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24 Producer Improves Prime Time Book Promotion

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What’s better than a book trailer, print advertising, billboards, or television spots for your book? One lucky writer landed a gigantic billboard on the set of the hit television show 24–exposing her book to millions of viewers during one of the final episodes of the popular action series.

Author Lori Lansens has a new book entitled The Wife’s Tale, and her supportive husband happens to be a producer on 24.

While planning a shot for tonight’s episode, her husband needed to block out a few pesky palm trees. Instead of expensive special effects work, had the art department build a billboard for his wife’s book to cover up the trees–in the photo above, you can see their handiwork.

After the jump, check out a photo of a shadowy Kiefer Sutherland perched on a car roof, blasting a machine gun in the general direction of the billboard–a bullet-ridden piece of brilliant book publicity for a book with “sharp humour and delicate grace.”

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Richard & Judy Select their next Bestsellers

Because of course, as soon as these eight books got their designation as the next picks for Richard & Judy’s Book Club, they begun their beeline towards UK bestsellerdom. Need we remind you that of the top 100 best-selling titles last year, 21 were by authors discussed on the Richard & Judy Book Club? And so, the eight newly anointed books, which premiere on the show beginning January 31 are:

The Interpretation of Murder, Jed Rubenfeld
The Testament of Gideon Mack, James Robertson
Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This Book Will Save Your Life, A M Homes
Restless, William Boyd
Love in the Present Tense, Catherine Ryan Hyde
The Girls, Lori Lansens
Semi-Detached, Griff Rhys Jones

Rodney Troubridge, a fiction buyer for Waterstone’s bookshops, told the Independent it was a “fabulous” list. “I think they have got some really challenging books,” he said. Meanwhile, WHSmith plans to give an even greater emphasis to this year’s Richard & Judy Best Read shortlist following its success with the titles last year, reports Publishing News.