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Inferno by Dan Brown is Amazon’s bestseller of 2013! Yahoo News is reporting that Brown’s thriller topped the charts this year. Other authors who made the bestseller list included Khaled Hosseini, Veronica Roth and Rick Riordan. It’s a pretty vanilla round-up, I think. I haven’t read the Hosseini book, but I have read Brown and [...]

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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.

James Patterson released 14 blockbuster novels last year while writing hardly a word. Whether you consider it genius or fakery, his writing franchise has made him a bogglingly wealthy man. Patterson has taken top spot in the just-released Forbes fiction rich list, with an estimated income of $US94 million ($NZ118 million) last year. He outstrips the number-two ranked Stephen King, who settled for making ends meet on a mere $US39 million ($NZ48 million).

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