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Lauren Conrad, Author! MTV Reality Star Inks Three-Book Deal With HarperCollins

People | Jennifer Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

She's already a reality star and a fashion designer, but Lauren Conrad is adding another title to her crowded resume: Author. Conrad, 22, has signed ...

Emeril Lagasse Signs Deal For 10 More Cookbooks

Crains New York | Kira Bindrim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Bam! Ten more books. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., which owns the rights to the Emeril Lagasse franchise of books, television shows and kitch...

Steven Tyler Memoir Fetches $2 Million From HarperCollins: Report

Crains New York | Matthew Flamm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins, has won an auction to publish the autobiography of rock legend Steven Tyler, according to publishing sources. Ecco...

Mean Girls And Lolitas Are Bad For Business

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tina Wells

Every time I read something about the latest Lolita scandal in Hollywood I wonder: "What the heck are they thinking?" No, not the Vanessa Hudgenses and Miley Cyruses of this world -- I mean the adults who run their lives.

Audio Book Review: Shadow of Power

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

This plot is like Hamburger Helper. There's a modest ingredient somewhere in there, to which is added a whole lot of filler in an attempt to bulk up a meager meal.

Mark Halperin, John Heilemann Get Six Figure Deal To Co-Author Book About 2008 Campaign

New York Post | Keith Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Two magazine veterans, each on the campaign trail for nearly two decades, have snared a big-bucks deal from HarperCollins to write about the current p...

Keith Olbermann Names Rupert Murdoch "Worst Person In The World" For Friedman Firing

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Thursday night's "Countdown," Keith Olbermann named Rupert Murdoch his "Worst Person in the World" for allegedly firing HarperCollins CEO Jane Frie...

Victoria Gotti Sued By Publisher Over Book Advance

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — A book publisher has sued Victoria Gotti for the return of an advance she was paid to write a memoir she never delivered. HarperColl...

Jane Friedman Out At HarperCollins: Total Media Surprise

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The only thing clear about the sudden resignation — or "resignation" — of HarperCollins CEO Jane Friedman is that it took the media totall...

Craig Ferguson To Open Up On Addiction, Suicide Attempts In Memoir

Variety | Michael Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Latenight talker Craig Ferguson is taking his act to the page. Ferguson has inked a deal with HarperCollins to write his memoirs. "American on Purpos...

New HarperCollins Unit To Try To Cut Author Advances

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — In an ever-uncertain market for publishers, HarperCollins is looking to resolve two of the industry's major concerns: High author adv...

Tolkien Estate Sues New Line Cinema

AP | ALEX VEIGA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES — The estate of "Lord of the Rings" creator J.R.R. Tolkien is suing the film studio that released the trilogy based on his books, cl...

HarperCollins To Offer Free Electronic Versions Of Books

New York Times | Motoko Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In an attempt to increase book sales, HarperCollins Publishers will begin offering free electronic editions of some of its books on its Web site, incl...

HarperCollins Rushing To Publish Bhutto Memoir

New York Post | Keith Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Book publisher HarperCollins, which just received the manuscript for Benazir Bhutto's upcoming book, is now moving quickly to get it on the shelves by...

Judith Regan's Lawsuit: HarperCollins A Portrait Of Rivalry And Retaliation

New York Times | MOTOKO RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The lengthy defamation complaint filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan by Judith Regan creates a picture of rivalry and retaliation within the Har...

Judith Regan Files Lawsuit

Gawker | Emily Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

From the mailbag: "at Milberg Weiss, Judith Regan has just filed a defamation lawsuit against Harper Collins, NewsCorp. and Jane Friedman." ...

Sources: Judith Regan Has Secret Tapes Of News Corp And Fox Execs

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In July of this year Rush & Molloy's column at the New York Daily News wrote about secret tape recording's Judith Regan made to use in a possible laws...

Rudy Giuliani's Rivals Attack Him Over Latest Twist In Kerik Scandal

The New York Observer | Jason Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rudy Giuliani's rivals are not at all satisfied with the former mayor's dismissal of the newest twist in the Bernard Kerik scandal. Commenting on book...

Judith Regan Lawsuit: News Corp. Exec Wanted Me To Lie To Protect Giuliani

New York Times | RUSS BUETTNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judith Regan, the former book publisher, says in a lawsuit filed yesterday protesting her dismissal by the News Corporation, the media conglomerate, t...

Jerry Hall Signs $2 Million Book Deal To Dish On Mick

Daily Mail | Richard Simpson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

She recently accused Mick Jagger of being "tight" leaving her to pay for the upkeep of their marital home in west London and for their four children. ...

Seinfeld Defends Wife Against Plagiarism Charges, Says She "Isn't In This For The Money Or The Publicity"

New York Times | Motoko Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jessica Seinfeld, the comedian Jerry Seinfeld's wife, has a hot best seller with "Deceptively Delicious," a cookbook for parents of picky eaters. Ms. ...

HarperCollins Snubs NYT For Frey Book Scoop

New York Observer | Leon Neyfakh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

At 5:15 on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 29, James Frey informed his fans, in strikingly confident terms, that he had finished his first novel. "...