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Rob Zombie Inks Deal for Horror Novel

Rock star and movie director Rob Zombie has sold The Lords of Salem, a novel based his upcoming horror movie by the same title. Novelist B.K. Evenson will help write the book, based on Zombie’s script for the film about “a nightmarish world where the sins of Salem are paid for in today’s blood.”

Hachette Book Group’s Grand Central Publishing division will publish the book next March. The film comes out in April 2013. David Vigliano from Vigliano Associates negotiated the deal with executive editor Ben Greenberg.

Zombie explained why he wrote the book, in the release: “The book offers a different experience from the film since it can obviously go into much more detail … The book and the film really complement each other.”

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Steve Earle Lands Two Book Deal

Singer and songwriter Steve Earle has sold two books to Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group’s Twelve imprint.

He will publish a memoir in 2014 and a historical fiction novel about “a runaway slave who survived the battle of the Alamo” sometime after that book. Danny Goldberg and Jesse Bauer for Goldve Entertainment negotiated the deal. Grand Central Publishing executive editor Ben Greenberg acquired the book and will edit. Here’s more from the release:

Earle’s memoir, the book he swore he would never write, will be a literary work in three acts.  The first section will focus on meeting Townes Van Zandt and the complicated friendship and musical mentorship that ensued, taking place in Texas and Tennessee.  The second section will center on bottoming out in Nashville, culminating in a prison sentence, during which Steve got clean.  The heart of the third and final section will be recovery, starting around the recording of the masterful album, Train a Comin’. The novel is work of historical fiction and will tell the story of a runaway slave who survived the battle of the Alamo.

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Lil Wayne Lands Book Deal

Hip hop star Lil Wayne scored a book deal with Grand Central Publishing for his prison memoir, Gone Till November. The book will include Wayne’s “revealing” diaries kept during an eight month trip to Rikers Island.

Publication is set for November 2012. On his official Twitter page, Wayne (pictured, via) already counts 4.9 million followers. Matthew Guma from Guma Agency (who also represented Jay-Z) negotiated the deal with Grand Central Publishing executive editor Ben Greenberg.

Here’s more from the release: “The past few years have brought Wayne incredible highs—topping albums sales charts, selling out tours, selling millions of albums, but also dark lows, resulting in a gun charge that landed him in Rikers Island for a year (of which he served 8 months). The journals he kept while incarcerated form an internal monologue, detailing his thoughts and feelings, the strange people he met, his plans, his family, his children, his past, present, and future.”