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Briefs: NEA Grants, Warren's Memoir, Samsung for Kindle, and More

The National Endowment for the Arts announced nearly a thousand grants totaling roughly $75 million for the second half of their fiscal year. Literature claims just a small slice of that largesse, with 56 grants comprising $1.42 million. Among the larger recipients, receiving grants of between $30,000 and $90,000, are: 826 National; Association of…

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Forthcoming: Geithner's Tour Guests, and A New Eggers

Crown announced former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's book tour for STRESS TEST for May, featuring well-known "moderators" at many of his appearances. Notably, they include former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke (in Washington, DC) and former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson (in Chicago). Other moderators include Pulitzer–winning author Liaquat Ahamed, Jim…

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People, Awards, Etc.

At Bloomsbury, Kathy Belden has been promoted to senior executive editor. Sara Sciuto is joining Foreword Literary as an agent, specializing in children's books. She was previously an agent with Full Circle Literary. Ian McEwan's novel THE CHILDREN ACT, already announced for UK publication this fall by Jonathan Cape, will…

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Wattpad Takes $46 Million It Doesn't Need Yet; PRH UK Announces Reader Bookshelves; New eBook Courses and Certificates

Wattpad announced in a press release that it has raised $46 million in Series C funding, led by OMERS Ventures with participation from August Capital, Raine Ventures, and Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund. Wattpad's existing investors also participated in the round. The company will use the funds to expand their staff…

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LBF Announcements: Isaacson's Innovators; Chevalier's Othello; Shatzkin and McCarthy's Digital Marketing Agency

Simon & Schuster likes to officially announce their Walter Isaacson books at the London Book Fair. Acquired some time ago, and already previewed online by the author, they will publish Isaacson's THE INNOVATORS: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, in world English on…

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Forthcoming: Wimpy Kid 9, Cuomo, and More

In advance of the Bologna Book Fair, Abrams' Amulet Books imprint announced a November 4 US publication date for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 9. International editions in 83 countries will follow shortly thereafter. As usual, the cover and most of the content will be revealed later; for now, Kinney…

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Forthcoming: Tolkien's Beowulf, 88 Years Later; Grove/Atlantic Picks up @GSElevator

HarperCollins UK and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will release JRR Tolkien's translation of BEOWULF on May 22. The manuscript, long available in the archives of the Bodleian Library but never published, was first finished in 1926 "before he became professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford" according to his son Christopher, who edited…

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Forthcoming: Books from Rice, Nicholls, and Maybe Lohan

Anne Rice said on a podcast co-hosted by her son Christopher that her new novel, PRINCE LESTAT: The Vampire Chronicles, will be published October 28. Reportedly, the title will be available for pre-order March 16. Author of ONE DAY David Nicholls will release a new novel, US, on "the bond…

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Hilary Clinton to Keynote AAP Meeting

With former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's new memoir set for publication on June 1, she will appear at the Association of American Publishers' annual meeting on March 19 in New York. AAP ceo Tom Allen says, "Hillary Clinton's unprecedented public service has been marked by tireless commitment to improving…

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Yes, Geithner's Book Really Is STRESS TEST

Last August Crown inadvertently fed catalog data to Edelweiss indicating that former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's forthcoming book would be titled STRESS TEST, and was set for May 6, 2014 publication. Crown quickly indicated that was an error, calling the information "an internal working title and placeholder publication date." So…

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