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J.K. Rowling, Jennifer Weiner, & S.E. Grove Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

silkwormWe’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 #1 in Hardcover Fiction) Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling): “When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days–as he has done before–and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine’s disappearance than his wife realizes.” (June 2014)

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‘The Silkworm’ Debuts on iBooks Bestsellers List

silkwormThe Silkworm by Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling has debuted on Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. this week at No. 2.

Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending 6/23/14. Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich and All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner also made the list this week.

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

Simon & Schuster Joins Scribd & Oyster’s eBook Subscription Service Library

S&S 304Simon & Schuster has established a partnership with Scribd and Oyster.

Readers will now have access to the publisher’s backlist eBook titles. Some of the books now available through these two eBook subscription services include 11/22/63 by Stephen King, The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult, In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner, and How to be Compassionate by The Dalai Lama.

CEO Carolyn Reidy had this statement in the press release: “Consumers have clearly taken to subscription models for other media, and we expect that our participation in these services will encourage discovery of our books, grow the audience and expand our retail reach for our authors, and create new revenue streams under an author-friendly, advantageous business model for both author and publisher. We are delighted to work with Scribd and Oyster to offer this exciting new model for readers to find and read eBooks, and to do so in a manner that respects the value of our authors’ creative endeavors and supports our mutual goals of selling the most possible copies of their books.”

Andrew Goldman Sparks Twitter Controversy in Response to Jennifer Weiner

Over the weekend, novelist Jennifer Weiner wrote on Twitter: “Saturday am. Iced coffee. NYT mag. See which actress Andrew Goldman has accused of sleeping her way to the top. #traditionsicoulddowithout,” criticizing writer Andrew Goldman‘s work in the “Talk” interview column at The New York Times Magazine.

Goldman responded directly to the novelist with this tweet: “sensing pattern. Little Freud in me thinks you would have liked at least to have had opportunity to sleep way to top.” Goldman later characterized his tweet as “absurd,” saying that it was written in the style of comedian Andrew Dice Clay.

UPDATE: Goldman’s account is no longer listed on Twitter. However, he wrote an apology on Twitter later in the day. Weiner accepted his apology and shared it with her readers. The remark generated responses from Gimme Shelter author Mary Beth Williams and New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum. We’ve embedded the complete exchange in a Storify post below (CONTAINS NSFW LANGUAGE)–what do you think?

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Jennifer Weiner, Michael Ian Black & Meghan McCain Get Booked

Here are some literary events to jump-start your week. 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.

Authors Hugh Sinclair and David Roodman will headline a discussion event on micro-finance. Hear them on Monday, July 9th at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

The Franklin Park Reading Series will hold its 4th annual “Travels and Journeys” reading. Check it out on Monday, July 9th at Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden starting 7 p.m. (Brooklyn, NY)

A Mothership launch party will be hitting Books of Wonder. Check it out on Tuesday, July 10th starting 6 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Jennifer Weiner Analyzes Gender Balance in NYT Fiction Coverage

Novelist Jennifer Weiner has made a count of men and women reviewed by the New York Times last year.

Overall, Weiner (pictured, via)  found that out of 254 fiction reviews, nearly 60 percent of the featured books were written by men. Her long essay also counted authors reviewed multiple times by the newspaper. Follow this link to read the whole report.

Check it out: “Finally, of the works of fiction whose authors were reviewed twice (either with two full reviews, or review plus roundup) and profiled, one was a woman and ten were men. The men who received two reviews plus a profile were David Foster Wallace, Albert Brooks, Julian Barnes, Kevin Wilson, Nicholson Baker, Tom Perrotta, Russell Banks, Jeffrey Eugenides, Haruki Murakami and Allan Hollinghurst. The only woman who received two reviews plus a profile was Tea Obreht.”

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Jennifer Weiner Releases Haunted GPS Story

Driving home with her GPS last week, author Jennifer Weiner was inspired to write her first ghost story, Recalculating. She published the story today as digital Halloween treat.

It took Weiner five hours to draft the 35 page story about a haunted GPS device. In a matter of two days, the team at Atria Books edited the book and designed a cover. You can find the digital short for 99-cents on Amazon, on B&N and on iTunes.

What do you think? Here’s more about the book: “I was thinking of a darker, more dangerous kind of GPS. And then, I started asking the writer’s big question: why? Why would a GPS want to do a bad, bad thing? Just like that, I had a story. An abused wife. A dead husband who doesn’t want to stay dead. A gift-wrapped box in the attic…and a GPS that starts telling its new owner to make some seriously wrong turns.”

Jennifer Weiner’s State of Georgia Has Been Canceled

State of Georgia has been canceled, ending the ABC Family show produced by novelist Jennifer Weiner.

The novelist tweeted her reaction: “Alas: #stateofgeorgia is no more. So grateful to the cast, the crew and the writers for letting me come and play…and to all who watched.”

The show starred Raven-Symone, following the adventures of a young actress and her nerdy friend trying to make it in New York City. Weiner talked about the show in this USA Today interview.

Jennifer Weiner Offers Screenwriting Tips

Author Jennifer Weiner introduced her new novel Then Came You at Barnes & Noble Union Square this week . The novel was inspired by the New York Times article, “Her Body, My Baby: My Adventures with a Surrogate Mom.”

Weiner (pictured) explained how she came to be the co-creator and executive producer for the ABC Family television series, State of Georgia. During her time in Hollywood, she worked closely with the show’s writers.

Weiner also hinted at her current projects. Her next book will star a failed Hollywood producer and she is working on a dystopian tale about infertility (a book reminiscent of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood). Attendees left with signed books and free whoopie pies.

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Jennifer Weiner Hosts Hollywood Getaway Contest

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Good in Bed, author Jennifer Weiner is hosting “Cannie’s Hollywood Getaway” contest–a chance for readers to win a luxurious trip to Los Angeles.

Prospective contestants need to log on to Weiner’s Facebook page and write about their best personal memory from the last ten years (minimum 125 words and maximum 175 words). The contest will be accepting submissions until May 31st.

Here’s more about the prizes: “Much like the beloved Cannie Shapiro, a winner and a guest will fly to Los Angeles and experience the best Hollywood has to offer. From Sunday, June 19th through Wednesday, June 22nd, they will stay at the luxurious Beverly Wilshire, enjoying breakfasts and spa treatments, a workout with a trainer, dinner at one of Los Angeles’ top restaurants, and an invitation to watch a taping of State of Georgia, the new ABC Family sitcom co-written and executive-produced by Jen herself.”

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