Neil Gaiman Readings

Neil Gaiman is reading a different chapter from his new book, “The Graveyard Book” at each stop on his book tour and posting the video online HERE.      

Forbes Ranks Stephen King The Third Highest Paid Author

Coming in third: Stephen King who earned $45 million over the course of the year.   The king of horror was scraping by on a schoolteacher’s salary before his novel Carrie came out in 1974. Since then, he has published more than 40 books and sold some 350 million copies. He’s also made his markContinue reading “Forbes Ranks Stephen King The Third Highest Paid Author”

Guillermo del Toro To Write Vampire Trilogy

As if Guillermo del Toro weren’t busy enough, the director has inked a publishing deal with HarperCollins imprint William Morrow to pen a trilogy of vampire thrillers with Chuck Hogan.   First book, “The Strain,” hits bookstores next summer. The story will revolve around an invasion of New York City by a vampiric virus. TheContinue reading “Guillermo del Toro To Write Vampire Trilogy”

David Wroblewski’s Novel Gets The Nod From Oprah Winfrey

Thanks to Oprah Winfrey, one of the summer’s hottest reads is sure to sizzle in the fall. Publishing’s biggest hitmaker has chosen David Wroblewski’s “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle,” a 500-page debut novel, as her latest book club pick, two booksellers told The Associated Press. “Edgar Sawtelle” was released in June and became a smashContinue reading “David Wroblewski’s Novel Gets The Nod From Oprah Winfrey”

Do You Want A Signed Joe Hill Book?

This is from Joe’s website today and proves what a nice guy he is: Followers of the blog know I’ve had a couple go-arounds with grifters selling books with forged signatures in them at mark-up prices. I loathe the idea that people who want signed books are at risk of being taken advantage of byContinue reading “Do You Want A Signed Joe Hill Book?”

Joe Hill’s Forthcoming Novella

PS Publishing recently announced Joe Hill’s forthcoming novella, “Gunpowder”  This $92 slip cased hardcover contains 22,600 words and will only have a print run of 200 copies which immediately makes it very rare.  The cover artist is Vincent Chong and the story is set in the far reaches of space on a small planet thatContinue reading “Joe Hill’s Forthcoming Novella”

New Watchmen Hardcover Due On November 18th

It all begins with the paranoid delusions of a half-insane hero called Rorschach. But is Rorschach really insane or has he in fact uncovered a plot to murder super-heroes and, even worse, millions of innocent civilians? On the run from the law, Rorschach reunites with his former teammates in a desperate attempt to save theContinue reading “New Watchmen Hardcover Due On November 18th”

Stephen King Book Signing On November 6, 2008

Stephen King and Richard Russo will be participating in an on-stage conversation followed by a book signing to be held at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, on Thursday, November 6th. Click HERE for additional information.  

Stephen King on “Manfiction”

If you catch publishing types in a ”don’t quote me” mood, they’ll tell you the male audience for fiction is disappearing. Agents and editors are constantly on the lookout for the next hot female writer, and why not? At the end of August, 7 of the 10 New York Times hardcover fiction bestsellers were byContinue reading “Stephen King on “Manfiction””

Obama Fundraiser Brings Deluge Of Books From Stephen King And More

Ayelet Waldman is opening boxes. “My mail carrier is having heart palpitations,” she says. A week ago, Waldman sent a casual e-mail –- it “had all these typos” –- to just five friends, asking them to donate books to benefit Barack Obama. To her surprise, “the thing goes completely viral. All of a sudden IContinue reading “Obama Fundraiser Brings Deluge Of Books From Stephen King And More”

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