Celebrity Narrators: The ‘Matchmaking’ Behind Britney Spears and Michelle Williams

Snippets of Michelle Williams’s narration of Britney Spears’s new memoir have proved explosively popular online. But what goes into selecting a celebrity reader for an audiobook? Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

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Upcoming Britney Spears Tell-All Memoir Gets $15 Million Deal

In the wake of the end of Britney Spears's 13 year long conservatorship, she is writing her own tell-all memoir. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Should celebrities narrate their audiobooks? Will Smith and Mel Brooks make the case for yes.

Sometimes stars elevate their works beyond the printed page. Here are three great examples. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Michelle Williams Faces Up to Depression

In her first solo book, the former member of Destiny’s Child opens up about suicidal thoughts, clinical depression, faith, and the power of “checking in.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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In Utter Celebration of Juliet Stevenson Brilliance as an Audiobook Narrator

Have you ever dropped a thermometer and watched its ball of mercury break into a scatter of glistening droplets? That’s my mind right now. The table next to my bed is anchoring a tottering tower of books I have begun and then abandoned, not out of displeasure but because… well, I actually... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Michelle Obama is now officially the best celebrity reading children’s books to us over the internet.

On “Mondays With Michelle Obama,” which begins today at 12pm EST, and will run from through May 11, the former first lady will livestream a reading of a classic children’s book as part of the PBS Kids Read-Along series. She joins an ever-expanding pool of celebrities reading books for kids... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-20 14:10:58 UTC ]
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Williams hails 'forward thinking' Women's Prize shortlist, but accident-hit Mosse misses celebration

Women's Fiction Prize co-founder Kate Mosse missed last night's celebration for the 2019 award shortlist after being knocked off her bike in central London. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Britney Spears as... a novelist?

Reports say the pop superstar is close to signing a book deal with an imprint of HarperCollins. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Krump, Williams, DiPreta Up at William Morrow

Emily Krump and Jessica Williams have each been promoted to v-p and editorial director for William Morrow Fiction, while Mauro DiPreta has been promoted to senior v-p and editorial director for William Morrow Nonfiction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Inside the Narrators Booth: Things You Never Knew About Audiobook Narrators

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes while recording audiobooks? Six prolific audiobook narrators gave us the inside scoop. Continue reading at Book Riot

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The Publisher Who Transformed the Careers of Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams

Late in 1942 a Buddhist monk living in Los Angeles carefully inscribed his name in a recently published book by the poet Wallace Stevens. The Buddhist monk had moved to Los Angeles from Japan a year earlier. The book was Notes Toward A Supreme Fiction, published by the Cummington Press, a small... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Garnons-Williams, Killingbeck and Kelly step up at 4th Estate and William Collins

A round of promotions has been revealed across 4th Estate and William Collins with Helen Garnons-Williams promoted to associate publisher across the two HarperCollins imprints and Tom Killingbeck appointed to William Colllins' editorial director, while Anna Kelly will become editorial director... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-02 10:55:24 UTC ]
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Celebrate Juneteenth with 7 of our favorite recipes from African American cookbook and other celebrated authors

Celebrating Juneteenth? June 19, or "Juneteenth," commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. We've compiled 7 favorite recipes from African American authors, including Rufus Estes, the first African American chef to publish a cookbook, Dr. George Washington Carver and Maya Angelou.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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New Book Club Books to Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

Which books by AAPI authors are you looking to read in your book clubs this month? Continue reading at Book Riot

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'Harry Potter' set at an HBCU? LaDarrion Williams wrote the book he always wanted to read

'Blood at the Root,' LaDarrion Williams' first novel in a three-book deal — a series that centers on a Black boy in a YA fantasy saga — is the kind of fiction he wishes existed when he was a kid. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Mystery Writers of America Celebrates 2024 Edgar Award Winners

The winners—including James Lee Burke, who won the award for Best Novel, and Linda Castillo, who took home two awards—were announced at the 78th annual Edgar Awards Banquet, held on May 1 at the Manhattan Marriott Marquis in New York City. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The independent publisher making a business of celebrity book imprints

Independent publisher Zando's highest-visibility imprints are its collabs with celebrities, which are part of its mission to change the institutional racism that has plagued American publishing from its start. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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S&S Marks 100 Years with Back-to-Back Celebrations

On April 8 and 9, Simon & Schuster hosted two star-studded centenary fetes in New York City to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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