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The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season One)

This official behind-the-scenes companion to the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian features exclusive concept art, character and costume sketches, and vehicle and creature designs.

The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian takes fans behind the scenes of the first ever live-action Star Wars television series. Filled with concept art, sketches, and interviews with key cast, crew, and creatives, including executive producer/showrunner/writer Jon Favreau and executive producer/director Dave Filoni, The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian will provide readers with an exclusive look at a whole new universe of Star Wars characters, locations, and vehicles.

Premiering in November 2019 as a key launch title for Disney+, The Mandalorian follows the adventures of galactic gunslinger Din Djarin and the Child as they traverse the outer systems of the galaxy and evade remnants of the Empire. Readers will encounter early visual and conceptual ideas for these new characters and unexplored frontiers, filled with crime syndicates, bounty hunters, and smugglers. The gritty, lived-in cantinas and spaceports are populated by a talented cast that includes Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Werner Herzog (Fitzcarraldo, Grizzly Man), Nick Nolte (48 Hours), Gina Carano (Haywire, Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), and Carl Weathers (Rocky).

Order the book HERE, it will be available on December 1, 2020.

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FYE Exclusive Funko Pop!: Stephen King With Balloon Black & White Version

Coming soon, this Pop! Icons – Stephen King (Black & White) (FYE Exclusive).  This Pop will only be available online and is limited to 5,000 pieces. 

Stephen King is a ‘New York Times’-bestselling novelist who made his name in the horror and fantasy genres with books like ‘Carrie,’ ‘The Shining’ and ‘IT.’ Much of his work has been adapted for film and TV.

This FYE Exclusive Vinyl Figure is a must have for any Horror fan. Comes in a window box to display and keep your vinyl figure in mint condition.

Order HERE for $15.

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Alex Ross Unseen 2020 Art Book

Alex Ross Unseen is a hardcover collection of never-before-published artwork from Alex Ross. 

It’s 72 pages of unreleased images, including pencil sketches, marker drawings, and full-color highly detailed paintings.

Order HERE for $40.

 

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ViacomCBS To Sell Simon & Schuster To Penguin Random House for $2.175 Billion

ViacomCBS Inc. today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the publishing business Simon & Schuster to Penguin Random House, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, for $2.175 billion in cash.

This divesture follows a strategic review of non-core assets ViacomCBS undertook early in 2020. Proceeds from the transaction will be used to invest in ViacomCBS’s strategic growth priorities, including in streaming, as well as to fund the dividend and pay down debt.

This transaction is the outcome of a highly competitive auction that attracted interest from buyers around the world, reflecting Simon & Schuster’s position as one of the world’s best known publishing brands. Simon & Schuster has more than 30 publishing units across adult, children, audio and international. Its portfolio of best-selling authors includes Stephen King, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jason Reynolds, and it owns a rich backlist of perennial favorite titles such as Catch-22 and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

The transaction is expected to close in 2021, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. Upon close, Simon & Schuster will continue to be managed as a separate publishing unit under the Penguin Random House umbrella, and Jonathan Karp, President & CEO of Simon & Schuster, and Dennis Eulau, COO and CFO, will continue at the helm of the publishing house.

LionTree Advisors is acting as the exclusive financial advisor and Shearman & Sterling LLP is acting as legal advisor to ViacomCBS in this transaction.

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Quentin Tarantino Signs Two Book Deal With HarperCollins Publishers

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has signed a two book deal with Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Tarantino’s first work of fiction, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, will be published in Summer 2021. The novel is based on his Oscar-winning film, which received ten Academy Award nominations. In the tradition of the classic movie novelizations that have long inspired Tarantino, the book will appear initially as a Harper Perennial mass market paperback, alongside ebook and digital audio editions. A deluxe hardcover edition will follow in Fall 2021.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will amplify Tarantino’s original award-winning vision, while also offering a fresh, playful and shocking departure from the film. The novel will chart the lives of Tarantino’s protagonists – TV actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth – both forward and backward in time.

“In the seventies movie novelizations were the first adult books I grew up reading,” says Tarantino. “And to this day I have a tremendous amount of affection for the genre. So as a movie-novelization aficionado, I’m proud to announce Once Upon A Time In Hollywood as my contribution to this often marginalized, yet beloved sub-genre in literature. I’m also thrilled to further explore my characters and their world in a literary endeavor that can (hopefully) sit alongside its cinematic counterpart.”

Vice President and Executive Editor Noah Eaker, who acquired North American rights from the William Morris Endeavor Agency, says, “Quentin Tarantino’s literary talents have been in plain sight since his first scripts, but to see how skillfully he endows his characters with life on the page and how he constantly takes a reader by surprise, even one who knows the movie by heart, is to see a master storyteller trying on a new form and making it his own.”

Tarantino’s second work with Harper will be a book of nonfiction, Cinema Speculation. He has often cited film critic Pauline Kael as a literary hero and over the years has teased a career pivot toward film-writing. The long-awaited result is a deep dive into the movies of the 1970’s. The book will be a rich mix of essays, reviews, personal writing, and tantalizing “what if’s,” from one of cinema’s most celebrated filmmakers, and its most devoted fan.

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Simon & Schuster To Publish Somebody Feed Phil: The People, Stories, And Recipes By Phil Rosenthal In 2022

Simon & Schuster announced that it will publish “Somebody Feed Phil: The People, Stories, and Recipes” by Phil Rosenthal, a companion cookbook to his hit Netflix show “Somebody Feed Phil.” Rosenthal is a James Beard award-winning TV host, as well as the creator, writer, and executive producer of the beloved TV series “Everybody Loves Raymond.”

