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The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 08.23.2013 | Comedy

Comedian Aziz Ansari has nabbed $3.5 million to write a book about the perils of dating in the 21st century, according to Publisher's Weekly. Everyone...

Plane Crash Survivor Working On Memoir

AP | Posted 06.22.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — The sole survivor of a plane crash last year in Kansas is working on a memoir. Publisher Atria/Howard Books has told The Associated ...

PBS 'Masterpiece' Producer Has Book Deal

AP | Posted 06.10.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — A longtime producer at PBS is ready to pull back the curtains on "Downton Abbey" and other "Masterpiece" favorites. Rebecca Eaton, e...

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 06.04.2013 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

You're a writer. You have a novel published or are waiting to hear back from an agent/editor/critique partner. You click around on Facebook or Twitter and find that someone you know has a bright shiny new book deal!

10 Bookish Conversations We Never Want to Have Again

Jeff O'Neal | Posted 01.09.2013 | Books
Jeff O'Neal

We usually keep things pretty positive here at the Riot, but after many years of life in the bookish interweb, we've identified some conversations that just keep coming back up. And we're ready to put an end to them.

Cutest Hollywood Star Gets Book Deal

AP | Posted 04.27.2012 | Books

NEW YORK -- Every dog has its book deal. Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier who appeared in the Oscar-winning "The Artist," has a memoir coming. Gallery...

New 'Dracula' Document By Author Bram Stoker Being Released

Posted 03.26.2012 | Books

"Dracula" author Bram Stoker was more than a skillful Gothic penman. He also studied law, and his talents are evident in the legal contract for his bl...

New Jeremy Lin Book Promises Insider's Look

AP | Posted 02.22.2012 | Books

NEW YORK -- A new book promises to give a Lin-side look at the NBA's newest sensation. Hachette Book Group says it is publishing "Jeremy Lin: The Rea...

Will A Book Deal Make Casey Anthony Rich?

ABC News | SHEILA MARIKAR (@SheilaYM) | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books

Casey Anthony may be one of the most vilified women in the country right now, but if she plays her cards right, she could also become one of the riche...

GOP Presidential Candidate Gets Book Deal

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Herman Cain is the latest presidential contender with a book deal. The Republican best known as CEO of the Godfather's Pizza chain h...

If Agents Become Publishers, Who Protects Authors?

redhammer.info | Posted 08.09.2011 | Books

In recent weeks, there have been a spate of agents who have cut deals on behalf of their clients with... themselves.  One such involved the agent to ...

Publishers Hesitant To Buy Jennifer Hudson's Book

nypost.com | Posted 07.31.2011 | Books

Jennifer Hudson has radically changed her image by dropping more than 80 pounds as a Weight Watchers spokeswoman, but she can't seem to land a seven-f...

Which Celebrity Book Deal Irritated You The Most? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Charlie Sheen is currently shopping his memoir and is expecting a big pay day. There are countless full time writers who can't get published by a...

Australian Author: The New J.K. Rowling?

The Wall Street Journal | DALYA ALBERGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a success story reminiscent of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's, Ms. James is a mother and first-time author who is going from nothing to becomin...

Blogs To Books: Success In Finding Your Niche

Copyblogger | Larry Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

First, let's get one thing out of the way. A blog alone, no matter how popular, isn't enough to score you a book contract. It's not quite that simple....

Lemony Snicket Moves To Little, Brown

Publishers Weekly | Jim Milliot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Daniel Handler, who had a long and successful run with his Lemony Snicket-penned A Series of Unfortunate Events series at HarperCollins, is moving to ...

"Joe The Plumber" Book Deal Details Emerge

CJR/Fox News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a somewhat predictable move, Joe The Plumber, aka Samuel Wurzelbacher, has signed a book deal. Joe told Fox News that he was "broke," but still to...