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Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Jo Nesbø, & E. Lockhart Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

9780062218339We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending May 18, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #2 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner: “Levitt and Dubner offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems, whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms. As always, no topic is off-limits. They range from business to philanthropy to sports to politics, all with the goal of retraining your brain. Along the way, you’ll learn the secrets of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, and why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they’re from Nigeria.” (May 2014)

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Mystery Lovers Bookshop Up For Sale

Mary Alice Gorman and Richard Gorman, the current owners of the Mystery Lovers Bookshop, hope to sell the Oakmont, Pennsylvania store after 21 years.

Interested parties should visit this webpage about the store and the potential sale. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the shop has hosted events headlined by bestselling mystery authors including Jo Nesbo, Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane.

Here’s more from the Gormans’ email announcement: “There are wonderful opportunities for our store that include eBooks, revitalizing the cafe business, expansion of genres, consideration of new sidelines and dozens of others. However, taking advantage of these opportunities requires a new set of younger eyes, hands and backs.”

Jo Nesbo Novel Wins Book Trailer Contest

When it comes to book trailers, publishers should enlist the help of aspiring filmmakers to develop this new genre of book promotion–the short, dramatic form is perfect for young directors.

In the U.K., Random House and The Bookseller worked with the National Film & Television School for the annual Book Video Awards for thriller and crime book trailers. The winning entry by Yasmin Al Naib and Christopher Moon is embedded above, a trailer designed for The Snowman by Jo Nesbo.

Watch all the videos at the contest site: “The 2010 Book Video Awards celebrate four outstanding new Crime and Thriller books via striking video trailers produced by leading young film makers from the National Film & Television School. Created as a result of a competition sponsored by Random House and The Bookseller magazine, The public decided the overall winner by viewing the trailers below & voting for your favourite.”

(Via Rachel Rayner)

Consul General of Norway Salutes Novelist Jo Nesbo

31077.jpgNorwegian readers around the world will be following the Edgar Awards closely this year. Norway’s hardboiled novelist Jo Nesbo is up for Best Novel at the April 29th awards ceremony.

At an official luncheon yesterday, Norway’s consul general in New York, Sissel Breie, celebrated Nesbo’s new novel–a dark, surreal mystery where an alcoholic police detective chases a Satanic serial killer. Nesbo (pictured, via Peter Knutson) mingled with journalists and publishing folk, talking about his former rock band and his father’s connections to Brooklyn.

Breie gave a brief speech: “We would like to congratulate you on your nomination for Best Novel at this year’s Edgar Awards. We’re all rooting for you … Now that your new book is coming out here, I’m sure he’s about to be showered with new waves of affection. It’s not often that we make it big in the United States. He is walking a path for other writers.”

She concluded: “This is his third publication in America, and we are all delighted that he is making such a breakthrough here. As one of our more successful contemporary crime fiction writers, he already has a considerable following in Norway, including me, and it’s easy to see why … I’m happy that more and more American readers are discovering him and enjoy the work he does.”