West coast publisher Weldon Owen created a nifty little infographic (because kids love their infographics) to explain exactly how a book is “born.”
Here’s the heartwarming, only slightly messy, and roughly 74 percent accurate story of how an idea churns through the publishing process just like—as a publisher we once knew put it—a rat travels through an anaconda. Don’t think too much about that analogy. Just enjoy this flowchart that takes you from a brilliant idea to a best-selling trade book.
This is the type of power move I want to make one day.
Remember when I told you about Stephen King‘s upcoming novel 11/22/63? Of course you do. Well, even though the presumed doorstopper hasn’t even been released yet, it’s already found a filmmaker to adapt it for the big screen.
According to DHD, Jonathan Demme, aka the Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs, picked up rights to 11/22/63. It’s said he’s going to write, produce, and direct the adaptation. The story revolves around a teacher who travels back in time in an attempt to stop John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
King’s new book […] and movie deal is just the latest for the horror-thriller icon, who in the 1980s and ’90s saw pretty much everything he wrote turn into a movie. Now, he’s really back in the Hollywood spotlight: Of course there’s the author’s seminal seven-book The Dark Tower, which Universal was flirting with adapting into three features and two limited-run TV series; he studio recently nixed the deal that had Ron Howard directing and Akiva Goldsman writing, and the project remains in limbo. Also, David Yates and Steve Kloves are circling and adaptation of King’s The Stand, and Warner Bros is developing It, about a terrifying clown, which was turned into a 1990 TV movie.
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Tagged 11/22/63, Akiva Goldsman, Bag of Bones, David Yates, Deadline Hollywood, It, Jonathan Demme, Kelly Rowland, Nikki Finke, Pierce Brosnan, Ron Howard, Stephen King, Steve Kloves, The Dark Tower, The Stand
Hello, Dear Readers. This post will be short. Very short. Why, you ask? Just look at the friggin’ title. My Favorite Series. What the fudge is this nonsense.
You see, I will not be able to answer this one with any sort of definitive answer. I’ve never read an entire book series. I know, I know, hard to believe. But it’s true. I prefer stand-alone stories as opposed to ongoing sagas spanning several volumes. That’s just me, though.
Oh, I can hear the cries of disbelief already. What about Harry Potter? What about him? I stopped reading at Goblet of Fire (which I did not enjoy). Hell, I stopped watching the films at Prisoner of Azkaban (which I enjoyed greatly but, knowing I did not like Goblet, I never watched any of the others). I never read the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Never read The Dark Tower series, though I’d probably give it a chance these days. Never read the Star Wars EU novels. Only read the first two Jack Ryan novels. Only read two Alex Cross novels. Never got into Sweet Valley High. None of that shit.
Hell, I would say Sex and The City but since I don’t believe there’s any way in hell the original novel takes place in the same universe as The Carrie Diaries, despite all three (so far) books being written by Candace Bushnell, I can’t count it.
The two closest series I that could possibly contend for the distinction of “favorite” still shouldn’t be counted for the mere fact that I never read all the books. But I can at least say that the books I did read, I enjoyed immensely. Unsurprisingly, they are also amongst my childhood favorites: Judy Blume‘s “Fudge” books and The Howes‘ “Bunnicula” series.
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Tagged Bunnicula, Candace Bushnell, Deborah Howe, Double Fudge, Fudge-A-Mania, Harry Potter, Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Howliday Inn, J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, James Howe, Judy Blume, Lord of the Rings, Return to Howliday Inn, Sex and The City, star wars, Stephen King, Summer and The City, Superfudge, Sweet Valley High, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, The Carrie Diaries, The Celery Stalks at Midnight, The Dark Tower, Timothy Zahn
On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas,
President Kennedy died, and the world changed.
If you had the chance to change history, would you?
Would the consequences be worth it?
According to Stephen King‘s website, his next door stopper will be 11/22/63, a story of time travelers who attempt to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The plot is as follows:
Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program … Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane—and insanely possible—mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life—a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.