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Today, to coincide with the global release of Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam, Wattpad and Doubleday have teamed up to share an exclusive essay from Atwood revealing insights into the development of the critically-acclaimed dystopian trilogy, which also includes Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood. This behind-the-scenes glimpse into Atwood's inspiration for the series mixes her famous wit with a earnest exploration of the increasingly blurry line between speculative fiction and fact.
You may be familiar with the saga of the Amazon Kindle Bikini Girl, a character who has been appearing in commercials for Amazon’s popular e-reader for the last several years, most of which have included subtle or overt shots at Apple’s rival iPad.
The first ad, according to a CBS News blog post at the time, “plunged the nation into civil war,” over whether or not Bikini Girl was likable. Adfreak described her at the time as “a snooty ice queen who brags about her frugality and flaunts her wasteful consumerism,” although the commercial got millions of views on YouTube:
We know that Barnes & Noble has the technology to process ebook transactions in its stores, and with a new holiday promotion the company announced Thursday, we’re seeing more ways that technology can work. Between December 20 and 24, customers who go to a Barnes & Noble physical store and buy an ebook from a list of 20 qualifying ebooks — including The Hobbit, Life of Pi and the entire Hunger Games trilogy – can “instant-gift” another ebook on that list for free.
HarperCollins Publishers announced today the acquisition of the Crash trilogy by debut author Nicole Williams as the first books the Children’s Division will categorize as 16 and up. Williams first self-published Crash and Clash as ebooks and sold more than 85,000 copies combined. Phoebe Yeh, Editorial Director at HarperCollins, negotiated the 3-book deal for North American translation rights with Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. The HarperCollins ebook editions of Crash and Clash released November 20, 2012, and the paperback editions go on-sale December 18, 2012. Crush, the conclusion to the trilogy, will be published simultaneously as an ebook and paperback on April 23, 2013.
Amazon released its list of the bestselling books of 2012 on Friday morning. The list is a great summary of one of the key themes in book publishing in 2012: Self-published authors and traditional publishers need each other.
[PRESS RELEASE] New York, NY (November 29, 2012) 34Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced the publication of Year of the Jungle (September 10, 2013), an autobiographical picture book by Suzanne Collins, author of the worldwide bestselling The Hunger Games trilogy, with illustrations by James Proimos. Scholastic also announced plans to publish the trade paperback edition of Catching Fire (June 4, 2013, ISBN: 978-0-545-58617-7, $12.99), as well as re-packaged paperback editions of Collins’s bestselling The Underland Chronicles, a five-book series about Gregor the Overlander, featuring all new cover art (Summer 2013). Scholastic will publish and deliver the books through all of its distribution channels.
So just how hungry are fans for The Hunger Games? Ravenous, it seems. Suzanne Collins' popular YA book trilogy, which spawned the juggernaut $680 million–grossing Jennifer Lawrence blockbuster, has now passed a major publishing milestone, putting in track to become one of the top—if not the top—best sellers of 2012. So just how many books has it sold? According to its publisher, Scholastic, the trilogy has now sold over 50 million copies in both print and digital formats. To put that in perspective, the books have more than doubled in sales since the beginning of 2012 when there were
This summer has witnessed the reignition of the debate about pulpy reading, with much of the usual attendant hair-pulling and garment-rending. Should you do it? Should you feel guilty about doing it? Is it bad for you? And, oh goodness, once you open your mind to the corrupting tendrils of popular fiction, can your good-breeding and forthright character hope to survive for long?
Our preferred answers, in order: Yes. No. No. And probably not, which you should embrace.
"The sales velocity for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is unprecedented, with reader demand still growing," Anthony Chirico, the president of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, said in a statement. "As we head into the heart of the summer reading season, sales are likely to continue exceeding even our most optimistic forecasts." The erotic novels were released by Vintage Books, part of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, beginning in March in e-book format and in April in trade paperback. They were originally published by a small independent press in Australia and difficult to find in paperback form in the United
Standing alongside such classics as George Orwell's 1984 and J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, the Space Trilogy follows the brilliant Dr. Elwin Ransom—a Including enchanting new worlds, an enthralling cast of characters, and an epic battle of good vs. evil, Lewis' Space Trilogy is available electronically in English for the first time, offering a new venue for Sci-Fi lovers and Narnia fans to explore this timeless adventure series. "The Space Trilogy books are longtime fan favorites," says Mark Tauber Out of the Silent Planet (E-Book; April 3 The second novel, Perelandra (E-Book; April 3 That