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Posts Tagged ‘Ingrid Selberg’

Ringo Starr To Adapt ‘Octopus’s Garden’ as a Picture Book

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has inked a book deal with Simon & Schuster Children’s Books. Starr plans to adapt the song, “Octopus’s Garden,” into a picture book.

If you want to listen to the song, we’ve collected 20 versions of ”Octopus’s Garden” as a free Spotify playlist.

The Beatles originally recorded that song for their 1969 hit album, “Abbey Road.” According to the release, the finished book will feature a CD “with audio content to include an original, previously un-heard music track from Ringo and a reading of the story.”

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Philippa Gregory Inks Deal to Write Four YA Novels

Philippa Gregory (pictured, via), author of The Other Boleyn Girl, will publish four young adult historical romance books with Simon & Schuster. The first title is slated for a summer 2012 release.

Children’s publishing director Ingrid Selberg (Simon & Schuster UK) and publisher Jon Anderson (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing) negotiated the deal. Fiction editorial director Venetia Gosling will edit.

Anderson had this statement in the release: “Gregory is the gold standard for historical fiction. These books are an irresistible combination that will introduce a whole new group of readers to Philippa Gregory, and we look forward to working closely with Philippa to make this new venture a great success.”