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It Ends With Us Coloring Book Not Happening After All

Atria Books has decided that they will not be releasing an It Ends with Us coloring book after all. The publisher said on a statement on social media, “We developed this book to be uplifting and empowering, mirroring Lily Bloom’s story; we appreciate the feedback and discourse and have the greatest respect for Colleen Hoover’s fans. Thank you for the honest conversation and passion for the world Colleen has created in her books and the characters within.” After the book was announced, many fans took to social media to express their concerns with the project. One TikTokker called the coloring book “beyond poor taste.” Colleen Hoover, author of It Ends with Us, has also reached out to fans on social media to apologize. Hoover said the book was “developed with Lily’s strength in mind, but I can absolutely see how this was tone-deaf. I hear you guys and I agree with you.”

Prince Harry’s Memoir Sells 1.4 Million Copies on First Day

Prince Harry’s memoir Spare already sold 1.4 million copies in the U.S., U.K. and Canada on its first day of sales. Penguin Random House says the memoir has crushed all previous records for any first-day nonfiction book sales from the publisher, even overtaking Barack Obama’s memoir A Promised Land, which previously held the record. These sales figures include all formats of the book, including audiobook, print, and ebook. Spare was released on Tuesday, January 10, simultaneously across the world in 16 languages.

Choose the Best LGBTQ Books of 2022 for the Reads Rainbow Awards

Now’s your chance to vote for the best LGBTQ books of 2022 for the Reads Rainbow Awards! On the Reads Rainbow Awards site, you can now vote on the 10 finalists in the following categories: Best Contemporary Fiction, Best Adult Mystery/Thriller, Best Adult Historical, Best Adult Horror & Paranormal, Best Adult Fantasy, Best Adult Science Fiction, Best Young Adult Contemporary Fiction, Best Young Adult Mystery/Thriller, Best Young Adult Historical, Best Young Adult Horror/Paranormal, Best Young Adult Fantasy, Best Young Adult Science Fiction, Best Middle Grade and Picture Books, Best Graphic Novels & Comics, Best Poetry, and Best Nonfiction. Voting opened on January 11th and will close on January 25 at 10AM GMT. Results will be announced on January 31st.