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Endgame Gold

from The Las Vegas Sun

Strip Scribbles: $500K in gold at Caesars for James Frey’s ‘Endgame’; Eric Trump; Burlesque Festival

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A $500,000 gold coin display will be unveiled at Caesars Palace on Friday by international bestselling author James Frey. His new book Endgame is more than an adventure tale in an engrossing, high-stakes and apocalyptic trilogy.

It features an interactive puzzle comprised of clues that will lead to the location of a hidden key. The first reader who solves Endgame: The Calling and then finds the key can unlock the $500,000 and win the haul. The second book will have a $1 million prize and the third and final book even larger.

The gold will remain on display at the resort until the prize is won. “Endgame” follows the storylines of 12 characters as catastrophic events lead them on a global quest in search of three ancient keys that will save their own bloodlines and the world.

Twentieth Century Fox already has the movie option, and Google is creating a reality game. The puzzles will be solved using technology and social media. The gold haul will be kept in a secure case under security guard.

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Meteor Strikes Downtown New York City. Earth’s Endgame is here.

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ENDGAME BOOK TOUR / MANILA – Can’t wait to see you, Philippines

from BOOK whales

James Frey Book Signing Event in Manila (National Bookstore)

James Frey Book Signing Event

Visit NBS Facebook site for more details
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What: James Frey Book Signing Tour*
When: January 31, 2015, 2 p.m.
Where: National Book Store, Ayala Center Cebu

When: February 1, 2015, 2 p.m.

Where: National Book Store, Glorietta 1
Registration starts at 10 a.m. for both events.
*JAMES FREY WILL ONLY
 BE SIGNING COPIES OF “ENDGAME: THE CALLING”
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HUFF POST LIVE with James Frey

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Write Win Publish Cool

from Ridgefield’s HamletHub

Connecticut’s Full Fathom Five Digital Holding Fiction Contest

Written by Sally Allen

Connecticut-based e-books publisher Full Fathom Five Digital, founded by bestselling author James Frey, has announced a $10,000 fiction contest on its website.

“We are searching for some of the best original fiction out there, and hosting a contest to find it,” the post reads.

Submissions must be written for Adult, New Adult, and/or Young Adult audiences and fall into one of the following genres: Horror, Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy, or Mystery/Thriller.

In addition to the one Grand Prize award of $10,000, four finalists will receive a publishing deal. Non-finalists will also be eligible to receive a publishing contract.

The contest opened Oct. 1 and continues through Nov. 30 at 11:50 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

For the full contest rules and guidelines, visit the Contest page at Full Fathom Five’s website.

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Posted on October 6, 2014 by Editor

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OFFICIAL TRAILER: Endgame Is Coming

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ENDGAME is Coming. Murphy is Coming.

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“Autumn has arrived in the quaint commuter town of Darien….”

from The Times of London

James Frey: ‘There’s $500,000 prize to be won in my new novel’

Barbara McMahon

The latest book series by the Million Little Pieces author offers readers the chance to win half a million in gold

Autumn has arrived in the quaint commuter town of Darien, where the leaves are ablaze in a glory of gold before the cold weather sweeps in. This is the kind of quietly prosperous Connecticut town where masters of the universe kiss their picture-perfect families goodbye and commute to their Manhattan desks, a place where the well-ordered streets are lined with large mansions, complete with three car garages and expensively landscaped gardens. Both film versions of The Stepford Wives and the 2008 adaptation of Richard Yates’s novel Revolutionary Road, starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, were filmed here.

[ click to continue reading at The Times ]

Posted on October 1, 2014 by Editor

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‘I want to make everybody who hates me give up.’

from The Wall Street Journal

James Frey Hasn’t Given Up on Writing

A decade after his controversial memoir, the author blends fiction and reality in a new way

“I want to prove them all wrong,” says James Frey, author of the contentious 2003 book “A Million Little Pieces,” and, more recently, creator of the best-selling series of young-adult science-fiction books “The Lorien Legacies.” “I want to make everybody who hates me give up.”

It has been a remarkable 10 years for Mr. Frey, who came under fire for fabricating parts of “A Million Little Pieces,” initially billed as his memoir. After he admitted that some of the details were fictional, he was excoriated on Oprah Winfrey’s couch, he lost a book contract and his agent left him. “I was toxic,” he says. “I was radioactive.”

