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Posts Tagged ‘Lee Goldberg’

Bella Andre Sweeps Self-Published Bestsellers List

Romance novelist Bella Andre took seven spots on our Self-Published Bestsellers List, becoming the most popular author on Amazon today.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.

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99-Cent Boxed Set Tops Self-Published Bestsellers List

Novelist Lisa Mondello led our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week with a 99-cent boxed set that included three full books.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in four major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, B&N, Apple iBookstore and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

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Why You Shouldn’t Make a Book Trailer

leegoldberg.jpgIn this encore edition of the Morning Media Menu, we interviewed TV writer, producer and novelist Lee Goldberg, finding out why most writers shouldn’t make book trailers.

Goldberg also talked about how he brought his short story, “Remaindered,” to Kindle and film–offering cautionary advice for anybody thinking about investing in a book trailer.

Press play below to listen. Here’s an excerpt from the interview: “For the most part, it makes me cringe from head to toe. I look at some of these book trailers from some big name authors and I can’t help but think: ‘Are you out of your mind? Why don’t you just go to the bathroom, take whatever cash you have in your pockets and flush it down that toilet?’ They are amateurish. They are nothing but slideshows with bad stock photos, too much text and creepy music. They are all the same and they aren’t effective sales tools.”

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Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg Ink Deal for New Series

Janet Evanovich has inked a deal with Random house four more novels in her Stephanie Plum series. She also sold four novels in a series co-authored with Lee Goldberg.

Peter Evanovich negotiated the two deals with Random House Publishing Group publisher Gina Centrello and Ballantine Bantam Dell publisher Libby McGuire and from, the author’s agent. In 2010, Evanovich signed with Ballantine Bantam Dell after working with St. Martin’s Press for 15 years.

Here’s more from the release: “The new Evanovich-Goldberg series will feature FBI agent Kate Winslow and international fugitive Danny Cole and will be a thrilling combination of crime, romance, and adventure. The first in the series is scheduled for publication in fall 2013. The next Plum novel, Notorious Nineteen, will be published this November 20, 2012 and just out now is Wicked Business, the second book in Evanovich’s No. 1 bestselling series starring Lizzy and Diesel.”

Lee Goldberg Lands 12-Book Deal

Writer Lee Goldberg has landed a twelve book-deal with Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer imprint.

The mystery-thriller imprint has picked up The Dead Man series; mystery books that Goldberg co-authored with William Rabkin. The titles will be available in both print and digital format. The two writers will be working with editors Terry Goodman and Andy Bartlett.

In an email, Goldberg (pictured, via) revealed: “The five books that we’ve already published — Face of Evil, Ring of Knives, Hell in Heaven, The Dead Woman and The Blood Mesa — will be re-released in the days leading up to Halloween…The sixth book in the series will be released in November and will be followed each month by another new adventure in the continuing saga of Matt Cahill, a man resurrected from the dead to battle evil among us that only he can see.”

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Mystery Writers of America Cuts Harlequin

mwalogo.jpgIn a unanimous vote this week, the Board of Mystery Writers of America (MWA) voted to cut Harlequin and all of its imprints from the organization’s influential Approved Publishers list.

Harlequin had drawn criticism for its recently launched self-publishing arm. The MWA rules state that the “publishing entity” must “be wholly separate and isolated” from “an entity that provides self-publishing, for-pay editorial services, or for-pay promotional services.” The MWA’s executive VP, Frankie Y. Bailey, declined to offer a more detailed statement. “We hope to continue discussions with Harlequin,” she wrote in an email to GalleyCat.

Novelist Lee Goldberg published details from the group’s bulletin on the matter: “Any author who signs with Harlequin or any of its imprints from this date onward may not use their Harlequin books as the basis for active status membership nor will such books be eligible for Edgar Award consideration. However books published by Harlequin under contracts signed before December 2, 2009 may still be the basis for Active Status membership and will still be eligible for Edgar Award consideration.” (Via Sarah Weinman) (NOTE: An earlier version of this post included name confusion).

NAL’s New Mystery Imprint

I should have known that when New American Library hired former Mysterious Press editorial director Kristen Weber almost a year ago to spearhead its mystery program that a separate imprint was in the works. And indeed, that’s exactly what happened, as a press release issued yesterday morning reveals that NAL will launch Obsidian Mysteries this fall with Weber at the helm. “We’ve been publishing extraordinary mysteries for years, and this seemed like the perfect time to bring them all together under one imprint,” NAL Vice President and Publisher Kara Welsh said. “Featuring a wide range of titles, Obsidian Mysteries will please readers of all tastes, who can continue to expect great entertainment from us in the years ahead.”

The new imprint, a mix of original titles, tie-ins and reissues, will kick off with Alison Gaylin‘s standalone thriller TRASHED, the further adventures of Jessica Fletcher and Adrian Monk in book form (written by Donald Bain and Lee Goldberg, respectively) and a new historical mystery series title by C.S. Harris.