Sunday, December 21, 2008

Lighthouse Publishing and Best Selling Author Raymond Lumsden Agree to Contract Extension

Best selling and critically acclaimed author/screenwriter, Raymond Lumsden has agreed to a multi-book contract extension with publishing giant Lighthouse Publishing. Mr. Lumsden achieved publishing notoriety with his first release, titled "Stronger by the Day", which has sold nearly 4 million copies to date, and has received numerous awards and recognitions. Mr. Lumsden's second book, titled "Stronger than Ever", is scheduled for release in 2009, and is already receiving rave reviews from both critics and professionals within the publishing industry.

The new contract extension guarantees publication from Mr. Lumsden's next three books and keeps them under contract until 2012. The financial aspects of the contract extension are not entirely known at this time, however are believed to guarantee Mr. Lumsden nearly $3 million in signing compensation, as well as a larger share of future book profits. The contract extension also empowers Mr. Lumsden with greater editing and publishing authority.

Mr. Lumsden is expected to begin movie production on the self written screenplay for his first book of the same title, "Stronger by the Day", in Feb. of 2010. It is not yet known whether the contract extension delegates future screenplay or film rights.

Mr. Lumsden is currently busy writing his third book, which tackles the issues and obscurities of the United States Prison Labor System. Representatives for Mr. Lumsden are currently in discussions with various production companies in an attempt to negotiate a documentary film based on these issues. Among his many accolades and public achievements, Mr. Lumsden has received awards for Best Speaker/Most Inspirational. Mr. Lumsden has recently concluded the final development of his own Child Advocacy/Charity Foundation in Dallas, Texas. A foundation is scheduled to open March 1, 2010.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bridge-Logos to Distribute Fiction Book by Wendy Alec

Bridge-Logos will distribute The Chronicles of Brothers, a seven-book series, the first book of which sold over 40,000 copies in North America alone. 

"We are pleased to introduce the first two titles in this very popular series. The second edition of Book 1 - The Fall of Lucifer is completely uncut and just as the author imagined. This is a complete and unabridged version, and it has never been released in this form to the American public before. Book 2 - Messiah: The First Judgment is also available for the first time in the United States."

These books are published by Warboys Publishing Limited. See the author, Wendy Alec, on GOD-TV, as she hosts with her husband, "Behind the Scenes With Rory & Wendy", and online 24/7. 

9 Year-Old Gets Six Figure Movie Deal

Fox Broadcasting Company will adapt a film from the self-help book of 9 year-old writer, Alex Greven. The fourth grader recently published book, "How to Talk to Girls" reaped a six-figure deal with the broadcasting company.

Greven's book was discovered after he began selling it as a handwritten pamphlet for $3 at a book fair at his school. The Colorado student later earned a publishing deal with Harper Collins, which led to the contract with Fox. Fox reportedly initially declined the book, but changed their mind after witnessing the high volume positive reception it has received.

Tips from "How to Talk to Girls" cover everything from how to dress and comb one's hair to cutting down on sugar to reduce being hyper. The book also identifies pretty girls as those who "have big earrings, fancy dresses and all the jewelry but are like cars that need a lot of oil."

Source: ( - Entertainment, News)

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Simon & Schuster Audio to Publish "Panic' by Bestselling Author Michael Lewis

Simon & Schuster Audio will release (December 2008) Michael Lewis' powerful collection of reportage on the current financial crisis, and the mistakes leading up to the current economic state with "Panic!: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity." The audio features an exclusive interview with bestselling author Michael Lewis {recorded on November 18th, 2008} in which he brings up-to-date perspective to the ongoing economic collapse. Lewis selected several pieces of brilliant journalism to illuminate the most violent and costly upheavals in recent financial history: the Crash of '87, the Russian Default (and the subsequent collapse of Long Term Capital Management), the Asian Currency Crisis of 1999, the Internet Bubble, and the current Sub-Prime Mortgage Disaster. Among the selections are several pieces by Lewis himself, as well as contributions from Nobel Prize-winner Paul Krugman, James Surowiecki, and others writing in Fortune, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.

Some of the pieces take an in-depth look at factors leading up to the crash and show what people thought was happening at the time. Others analyze what actually happened. "Panic!" calls out the lessons that should have been learned along the way, but for the most part were ignored and led to the current financial crisis.