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Posts Tagged ‘Debbie Macomber’

‘Friends–And Then Some’ Leads iBook’s Top Paid Books List

debbiemacomberRomance novel Friends–And Then Some by Debbie Macomber has joined Apple’s iBooks top paid books in the U.S. for week ending 3/3 at No. 11.

Every week Apple publishes the top selling books for the week including top paid iBooks, and the top selling audiobooks, as well as the top sellers by genre including Arts& Entertainment, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Personal Finance, Children & Teens, and Comics & Graphic Novels.

We’ve included the entire list of top paid books after the jump. Read more

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Librarians Study Print Books with 26+ Checkouts To Challenge HarperCollins eBook Policy

Librarians at the Pioneer Library System in Oklahoma created the video embedded above, criticizing HarperCollins’ new policy of only allowing 26 checkouts of a digital eBook.

The video looks at five print books, showing the actual wear and tear on well-loved books with 25, 48, and 120 checkouts. We’ve included the complete list of books and checkouts below, counting the number of hypothetical eBook copies the library would have to buy of the same title.

Here’s more from the post: “replacement of books in libraries is based upon the condition of the book, not the number of times it has been checked out.  It is not unusual for popular books to be checked out 100 times or more before the wear and tear of circulation takes its toll and the book has to be replaced or repaired.”

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Debbie Macomber to Publish Six Novels at Random House

Starting in 2012, Debbie Macomber (pictured) will publish six novels under Random House’s Ballantine Bantam Dell imprint.

Ballantine Bantam Dell publisher Libby McGuire and editor-in-chief Jennifer Hershey acquired hardcover, paperback, audio, and e-book publication rights. Theresa Park from the Park Literary Group handled the negotiations. Hershey and senior editor Shauna Summers will share the editing work load on the six novels.

Macomber has authored more than 150 novels. She suffers from dyslexia and only carries a high school education. Her determination to be a writer eventually lead to a deal with Silhouette Books which has since spawned a career selling 130 million books worldwide.

Macomber commented: “I am delighted and grateful to find a home with the energetic, inspired, and extremely impressive team at Ballantine Bantam Dell. I’m looking forward to a new stage in my 28-year publishing career, full of fresh ideas and exciting opportunities to bring my stories to the widest possible audience, and to deepen my long-term relationships with my loyal readers.”

The Slow-Building Success of Debbie Macomber

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer talks to the “least-known bestselling author” Debbie Macomber, whose latest foray into women’s fiction started its publishing life in the No. 8 slot on last week’s New York Times best-seller list. She tells John Marshall about starting out in paperback and how a jump to hardcover meant “rebuilding her audience” for her more traditionally-minded books. And as for the bestseller thing? “It’s a prestige thing, so it’s important,” said Macomber, “and I certainly would not want to discount it since that is what every writer strives to accomplish. But really what is most important to me as a writer is to touch my readers’ lives. My work may not change their lives but it does brighten their weekends.”