Friday News Roundup, July 17, 2009

Twilight Manga

Here are some book related stories and tidbits that have been in the news this week:

Twilight is being made into a graphic novel. (Entertainment Weekly)

ABC plans to publish a novel written by the lead character of the TV show Castle. (Hollywood Reporter)

There are plans to publish the final book in the Anne of Green Gables series, which was completed shortly before Lucy Maud Montgomery’s death. (Guardian)

Lauren Conrad’s book is at the top of the NYT bestseller list. No, seriously. (People)

Renee Zellweger will star in a third Bridget Jones movie, based on newspaper columns written by Helen Fielding. (Variety)

Stephanie Meyer has the top four best-selling books in the second quarter of 2009. (USA Today)

HBO is interested in creating a show based on Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, the bestselling novel about a hermaphrodite growing up in the Detroit suburbs. (Broadcasting & Cable)

The Bureau of Prisons decided that President Barack Obama’s books are not a threat to national security after all. (Yahoo!)

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