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Memoirs Coming from Questlove, Jesse Jackson Jr.

Two big names in the world of pop culture and news are set to publish books.

According to The Huffington Post, Questlove, the drummer and producer of hip hop group The Roots, is set to publish a memoir this summer. Due out on June 18, Questlove’s book will include tales of his brushes with celebrities and other artists, like Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, and KISS. Grand Central Publishing is publishing the memoir.

But he’s not the only big name coming out with a memoir. According to The Huffington Post, the Reverend’s son Jesse Jackson Jr. will also publish a memoir. The ex-Congressman recently made headlines when he pleaded guilty to planning to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. Sources say he’s planning to use this book as an opportunity to clear his name.

The book is still in the early stages and isn’t even being shopped around yet. But there’s a good chance someone would pick it up. After all, Jesse Jackson Jr. has written several books already, and he’s got quite the story to tell.

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Grand Central Publishing Launches E-Book Only Romance Imprint

We all know that e-book sales are on the rise, thanks to their convenience and mobility. But did you know that a large part of the e-book craze comes from romance e-books? Because women are embarrassed to buy romance novels, buying e-book versions allows them to download the guilty pleasure books without anyone knowing.

Now Grand Central Publishing is taking advantage of that. The company announced last month it would start a new leg of the company, specifically for romance novels that would be published as e-books only, not print books. According to this article by The New York Times, the new branch, called Forever Yours, will publish two to four romance e-books each month. This could be a huge boom for the company, as Julie Bosman explains.

According to the Romance Writers of America, which compiles statistics on the habits of romance readers, one-third of romance book buyers are currently reading e-books — a number that is higher than the industry average.

Forever Yours releases its first batch of romance e-books this month.

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