Trevor Noah’s “Born a Crime” to Become A Movie, Lupita Nyong’o to Star!

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The Daily Show host, comedian, and author Trevor Noah‘s blockbuster autobiography, Born a Crime: Stories from an African Childhood, is becoming a film. Noah will co-produce his biopic through his production company, along with Norman Aladjem of Mainstay Entertainment, Derek Van Pelt, Sanaz Yamin and actress, Lupita Nyong’o. Nyong’o will portray Noah’s mother and hero, Patricia.

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Interview With Author & Illustrator, Marla Frazee!

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Welcome to our first post of 2018! So Booking Cool had the pleasure of interviewing award-winning illustrator and bestselling author, Marla Frazee. The California native recently illustrated the picture book-version of Hillary Clinton’s It Takes a Village, both published by Simon and Schuster. In our exclusive interview with Frazee, she talks the early days of her career, being … Read the rest

Interview With S&S Digital Marketing Manager & Angela Yee Book Club Partner Tasha Hilton!

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Yesterday we had the pleasure of speaking with Tasha Hilton, the Digital Marketing Manager at Atria Books, about her career in publishing and her role in the Angela Yee Book Club: Kickin’ it From the Stoop. She originally worked as a digital marketer in the entertainment industry before deciding she wanted to expand her horizons, leading her to pursue publishing and join Simon and Schuster in June … Read the rest

Interview With Tony Forte, Partner of the Angela Yee Book Club!

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On Wednesday, August 30, the Angela Yee Book Club: Kickin’ It From the Stoop will host its fifth meeting at its home location, the WOODstack Ivy, a sportswear store in Brooklyn, New York. Tony Forte, Vice President of Sales and Marketing /GMM at the WOODstack company, talked to So Booking Cool about his partnership with Yee, one of the radio personalities on the nationally syndicated show, The Breakfast Club.… Read the rest

Interview With Senior Editor at Simon and Schuster, Christine Pride!

Christine2Like many publishing professionals, Christine Pride, a senior editor at Simon and Schuster, did not know there were opportunities for bookmaking, i.e, publishing. Pride earned her Bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and then worked at a non-profit organization catering to disadvantaged mothers.

It was during her four-year tenure at the organization as a Public Relations Associate and Director of Development and PR that she connected … Read the rest

Interview With Publishers Weekly’s Associate Editor John Maher!

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John Maher, award winning journalist and the associate editor at Publishers Weekly recently talked to So Booking Cool about overseeing the web and print version, and social media of the trade company, his trajectory from pursuing music to poetry, writing, and seeking publishing jobs to becoming a reporter, and the book launch for the infamous alt-right English political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos.

For those of you unfamiliar, Simon and Schuster (S&S) … Read the rest

Interview With the Publisher, Michele Martin, of Keke Palmer’s New Book!

 

jzwckwgqThis past Friday we had such a pleasure of speaking with Michele Martin, VP, founder and publisher of North Star Way (Simon and Schuster) about Keke Palmer’s debut self-guide book, I Don’t Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice. Martin recalls the acquisition process of “I Don’t…” and what prompted her to purchase it, how greatly Palmer was involved in the execution, Martin’s … Read the rest

Interview With the Co-Founders of Callaloo Kids!

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Yesterday, we had the pleasure of speaking with the co-founders of Callaloo Kids, a children’s media company based in Washington, DC. In our interview, Marjaun Canady, and Nabeeh Bilal, who have known each other since high school, discuss the journey of creating Callaloo Kids, the importance of networking and building a team, as well as their perseverance and plans to keep evolving children’s media. To learn more … Read the rest