Kate Hamill is leaving her position as editor at It Books/HarperCollins, where she acquired the #1 NYT bestseller SH*T MY DAD SAYS, to join the business development team of the social publishing and reading site Scribd. Her last day is tomorrow. Going forward, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe Gores, a three-time Edgar Award winner and most recently, the author of SPADE AND ARCHER, the authorized prequel to THE MALTESE FALCON, died Monday. He was 79 and had been in poor health in recent years. A memorial mass will be held on Friday January 21 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 373 Bon Air Road (corner of St. Francis Blvd.) in Greenbrae, California.
Speaking of Hammett, a previously unpublished story, “So I Shot Him”, will appear in the Winter/Spring issue of The Strand Magazine, will will be on newsstands on February 28.
Author Solutions has partnered with management/production company Principal Entertainment for a first-look deal to turn books into film and television projects.
The release date for the film version of David Nicholls’ international bestseller ONE DAY has been set for July 8.
Lynn Hirschberg offers an “exclusive first look” of the making of David Fincher’s version of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO for W Magazine. According to the piece, Steven Zaillian’s script departs considerably from the book: “Blomkvist is less promiscuous, Salander is more aggressive, and, most
notably, the ending–the resolution of the drama–has been completely
changed. This may be sacrilege to some, but [scriptwriter] Zaillian has
improved on Larsson–the script’s ending is more interesting.”
Nine editors and four agents from the U.S. and Canada have been named Fellows of the Jerusalem
International Book Fair (JIBF), which will take place from February 20-25.
Ingram Content Group will provide e-content management through CoreSource, Ingram’s digital asset management program, for the University of Michigan Press (digital file management and distribution of both frontlist and backlist titles) and the University Press of Kentucky (all frontlist and select backlist tiles.)