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  • BEA 2014: Your Opinion Sucks! Best and Worst Book-to-Film Adaptations

    No one knows how the first book-to-film critics panel at BookCon will go, least of all Matt Atchity, the editor-in-chief of the online film review site Rotten Tomatoes, who is going to be moderating.

  • BEA 2014: John Green: Book to Screen

    All that hard work promoting The Fault in Our Stars—which started three years ago with John Green signing pages to be bound into the 150,000 copies of the novel’s first print run from Dutton—has paid off.

  • BEA 2014: Short & Poehler Pick Up The Pen

    Popular and pretty, short and sassy, two comedy stars make their author debuts.

  • BEA 2014: Cary Elwes Spills About ‘The Princess Bride’

    Writing his behind-the-scenes As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride, actor Cary Elwes says, has been a “wonderful trip down memory lane.”

  • BEA 2014: Stan Lee: From Comic Book Legend To Children’s Author

    With X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man 2 taking top box-office this month, one might presume that the co-creator of all these classic superheros is sitting by a pool somewhere sipping mai tais.

  • BEA 2014: Carl Hiaasen: Never Be Boring

    This morning at BookCon, 10–11 a.m., Room 1E07, two literary stars from south of the Mason-Dixon line, Carl Hiaasen and John Grisham, are in conversation with each other for the first time.

  • BEA 2014: Mario Batali: Farmers as Rock Stars

    As Justin Timberlake is to pop stars, Mario Batali is to chefs, yet that’s not how he sees it.

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  • BEA 2014: American History: Brought to You by Snoopy And the Peanuts Gang

    Ever since Regnery launched its children’s publishing program three years ago, the publisher has been looking for a way to celebrate American history and American heroes in a way that would engage, inspire, and entertain young readers.

  • BEA 2014: Maggie Stiefvater: A Sinner in the City of Angels

    The first time Maggie Stiefvater attended BEA, to promote her 2009 Scholastic release, Shiver, a fan rushed up to her as she sat huddled in a booth with her editor, exclaimed, “You’re Maggie Stiefvater,” and fell down.

  • BEA 2014: Courtney Collins: On Her Way Up from Down Under

    “A magic carpet ride” is how Courtney Collins describes her experience as a debut novelist.

  • BEA 2014: Myriad Thoughts on Dystopia

    At the last BookCon panel of the day (4:15–5:15 p.m., in Room 1E07), Veronica Roth, bestselling author of the Divergent series, will moderate a discussion that asks, “Dystopia Futures: Are They Science Fact or Fiction?”

  • BEA 2014: #WNDB Panelists Agree: We Need Diverse Books

    On May 1, responding to criticism of the lack of diversity among featured authors at BookCon, a grassroots coalition of authors and other book people launched a social media campaign, #WeNeedDiverseBooks, that quickly went viral.

  • BEA 2014: R.L. Stine Is in the House!!!

    The world’s bestselling children’s author, R.L. Stine, is here today to sign books in the Autographing Area.

  • BEA 2014: Lev Grossman and Deborah Harkness: Magical Flights of Fantasy

    As Lev Grossman celebrates the August release of The Magician’s Land, the final volume in his Magicians trilogy, and Deborah Harkness celebrates the July release of The Book of Life, the final volume in her All Souls trilogy, the two credit the zeitgeist, as well as the skills they honed in their demanding day jobs for their successes.

  • BEA 2014: Reading Room Updates

    The Reading Room, one of the fastest growing social discovery platforms for books, has reached more than one million members and just released a major platform update with a new look and feel, including a responsive design for mobile.

  • BEA 2014: Aiming for DIY Sustainability

    According to Adams Media, a division of F+W Media, the Avon, Mass., publisher’s mission is to provide “practical and meaningful content” that “inspires, informs, and impacts” lives.

  • BEA 2014: Wisdom’s Offerings

    Wisdom Publication is showcasing two titles that offer advice about life: Brave Parenting: A Buddhist Inspired Guide to Raising Resilient Children by Krissy Pozatek (Mar.) and Don’t Worry, Be Grumpy: Inspiring Stories for Making the Most of Each Moment by Ajahn Brahm (Oct.).

  • BEA 2014: Lena Dunham: Where the Girls Are

    Golden Globe winner Lena Dunham is best known as the creator and star of the hit HBO series Girls, where she plays 20-something aspiring writer Hannah Horvath.

  • BEA 2014: Skylar Dorset: A Dream Becomes a Reality

    Skylar Dorset says a dream compelled her to write her debut YA fantasy novel, The Girl Who Never Was (Sourcebooks, June), the first of a pair of Fairie Court books.

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