. I hope to put Tiger’s behavior in the larger context of his life. I will be revealing details about his life that have never been released. This scandal is a small part of the narrative of his life.”

What do you think? Here’s a collection of links to GalleyCat’s coverage of the Woods drama that has managed to obsess the entire country.

Tiger Woods Biographer’s Press Conference Predictions
Tiger Woods Biography Coming from Da Capo Press
Tiger Woods Boosts Sales for Physics Book
No “Public Confession” for Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods Biographer’s Press Conference Predictions

tigerwoods23.jpgYesterday, golfer Tiger Woods announced he would hold his first public appearance since he confessed to unnamed “transgressions” last December.

Here is the statement: “Woods will be speaking to a small group of friends, colleagues and close associates at 11:00 a.m. EST on Friday at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Tiger plans to discuss his past and his future, and he plans to apologize for his behavior. ”

GalleyCat caught up with People journalist Steve Helling last night, getting his take on the press conference. In May 2010, Da Capo Press will publish Helling’s biography of Woods.

The journalist explained: “We can expect to see a very controlled situation where Tiger reads from a scripted statement. His agent has already told us that he will take no questions; this will be 100% rehearsed, with nothing left up to chance. Only ‘Tiger-friendly’ media will be allowed in the room; the rest of the reporters will be allowed to watch the appearance on video in a hotel ballroom a mile away.”

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Tiger Woods Boosts Sales for Physics Book

14629664.JPGYesterday Tiger Woods admitted to unnamed “transgressions,” but stressed that he had no interest in sharing his story. We wondered if golfer’s car crash and allegations of infidelity would produce a book deal.

Oddly enough, the first book to profit from the event was “Get a Grip on Physics,” a handy guide to physics. Here’s more from the Wall Street Journal: “The book, a layman’s guide to physics by British science writer John Gribbin, appeared in a photo of Woods’ crashed SUV, laying on the vehicle’s floor. Since yesterday, the book’s Amazon sales rank has jumped from 396,224 to 2,268–a fortuitous turn for the author.”

Published by Barnes & Noble, a few used copies are still available. Alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel canceled her afternoon press conference, so it appears that the only clues to the golfer’s life reside inside this suddenly popular physics textbook.

No “Public Confession” for Tiger Woods

tigerwoods23.jpgDespite writing the book, “How I Play Golf,” a tell-all memoir does not seem to be in the future for Tiger Woods. In a statement this morning, Woods admitted to unnamed “transgressions,” but stressed that he had no interest in sharing his story.

Here’s an excerpt from Woods’ statement: “Although I am a well-known person and have made my career as a professional athlete, I have been dismayed to realize the full extent of what tabloid scrutiny really means … for me, the virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one’s own family. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn’t have to mean public confessions.”

Over the weekend, Woods made headlines after a small car accident and allegations of infidelity. This morning the word “transgressions” dominated Google searches as readers around the world tried to decode the short statement.

Undoubtedly publishers and agents are eyeing the players involved in this story. Do you think we will see book deals?