But he didn’t give up writing. For his latest project, Mr. Frey, 45, blends fiction and reality in a different way. On Oct. 7 he will release “Endgame,” a novel that will simultaneously launch with a YouTube channel, 50 social-media accounts and a real-life puzzle. (A videogame will come soon after.) The first reader to solve the puzzle in the story gets $500,000 in gold coins, provided by Mr. Frey himself.

It’s the latest major release from his media and entertainment company, Full Fathom Five, which operates, Mr. Frey says, much like an artist’s studio. Just as the artists Takashi Murakami or Jeff Koons develop concepts and have assistants help carry them out, Mr. Frey comes up with most of the books’ ideas and hires others to write the final product. When the story sells to a publishing house, he splits the proceeds. For example, he came up with the plot for the company’s first book, “I Am Number Four,” hired a writer for the text and then published it under the pseudonym Pittacus Lore. It went on to become a No. 1 best-seller, and the film adaptation grossed $150 million world-wide.

Mr. Frey is working with about 25 authors, all of whom are paid anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000 per book, along with a percentage of any profits. (The percentage varies by contract.)

Full Fathom Five has sold about 60 books to publishers, and has released about 30. Mr. Frey smiles when he thinks of those who have doubted him along the way. After the release of his novel “Bright Shiny Morning” in 2008, he says that a critic “just ripped me to shreds, but then he said he might as well be firing paintballs at Godzilla, meaning I was Godzilla.” Mr. Frey remembers thinking, “That’s what I should try to do to everybody—make them feel like they’re firing paintballs at Godzilla.”

[ click to continue reading at The Wall Street Journal ]

Posted on September 25, 2014 by Editor

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“A book can be more than what’s on the page.”

from USA Today

Book Buzz: James Frey’s ‘Endgame’ has a golden prize

Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY

AP Treasure Hunter FugitiveReaders of the new ‘Endgame’ series from James Frey will have a chance to find a golden treasure. (But not this one, which is from the the SS Central America.) (Photo: Donn Pearlman, AP)

The treasure hunters of the world may want to dust off their tools.

James Frey’s new new novel Endgame: The Calling features an interactive puzzle which, when solved, has a $500,000 prize at the end. The puzzle will lead readers to a key, and that key will unlock $500,000 worth of gold on display at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

It’s the first in a planned trilogy penned by Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton, which follows 12 characters on a quest for three ancient keys that will save “not only their bloodlines but the world.” The subsequent two books in the trilogy will also have interactive puzzles with much larger payouts: $1 million and $1.5 million, respectively.

“The mega puzzle included in the first book deploys technology and social media in a way that brings people beyond their borders,” Frey said in a news release. “A book can be more than what’s on the page. It can take you out into the real world; it can take you out into the digital world. The stakes are not only high for the characters in Endgame, they are high for the readers who try to solve the puzzle too.”

[ click to continue reading at USA Today ]

Posted on September 23, 2014 by Editor

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ENDGAME RELEASE PARTY NYC: James Frey, John Hanke, James Murphy, Pete Tong, Woo-hoo!!

@ Box Office Hero

ENDGAME: James Frey, John Hanke, Music by James Murphy and Pete Tong

Date:
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom
Address: 311 West 34th Street, New York, NY10001, US Show Map
Appearing: James Frey, James Murphy, Pete Tong, Pete Tong and Pete Tong
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Posted on September 9, 2014 by Editor

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FFF Digital – Hello World.

from Mashable

James Frey’s New Digital Publishing Venture Promises 1 New Book per Week

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James Frey’s publishing house Full Fathom Five, which has already made it to New York Times bestseller lists with I Am Number Four (also a major motion picture) and Dorothy Must Die, is launching a digital imprint with plans to release a new e-book every week, for a total of 13 books this year alone, Mashable can exclusively report.

FFF Digital begins life with Amanda Black’s The Apartment, the first of many genre e-books that the new imprint believes wouldn’t fit into a traditional publishing model but would resonate with digital-savvy modern readers. It’s also hosting a two-month-long contest to find new authors; the prize is a publishing deal and $10,000 in cash.

SEE ALSO: 24 Must-Read Books for Summer 2014

“We are looking forward to discovering unconventional projects that have the potential to connect with a wider community of readers that haven’t been available to them before,” Frey tells Mashable.

The venture is also seeking film and TV opportunities for its authors, and has tapped Samantha Streger, who was worked with Frey’s company since April, as director of digital publishing.

