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Akashic Books Tops Amazon Bestseller List

Indie publisher Akashic Books scored a big milestone yesterday, watching Go the F*** To Sleep climb to the #1 spot on the Amazon Bestseller list–more than one month before its June 14th publication date.

UPDATE: The Bay Citizen has more about the pirate PDF that helped the book go viral. Adam Mansbach (The End of the Jews) wrote the book and Ricardo Cortes illustrated. Author A.J. Jacobs called it “the most honest children’s book ever written.”

In February, we interviewed Akashic Books publisher Johnny Temple about his press. Below, we’ve included links to the full interview. (Via Denise Oswald)

Part One:  ‘We in the Publishing Business Need to Complain Less’
Part Two: ‘Authors Don’t Need Agents To Submit To Us’
Part Three: ‘You Can’t Keep All Your Eggs in One Basket’

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.