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‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Leads the iBooks Bestsellers List

JohnGreen304The Fault in Our Stars by John Green has moved up to the top position of Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. this week.

Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending 5/5. The Target by David BaldacciAlpha by Jasinda WilderInsurgent by Veronica Roth and The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt also made the list.

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‘The Target’ Tops iBooks Bestsellers List

Screen Shot 2014-04-29 at 6.10.29 PMThe Target by David Baldacci has debuted on the top of Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. this week.

Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending 4/28. Veronica Roth still has a stronghold on the list, with three books on the list.

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Cover Unveiled for David Baldacci’s Fantasy Novel

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Scholastic has unveiled the cover for The Finisher by David Baldacci. What do you think?

This middle grade novel, a fantasy story, follows a fourteen-year-old girl named Vega Jane. The publisher has a release date set for March 2014.

USA Today posted an excerpt from the book. Back in September, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that it has optioned the film rights.

David Baldacci’s Middle Grade Fantasy Novel Optioned for Film

Baldacci304Sony Pictures Entertainment has optioned the film rights to David Baldacci‘s upcoming middle grade fantasy novel–nearly six months before the novel hits bookstores.

Matt Tolmach will produce the film.  Lucy Stille at Paradigm and literary agent Aaron Priest negotiated the deal with Columbia Pictures production president Hannah Minghella and production VP Lauren Abrahams. Here’s more from the announcement:

Scholastic Press will publish the book in the U.S. in March 2014. Baldacci’s books have sold over 110 million copies worldwide. Columbia’s New York-based book scout, Mark James, first brought the project to the studio’s attention. Kate Checchi will oversee for Tolmach.

David Baldacci Lands Deal with Scholastic

Bestselling author David Baldacci  has signed a deal with Scholastic for a middle grade fantasy novel.

The children’s publisher will release The Finisher next March, the story of a fourteen-year-old girl named Vega Jane.

Scholastic Trade president Ellie Berger negotiated the deal with Aaron Priest, of the Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency. Executive editor Rachel Griffiths will edit the manuscript.

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23 Thriller Writers ‘Face Off’ in Upcoming Anthology

International Thriller Writers (ITW) curated an 11-story anthology that pits 23 different thriller authors in a historic Face Off. Here’s more about the collection:

The stories in Face Off will feature such pairings as Michael Connelly’s Hieronymous “Harry” Bosch joining forces with Dennis Lehane’s Patrick Kenzie in the story “Red Eye” and John Sandford’s Lucas Davenport teaming up with Jeffery Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme in “Rhymes with Prey.”

Simon & Schuster will publish the story anthology in June 2014. Senior editor Sarah Knight negotiated the deal with Dan Conaway of Writers House. Novelist and collection editor David Baldacci called it a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

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Why Do You Write?

Why do you write? Author Meredith Maran asked 20 great writers that question, collecting their replies in her new collection, Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do

On the Morning Media Menu today, Maran shared writing advice she learned while getting responses from Isabel Allende, David Baldacci, Jennifer Egan, Sebastian Junger and Ann Patchett.

Press play below to listen to the whole interview on SoundCloud. We’ve collected a few quotes from the interview as well…

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David Baldacci to Lead Virtual Field Trip at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

Bestselling novelist and 39 Clues contributing writer David Baldacci will guide a virtual field trip at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Some of the items that will be featured on this tour include the Lewis and Clark compass, Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch and the Star-Spangled Banner. This free webcast will air on March 5th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT.

On the same day, Scholastic will release book six of The 39 Clues: Cahills vs Vespers series which is written by Baldacci.

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Scholastic to Release ‘The 39 Clues’ Short Story eBooks for Holidays

Scholastic just unveiled The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire, a series of seven original eBook short stories for the holidays. Starting December 25th, they will publish one story a day until the end of December. The eBooks will be priced at $0.99 at online retailers.

There has been no word as to who will author these short stories but the list of possible authors is long. Some of the illustrious contributors to The 39 Clue main series include Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan, bestselling thriller novelist David Baldacci and Newbery Award-winner Linda Sue Park.

Here’s more from the release: “In addition to all-new information about the powerful Cahill family, The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire eBook short stories will each contain pieces of a code that when combined will unlock an exclusive virtual card and online content on The 39 Clues game site (www.the39clues.com). There are currently more than 11 million copies in print worldwide for the interactive adventure series, which combines books, collectible cards, and an online game where kids age 8-12 become a part of the story.”

26 Thriller Writers Collaborate on Serial Novel for Charity

The new serial novel No Rest for the Dead features writing contributions by 25 thriller writers, including Sandra Brown, Jeffrey Deaver, R.L. StineGayle Lynds and Alexander McCall Smith. Novelist David Baldacci wrote the introduction to the charity novel.

Strand magazine managing editor Andrew Gulli and Lamia Gulli edited four-year project. Proceeds from the Simon & Schuster novel will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, honoring the memory of Andrew’s mother.

Here’s more about the serial novel: “When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco’s McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect, and she is tried, convicted and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is convinced that the wrong person was put to death.”

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