New books from FFF Digital will come every Wednesday to all leading e-book retailers, beginning with Black’s The Apartment, the first in an adult romance series, on Oct. 1.

“The FFF Digital team has helped me fully realize and achieve my dream of becoming a published author,” Black said. “They have provided me with so much support along the way.”

Aspiring authors can submit work for the contest between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30. Four additional finalists will also receive a FFF Digital deal, and all submissions will be eligible for publication.

[ click to read full article at Mashable ]

Posted on September 7, 2014 by Editor

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ENDGAME: “A new series of books is to offer readers the chance to get rich”

from The Sunday Times

Pot of gold awaits sleuth who cracks literary code

The treasure hunt craze triggered by Masquerade in the 1970s is to be recreated by a novelist burying clues to $3m, says Dalya Alberge

Dalya Alberge

IT IS usually the author who makes a fortune from a best-seller but a new series of books is to offer readers the chance to get rich, too.

The Endgame trilogy of adventure stories by James Frey, whose previous works include The Lorien Legacies and I Am Number Four, will challenge readers to solve puzzles, riddles and codes with prizes totalling $3m (£1.8m) available to those who are successful.

The first person who solves the puzzles in Endgame: The Calling, the first book, will win $500,000 (£300,000) in gold coins. For the second book the prize rises to $1m and for the third $1.5m.

The rights to the series are being sold to publishers in 27 countries and Frey is working on a script for the first of three films of the series, which will be financed by 20th Century Fox. The trilogy is published by HarperCollins….

[ click to continue reading at The Sunday Times ]

Posted on September 1, 2014 by Editor

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NYT: Pittacus @ Six

from The New York Times

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Posted on August 29, 2014 by Editor

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Frey Does Arkin’s Gnomes

from The Art Newspaper

A million little gardeners

Seedbed, 2010, by Elliott Arkin. Photograph: Amherst College

A Million Little Pieces author James Frey is set to turn the artist Elliott Arkin’s series of sculptures depicting famous artists as garden gnomes into a children’s book, due to be published in 2016. Four years ago, Frey purchased one of the resin works—a miniature lawn-mowing Picasso—from the series, titled A Peaceable Kingdom, 2004-2012, at New York’s Half Gallery, which he co-owned at the time. “It is one of the most brilliantly funny works of art,” Frey says. So when Arkin later asked the author to write a catalogue essay for his exhibition at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice last year, Frey suggested a short story. He wound up with enough material for a book and took an option on the rights from Arkin, who says, “I am thrilled to see what narrative James creates.”

[ click to continue reading at In The Frame ]

Posted on August 26, 2014 by Editor

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Endgame at Comic-Con 2014 | James Frey, Wyck Godfrey, John Hanke, & Mat Laibowitz

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The End Begins October 7. ENDGAME Is Coming.

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THR: James Frey’s ENDGAME… to call it only a book would be vastly oversimplifying things.

from The Hollywood Reporter

Comic-Con: James Frey to Introduce ‘Endgame’ Universe With Panel, Puzzle, Interactive Game (Exclusive)

by Rebecca Ford

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Frey’s upcoming YA book, which has interactive components and is being developed into a film, will be promoted with a tie-in to the popular augmented reality game Ingress.

Endgame is  James Frey’s upcoming book, but to call it only a book would be vastly oversimplifying things.

While the first novel will hit stores Oct. 7, Frey’s project is made up of the books (a planned trilogy), e-books, a puzzle, a game, a treasure hunt and an upcoming movie. The first YA book, set in the near present day, follows 12 teens as catastrophic events lead them on a worldwide search for three ancient keys that will save not only their bloodlines but the world.

“Endgame was always conceived of and designed and created to be this pretty vast universe,” says Frey. “The idea was that we would build everything before it came out. We’d be proactive in creating the universe instead of reactive.”

[ click to continue reading at The Hollywood Reporter ]

Posted on July 21, 2014 by Editor

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Endgame: The Calling – 2 p.m., Room 7AB

from The Hollywood Reporter

Comic-Con: Highlights From the Film Lineup

by Borys Kit, Rebecca Ford

UPDATING: The studios will bring a slew of world-saving heroes, new footage and a few surprises to Hall H beginning on July 23.

Comic-Con heads back to San Diego beginning on July 23, with more than 120,000 geeks, cosplayers, and film and TV fans invading the convention center for comics, swag and first looks at some of their favorite upcoming films.

