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Editors Share Secrets for Aspiring Authors - Posted August 7, 2014
Hundreds of writers gathered at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Summer Conference in Los Angeles last weekend. The annual "Editor's Panel" featured a star-studded collection of editors, including Dutton Children's Books publisher Julie Strauss-... [GalleyCat]

John Grisham Reveals New Book Cover on Facebook - Posted June 25, 2014
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Amazon Reports Record Sales This Holiday Season - Posted December 26, 2013
Sycamore Row by John Grisham was the most popular Kindle book given as a gift this holiday season, according to Amazon. The online retail giant sold "millions" of Kindle devices this holiday season and Cyber Monday was the bestselling day for t... [GalleyCat]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You 'Pretty Little Liars,' Martha Stewart - Posted October 24, 2013
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John Grisham Novel Adapted on Broadway - Posted October 3, 2013
A Broadway stage adaptation of John Grisham's 1989 legal thriller, A Time to Kill, will open on October 20, 2013. Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes adapted the book and Ethan McSweeny directed. According to ... [GalleyCat]

Ruth Pomerance Hired as Hyperion Senior Editor - Posted January 14, 2013
Ruth Pomerance, the publishing professional who uncovered John Grisham's The Firm back in 1990, will join Hyperion as senior editor. In her new post, she will "focus on the acquisition and development of new stories and author talent that will t... [GalleyCat]

Sylvia Day Sells 100,000 Trade Paperbacks in a Week - Posted November 2, 2012
Formerly self-published romance novelist Sylvia Day has sold 100,000 trade paperback copies of Reflected in You in a single week. The eBook was released in October and has already sold 450,000 copies. According to Amazon's new Auth... [GalleyCat]

84 Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Bookstores - Posted October 26, 2012
What's your favorite bookstore? My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop comes out on November 13th, sharing recommendations from 84 writers. Published by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, it features bookstores around the country, including The Strand (New York, NY), Powell`s ... [GalleyCat]

Fifty Shades of Grey Boosts Random House Earnings - Posted August 31, 2012
Random House posted a 64 percent increase in operating profit for the first half of 2012. According to Variety, the publisher also boasted a 20 percent increase in revenue--rising to $1.2 billion. ... [GalleyCat]

James Patterson Leads World's Top-Earning Authors List - Posted August 9, 2012
Forbes has just released its annual list of the World's Top-Earning Authors. We've listed the top five writers below, along with their income--... [GalleyCat]

Freelance Writer Tips & Ernest Hemingway Book Trailer: Top Stories of the Week - Posted April 6, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including John Grisham's $6 million mistake, freelance writer tips from a New York Times magazine editor and a 50-year-old Ernest Hemingway book trailer (embedded above). Click here to sig... []

John Grisham & His $6 Million Mistake - Posted April 3, 2012
Did you know that legal thriller writer John Grisham lost millions of dollars when he first became a published author? Even though ... [GalleyCat]

John Grisham & His $6 Million Mistake - Posted April 3, 2012
Did you know that legal thriller writer John Grisham lost millions of dollars when he first became a published author? Even though ... []

Tweeting LA Juror Provides Spark for Social Media App - Posted October 25, 2011
The following nugget from Thomson Reuters columnist Alison Frankel is worthy ... [FishbowlLA]

Forbes Unveils Highest Paid Authors List - Posted August 17, 2011
This week Forbes published their annual list of the highest paid writers. Novelist James Patterson leads the pack with $84 million--a $14 million increase from ... [GalleyCat]

HarperCollins Titles Absent From OverDrive's Top Adult Fiction Downloads - Posted March 4, 2011
Despite all of the controversy surrounding HarperCollins and eBooks at libraries, the publisher failed to make OverDrive's ten most downloaded books from the library l... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Tick Tock Tops NY Times eBook Best Sellers List - Posted February 3, 2011
The New York Times Best Sellers lists for eBooks will launch online on February 11th and will be followed with a print publication in the Sunday Febru... [Inside Mobile Apps]

New York Leads Google eBookstore Adoption - Posted January 25, 2011
New York, Seattle, Chicago, LA and DC have been the top cities to embrace Google's eBookstore. According to Abe Murray, product manager at Google Books, who shared s... [Inside Mobile Apps]

John Grisham eBook Hits Top Three For Library Downloads - Posted December 1, 2010
While Stieg Larsson's eBooks continue to be the most popular adult fiction downloaded from libraries, John Grisham's The Confession climbed to No. 3 last month in ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

James Patterson Responds to Critics - Posted November 24, 2010
No other author has had as many New York Times bestsellers at one time as James Patterson. People magazine called him the "king of the bestsellers list." He has outsold writers like ... [GalleyCat]

Lee Child, Stieg Larsson And James Patterson Top BooksOnBoard eBook Sales Last Week - Posted November 22, 2010
Authors Lee Child, Stieg Larsson, ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

