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How To Write A Novelization Of A Popular Movie

Film to Book | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last fall, my Random House editor, Kerri Buckley, called me and asked if I'd ever considered writing a movie novelization. I'd just returned from a wr...

Rob Fishman

National Book Awards: Young Authors Join The 'House Party' [VIDEO] | Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

While Patti Smith was accepting her National Book Award on Wednesday night, young people interested in books, writing and publishing gathered at the R...

Jon Meacham Joins Random House

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Pulitzer Prize winning biographer and former Newsweek editor Jon Meacham will soon be working for the Random House Publishing Group. ...

Ruth Reichl, Former Gourmet Editor, Joining Random House As Editor & Author

AP | J.M. HIRSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Former Gourmet magazine editor Ruth Reichl is joining the Random House Publishing Group, where she will both edit and write books, including a memoir ...

'EmperorFranzen' And 'EvilWylie' Unmasked | Maryann Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Andrew Shaffer is the writer behind Emperor Franzen and Evil Wylie. He chose to meet this GalleyCat correspondent at Alice's Tea Cup, a literary cafe ...

Twitterverse Publishing Insider Smackdown!

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Riding the wake of the real life eBook battle between mega-agent Andrew Wylie and publishing giant Random House, a cyber war was waged on Twitter betw...

Tony Blair Memoir

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LONDON — It's a political memoir with celebrity trappings – secrecy, security, a multimillion-dollar deal and, crucially, controversy. To...

Andrew Wylie vs Random House: The Thrilla in Manila (Folders)

Peter Ginna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Ginna

It was surprising to see the wildly erratic spins that some outlets put on yesterday's news that Andrew Wylie had come to terms with Random House for the latter to publish e-books of several prominent backlist authors.

Penguin UK In 'Conversation' With Agent Andrew Wylie Over Odyssey Titles

The Bookseller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Penguin has confirmed that it is negotiating with agent Andrew Wylie over books that have been included in the agent's digital offshoot Odyssey Editio...

Random House And Wylie Agency | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Random House and The Wiley Agency have resolved their conflict over e-book rights, and out of this resolution has come a new royalty rate -- but it is...

Exclusive Amazon Deal Called Off

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — An exclusive e-book deal between and the agent for such Random House classics as "Invisible Man" and "Lolita" is no longer...

George Bush Memoir Gets A UK Publisher

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Former US president George W Bush is to join his old friend Tony Blair as one of Random House's authors, with his memoir Decision Points acquired for ...

eBooks: Pat Conroy's Bestsellers Released By Open Road

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Pat Conroy says he knows so little about e-books that he didn't realize his work could be downloaded until a fan showed him during a ...

Random House CEO Markus Dohle Expects eBooks To Make Up Over 10% Of Revenue By Next Year

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bertelsmann's Random House, the world's biggest book publisher, expects electronic books to contribute more than 10 percent of its U.S. revenue next y...

Amazon's eBook Deal With Andrew Wylie Bad For Business Says ABA President

Bookselling This Week | Dan Cullen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week's news of literary agent Andrew Wylie's exclusive agreement with to publish Kindle editions of 20 backlist titles by notable wri...

EvilWylie vs. GoodRandomHouse: The Publishing World's Twitter Battle Of The Century

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz, Caroline Eisenmann, and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It was on Friday afternoon that @EvilWylie, the Twitter doppelganger of agent Andrew Wylie was born. Self-described as an "Evil publishing industry in...

When Titans Collide

Matt Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Matt Stewart

Two publishing industry titans smashed into each other last week, and it couldn't have come sooner.

Janet Evanovich Leaves St. Martin's For Random House, Signs Four-Book Deal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Here's a publishing plot twist: One of the book world's top moneymakers, Janet Evanovich, has switched literary homes. The author of...

Random House, Macmillan Rage Against Amazon's Deal With Agent Andrew Wylie

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — (AP) It's war between Random House Inc. and a top literacy agency. Random House, the country's leading trade publisher, announced Th...

Andrew Wylie eBooks: The Literary Agent Will Publish Updike, Bellow, Roth And Others Through Amazon

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — It's war between Random House Inc. and a top literacy agency. Random House, the country's leading trade publisher, announced Thursda...

A Book Club of Billions: 52 Ways to Die in a Cave and Other Lessons in Social Media Marketing

Tammy H. Nam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tammy H. Nam

Several months ago, one of the web measurement companies released a report that showed that Facebook had surpassed Google as the number one driver of traffic to major news and entertainment portals like Yahoo and MSN (13% vs. 7%).

Crown Publishing Group

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today Crown Publishing Group detailed a major reorganization at the Random House division, changes helmed by publisher Maya Mavjee since her December ...

Random House Gives Up eBook Rights To Styron's Works

The New York Times | Motoko Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After publicly staking a claim to the right to publish electronic versions of books that already have a long history in print, Random House appears to...

The Best Publishers On Twitter And Facebook (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Yesterday, we ran a feature on publishers' websites, looking at what purpose they serve and who they're trying to reach. Today, we thought we'd look...

Book Publishing Websites: The Best And Worst (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Caroline Eisenmann and Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Everyone in book publishing has a website. We know Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound and Borders among others sell books on the web. Authors have web...