Matthew Quick

The new edition of Book Business magazine should be on its way to you — and can also be accessed online, in a full-featured digital edition or via your iPad through our app— was a lot of fun for us to put together. We've got an interview with Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook. We talk to Matt about the publicity process for his debut novel that was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film. We've also got a piece from one of our personal heroes, the great Bill Kasdorf, that demystifies the EPUB 3 ebook file format and helps ensure you're putting it to its best use.

For Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook — the novel that became the Academy Award-winning film starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro — success as a fiction writer came slowly, then gradually and then all at once.

Quick (who, in the interest of full disclosure, is a friend and was a college roommate at La Salle University in the early 1990s) took some time in March to talk to Book Business about his whirlwind life since his book hit the silver screen.

The Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick (pictured, via) has landed a two-book deal with HarperCollins. Quick’s next novel, entitled The Good Luck of Right Now, is scheduled for release in spring 2014. Deadline reports that DreamWorks has already...

It could be a silver linings paycheck.

Matthew Quick, author of the novel-turned-Oscar-nominated Silver Linings Playbook, has sold screen rights to his upcoming book, The Good Luck of Right Now, to DreamWorks. Michael Fleming broke the news on yesterday. Quick, who quit his job as a teacher at Haddonfield High to try his hand at a writing career, typed Silver Linings Playbook on his MacBook, camped out and jobless in his in-laws’ basement in central Massachusetts.

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