Most of the studios are planning to show off footage from the more genre-oriented part of their slates, bring some big stars to the stage and throw in a few surprises.
Here, The Hollywood Reporter breaks down all the film highlights hitting San Diego. Some of the information is official, while some of it is just rumor. Heck, even the official schedule says “TBD” under some studios’ entries. After all, flying in stars and making sure footage from movies that are still in production dazzles isn’t easy; thus studios sometimes find themselves juggling until almost the very end.
Check back for updates as the Con nears.

SATURDAY, JULY 26

Endgame: The Calling – 2 p.m., Room 7AB
Author James Frey will speak about his new YA book Endgame: The Calling (out Oct. 7), while producer Wyck Godfrey will talk about the upcoming Fox movie. John Hanke, leader of Google’s Niantic Labs and creator of Google Maps, will discuss the augmented-reality game Google is crafting based on Endgame, and puzzlemaster Mat Laibowitz will talk about the puzzle in the book.

Posted on July 18, 2014 by Editor

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iOS Ingress

from ARGnet

Google Rolls Out Ingress to iOS Devices

By Michael Andersen

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In November 2012, Google introduced its Ingress scanner app to the Google Play store. And for almost two years, the central point of interaction for Google’s deeply immersive alternate reality game has been an Android exclusive. That changes today: with the release of Ingress‘s scanner app to the iTunes Store, the world of Ingress has officially rolled out on iOS devices.

The Ingress scanner app asks players to join the green Enlightened or blue Resistance faction in a battle for control over portals tied to real world landmarks. The game has a sizeable player base within the Android community. Over 12,000 players have gathered for the game’s frequent live events in cities across the globe so far in 2014, and the game boasts over 4 million downloads. With the expansion into iOS devices, an influx of new players is likely.

Ingress‘ long-awaited transition to the iOS platform isn’t the only major update the Niantic Project team have been teasing. Earlier this year, HarperCollins announced a partnership with Google’s Niantic Labs to produce a similar mobile game for Android and iOS devices tied to James Frey’s forthcoming young adult series, Endgame. The first book in the series will be released October 7th: and while Niantic Project’s mobile app is set to launch that same day, many of Endgame‘s characters have started becoming active on social media following a series of meteorite impacts on June 11th, kicking off the narrative. Ingress‘ recent release on iOS devices will likely help inform the development of its Endgame counterpart.

[ click to read full article at ARGn.com ]

Posted on July 14, 2014 by Editor

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The Revenge Of Frey

from Publishers Weekly

BEA 2014: Big Children’s Books at BEA

By Diane Roback, Carolyn Juris, John Sellers, and Matia Burnett

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Endgame by James Frey is HarperCollins’s big YA title of the show; it releases in September with a one-million-copy first printing. A Google-based game and an in-book puzzle are part of the series’ multiplatform concept, and a film is in the works. In other Frey news, The Revenge of Seven, the second-to-last title in the Lorien Legacy series, arrives in late August with a 400,000-copy first printing. Other big fall titles from Harper include the second volume in the graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book; The Guardian Herd: Starfire, first in a new series (“It’s Warriors with horses,” said publicity director Sandee Roston); The Swap by Megan Shull, a Freaky Friday–style story set in in middle school; Madeline Roux’s sequel to Asylum, titled Sanctum; Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang; and Positive, a memoir from 19-year-old first-time author Paige Rawl about her experiences with bullying while growing up with HIV.

[ click to read full article at Publisher’s Weekly ]

Posted on July 6, 2014 by Editor

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Insomniac: The Life And Times of Pasquale Rotella

from DEADLINE Hollywood

Fox 2000, Temple Hill To Bring EDM Mogul Pasquale Rotella’s Life To Screen, Buying James Frey-Penned Memoir

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ELEEXCLUSIVE: Based on a book proposal, Fox 2000 has made a preemptive acquisition of Insomniac: The Life And Times of Pasquale Rotella, a memoir that the Electronic Dance Music mogul is writing with A Million Little Pieces author James Frey. The book, which St. Martin’s Press will publish next summer, tells of Rotella’s rags to riches ride as the architect of Insomniac, a company behind the biggest EDM events in the country. Rotella became a promoter at the beginning of the rave scene in the early 1990s, starting with 50 people in warehouses in Venice Beach, to staging events like the Electric Daisy Carnival Flagship Festival, which draws 400,000 to Vegas each June. He reportedly sold half his company to Live Nation for $50 million.

