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Knopf Has US Version of Authorized Stieg Larsson Millennium Sequel

David Lagercrantz's authorized sequel to the late Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy has been due for publication in August 2015 since it was first announced in late 2013 -- and this week the originating publisher Norstedts in Sweden confirmed simultaneous release of the book, WHAT DOESN'T KILL US, in at least 35…

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Coming Soon from Regan Arts

Judith Regan's start-up publishing line Regan Arts (backed by Phaidon Global), has not formally announced their publishing list -- but with a steady trickle of pre-publication announcements-as-deals coming in, we took a closer look. After issuing one title last fall (a Virtual Reality Beginner’s Guide, with Google Cardboard inspired VR viewer), the…

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FSG, Heinemann To Publish Houellebecq's SUBMISSION In Wake of Charlie Hebdo Massacre

Wednesday morning's attack on the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which left 12 dead, including four cartoonists and the economist and author Bernard Maris, took place on the French publication date of Michel Houellebecq's new novel SUBMISSION, already subject to controversy for its depiction of France under Islamic…

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Briefs: Quick Publication of Torture Report, and Pop-Up Holiday Stores

Public Affairs told Time magazine last week that they had tried to work with the Senate Intelligence Committee to coordinate a trade book version of their 500-page summary version of their torture report, but the committee said it was "devoting its attention to getting the executive summary released." Now that…

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Corporate: Opening Sales of Over 1 Million for Wimpy Kid, and PRH Launches Audio App

Abrams reports another strong opening week of sales for the latest Jeff Kinney book, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL. CEO Michael Jacobs says in the release sales "out of the gate have been exceptional and are accelerating briskly.  Already more than 1 million copies have sold in…

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People, Etc.: Bush On Bush, and More

Crown has announced rollout plans for 41: A PORTRAIT OF MY FATHER by former president George W. Bush . CBS News will broadcast the first interviews, conducted by Bob Schieffer, on Sunday, November 9 -- first on "Sunday Morning" and then on "Face the Nation." The Today show will feature the author…

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Kendra Harpster is joining Berkley Books as executive editor, starting Wednesday, October 15. Most recently she was a senior editor at Random House. Iain MacGregor is moving to Simon & Schuster UK as publishing director, non-fiction, reporting to Suzanne Baboneau. He has been publisher at Aurum Press. At Open Road Integrated…

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Briefs: Hachette Launches Author Portal, Yale Moves Up Modiano

Hachette Book Group has launched their Author and Agent Portal as a "channel" within their business-facing site hachettebookgroup.biz. Similar to portals from Simon & Schuster, Random House and others, it includes unit sales information by title, weekly Nielsen BookScan sales data, an "interactive publication timeline for the 12 months prepublication," a feature for…

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People, Etc.: Dylan's Limited-Edition The Lyrics (At $200), and More

Simon & Schuster will publish Bob Dylan's THE LYRICS: Since 1962, on October 28. They call it "the first comprehensive, rigorously annotated, and definitive collection of Bob Dylan's lyrics to be published" and say it is the product of a collaboration "over many years between Dylan and a team of…

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People, Etc.

Once again, the naming of the Nobel Prize for Literature laureate will align perfectly with the Frankfurt Book Fair: The Swedish Academy said the new honoree will be announced on Thursday. (The Peace Prize will follow on Friday.) In other awards, the Giller Prize will cull their longlist down to…

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