Popular young adult author Laini Taylor signed a three-book deal with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. The New York Times bestseller has become well-known for her Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy and will launch her next three novels in fall of 2016, starting with a fantasy titled The Muse of Nightmares. Taylor described the book in a press release as such: “There was a war between men and gods, and men won. The few surviving children of the gods have grown up in hiding, dreading the day they know must come: when humans find them, and end them. That day is at hand.”

Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world, announced the launch of a U.S. edition of Lonely Planet Magazine, which has previously only been available overseas. The quarterly magazine will have an initial circulation of 450,000, offering “fresh ideas, practical tips and advice, essential information and stunning photography,” according to Publisher’s Weekly. Lonely Planet Magazine’s first issue will be available Sept. 2. (Publisher’s Weekly)

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Franz Wright has passed away at the age of 62. Wright, who battled lung cancer for a long time, died at his Massachusetts home on May 14. The Los Angeles Times honored the late poet with a brief summary of his successful career. (LA Times)

Ever wonder how books like Gone Girl or Game of Thrones become film- and television-adapted phenomena? People called literary sleuths, whose job is to “canvass the landscape and chase down” the next big thing in adaptable novels, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The THR article details this behind-the-scenes profession and profiles six of the very best. (The Hollywood Reporter)

HarperCollins has issued 7-8 factual corrections to Peter Schweizer’s critical book Clinton Cash, which dives into the finances of Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. An Amazon alert to Kindle readers stated that an updated copy of the book was available with “significant revisions,” which a HarperCollins spokesman later said are “actually quite minor.” CBS News outlined two of the changes that involve money Clinton received for his speeches. (CBS News)

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