Temple Hill‘s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen will produce with Haven Entertainment’s Rachel Miller, and Fox 2000′s Elizabeth Gabler and Erin Siminoff will oversee it with Temple Hill’s Isaac Klausner. The studio views it as a way into the immensely popular EDM world, with an edgy 8 Mile/Social Network-type look look at a provocative character scratching for his share of the American dream. Mollie Glick at Foundry and Lev Ginsburg at Ginsburg Daniels brokered the deal. Frey’s repped by WME.

[ click to continue reading at DEADLINE.com ]

Posted on June 1, 2014 by Editor

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ENDGAME: Million Dollar Cover

from The Guardian

Million dollar cover reveal for James Frey’s new Endgame series

Newsflash: Readers around the world are given the chance to win a million dollars in gold by solving the clues of a super-puzzle!

by Amber Segal

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The first novel in James Frey’s Endgame series, The Calling, is set for release in 36 countries on 7 October 2014, and today publishers HarperCollins have revealed its golden cover. But there’s more!

As a surreal real-life tie-in, readers across the globe can solve clues both within the book and in the outside world to be in with a chance of winning the extraordinary prize this cover represents. Very mysterious! The prize, a million dollars in gold, is going to be displayed in a soon-to-be-revealed public location…

[ click to continue reading at The Guardian ]

[ also check out USA Today ]

Posted on May 23, 2014 by Editor

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Little Shaq (from Shaq and Full Fathom Five Woo-hoo!)

from Shaq.com

Shaq to publish a children’s book series

Courtesy USA Today

Shaquille O’Neal can add a new title to his LinkedIn profile: “Children’s book author.”

The retired basketball player will author a new series of books called Little Shaq for early readers. It will be based on O’Neal’s childhood and feature a series of adventures of a young Shaq and his cousin Barry.

“I am excited to be working with Bloomsbury on this project that will reach young, independent readers,” O’Neal said in a statement. “Education is a cause that is very important to me and I love that this series will combine reading with my love of basketball. It’s a slam dunk for literacy!”

The first book is scheduled to be published in 2015.

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Posted on May 15, 2014 by Editor

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DOROTHY MUST DIE – Exclusive Trailer

from USA Today

Exclusive trailer: Preview the book ‘Dorothy Must Die’

Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY

Beneath that sweet exterior, Dorothy Gale is a cold, hard witch.

That’s the idea behind a new young-adult book, anyway — and I think it’s one that might prompt teens (and their parents) to take another plunge into the land of Oz.

In her dark new novel, Dorothy Must Die, Danielle Paige re-imagines the fantasy landscape we grew up with. Her world paints the Scarecrow as a character who “conducts inhumane experiments on winged monkeys,” the Tin Man as a trained killer, the Cowardly Lion as a “monster out for blood” and Dorothy as a power-hungry woman who must be stopped.

Today I’m debuting the trailer for the book, which goes on sale next week. Intrigued? A whopping 12 free chapters have been posted on Epic Reads. For $1.99 you also can grab No Place Like Oz, Paige’s prequel e-book.

[ click to continue reading at USAToday.com ]

Posted on April 8, 2014 by Editor

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Join New Canaan Resident & Author James Frey for Lunch

from Hamlet Hub

Join New Canaan Resident & Author James Frey for Lunch

Join worldwide bestselling author and New Canaan resident James Frey at The Bedford Post ‘Literary Lunch Series’ on Thursday February 27 from 11.30am – 2.00pm.

Frey is the author of controversial bestsellers “A Million Little Pieces”, “My Friend Leonard”, “Bright Shiny Morning” and “The Final Testament of the Holy Bible”. Frey is also the Founder and CEO of Full Fathom Five, a transmedia production company responsible for the New York Times–bestselling young adult series “The Lorien Legacies”. The first book of which “I Am Number Four” (2010) was made into a hit feature film by DreamWorks Studios. His next book, “Endgame”, will be released in October 2014 in partnership with Harper Collins, Google and 20th Century Fox.

This forthcoming event has caused a great deal of excitement in our household. My husband and I are avid readers of Frey’s.

A couple of month’s ago I attended the Anjelica Huston literary lunch at the Bedford Post, which was excellent. The informal style enables you to relax, chat, eat good food then listen to the author speak freely.

