Writers Appear on the ‘Time 100 Most Influential People’ List

Time has released its list of “100 Most Influential People.” A number of writers have been included in this illustrious group such as young adult novelist John Green, nonfiction author Barbara Brown Taylor, memoirist Malala Yousafzai, novelist Arundhati Roy, and Pulitzer Prize winner Donna Tartt. Yousafzai actually makes two appearances because she contributed a short piece honoring...

European Library Bureau Campaigns For eBooks in Libraries

The European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) has launched a campaign to push European libraries into providing access to eBooks. The “Right to E-read” campaign is dedicated to raising awareness about the challenges involved in getting eBooks in libraries in the EU. Check it out: “The campaign, initiated by EBLIDA, is being carried out in all...

Alloy Entertainment to Adapt ‘Sisterhood Everlasting’ by Ann Brashares

Alloy Entertainment plans to create a film adaptation of Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Ken Kwapis, the director behind the first Sisterhood movie, will helm this project. Liz Garcia has been hired to pen the script. Thus far, no casting decisions have been announced so it is unclear whether or not Blake...

Publishing Jobs: HarperCollins, Quarto Publishing Group, Greenleaf Book Group

This week, HarperCollins is hiring a senior editor, while Quarto Publishing Group needs an acquiring editor. Greenleaf Book Group is seeking a print buyer, and Cornell University is on the hunt for a managing editor for SEAP Publications. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro. Senior...

Easy Tricks for Spotting Freelance Job Scams

Protect your identity and integrity by avoiding fraudulent freelance job offers. Image credit: Studio City Neighborhood Council Because freelance job listings characteristically involve short-term telecommute work, they’re easier to fake than full-time, salaried job postings. If you’re a freelancer looking for a new project, get familiar with these easy tricks for spotting freelance job scams:...

How to Write & Sell New Adult: Agent One-on-One Boot Camp (w/Critique) Starts May 8

New Adult fiction (novels featuring protagonists ages 18-25) has swiftly become the hottest thing in both self-publishing and traditional publishing. New authors are making astonishing strides in this category and making great deals with the big traditional houses. Recent success stories include Molly McAdams, whose new adult book Taking Chances has sold more than 200,000...

Random House Launches Online Cookbook Store

Random House’s online community TasteBook has launched a new e-commerce site dedicated to cookbooks and books about food. The Bookshop has more than 10,000 titles for sale from many different publishers. Readers can shop the site in 18 different categories including: celebrity chefs, entertaining, and memoir. Recipes featured on TasteBook and the TasteBook Blog will include links to...

Which Email Marketing Strategy Should You Choose: Full Meal or Just the Aroma?

Let’s say you’re at Alfredo’s. Alfredo’s is your favorite Italian restaurant and you’ve been yearning all week for this lasagna. You sit down, chomp a mouthful, then another mouthful. The flavors explode in your mouth. Then Alfredo steps in and takes the plate away before you get the third bite in. It’s enough to make...

Thursday News: Shakespeare’s alleged dictionary digitized, cellphones increase literacy, Amazon Prime now includes some HBO shows, and the arrival of e-book art

Shakespeare’s Dictionary? Skepticism Abounds. – Count me in on the side of the skeptics. Two booksellers buy a 1580 four-language dictionary on eBay (eBay!!) in 2008, and now claim that it’s Shakespeare’s personal dictionary. If you want to know about the authentication process that will now be undertaken, check out this article in the Chronicle...