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Posts Tagged ‘Captain America’

Thomas Pynchon’s Trystero & Captain America’s Help: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including our new self-published bestsellers list, a heartwarming Captain America story and the revelation that eBook sales surpassed hardcover sales for the first quarter of 2012 (chart embedded above).

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1. Self-Published Bestsellers List for Week of June 18, 2012
2. Captain America Helps Kid Fight Bullies & Disability
3. A Tent That Looks Like a Book
4. eBook Revenues Top Hardcover
5. Free Sites to Promote Your eBook
6. Library & Information Science Ranked Worst Master’s Degree for Jobs
7. Explore the Summer Reading Flowchart
8. Thomas Pynchon’s Trystero Spreads Around the Country
9. The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey
10. Self-Published Author Gets Top Billing on Amazon

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Disney Publishes Marvel Superhero Picture Books

At New York Comic Con, Disney Publishing hosted a panel featuring writer Rich Thomas, artist Val Semeiks, and artist Craig Rousseau. The panel explored a line of picture book titles starring Marvel comic book heroes (Disney acquired the company in 2009 in a $4 billion deal).

First, the panelists showcased the Origin Stories picture book series starring Spider-Man, The Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Professor X. The Hulk’s title will be released in November; the other five are already available. In continuation of this line, two books spotlighting The Mighty Avengers will be published in April 2012.

The first part will show how the heroes banded together. Part Two will discuss how Captain America joined the team. The publisher is also currently working on a project about the X-Men’s Wolverine. Future Origins Stories titles could star some villains and female heroes.

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