[ click to read at HamletHub.com ]

Posted on January 25, 2014 by Editor

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PW Exclusive: James Frey Talks Endgame

from Publisher’s Weekly

PW Exclusive: James Frey Talks Endgame

By Rachel Deahl

credit: Leon Alberti

James Frey doesn’t do things in a quiet way. Since his literary career imploded after questions surfaced about the veracity of his addiction memoir, A Million Little Pieces, Frey has moved on to bigger projects. In 2010 he launched his own company called Full Fathom Five, to package young adult novels and series. While some in the press railed against the outfit as a “fiction factory,” it has been productive. FFF was behind the YA series-turned-film I Am Number Four and, yesterday, announced its most ambitious project to date: a multi-platform series called Endgame that will feature a geo-location game (created by Google), a series of books and novellas co-written by Frey (to be published by HarperCollins), and a forthcoming film adaptation (being produced by 20th Century Fox).

Endgame, for which the film rights alone fetched a reported $2 million, is the kind of elaborate project, exploiting IP across a range of media, that many in publishing feel is the future. Frey talked to PW about the series, the intricacies of orchestrating a story that will exist in multiple forms, and whether he’s still angry about being ambushed on Oprah.PW: Can you explain how the project came together? Were you conceiving of the storyline, initially, as just a book? A book and a movie?

JF: It was conceived as a project that would exist across multiple platforms, and that the story would be told in books, novellas, games, film, and TV. [We also knew it] would have a social media presence, and exist in places – such as search results and mapping coordinates and YouTube – that aren’t traditionally mediums for storytelling and writing.

PW: When did the gaming element come into play?

JF: My first conversations with Google Niantic were approximately a year ago.

[ click to continue reading at PublishersWeekly.com ]

OTHER MENTIONS…

— HarperCollins to Publish New Novels by James Frey – NEW YORK TIMES
— Google’s Niantic follows Ingress with Endgame – C|NET
— ‘Pieces’ Author Frey Has Multibook, Media Deal – ABC NEWS
— James Frey wins $2m deal for young adult SF novel – THE GUARDIAN
— ‘Pieces’ author Frey has multibook, media deal – WASHINGTON POST
— HarperCollins, Google’s Niantic Labs, 20th Century Fox Collaborate With Bestselling Author James Frey On Next Generation Cross-Media Project, ENDGAME – WALL STREET JOURNAL MARKETWATCH
— ‘Pieces’ author Frey has multi-book, media deal – THE JAMAICA OBSERVER

Posted on January 16, 2014 by Editor

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Going hot and heavy over Endgame

from Deadline Hollywood

Fox Takes James Frey’s ‘Endgame’ In Year’s First 7-Figure Deal With Google In The Mix

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image courtesy of THRUPDATED: 9:48 PMFox landed James Frey’s Endgame, and the deal was around $2 million with Temple Hill partners Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen. Details will be forthcoming, but Google is involved. Fox joins sister company HarperCollins, which bought publishing rights. Here is what the book’s about: In a world similar to Earth, there are 12 bloodlines, or races. Each bloodline has a champion between the ages of 13 and 17 who is trained as a warrior and is always ready to do battle. When they turn 18, the teen warrior behind them gets promoted. This has been the case for hundreds of years, but no one remembers why — they’re always ready for some sort of battle to take place, but it never does. But the tradition continues. And then one day they’re called to fight, and all the bloodlines but the winners will be exterminated. They’re fighting to be the last race. WME brokered.

EARLIER EXCLUSIVE, 2:56 pm PST: In the first bidding battle of the new year, Fox and Warner Bros are going hot and heavy over Endgame, a Hunger Games-type young-adult novel by James Frey.

[ click to continue reading at Deadline.com ]

Posted on January 11, 2014 by Editor

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R29: James Frey’s 6 Books You Need To Read This Winter

from Refinery 29

James Frey’s Reading List: 6 Books You Need This Winter

,  SENIOR EDITOR

openerEven if one of your New Year’s resolutions wasn’t to read more, we think we could all benefit from less Bachelor-watching and more Bovary. PS, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was a book first. Jersey Shore wasn’t.

To help you get your literature on during the long, dark winter nights, we turned to author James Frey for a winter-reading hit-list. Whether you’re a fan of Frey or not, we think his six picks, which range from a tale of models-turned-terrorists to a kid’s book you’ll want to steal from your nephew, are the perfect (equally gripping) alternatives to, say, Emily Thorne’s quest for vengeance. PPS: Us Weekly doesn’t count as reading, either.

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Posted on January 8, 2014 by Editor

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MOST WANTED – Richard Phillips and James Frey

from Harper’s Books

PHILLIPS, Richard and James Frey (text).

