‘Impulse’ Leads the Self-Published Bestsellers List

Impulse: Companion to the Pulse Series by Deborah Bladon leads the Self-published Bestsellers List this week. To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book...

HarperCollins is Now Selling English Language eBooks in China

HarperCollins Publishers will begin selling English language eBook titles in China through a partnership with  with JD.com and China National Publications Import and Export (Group) Corporation (CNPIEC). This is the first time that the publisher has sold eBooks to consumers in China through a local retailer. At launch, about 800 HarperCollins backlist eBooks will be available...

SelfMadeHero Publishes a Graphic Novel Adaptation of ‘The Man Who Laughs’

SelfMadeHero, an imprint at ABRAMS, has released The Man Who Laughs. Writer David Hine and artist Mark Stafford teamed up for this graphic novel adaptation of Victor Hugo’s L’Homme qui rit. The original book was first published in France back in 1869. Follow this link to access a free digital copy of Hugo’s novel (English language edition). Since...

What Does Editing Look Like? Behind the (Crime) Scene at the Editor’s Screen

By Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas In a previous post we described the four levels of editing, emphasizing the order in which they should most often take place: attend to the developmental issues first—a clear story and structure if it’s fiction, a logical and meaningful sequence of chapters if it’s nonfiction—before addressing clarity and...

Trailer Unveiled For ‘Walt Before Mickey’

A new trailer has been unveiled for the Walt Before Mickey movie. This film adaptation shares the same title as Timothy S. Susanin’s 2011 nonfiction book which features a forward written by Diane Disney Miller. The video embedded above offers glimpses of Thomas Ian Nicholas as a young Walt Disney and Jon Heder as his...

Confused Words #1: There, Their, They’re

Three words often confused are the homonyms there, their, and they’re. Their is a possessive adjective. It always precedes a noun and indicates possession: Is that collie their dog? That cabin is their country residence. They’re is a contraction of the words “they are”: They’re interested in buying your house. Do you know if they’re...

Twitter Account to Tweet ‘The Great Gatsby’ in Its Entirety

Twitter user @ihatejoemarshal has set out to tweet F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s novel The Great Gatsby in its entirety, 140 characters at a time. The Twitter account will post a tweet every day for five years. The first tweet went up yesterday. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Chapter 1 In my younger and more vulnerable years my...

First Second Books to Publish a Pénélope Bagieu Graphic Novel in English

First Second Books will publish an English-language edition of Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu. A release date has been scheduled for May 05, 2015. While Bagieu is unknown in America, she has become a well-regarded artist and blogger in her native France. In fact, Cadavre Exquis (as it is called in French) was released back in...

5 Lessons I Learned In the Decade It Took to Publish a Second Novel

BY BRIDGETT M. DAVIS Perhaps you’ve heard the one about a journalist who arrived at Joyce Carol Oates’ home to interview her? “I’m sorry,” said her assistant. “But she’s working on her new novel right now.” “That’s okay,” said the journalist. “I’ll wait.” With over 40 novels written — averaging two a year — Oates...

Leo Tolstoy Gets a Google Doodle For His Birthday

Google has created a Doodle to celebrate Leo Tolstoy’s 186th birthday. The image pays homage to three works by the famed Russian novelist: War & Peace, Anna Karenina, and The Death of Ivan Ilyich. Artist Roman Muradov designed the piece. Google has posted an essay Muradov wrote explaining his creative process: ”The language of cartooning, likewise, is the...

BBC Radio 4 to Air Dramatization of Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett’s ‘Good Omens’

BBC Radio 4 will be creating a six-part dramatization of Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Both writers will be involved with this adaptation. Actors Mark Heap and Peter Serafinowicz have been brought on to play the lead roles. The first installment is set to air in December 2014. Gaiman announced the project...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Hires Rick Wolff to Lead New Business Book Line

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has hired book editor Rick Wolff to launch a line of business books. In his new role as Senior Executive Editor, Wolff will develop and edit about 10-15 titles a year. He starts in HMH’s New York office on September 15th. Wolff comes to HMH from Hachette Book Group where he...