Blue Rider Press, a new imprint at Penguin started earlier this year by industry veteran David Rosenthal, has signed its biggest book to date: a memoir by Neil Young. Read More
Nasty Nas is writing a memoir, It Ain’t to Hard to Tell with the assistance of Touré, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone (who also has a book, Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?, coming out today on Free Press). Read More
Amazon Publishing’s New York imprint has made its first big acquisition: Timothy Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Chef. It’s the third book in a bestselling series by Mr. Ferriss that helps you unlock all the secrets of life by spending four hours reading his books. Other installments include The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich and The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, which The New York Times said “reads as if The New England Journal of Medicine had been hijacked by the editors of the SkyMall catalog.” Read More
Tao Lin Announces Five-Figure Sale of Taipei, Taiwan to Vintage; Tim O’Connell, ‘Prolific Tweeter,’ to Edit
As the foremost chronicler of the young novelist Tao Lin’s every whim, The Observer was hoping we might break the story of Tao Lin’s next book deal, which he announced he was shopping a couple weeks back. Then, on a Sunday when our moods were already dampened by incessant rain and the looming prospect of Monday, Mr. Lin wrote to inform us that we had lost the story to Mike Vilensky at The Wall Street Journal. So he granted us an interview. Read More
London may be burning, but that doesn’t mean that the Murdoch hacking scandal isn’t still helping sell book proposals.
New York Times writers Sarah Lyall and Don Van Natta, Jr. will co-author the “definitive account.” Times Books, an imprint of Henry Holt, will publish, they announced today. They did not announce a publication Read More
Grace Coddington, the creative director of Vogue who won hearts in the documentary The September Issue and stole the limelight from Anna Wintour, has sold her memoir to Susan Kamil at Random House for a rumored $1.2 million. The book will reportedly be co-written with Michael Roberts, a Vogue writer. Ms. Coddington was represented by Read More
Nick Davies, the Guardian journalist who broke the story of the News of the World phone hacking scandal that has Rupert Murdoch eating humble pie these days, has gotten a book deal.
The book will be called Hack Attack (not to be confused with a 1980s-era McDonald’s ad campaign, for those who might Read More
Robert Gates just retired from his job as secretary of defense. Now, of course, he is writing not one but two books.
The first, to be published in 2013, will be a memoir about his experience as the only secretary of defense to serve two different presidents from both parties while at war the entire Read More
New York Times television writer Brian Stelter announced earlier today, via Twitter, that he’s parlayed his social media presence and budding silver screen stardom into a book deal. The Top of the Morning, a history of AM talk shows, will be published by Grand Central Publishing in 2013.
That is, if he figures out how Read More