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‘The Andy Cohen Diaries’ Joins iBooks Bestsellers List

Andy CohenTalk show host Andy Cohen has written a new book entitled The Andy Cohen Diaries. It has joined Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. at No. 1.

Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending November 10, 2014. Revival by Stephen King and Gray Mountain by John Grisham are occupying the second and third spots on the list this week.

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‘The Burning Man’ Joins iBooks Bestsellers List

burningThe latest installment of Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch series, The Burning Room, has joined Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. The book came in at No. 1.

Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending November 10, 2014. Gray Mountain by John Grisham and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn are occupying the second and third spots on the list this week.

We’ve included Apple’s entire list after the jump.
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‘Gray Mountain’ Joins iBooks Bestsellers List

Gray MountainJohn Grisham’s new fiction book, Gray Mountain, has joined 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 October 20, 2014. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult are occupying the first and third spots on the list this week.

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John Grisham & Jim Gaffigan Debut On the Indie Bestseller List

let it snowWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending October 19, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #1 in Hardcover Fiction) Gray Mountain by John Grisham: “Her new job takes Samantha into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, rules are ignored, regulations are flouted, communities are divided, and the land itself is under attack from Big Coal. Violence is always just around the corner, and within weeks Samantha finds herself engulfed in litigation that turns deadly.” (October 2014)

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How to Plot Your Way to the Best-Seller List

best-selling-author-wpWorking on a book? If your ambitions run beyond merely getting your manuscript published to making it a best-seller, you’ll need to start planning before you’ve written your first word. And we’re not talking about planning out your plot. To climb onto the best-seller list you’ll need to be a one-stop shop of writer, marketer and promoter.

Keep in mind however, that what you’ll be selling is not your book, but yourself. It’s your success in getting people to follow you, rather than your title, that is the key to sales:

This may seem a bit counterintuitive, but aggressively pushing your current title in lieu of promoting your personal brand as an author — is an ill-conceived plan that can actually stunt book sales. Literary mega-stars like Stephen King and John Grisham have a built-in fan base that buys every book they release, almost automatically. And that, says [author Tim Grahl], should be the goal of every writer — particularly those who have aspirations to write in multiple genres or cover various topics.

For more advice, including how to build your base, read: 6 Steps to Becoming a Best-Selling Author.

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Editors Share Secrets for Aspiring Authors

scwbi304Hundreds of writers gathered at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Summer Conference in Los Angeles last weekend.

The annual “Editor’s Panel” featured a star-studded collection of editors, including Dutton Children’s Books publisher Julie Strauss-Gabel–she’s worked with Ally Condie, John Green and John Grisham, among many others. Strauss-Gabel snapped that photograph of her view from stage during the panel. GalleyCat was there, gathering advice for aspiring writers…

1. You need to send the manuscript to the right editor. Strauss-Gabel explained: “I’m very attentive to fit both the imprint and if it is a good manuscript for me. We mean it when we say ‘this is not the right manuscript for me.’ I know another editor could bring something to that manuscript that I couldn’t.” She advised writers to read an editor’s body of work and understand what kind of books they love.

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John Grisham Reveals New Book Cover on Facebook

Bestselling author John Grisham took to Facebook today to reveal the cover for his next novel Gray Mountain.

“Thought you’d like to get a sneak peak at Gray Mountain, the fall legal thriller, before everyone else sees it later today,” he wrote on the social network. “If you like it, share it. If we reach 5000 shares, then you’ll be among the first to read the first paragraph.”

The book, which is due out this fall, is set in the great recession in 2008. It is about a legal aid who ends up working in a small town in Appalachia after losing her job at New York City’s biggest law firm, and the mystery that she uncovers in the mountains.

Amazon Reports Record Sales This Holiday Season

amazon304Sycamore Row by John Grisham was the most popular Kindle book given as a gift this holiday season, according to Amazon. The online retail giant sold “millions” of Kindle devices this holiday season and Cyber Monday was the bestselling day for these devices.

These are tidbits are part of a number of holiday sales facts that Amazon published today. For instance, H.M. Ward was the best-selling Kindle Direct Publishing author during the holiday season. In addition, 150 Kindle Direct Publishing authors each sold more than 100,000 copies of their books this year. Top sellers included Hopeless by Colleen Hoover and Wait for Me by Elisabeth Naughton.

Amazon also revealed that Kindle Direct Publishing authors sold hundreds of thousands of books in November through Kindle Countdown Deals, a new discounting feature from Amazon. The company also pointed out that this year, Kindle offered more than 200,000 exclusive books through the Kindle store.

 

John Grisham Novel Adapted on Broadway

1001940_681957185148898_1426093782_nA Broadway stage adaptation of John Grisham’s 1989 legal thriller, A Time to Kill, will open on October 20, 2013. Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes adapted the book and Ethan McSweeny directed.

According to the show’s website, the show tells the story of “a Southern community torn in half by an unspeakable crime. As the shocking news hits the public, small town America becomes the center of a media storm, where innocence is the victim, race is on trial and lives hang in the balance.”

Playbill.com reports that this project marks the first time a John Grisham book has been adapted for a theatrical production. A film adaptation of this book, featuring Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kevin Spacey, came out in 1996.

Ruth Pomerance Hired as Hyperion Senior Editor

Ruth Pomerance, the publishing professional who uncovered John Grisham’s The Firm back in 1990, will join Hyperion as senior editor.

In her new post, she will “focus on the acquisition and development of new stories and author talent that will translate across the Disney/ABC Television Group businesses.” Pomerance spent 30 years working in between the publishing, film and television industry. She developed books for a variety of producers, ranging from Scott Rudin, Arnold Kopelson, Fred Zollo, and John Davis. 

Here’s more from the release: “Pomerance has held posts at The Rockwell Group, USA Films, Artists Management Group, and the William Morris Agency where she began her career as a story editor. Most recently, Pomerance served as Executive Producer for the feature film adaptation of Judy Blume’s novel Tiger Eyes and Consultant to various entertainment firms including Image Entertainment.”

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