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Oregon Publisher To Release Only Books by Women in 2018: Today in Books for February 17th, 2018

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Not a Pipe Books To Publish Only Women in 2018

A few years ago, a British author issued a challenge to any interested publisher: in 2018, the 100-year anniversary of women’s suffrage in the U.S., commit to publishing only books by women. And now it seems that a lone U.S. publisher, Not a Pipe books, is picking up the gauntlet. The small house, based in Independence, Oregon, has 8 books by women on its 2018 docket at that’s it.


James Bond Prequel Novel in the Works

The Ian Fleming estate has authorized a new James Bond prequel novel to be written by Anthony Horowitz. Based on some early notes from Fleming himself, Forever and a Day will see James Bond assume the 007 designation after the previous bearer is assassinated. Horowitz has previously written for the Bond franchise, and his own latest novel, The Magpie Murders, was a great success.


Entire Big Little Lies Cast Will Return for Season 2

After Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman has already re-upped for another season, it remained to be seen which of the other cast members would return for season 2 of the smash hit Big Little Lies. Today we got confirmation that Zoe Kravitz, Laura Dern, and Shailene Woodley would all also be back. And oh by the way, the original cast members will be joined by a little-known newcomer by the name of Meryl Streep.