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Collective Digital Studio to Adapt ‘Maximum Ride’ Into a YouTube Mini-series

maximum rideCollective Digital Studio has acquired exclusive online rights to James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series. The studio intends to present this fantasy story as a YouTube mini-series.

This project would not mark the first time that Patterson’s popular young adult series has received the adaptation treatment. Yen Press has released seven volumes of Maximum Ride as a manga series with illustrations by artist NaRae Lee; three more installments are in the pipeline.

Here’s more from Variety: “The eight-book Maximum Ride series, which has sold more than 30 million copies, centers on six kids who have been genetically modified to be 98% human and 2% bird — giving them wings and the power of flight. Storyline follows the group, led by 14-year-old girl Maximum “Max” Ride, after they escape from the lab facility known as The School and are pursued by their former captors.” (via Page to Premiere)

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James Patterson, David Ellis, Kevin Birmingham, & Jordan Ellenberg Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

How Not to Be WrongWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending June 22, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #10 in Hardcover Fiction) Invisible by James Patterson & David Ellis: “Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire.” (June 2014)

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‘Blood Feud’ Debuts on iBooks Bestsellers List

blood-fued-cover-250Blood Feud by Edward Klein has debuted on Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. this week at No. 18.

Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending 6/30/14. Invisible by David Ellis & James Patterson and The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling also made the list this week.

We’ve included Apple’s entire list after the jump. Read more

NYPL & William Morris Endeavor to Host a Conversation Event On Amazon vs. Hachette

nypl live 304x200The LIVE from the NYPL team has partnered with William Morris Endeavor (WME) to organize a conversation event to explore the dispute between Amazon and Hachette.

Those who wish to attend may do so free of charge, but advanced reservations are required. It will take place on July 1st at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in New York City.

The event, called “Amazon: Business as Usual?”, will feature appearances from author James Patterson, Grove Atlantic president and publisher Morgan Entrekin, EMusic.com founder Bob Kohn, law professor Tim Wu, and the elected chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board Danielle Allen. WME literary agent Tina Bennett has agreed to serve as the moderator.

‘The One & Only’ Leads the iBooks Bestsellers List

one and only emily griffinThe One & Only by Emily Giffin has debuted on Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. this week at No. 3.

Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending 5/26/14. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green leads the list followed by Unlucky 13 by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro.

We’ve included Apple’s entire list after the jump.

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‘NYPD Red 2′ Debuts on Apple’s Top Paid iBooks List

nypdredNYPD Red 2 by James Patterson & Marshall Karp debuted on Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. last week at No. 6.

Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending 3/31. Author Veronica Roth continues to lead the list with the top selling three books on the list.

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James Patterson Recommends His Favorite Kids Books of the Year

jamespaAuthor James Patterson has shared his recommended reading list for kids with The Washington Post.

The bestselling author’s choices include titles: Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris GrabensteinThe House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus, Book 4) by Rick Riordan and The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors.

Patterson explains why he picked each book. Check it out:

Mr. Lemoncello’s library is definitely the coolest one in the world, and this is a story kids everywhere will love. The library has holograms and hover ladders — it’s even got an Imax theater! It has drawn comparisons to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” but Chris Grabenstein’s story really celebrates the magic of libraries and books. It will even teach you how to understand the Dewey decimal system and impress all your friends. You’ll want to plan a family trip to the local library when you reach the last page. Grabenstein has created something truly special, and I swear I’m not biased despite our previous collaborations on “I Funny” and “Treasure Hunters.”

Hachette Book Group U.S. Sales Up 11% in Q3

hachetteLagardère Publishing’s net sales reached about $563 million in the third quarter, up 6.6 percent from last year. The Hachette Book Group’s US sales specifically were up 11 percent year-over-year.
The publisher had 191 print and 73 eBooks on the New York Times bestseller list so far this year, with 45 No. 1 bestsellers to date, up 45 percent over the same period last year. According to the company, sales have been driven by major third quarter releases including: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka  J.K. Rowling; The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks; Mistress by James Patterson and David Ellis; David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell; as well as Break Out! by Joel Osteen.
eBook sales were up during the quarter as well. Here is more from the press release:

In the US, ebooks represented 27% of HBG’s adult trade sales, up from 20% in the third quarter of 2012. At Hachette UK, digital sales rose to 30% of the company’s adult trade sales from 20% in the third quarter of 2012. For Lagardère Publishing, digital represented 9.4% of total net sales, compared to 6.4% in the third quarter of 2012.

Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ Turns 30

97803743845932013 marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of The Witches by Roald Dahl.

Over the years, the book has frequently appeared on the American Library Association’s list of most challenged books. In a 2012 interview with The Telegraph, illustrator Quentin Blake confessed that the book shocked him and he found it “pretty frightening.”

Earlier this year, Farrar, Straus and Giroux published a 30th anniversary edition of the book that includes an introduction by James Patterson, photos, and reproductions of the original manuscript pages.

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James Patterson To Give $1 Million To Indie Bookstores

Bestselling novelist James Patterson will give away one million dollars to indie bookstores around the country. According to the author, he will only have two conditions for giving out the money: “is it a viable bookstore?” and “do they have a children’s section?”

You can share the name of your favorite bookstore and get more information at this link. Patterson talked about the program on CBS This Morning. Here’s an excerpt from his interview:

We’re making this transition to e-books and that’s fine and good and terrific and wonderful, but we’re not doing it in an organized, sane, civilized way. So what’s happening right now is a lot of bookstores are disappearing, a lot of libraries are disappearing or they’re not being funded, school libraries aren’t being funded as well. This is not a good thing. It used to be you could find books everywhere. You go to Sweden, Sweden has 8 million people, a book will sell a million copies there.

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