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Reese Witherspoon works on lifestyle book

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Reese Witherspoon works on lifestyle book

NEW YORK

Already known for recommending books on her Instagram account, Reese Witherspoon is ready to write one herself.

The Oscar-winning actress has a deal with Touchstone for a lifestyle book based on her upbringing in Tennessee. The book is currently untitled and scheduled to come out in 2018, the publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday.

In a statement released through Touchstone, Witherspoon said the book was a “unique opportunity” to tell funny stories and provide hints on her idea of “Southern living.” According to the publisher, the book will feature photographs and personal essays and will tell how all women can draw upon the South’s “signature style, grace and charm.”

Witherspoon’s film credits include “Legally Blonde” and “Walk the Line.”

Patterson plans to give bonuses to booksellers

NEW YORK

Employees at independent bookstores can look forward to another round of holiday bonuses from James Patterson.

The best-selling author told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he plans to distribute $250,000, the same amount he gave last year. The gifts, which range from $1,000 to $5,000 per person, are based on nominations submitted by owners, managers, customers and others in the bookselling community.

Applications can be filed through Nov. 1. Patterson will choose the winners, to be announced in December.

The nomination form can be found on bookweb.org/bonus, the website of the American Booksellers Association.

Associated Press