John Grisham's Sells 70,000 eBooks In First Week Of Release - Posted November 10, 2010
Sales for John Grisham's new book The Confession are skyrocketing, thanks to the simultaneous release of the eBook version. ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Writing: Tougher Than Installing Fences, Plumbing, And Building Roads - Posted September 7, 2010
John Grisham wrote an op-ed in Sunday's New York Times about the jobs he had before he was a writer. The author of "A Time To Kill" got his first... [MediaJobsDaily]

Philip Roth and John Grisham Interviews Fabricated by Italian Journalist - Posted March 29, 2010
An Italian journalist appears to have fabricated an interview with famed novelist Philip Roth, creating imaginary quotes bashing President Barack Obama's presidential performance. This week's ... [GalleyCat]

John Grisham Backlist Now Available in eBook Format - Posted March 16, 2010
Today Random House announced that the complete John Grisham backlist--23 titles in all--will now be available in digital form. The books are available now, and the author has a new novel scheduled for October. Last November, Grisham ... [GalleyCat]

Jon Stewart to Introduce Condoleezza Rice at BookExpo America - Posted March 4, 2010
BookExpo America (BEA) has today announced that Jon Stewart will make an encore BookExpo America performance--serving as master of ceremonies at the Author Breakfast on Thursday, May 27. In a crazy political pairing, the host of The Daily Show will introduce memoir... [GalleyCat]

Literary Publicity Firm Precedent Media Unlimited to Close - Posted January 26, 2010
Online literary publicist Jason Gordon has decided to close the publicity firm he founded, Precedent Media Unlimited. "For over three years, I have worked hard to make sure that Precedent Media delivered the most thorough and progressive online campaigns. It has been an honor to work with so many... [GalleyCat]

John Grisham Enters Price War Debate - Posted November 4, 2009
Author John Grisham bashed Amazon and Walmart in a Today Show appearance, criticizing how the companies have marked down books and made the market more difficult for "aspiring writers." As we reported, Walmart ... [GalleyCat]

Nora Roberts by the Numbers - Posted June 22, 2009
In a recent profile of romance writing superstar Nora Roberts, the New Yorker painted the publishing industry in some broad stroke statistics. The long essay casually drops the fact that Roberts sells 27 books eve... [GalleyCat]

Stephenie Meyer Sold 16 Percent of all Books Last Quarter - Posted April 9, 2009
Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series ruled the top four bestselling books for the first quarter of 2009. According to <img alt="twilight.jpg" src="/galleycat/files/original/twilight.jpg" width="120" height="200" class="alignright"/USA Today, one in every seven books sold last qua... [GalleyCat]

Tina Brown Discusses The Book Beast: 'It's Really Important to Support Books' - Posted February 6, 2009
Anyone with even a passing interest in books is by now painfully aware of the struggles the publishing industry is currently undergoing. Troubles came to a head last December when widespread layoffs were announced at both Random House an... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Tina Brown Discusses The Book Beast: 'It's Really Important to Support Books' - Posted February 6, 2009
Anyone with even a passing interest in books is by now painfully aware of the struggles the publishing industry is currently undergoing. Troubles came to a head last December when widespread layoffs were announced at both Random House an... [FishbowlNY]

Shep Gets Hall of Fame Nod - Posted October 2, 2008
FNC anchor Shepard Smith is anchoring live in St. Louis at the site of the VP debate today, but tomorrow he'll be somewhere totally different. Smith will be inducted into the University of Mississip... [TVNewser]

Squeeze a Free Subscription out of Lemon - Posted July 31, 2008
When the world gives you Lemon, the colorful pop annual, forget making lemonade and focus on snagging a free subscription. Founded by the citrusy, palette-cleansing duo of Kevin Grady and Colin Metcalf, Lemon specializes in "pop culture with a twist" and... [UnBeige]

Tim Rutten On John Grisham, John Edwards, and Post-Literate Fiction - Posted January 29, 2008
When the LA Times moved Tim Rutten away from the Calendar section, he got visiting privileges. He's reviewing the latest John Grisham novel, The Appeal, and notes: ... [FishbowlLA]

Grisham's Latest Bestseller Slated for September - Posted June 1, 2007
The AP reported yesterday that John Grisham's next novel is slated for a September publication from Doubleday - and is a departure from his usual courtroom setting. PLAYING FOR PIZZA is the story of an American quarterback trying his luck in Italy. "I was pleasantly surprised to f... [GalleyCat]

S&S Launches Video Channel - Posted May 8, 2007
Simon & Schuster announced this morning that they have reached an agreement with video company TurnHere to launch a book-centric internet video channel to promote S&S authors and their new releases. The companies will produce videos with in-depth information on featured books and authors as well as sneak previews of upcoming... [GalleyCat]