Most Wanted.

London: White Cube, (2011). First Editions. Quartos. Set of 10 books; each features the same internal content, but was issued with different images on the front and rear boards. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Richard Phillips: Most Wanted, White Cube Hoxton Square, London, January 28 – March 5, 2011. Includes reproductions of Phillips’ Most Wanted series, a collection of pastels and paintings of ten young celebrities, alongside paparazzi photographs of the same figures: Chace Crawford, Kristen Stewart, Zac Efron, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Momsen, Dakota Fanning, Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, and Robert Pattinson. With a text, titled Unwanted, by James Frey. Uniformly fine to near fine in illustrated boards. No jackets, as issued.

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Posted on November 24, 2013 by Editor

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WES LANG (and James Frey)

at Amazon.com

Wes Lang Hardcover

by James Frey  (Author) , Wes Lang (Artist)

Wes Lang’s (born 1972) first monograph focuses on his works on paper–complicated arrangements of his typically American iconography, expertly rendered in ink and paint and juxtaposed in riotous combinations. These images, selected from a decade’s worth of material, range from the artist’s covers for a 2012 Grateful Dead box set chronicling their epic 1990 tour (fulfilling a teenage dream of Lang’s) to precise classical drawing reminiscent of a nineteenth-century illustrator, in a dizzying mix of American history, biker culture, tattoo iconography, ornament, Native American art, pin-ups, newspaper headlines and Taoist texts. This book–the only Wes Lang monograph in print–contains an essay by author James Frey and will undoubtedly appeal to both Lang’s substantial online following and to fans of Americana.

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Posted on November 19, 2013 by Editor

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DOROTHY MUST DIE: No Place Like Oz

from USA Today

‘Dorothy Must Die’ series gives Oz heroine a wicked spin

Brian Truitt, USA TODAY

Roll out the welcome mat, Darth Vader, Professor Moriarty and Walter White. Dorothy Gale is making a home on the dark side. And her little dog, too.

The spunky female heroine of L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz books and the classic 1939 movie turns villainous at the hands of debut young-adult novelist Danielle Page with her planned Dorothy Must Dietrilogy (HarperCollins).

The first book, Dorothy Must Die (out April 1), introduces Amy Gumm, a pink-haired, modern-day Kansas teenager who, like Dorothy years earlier, gets transported via tornado to Oz. However, Oz isn’t much of a magical place anymore — it’s now under the iron fist of Dorothy and her henchmen, the Tin Man and his pals. Amy is recruited by the formerly wicked witches to nab the Scarecrow’s brain, rip out the Tin Man’s heart, remove the Lion’s courage and take out Dorothy once and for all.

So, how did Dorothy go from good-hearted kid to someone who could give the Wicked Witch of the West a lesson in evil? Paige sets the stage for what’s to come in the e-book prequel novella No Place Like Oz (available Tuesday), which catches up with 16-year-old Dorothy two years after she arrives home from her first trip to Oz. It doesn’t take long for her to quickly feel the need to return to that wondrous landscape, but what she finds there twists her into something new and very different.

In her first interview about the project, which is in development to become a CW TV series, Paige, who is 38 and lives in New York City, talks with USA TODAY. And check out an exclusive excerpt from No Place Like Oz.

[ click to read interview and excerpt at USA Today ]

Posted on November 10, 2013 by Editor

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Frey Rocks Placebo

from MTV

Rock Lit: Placebo Cops Inspiration From James Frey’s Controversial Memoir

by Photo credit: Keren PoznanskyPhoto credit: Keren Poznansky

The inspiration for a song on Placebo’s latest album, Loud Like Love, comes from an unlikely place: James Frey’s controversial account of drug addiction that drew headlines for its falsified passages. For frontman Brian Molko, the book tapped into something he wanted to pursue musically. And it’s not the first time the musician has used his interest in reading to inspire a song.

Molko has released seven albums with Placebo since their self-titled 1996 debut and often takes a literary approach to songwriting. The band’s new disc, which recently came out via Universal, extends their lengthy and darkly moody discography, exploring serious subject matter like drug addiction. For Molko, books are a way to tap into new ways of expressing ideas and aid songwriting by learning new words and turns of phrase.

The songwriter and musician spoke with Hive about his experience with books, what sort of literature he prefers and just why he’s so compelled by James Frey.

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Posted on October 29, 2013 by Editor

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