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Posts Tagged ‘Deborah Harkness’

Deborah Harkness, Daniel Silva, & Marja Mills Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

Book of LifeWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending July 20, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #1 in Hardcover Fiction) The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness: “In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.” (July 2014)

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‘All Souls’ Trilogy Final Book Cover Revealed

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The cover for the final title in Deborah Harkness’ All Souls trilogy has been revealed. We’ve embedded the image above–what do you think?

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Goodreads Choice Award Winners Revealed

With 11,525 votes, The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling has won the Best Fiction award at the Goodreads Choice Awards. Earning 20,328 votes, Veronica Roth was named Best Goodreads Author for Insurgent.

We’ve linked to samples of all the winners below.

All these authors were nominated and picked by Goodreads users. Did your favorite writer make the list?

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10 Bestselling Books with More Than 80 One-Star Reviews

Do negative reviews stop people from reading your books? Over at her blog, novelist Shiloh Walker disputed that claim in a passionate essay.

Check it out: “That negative review isn’t going to kill your career. Will it stop a few people from buying your book? Possibly–because that book may not be right for them. And FYI, one of the rants lately was that negative reviews discouraged people from reading … readers aren’t discouraged by ‘bad’ reviews. And guess what–that negative review may be the very thing that entices another reader to buy your book.”

We were so inspired by her post that we checked negative reviews of ten authors at Amazon–follow the links below to the many one-star reviews received by bestselling authors. Twilight topped the list with 669 one-star reviews. Read this list before you complain about your next bad review.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright to Script ‘A Discovery of Witches’

Warner Brothers has hired Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn as the screenwriter to adapt A Discovery of Witches for the big screen.

Author Deborah Harkness planned for her debut novel to be the first of The All Souls Trilogy, so it could be a film series someday. According to Variety, Auburn has written 9 plays and his 2000 play “Proof” won the 2001 Tony Award for Best Play and the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for drama.

Here’s more from The Hollywood Reporter: “the book centered on a scholarly woman who is a direct descendant of the first woman executed at the Salem Witch Trials that accidentally discovers a long-lost manuscript that may contain the secret of immortality. She is thrust into a position where she and a 1,500 year old vampire must stop an inter-species war between witches and vampires.”

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Haruki Murakami Wins Best Fiction of 2011 Award

Earning more than 10,000 votes on Goodreads, Divergent by Veronica Roth has won the Favorite Book of 2011 Award at the social networking site for readers.

The list provides a fascinating look at what books readers (as opposed to critics) appreciated this year. Haruki Murakami won Best Fiction of 2011 award for 1Q84, counting more than 4,000 votes. Follow this link to see all the winners in 22 categories.

the winner of Best Non-Fiction – “The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth” by Alexandra Robbins which demonstrates how outcasts thrive after high school … In the most closely contested category, only seven votes (out of more than 40,000 votes cast in this category) separated the winner of Best Paranormal Fantasy of 2011, Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning and the runner-up, A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.”