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Chelsea Handler, Lauren Oliver, & Brandon Sanderson Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

Panic_HC_JKT_des4.inddWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending March 09, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #3 in Hardcover Fiction) Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson: “Six years ago, the Assassin in White, a hireling of the inscrutable Parshendi, assassinated the Alethi king on the very night a treaty between men and Parshendi was being celebrated. So began the Vengeance Pact among the highprinces of Alethkar and the War of Reckoning against the Parshendi. ” (March 2014)

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David Ezra Stein & Amy Hempel Get Booked

Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

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Novelist Alexander Maksik will appear at Powell’s City of Books (Burnside branch) to discuss his newest book, A Marker to Measure Drift. See him on Tuesday, August 6th starting 7:30 p.m. (Portland, OR)

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Brandon Sanderson & Patrick Rothfuss Write Dueling Inscriptions

Fantasy novelist Patrick Rothfuss posted photographs of dueling author inscriptions on his Facebook today, sparring playfully with Wheel of Time series co-author Brandon Sanderson.

In one reader’s copy of The Wise Man’s Fear, Rothfuss took a crack at a book written by Sanderson: ” more majestic than Way of Kings.” Sanderson wrote a funny comeback in a copy of The Way of Kings: “1000% less sex with random goddesses than Wise Man’s Fear.”

Rothfuss surrendered after this inscription, writing “Well played, Sanderson…. Well played….” on Facebook this morning. (Link via elquesogrande)

Fantasy Fiction Writers to Pose for Charity Calendar

Photographer Lauren Zurchin (pictured, via) has lined up fourteen well-known fantasy fiction writers for a charity calendar.

At the moment, Zurchin is fundraising on Kickstarter to cover the cost of producing this calendar. Once the calendar has been assembled and marketed, the proceeds will be donated to First Book and Worldbuilders.

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Brandon Sanderson Records His Writing Process

After wrapping his work on the final book of Robert Jordan‘s Wheel of Time series, fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson will let his fans watch him write a chapter of his new book online.

Using the Camtasia screen recording software, the novelist has begun to videotape his entire writing process for a chapter, starting with his initial notes (video embedded above). Would you do this for your readers?

Here is more about the process: “New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson writes a chapter from the sequel to The Way of Kings, to be published in late 2013 (hopefully) or early 2014. This is the real-time version. After all of the videos have been uploaded we’ll make a high-speed version of the chapter.” (Link via)

A Memory of Light Debuts at No. 1 on NYT Best Sellers List Despite Negative Campaign

A Memory of Light debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List this week, despite an online campaign to give one-star ratings to the conclusion of the epic fantasy Wheel of Time series created by the late Robert Jordan.

The digital book will not be released until April 9th. This decision generated a slew of angry one-star reviews on Amazon–most by people who had not read the book.

As of this writing, the book had 270 one-star reviews on Amazon, most of them from readers upset about the lack of a digital book. Do you think this negative campaign will influence any book buyers?

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A Memory of Light Gets One-Star Reviews Over eBook Delay

Tor Books released A Memory of Light as a $34.99 hardcover this week, the final book in epic fantasy Wheel of Time series created by the late Robert Jordan.

The digital book will not be released until April 9th, generating a slew of angry one-star reviews on Amazon–most by people who had not read the book.

As of this writing, the book had 119 one-star reviews, most of them from readers upset about the lack of a digital book. Some of these readers threatened to seek out pirated digital editions of the book.

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Brandon Sanderson: ‘My Involvement as a Writer in the Wheel of Time Has Come to an End’

In a long Google+ post, novelist Brandon Sanderson revealed that he has finished his last set of edits on A Memory of Light, the final book in The Wheel of Time series (an epic fantasy created by the late Robert Jordan).

Tor Books has set a January 2013 release for the book. Jordan died in 2007, and Sanderson used his notes to finish the series over the last five years, publishing The Gathering Storm in 2009 and Towers of Midnight in 2010.

Sanderson revealed that he will not return to The Wheel of Time universe: “I step away from being pilot of this series, and toward once again being just a fan. I will never cross back over that line—whatever else happens, I will have written three books in this series.”

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Wheel of Time Series to Conclude in January

Tor Books has set a January 8, 2013 release date for A Memory of Light, the final book in The Wheel of Time series–concluding the epic fantasy created by the late Robert Jordan.

After Jordan died in 2007, novelist Brandon Sanderson (pictured) used his notes to write the conclusion to the series, publishing The Gathering Storm in 2009 and Towers of Midnight in 2010. When the news hit the Internet this afternoon, Tor.com and Sanderson’s site both struggled to handle the rush of traffic.

Sanderson posted a frank essay about the writing process on his Facebook page: “I turned in a 360,000-word book. That’s 20% longer than what they wanted, and that means each step of editing and production will require 20% more time than they had set aside. In addition, while I’ve set my own deadlines, I’ve come right up against them and (in a few cases) tiptoed across. For example, instead of sending a revised book at the end of December, I only had a first draft. That’s the length pushing me back and making me revise expectations.”

Barnes & Noble Teams Up with Tor.com for Monthly Science Fiction & Fantasy List

Tor.com and Barnes & Noble will create a monthly list of recommendations for science fiction and fantasy readers.

Barnes & Noble buyer Jim Killen will curate the list. The inaugural edition will focus on the opening volumes of popular fantasy series. Some of the titles that will be spotlighted include The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan, Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson and Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie.

What would you like to see on this list? Tor.com’s Irene Gallo had this statement in the announcement: “We are very excited about this new series. We’re constantly reminded of how engaged our readers are, and we can’t wait to see the conversations sparked by these knowledgeably-curated lists from our colleagues at B&N.”

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