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Author-Songwriter Amy S. Foster Signs On To Pen ‘Red Sonja’ Book

EXCLUSIVE: Red Sonja has been raising her sword in comic books since the 1970s, hit the big screen in 1985 (and will again), stopped by for a visit on the late-’90s syndicated TV series Conan and was animated in 2016’s Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues. Now, finally, she’s getting her own traditional longform book, and author-songwriter Amy S. Foster has signed to write it. Whether the bikini armor survives the transition, well, not likely. Foster has signed a deal with Red… Read

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Outside Magazine Teams With The Gotham Group To Develop Film, TV Projects

EXCLUSIVE: Outside, the magazine which has published feature articles that were the basis for both film and television projects such as Everest, The Perfect Storm, Into the Wild, Blue Crush and 127 Hours, has just teamed up with The Gotham Group for representation for film and television. Outside Studios will produce content for film, television and new media for what will be different platforms and distributors. Outside, which began in 1977 and is owned by the Mariah… Read

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‘CSI’ Creator Anthony E. Zuiker Book Venture Pens Deal With Simon & Schuster

Zuiker Press, a new publishing enterprise founded by CSI franchise creator Anthony E. Zuiker and wife Michelle Zuiker, has signed a distribution deal with Simon & Schuster, the Zuikers said today. Zuiker Press, described as an "issue-based" graphic novel literary house dedicated to championing the voices of young authors, will publish its first two titles this November. In all, eight titles are in production, with two planned for each of the spring and fall seasons… Read

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‘Stranger Things’ Books Set For Fall Debut From Penguin Random House

EXCLUSIVE: Penguin Random House will partner with Netflix on a worldwide publishing deal for books based on the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Stranger ThingsDeadline has learned. The first two titles, set for a release this fall, will be a behind-the-scences companion book and a hardcover gift book for young readers. Those two books will be followed next spring by a Stranger Things prequel novel, written by author Gwenda Bond, about Eleven's mother and… Read

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Random House Ups Theresa Zoro To Exec VP Marketing & Public Relations

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Random House has upped Theresa Zoro to EVP Executive Creative Director, Marketing and Public Relations, effective immediately. Zoro previously was the publishing house’s EVP Director, Publicity and Communications. In the newly created role, Zoro (above, left) will continue to report to Gina Centrello, Random House president and publisher. She’ll now oversee marketing and consumer insights, while continuing to lead publicity and communications, for the Random House… Read

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Assemble Media Taps Macmillan’s Brendan Deneen For Lit & IP Development

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EXCLUSIVE: Assemble Media, the New York-based multi-platform production company, has brought on Macmillan Entertainment executive editor Brendan Deneen to serve as Assemble’s President of Literary and IP Development. Over the past eight years at the publishing house, Deneen edited dozens of books including the bestselling Walking Dead novels co-written by Robert Kirkman. Deneen also created and ran Macmillan Entertainment, setting up book-to-film projects at Warner… Read

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Penguin Random House Promotes Execs; Nina Von Moltke Takes Strategic Development Role

Penguin Random House has promoted senior exec Nina von Moltke to the newly created role of President, Director of Strategic Development, Penguin Random House U.S. The promotion was among several staffing changes announced today by Madeline McIntosh, CEO, Penguin Random House U.S. Von Moltke, who will continue reporting to McIntosh and serving on the company’s U.S. board, is a sixteen-year veteran of the publishing company, with experience in digital publishing, corporate… Read

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Crime Writer Lisa Scottoline Signs Six-Book Deal With Putnam

Best-selling mystery author Lisa Scottoline has inked a six-book deal with publisher G.P. Putnam’s Sons, leaving St. Martin’s Press. The deal, coming after Scottoline’s recent successes with novels After Anna and One Perfect Lie, will include the writer’s first domestic thriller and her first work of historical fiction. Ivan Held, the president of G.P. Putnam's Sons who negotiated the deal with with Robert Gottlieb, Chairman at Trident Media Group, for North American… Read

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Sony Pictures Television Acquires Wattpad Story ‘Death Is My BFF’

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Television has acquired the rights to Katarina E. Tonks's story series Death Is My BFF, which bowed via Wattpad, the Toronto-based storytelling app that combines crowdsourced content and other material. Paul Shapiro, who brought the project to Sony, will executive produce under his All In Media banner, along with Wattpad’s Aron Levitz and Eric Lehrman. Tonks's Death Is My BFF series of stories have more than 92 million reads to date on… Read

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Meredith Announces Digital Series ‘Badass Women’ And Comedian Michelle Collins’ ‘Search History’ At NewFronts

Meredith gave its venerable stable of Time Inc.-fortified magazine brands, including People, Better Homes and Gardens and Shape, a millennial make-over today at the Digital Content NewFronts in New York City. The presentation is the first chance since the Time Inc. acquisition last year for Meredith to showcase its brands and  reach. It emphasized the appeal of these well-known publications to a specific demographic advertisers covet — millennials. "Meredith now has… Read

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Penguin Random House Names New U.S. CEO And Group President

Madeline McIntosh was been named CEO of Penguin Random House U.S today, with Allison Dobson succeeding McIntosh as President, Penguin Publishing Group. The announcement was made by Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House worldwide, who previously oversaw the U.S. company in addition to his global role since 2013. Said Dohle, “In September 2014, after almost twenty years of leadership roles in our corporate and service areas, Madeline was appointed President of the… Read

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John Oliver’s Mike Pence-Trolling Bunny Book Steals Amazon Top Spot From James Comey

John Oliver’s book about Vice President Mike Pence’s family bunny, “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo,” hit the top spot on Amazon’s best-seller list Monday night. Meanwhile, while Pence’s own Marlon Bundo book, “Marlon Bundo’s A Day In The Life Of The Vice President” trailed at No. 5. Oliver’s pushed from Amazon’s top spot sacked FBI Director James Comey’s book,  A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership. Pence’s publisher, Regnery Publishing accused Oliver of… Read