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Posts Tagged ‘Harlan Coben’

‘Missing You’ Debuts on iBooks Top Paid Books List

missingyouMissing You by Harlan Coben debuted on Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. last week at No. 5.

Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending 3/10. Author Veronica Roth continues to lead the list with the top selling three books on the list.

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Harlan Coben, Terry Pratchett, & Simon Schama Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

terryWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending March 23, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #3 in Hardcover Fiction) Missing You by Harlan Coben: “It’s a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she’s ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiancé Jeff, the man who shattered her heart—and who she hasn’t seen in 18 years.” (March 2014)

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Brooklyn Book Festival, McSweeney’s & Nicholas Sparks Get Booked

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

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Harlan Coben and Nicholas Sparks will come together for a conversation on Sparks’ latest novel, The Longest Ride. Hear them on Thursday, September 19th at Barnes & Noble Union Square starting 7:30 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Harlan Coben, Swann Auction Galleries & David Misch Get Booked

Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

Meet prolific thriller writter Harlan Coben at the launch party for his new novel, Six Years. See him on Tuesday, March 19th at Barnes & Noble (82nd Street & Broadway) starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

The 6-year anniversary celebration of the Mixer Reading & Mixer Series will take place at Cake Shop. Join the fun on Wednesday, March 20th starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Fifty Shades of Grey & The Hunger Games Blamed for Sales Decrease at Penguin

Penguin’s worldwide profits totaled £441 million for the first half of 2012, dipping by £16 million compared to the same period last year. Pearson, the corporate parent of Penguin, revealed these stats in its half-year earnings report.

Here’s more from the release: “Penguin’s first half trading was affected by three factors: a lighter publishing schedule, the exceptional performance of competitor bestsellers The Hunger Games and Fifty Shades of Grey and continued pressure on physical book publishing and retailing. We expect Penguin’s publishing and its competitive performance to be stronger in the second half of the year, and we expect the structural change to continue. In the second half, Penguin will continue to take action to adapt to the rapidly-changing industry environment and will be expensing integration costs associated with its acquisition of Author Solutions.”

Penguin US counted 132 bestsellers during the first half of the year, down from 157 bestsellers in 2011. The company noted that Nora Roberts, Harlan Coben, Charlaine Harris, John Green and Jenny Lawson all scored hits. Self-published novelists Tracey Garvis Graves and Sylvia Day both inked book deals with Penguin and were cited as bestsellers during the same period.

Harlan Coben & Lawrence Kasdan to Pen Script for ‘Stay Close’ Film Adaptation

Thriller novelist Harlan Coben will team up with filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan to script and produce an adaptation of Coben’s soon-to-be published novel, Stay Close.

Kasdan will also direct this project. The book is slated for release on March 20th. According to Deadline, the script should be finished around the same time as the book’s publication date.

Here’s more from the release: “In Stay Close, a past crime returns to devastate the lives of a photojournalist, a suburban mother with a hidden past, and a homicide detective obsessed with a series of unsolveddisappearances. The Hitchcockian thriller plunges all three into a dark world of sex, secrets and shocking violence.”

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2011 Edgar Award Nominees Revealed

eap.jpgThe Mystery Writers of America announced the 2011 Edgar nominations this morning. The annual prize is named after Edgar Allan Poe, awarded to the best authors in the mystery genre since 1945.

UPDATE: We’ve created a literary mixtape linking to free samples of all the nominated books. Follow this link to see all the nominees, but we’ve included a few of the top categories below.

BEST NOVEL
Caught by Harlan Coben (Penguin Group USA – Dutton)
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (HarperCollins – William Morrow)
Faithful Place by Tana French (Penguin Group USA – Viking)
The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan (HarperCollins – William Morrow)
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton (Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books)
I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman (HarperCollins – William Morrow)

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Vote For Your Favorite Author to Appear on Dancing with the Stars

dwtsnoauthors.JPGLooking at the comments section for our Should Authors Dance? post, it seemed like plenty of GalleyCat readers want to see their favorite writer appear on Dancing with the Stars. Now it’s time to do something about it.

Reader Michelle Gilstrap suggested Lotus Eaters author Tatjana Soli and proposed: “[Soli] is coming to Los Angeles for a special event on October 16th, I will ask her if she would like to do it. We should start a Facebook page for her, if she says yes. This is how they got Betty White on [Saturday Night Live].”

It’s a great idea. We’ll start by letting our readers pick the best writer to appear on Dancing with the Stars–we’ve collected ten suggestions from GalleyCat readers below.  Go to this Facebook link to vote for your favorite author. We’ll count the votes and build a special Facebook page to advocate for the winning author. The ten suggestions follow below…

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Harlan Coben Will Write YA Series

cobenphoto.pngBestselling author Harlan Coben inked a three-book deal for a young adult series with the Penguin Young Readers Group, telling the story of a teenager investigating “a conspiracy that may reach deep into his family history.”

In a metafictional twist, the novelist’s first young adult series will feature appearances by two different characters from adult books by Coben (pictured, via Frank Ward)–Myron Bolitar and Win Lockwood. The three book deal was negotiated by Lisa Erbach Vance of the Aaron Priest Literary Agency. The first book will be published in 2011. Coben’s publishing footprint is already immense with 19 books and 47 million books in print around the world.

Young Readers president Don Weisberg had this comment: “I have been a fan of Harlan Coben’s since his first Myron Bolitar novel Deal Breaker was published in 1995. He is a master at creating complex, layered, fast-paced capers and we know teens are going to love his new series.”

Read GalleyCat Reviews’ take on Coben’s latest novel here.

Canadian Price Discrepancies Won’t Go Away

Shelf Awareness points to a piece in today’s Victoria Times about the disparity between US and Canadian book prices. The gap between the US cover price ($26.50 and the Canadian price ($33.50) of Harlan Coben‘s new novel might make sense if it were 2002, writes James Knox, when the Great Northern Peso was slumming down around 62 cents US. But with the suddenly robust loonie bobbing above 94 cents, the disparity is getting harder to ignore. Just based on the exchange rate, a book listed at $26.95 US should sell for about $28.50 Canadian, right?

“We don’t understand it, either,” said Bruce Cran of the Consumers Association of Canada. You would think goods imported from the U.S. would retail for less now, but it’s just not happening. “We’re getting no benefit at all.” And this makes the issue, caused by long lead times and especially sore for booksellers, who feel consumer wrath more than most retailers with customers who complain loudly at the difference. Suffice it to say the issue will be front and centre at the Canadian Booksellers Association’s annual meeting, which starts in Toronto today. “We’re pushing the publishers as best we can,” said Munro Books owner Jim Munro.

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