Publishing Jobs: Oxford University Press, Penguin Group, Random House

This week, Oxford University Press is hiring a senior designer, as well as a project manager. Meanwhile, Penguin Group is seeking a marketing manager for Gotham/Avery, and Random House is on the hunt for a children’s paperback publishing manager. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro...

Neil Gaiman Inks Movie Deal For Live Action Hansel and Gretel Adaptation

Neil Gaiman‘s new graphic novel adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale Hansel and Gretel hasn’t even hit bookshelves yet, and he’s already scored a book deal. The book, which was illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti, will hit bookshelves next month, and in the meantime film producer Juliet blake development will begin development on the film. Variety...

Nikki Finke Pens Nonfiction Book On Hollywood

Journalist Nikki Finke, founder of the entertainment news blog Deadline, has been working on a  nonfiction book about Hollywood. Alice Martell of The Martell Agency negotiated the deal for Finke’s deal. The New York Times reports that Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp edited the manuscript. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “little else is known about the specifics of the...

Stan Goldberg Has Died

Stan Goldberg has passed away. He was 82-years-old. Goldberg (pictured, via) devoted six decades of his career to the comics industry. He has produced work for several high profile publishers including Marvel, DC Comics, and most famously, Archie Comics. In 2012, he was inducted into the National Cartoonists Society’s Hall of Fame. Here’s more from Comic Book...

Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Shortlist Revealed

The Center for Fiction has unveiled the annual shortlist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, a prize that carries $10,000 for a debut novel. Seven first-time novelists made the list. Judges this year include last year’s winner Margaret Wrinkle, as well as David Gilbert, Tayari Jones and Sigrid Nunez. All of the short-listed authors will give...

‘The Washington Post’ Launches the ‘On Leadership’ Podcast Series with David Sedaris

The Washington Post has launched the new “On Leadership” podcast series featuring humorist David Sedaris. The animated video embedded above features an excerpt from the conversation with Sedaris where he shares the story of a “humbling plane ride.” What do you think? New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media...

Former Amazon Books Editor Kevin Nguyen Joins Oyster

Kevin Nguyen, former Editor at Amazon Books, has joined Oyster as Editorial Director. In his new role, he will spearhead new editorial initiatives and continue to evolve the brand’s content offerings. “We believe the best product lies in the pairing of high-quality editorial with our work in personalization, data science, and design,” wrote Oyster CEO Willem...

‘Alpha Billionaire’ Leads the Self-Published Bestsellers List

Alpha Billionaire by Helen Cooper 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. If you want more...

Forrest Gander Remixes a Beyoncé Interview Into a Poem

Poet Forrest Gander has created a poetry remix piece called “Bey The Light.” The words were sourced from an interview that diva Beyoncé gave to Dominic Teja Sidhu and Christopher Bartley. The piece is featured in the recently released issue of CR Fashion Book alongside a photo spread. Beyoncé (pictured, via) did not know that her...

Elizabeth Gilbert & Barbara Shoup Get Booked

Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date. The Sexy Librarian will headline a reading event for the Big Book of Erotica story collection. Hear her on Thursday,...

‘Private Down Under’ Joins iBooks Bestsellers List

Private Down Under by James Patterson & Michael White has joined Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. this week at No. 4. Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending 9/1/14. If I Stay by Gayle Forman continues to lead the list, followed by Mean Streak by Sandra...

Reading Rainbow to Publish LeVar Burton’s First Picture Book

Actor and literacy advocate LeVar Burton has collaborated with writer Susan Schaefer Bernardo and artist Courtenay Fletcher on his first picture book. Burton (pictured, via) has been recently named “Geek of the Year” at the 2nd annual Geekie Awards. Reading Rainbow will publish The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm on October 7th. The Independent Publishers Group has been...

Haruki Murakami’s New Novella is Coming From Knopf in December

Japanese author Haruki Murakami has a new novella in the works which will be published by Knopf on December 2nd. The Strange Library, a 96-page story, is about a young man’s strange trip to the library. Check it out: On his way home from school, the young narrator of The Strange Library finds himself wondering how taxes were...

Nick Cannon is Writing Book of Children’s Poems

Actor/rapper Nick Cannon is working on a book of children’s poems which is due out from Scholastic in March 2015. The illustrated poetry book is called Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems. The title was written for kids age 7 with poems about silly, disgusting and even serious matters. It will feature black-and-white illustrations by a number of...

Thomas Pynchon Edited Script When He Was on The Simpsons

When author Thomas Pynchon appeared on The Simpsons, he edited his own dialog so as not to insult to Homer Simpson. Matt Selman, Executive Producer of The Simpsons, revealed this detail on Twitter last week during Fox’s #EverySimpsonsEver marathon of the TV show. In crossing out “No wonder Homer is such a fat ass.” Pynchon writes:...

The Guardian Publishes Unreleased Chapter of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl‘s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and the occasion has brought about a controversial new book cover, a golden ticket sweepstakes and now the unearthing of a previously unreleased chapter of the book. “The Vanilla Fudge Room” is a chapter that was edited out of the book...