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Abrams Withdraws Bad Little Children's Book At Author's Request

Recent articles in Book Riot (It's Not Funny, It's Racist) and the Huffington Post (...Isn't Just Offensive, It's Bad Comedy) that were amplified on social media led publisher Abrams to the withdraw the book under fire, Bad Little Children's Books -- "respecting the author's request" to do. Initially, Abrams had…

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New Paula Hawkins Novel Into The Water Publishes May 2, 2017

Riverhead, Transworld in the UK, and Doubleday Canada have announced that The Girl on the Train author Paula Hawkins' much-anticipated next novel will be released on May 2, 2017. Into the Water is another novel of psychological suspense "about the slipperiness of the truth and a family drowning in secrets." The set…

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People, Etc.

At Simon & Schuster Children's, Audrey Gibbons has been promoted to senior publicist. Recipients were announced for the second round of $1.75 million in grants that James Patterson is providing to school libraries across the country, working in partnerships with Scholastic Reading Club, which matches the grants with points for…

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Kelly Denies Her Book SETTLE FOR MORE Says What NYT Reported

In advance of the book's publication on November 15, NYT book critic Jennifer Senior also obtained a copy of Megyn Kelly's SETTLE FOR MORE -- first written about by Radar -- and ran an early review (rather than a news story). Senior writes about Kelly's accounts of president-elect Donald Trump's behavior towards…

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Megyn Kelly's Book Includes Added Accounts of Harassment By Ailes

Fox News personality Megyn Kelly's forthcoming book SETTLE FOR MORE contains her account of sexual harassment by former boss Roger Ailes, which RadarOnline says "was added at the last minute" to the manuscript. The WSJ, which often has ready access to "a person familiar with the matter" at their corporate…

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New Ken Follett Book Coming In September 2017

While Ken Follett has previously indicated in vague fashion that his next book would be published in the fall of 2017, today Viking has told Publishers Lunch that the new epic, A COLUMN OF FIRE, will release in North America on September 12, 2017. The book is the third installment…

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People, Etc.

Stephanie Hitchcock has been promoted to editor at Harper Business. At Henry Holt, Jessica Wiener has been appointed director of marketing. At Little, Brown, Katharine Myers has been promoted to associate director of publicity. In addition, Pamela Brown moves up to marketing director, Little, Brown and Mulholland Books, while Lauren Velasquez…

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Forthcoming: Dan Brown's Next, in 2017, and More

Doubleday announced that they will publish Dan Brown's ORIGIN in a year, on September 26, 2017. (PRH's Transworld will publish in the UK, and Vintage Espanol will issue a US Spanish-language edition.) The current description indicates: "Brown interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art and architecture into this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist…

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Ibrahim Ahmad has been promoted to editorial director at Akashic Books. Mackenzie Brady Watson joins the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency as a literary agent today, where she will continue focusing on representing narrative non-fiction (science, history, sociology, investigative journalism, food, business, and memoir) and select up-market and literary YA fiction. Most recently she was…

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Briefs: Forthcoming From George W. Bush & James Patterson; Amazon Opens La Jolla Store

Crown will publish the next book from former President George W. Bush on February 28 -- the full-color PORTRAITS OF COURAGE: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors, presenting 66 portraits and a mural depicting service members and veterans, painted by President Bush. Crown will offer an over-sized edition signed by…

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