“Somebody Feed Phil” is currently in its fourth season on Netflix and is one of the streaming platform’s top 10 unscripted shows. The show has enjoyed 24 million viewers in 190 countries, and has become must-see TV for foodies, restaurateurs, travelers, and armchair enthusiasts all over the world. As both a cookbook and a keepsake for fans of the show, this volume will revisit the places and people fans loved, and will include recipes to make from home.

“As soon as I saw ‘Somebody Feed Phil’ on Netflix, I knew I had to publish the tie-in cookbook,” said Justin Schwartz, vice president and executive editor at Simon & Schuster.  “Whether he’s dining in a four-star restaurant with a world-class chef or eating live octopus in a fish market, Phil Rosenthal makes you want to be there with him, laughing together all the way through the meal. He’s like the adventurous foodie uncle I never had, but really wish I did. The book will tell never-heard-before stories and include behind-the-scenes photos, not to mention feature recipes for all the most delicious dishes, making it a must-have companion for fans.”

“The fans have demanded this book and I can’t take the yelling,” adds Rosenthal. “It will be the next best thing to me putting you in a suitcase and taking you with me.”

Schwartz acquired North American rights from Brandi Bowles of United Talent Agency. “Somebody Feed Phil: The People, Stories, and Recipes” will be published in 2022.

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Broken Horses: A Memoir Hardcover By Brandi Carlile

The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, producer, and five-time Grammy winner opens up about a life shaped by music in this candid, heartfelt, and intimate story.

Brandi Carlile was born into a musically gifted, impoverished family on the outskirts of Seattle and grew up in a constant state of change, moving from house to house, trailer to trailer, fourteen times in as many years. Though imperfect in every way, her dysfunctional childhood was as strange as it was beautiful, and as difficult as it was nurturing.

In Broken Horses, Brandi Carlile takes readers through the events of her life that shaped her very raw art—from her start at a local singing competition where she performed Elton John’s “Honky Cat” in a bedazzled white polyester suit, to her first break opening for Dave Matthews Band, to many sleepless tours over fifteen years and six studio albums, all while raising two children with her wife, Catherine Shepherd. This hard-won success led her to collaborations with personal heroes like Elton John, Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Pearl Jam, Tanya Tucker, and Joni Mitchell, as well as her peers in the supergroup The Highwomen, and ultimately to the Grammy stage, where she converted millions of viewers into instant fans.

Evocative and piercingly honest, Broken Horses is at once an examination of faith through the eyes of a person rejected by the church’s basic tenets and a meditation on the moments and lyrics that have shaped the life of a creative mind, a brilliant artist, and a genuine empath on a mission to give back.

The book will be released on April 6, 2021 and you can pre-order the 336 page hardcover HERE.

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo To Speak With Billy Joel About American Crisis Via Zoom On November 18

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will discuss his new book, American Crisis: Leadership Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic (Crown), with Grammy Award-winning artist Billy Joel via Zoom on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 pm (ET).

Taking readers beyond the candid daily briefings that became must-see TV across the globe, and providing a dramatic, day-by-day account of the catastrophe as it unfolded, American Crisis presents the intimate and inspiring thoughts of a leader at an unprecedented historical moment. In his own voice, Andrew Cuomo chronicles the ingenuity and sacrifice required of so many to fight the pandemic, sharing the decision-making that shaped his policy as well as his frank accounting and assessment of his interactions with the federal government, the White House, and other state and local political and health officials. Including a game plan for what we as individuals—and as a nation—need to do to protect ourselves against this disaster and those to come, this book is a remarkable portrait of selfless leadership and a gritty story of difficult choices that points the way to a safer future for all of us.

Andrew Cuomo is the 56th Governor of New York, serving since 2011. He is also the author of All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life and Crossroads: The Future of American Politics.

Tickets cost $36.50 for the online event and include access to the talk and conversation on Zoom plus a signed copy of American Crisis which will be shipped to the address you provide. Shipping cost is included in ticket price.

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How To Order The Limited Editions of Later By Stephen King

Titan Books announced the details of the Limited Editions of Later by Stephen King! 

Pre-order links will be live HERE at 8AM (PT) on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. 

Later by Stephen King is a new trade paperback novel published by Hard Case Crime in March 2021. Hard Case Crime is also producing a rare collector’s edition of the book in hardcover, which will be offered in three strictly limited variations.

The hardcover limited editions all feature two exclusive covers painted by acclaimed artist Gregory Manchess, each on its own separate dustjacket. These covers are variants to the standard trade paperback edition.

The bonus jacket is a mock-up cover of The Secret of Roanoke by Regis Thomas, a fictitious novel that features prominently in the plot of Later.

Each hardcover edition also includes eight original exclusive illustrations by artist Rob Gale.

The back cover features an exclusive map created especially for this Limited Edition in the classic “mapback” art style by artist Robert Hack.

A reading ribbon, head and tail bands and quality endpapers are also included.

Read an excerpt of the book HERE.

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Watch The Stand – The Prophet Vs. The Dark Man Promo

Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, CBS All Access’s The Stand stars Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail, the figurehead of the Boulder Free Zone, and Alexander Skarsgard as Randall Flagg, the leader of the sinister New Vegas. 

The Stand also stars James Marsden, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo, and many more. The limited event series will feature an all-new coda written by Stephen King. Don’t miss the premiere of The Stand on Thursday, Dec. 17, streaming exclusively on CBS All Access.

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