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Rush Limbaugh, Walter Kirn, & Chris Pavone Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

BloodWillOut_Cover.inddWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending March 16, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #4 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn: “In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn—then an aspiring novelist struggling with impending fatherhood and a dissolving marriage—set out on a peculiar, fateful errand: to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from his home in Montana to the New York apartment of one Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and art collector who had adopted the dog over the Internet. Thus began a fifteen-year relationship that drew Kirn deep into the fun-house world of an outlandish, eccentric son of privilege who ultimately would be unmasked as a brazen serial impostor, child kidnapper, and brutal murderer.” (March 2014)

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Rush Limbaugh to Author Second Children’s Book

rushrevereRush Limbaugh is working on his second children’s book. Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, will publish Rush Revere and the First Patriots on March 11, 2014.

Here is more from the press release: “Rush Limbaugh has long wanted to make American history come to life for the children of his listeners. In his first book, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, he created the character of a fearless middle-school history teacher named Rush Revere, who travels back in time and experiences American history as it happens, in adventures with exceptional Americans. In RUSH REVERE AND THE FIRST PATRIOTS, Rush Revere is transported back to the people and events leading up to the American Revolution.”

Limbaugh’s first children’s book Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims debuted this on The New York Times Children’s Best Sellers (Middle Grade) and The Wall Street Journal Best-Sellers lists this past October. The book sold more than 900,000 copies.

Bane Creator Challenges Rush Limbaugh’s Theory

Comic book writer Chuck Dixon, whose resume includes co-creating the Batman villain Bane (as well as a whole slew of other characters), refuted conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh‘s conspiracy theory that Bane represents Mitt Romney.

Dixon told ComicBook.com: ”The idea that there’s some kind of liberal agenda behind the use of Bane in the new movie is silly. I refuted this within hours of the article in the Washington Examiner suggesting that Bane would be tied to Bain Capital and Mitt Romney appearing. Bane was created by me and Graham Nolan and we are lifelong conservatives and as far from left-wing mouthpieces as you are likely to find in comics.”

Dixon said that the he did not have politics in mind when he created the character, but said that he would be more of an “Occupy Wall Street type,” if he were to be compared to a modern day political figure.

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GalleyCat for Your Ears

Podcast host and TVNewser blogger Steve Krakauer retired from the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast this morning. GalleyCat editor Jason Boog will be stepping into Krakauer’s big pair of shoes on Monday morning.

If you are a journalist, writer, blogger, media-type, publicist, or book-lover who wants to appear on the show, there’s a wide-open guest calendar for the next few months. Topics will range from media news to publishing to newspapers to movies to magazines to culture to television, and, perhaps most importantly, books. Email Jason for more details.

Here’s more on Krakauer’s last show: “Mediabistro.com editorial director Rebecca Fox and AgencySpy editor Matt Van Hoven helped send off Steve with some discussion about The New York Times‘s Bill Keller reporting from the frontlines of Iran and a reliving of the time Rush Limbaugh gave a shout out to the podcast. Also: what Steve has learned since launching the podcast a few months ago and some love lockdown.”

The Only Thing I Have to Say About Obama Nation

obama-nation-cover.jpgEnough people have asked what I think about today’s NY Times page-one story on the new anti-Obama book from Jerome Corsi, the guy who swift-boated John Kerry in ’04, that I’m going to briefly break my usual policy—which is that outlets like Simon and Schuster and the Times may choose to give people like Corsi the attention they so blatantly crave, but that doesn’t mean I have to.

The article notes that Corsi’s book claims that Barack Obama has never answered questions about when he stopped using drugs; the Times notes two sources that have Obama definitively answering that question, to which Corsi replies: “Self-reporting, by people who have used drugs, as to when they stopped is inherently unreliable.”

I can’t wait for Corsi to go on the Rush Limbaugh show and trot that one out. And if he really wants to impress me, he’ll find a way to say it in front of Cindy McCain… or, better yet, our president the recovering alcoholic.

As for what the big sales for Obama Nation mean, Jeff Bercovici has a good answer.