Stieg Larsson

Hachette Australia has announced an open casting call for a woman who is willing to "donate" her back for a large, permanent tattoo that will be used to promote the fourth book in Stieg Larsson's wildly successful Millennium Series (it's being called, explicitly, "tatvertising"). The series is best known for its first volume, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which was adapted for film by Danish director Niels Arden Oplev in 2009 and again by thriller magnate David Fincher in 2011 - hence the obvious need to promote with an actual dragon tattoo on a real person.

Polymath playwright, novelist, and painter August Strindberg is the one Swedish author that everyone knows (until Stieg Larsson, perhaps), and so he naturally enough is commemorated by the Strindberg Museum, housed in the so-called Blue Tower at the top of Drottninggatan, Stockholm’s Piccadilly, where he spent the last years of his life until his death […]

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Many commentators took the announcement by Quercus Publishing plc that “it would be in the best interests of the Company’s shareholders to seek potential offerors by means of a formal sale process” as an important early indicator of the strength of publishing industry disruption in 2014. After all, if the English publisher of Stieg Larsson’s [...]

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If on entering your local bookshop you can find your way past the teetering stacks of EL James' Fifty Shades trilogy, you might come across a slim new crime novel, Crusher. That one's mine. Perceptive reviewers have noted that the hero's father, Maguire, is an embittered Irish hack consumed with envy of his peers. That must be you, they insist.

In an effort to make ebook gift-giving more spontaneous and fun, Los Angeles-based startup Livrada is partnering with Target to sell gift cards for bestselling ebook titles like 50 Shades of Grey and Gone Girl in the chain’s 1,771 stores nationwide. The pilot program, which is initially available for Kindle and Nook and will be available on other platforms by the end of the year, launches on Sunday, July 15 with six books. Five are published by Random House: Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, 44 Charles Street by Danielle Steel, Odd Thomas by

Daily Kobo e-book sales in the UK increased seven times in December as the company revealed one of its top three downloaded books was self-published. The Canadian e-bookseller said The Unremarkable Heart by Karin Slaughter (Cornerstone) was its top-selling title in December driven by a low sale price of 0.49. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Quercus) sold the second most Kobo books, most likely due to a simultaneous film release of the story, and the third biggest selling UK Kobo book in December was Saving Rachela self-published title by John Locke, who also became the

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