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Lea Michele Will Offer Advice, Discuss Her Career In Book Brunette Ambition
Lea Michele is a woman of many talents. She’s a singer who can act or maybe an actress who can sing, and now she’s adding scribe to her lengthy list of accomplishments. The 26-year-old has landed a book deal for a project she is calling Brunette Ambition.
Amazon Announces Fan Fiction Publishing Platform Kindle Worlds
If the success of series like Fifty Shades of Grey and The Mortal Instruments tell us anything, it's that fanfiction can take a writer places. In the case of the former, E.L. James' steamy novel is said to have been developed from Twilight fan fiction. And Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments series, is known to have dabbled in other writers' worlds before penning her own series.
Allegiant U.K. Cover Shows Tris Prepared To Make Her Final Choice
They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but when we're anticipating the next book in a series, the cover is one of the few things we have to go on. Last week, we got our first look at the cover for the U.S. publication of Allegiant, the third book in Veronica Roth's popular young adult trilogy Divergent. Mirroring the previous two books in terms of the style of the cover, the book revealed a swirling circle of water in the center.
Divergent Book 3: Allegiant Cover Revealed
The cover for Allegiant has arrived! We were promised our first look at the cover for the third and final book in Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy this week, and The Today Show delivered on that this morning in a segment featuring Roth as she was interviewed by Ryan Seacrest. You can watch the full interview above, which features Roth talking about writing the first book when she was in college, and delivering on a promise to jump into a bathtub full of marshmallows when she got her first book deal.
Warm Bodies Writer Isaac Marion Shares Updates On The Sequel Novel
Just the other day, we learned the details about the DVD/Blu-ray release for the feature adaptation of Isaac Marion's novel, Warm Bodies. And we know that the author, who has already followed up the first book with a prequel novella (The New Hunger), is currently working on a sequel to the original book, which will presumably follow up on the lives of Julie and R. Marion offered some updates on the sequel recently...
Divergent Book 3: Allegiant Tagline Focuses On A Choice
Fans of Veronica Roth's Divergent series are likely eager to read the third and final book in the trilogy. While we have months to wait for the novel to hit shelves, we now know that the title is Allegiant, and we'll get our first look at its cover when it debuts later this week. In the meantime, the tagline for the novel has been released, and it focuses on choices - or one choice. Allegiant - "One Choice Will Define You."
John Grisham Is Writing A Sequel To A Time To Kill Called Sycamore Row
Dan Brown isn't the only popular author publishing a sequel to one of his hit novels. John Grisham, author of The Firm, The Rainmaker, and more recently, The Racketeer and The Litigators, is set to revisit his first novel with a sequel to A Time To Kill called Sycamore Row.
Amazon Kindle Ad Celebrates Reading From Kids' Perspectives
Just when I was sure I'd said every positive thing I could say about eReaders, and more specifically, my Kindle, Amazon comes out with an ad that focuses on kids and their love of reading. It caused me to wonder if my own reading habits would have been any different had eReaders existed during my youth. I've concluded that the answer is yes and no. In the end, what it comes down to is a love of reading. Books are the ultimate transportation device into the imagination.
Alexandria, Virginia Tops Amazon's List Of Most Well-Read Cities In America Again
Amazon.com announced the third annual list of Most Well-Read Cities in America this week, revealing that - once again - Alexandria, VA topped the list, which is determined by compiling sales data of all book, magazine and newspaper sales in both print and Kindle format since June of last year (2012), on a per capita basis in cities with more than 100,000 residents. So if your town didn't make the cut, it may simply be a matter of population, from the sound of it.
Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Officially Set For Universal Studios Hollywood
Those looking for the opportunity to experience the world of Harry Potter as presented by Universal Studios will eventually be able to do it in California. NBCUniversal announced today that they're going start construction on the first projects in their 25-year Evolution Plan, which includes The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Jason Segel Secures Book Deal For Nightmares!
Demonstrations of Jason Segel's imagination have already exceeded his acting credits. Though he's better known for acting, Segel's credited for writing a number of big screen projects, including The Muppets in 2011 and the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. And now it seems he's taking his writing even further with a book series aimed for kids, called Nightmares!.
Divergent Book 3 Officially Titled Allegiant
Since the announcement that the third and final book in Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy, fans of the series have been eagerly awaiting the title and the cover. While the cover has yet to be revealed, we now know the title and it's not Detergent, though the announcement video above does drop that one among the suggestions before revealing that the last book is titled Allegiant.
Chuck Palahniuk's New Book Is Doomed And The Cover Is Dripping With Goo
The above image is the cover for the latest book from Fight Club and Choke author Chuck Palahniuk. And what exactly are we looking at with this mostly white image of a face (and text) dripping with goo? Without offering any speculation, let's just say that with Chuck Palahniuk, anything is really possible. From what I've read of his work, the man doesn't shy away from a topic, no matter how stomach-turning it might be. In fact, Palahniuk's candid, dark and occasionally humorous narrative and fearlessness with the subject matter...
The Da Vinci Code Celebrates 10 Years With A Free eBook And Prologue To Dan Brown's Inferno
Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code celebrates its 10th anniversary today. The novel, which went on to become a NY Times best-seller and receive the movie treatment with Tom Hanks playing the lead role, was published a decade ago, and to celebrate (and promote Brown's upcoming novel), Doubleday's offering the ebook for free. The book includes the prologue to Inferno, Brown's latest novel.
Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns Gets A Very Red Cover
"The Devil Returns," or so says the subtitle of Lauren Weisberger's follow-up to her popular novel The Devil Wears Prada. Nearly a decade after the first book was published, Weisberger is taking us back into the hectic life of Andy Sachs for Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns, which will put the lead character back in the crosshairs of the intimidating fashion overlord Miranda Priestly. We learned last spring that the sequel to the novel was coming, and with the release date for the novel coming up, we now have a look at the very red cover in all its horn-tailed glory.