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Posts Tagged ‘Sandra Brown’

‘Private Down Under’ Joins iBooks Bestsellers List

lg-privateDownUnderPPBPrivate Down Under by James Patterson & Michael White has joined Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. this week at No. 4.

Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending 9/1/14. If I Stay by Gayle Forman continues to lead the list, followed by Mean Streak by Sandra Brown.

We’ve included Apple’s entire list after the jump. Read more

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26 Thriller Writers Collaborate on Serial Novel for Charity

The new serial novel No Rest for the Dead features writing contributions by 25 thriller writers, including Sandra Brown, Jeffrey Deaver, R.L. StineGayle Lynds and Alexander McCall Smith. Novelist David Baldacci wrote the introduction to the charity novel.

Strand magazine managing editor Andrew Gulli and Lamia Gulli edited four-year project. Proceeds from the Simon & Schuster novel will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, honoring the memory of Andrew’s mother.

Here’s more about the serial novel: “When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco’s McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect, and she is tried, convicted and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is convinced that the wrong person was put to death.”

Thriller Authors Band Together for USO Tour

This fall Clive CusslerSandra BrownKathy ReichsMark Bowden and Andrew Peterson will embark on Operation Thriller, a USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour.

Operation Thriller sends authors to military bases around the world to entertain our troops–follow this link to read about last year’s tour. At the moment, the exact locations and tour dates cannot be revealed for security reasons. 2011 marks the 70-year anniversary of the USO organization.

Here’s more from the release: “OPERATION THRILLER, will fly to the Middle East, where they will sign autographs, pose for photos with the troops and talk about their books, movies, television series and writing. This trip marks the tour’s second installment, the first one kicked off in November 2010 and was comprised of Steve Berry, David Morrell, Doug Preston, James Rollins and Andy Harp.”

Random House To Relaunch Loveswept as Digital-Exclusive Imprint

Random House Publishing Group will relaunch its Loveswept imprint as a “digital-exclusive imprint,” reviving a romance line that originated at Bantam Books in the 1980s. Explore more than 900 titles from the original line at RomanceWiki.

The original Loveswept imprint featured early work by writers like Sandra Brown, Janet Evanovich and Tami Hoag. Random House will also revive the original tagline: “Love stories you’ll never forget by authors you’ll always remember.” The books will also be released in a trans-Atlantic partnership with Random House Group U.K.’s Transworld Publishers division.

Here’s more about the line: “The 2011 Loveswept publishing program will be a digital-exclusive imprint, comprised of original, newly written e-books, as well as beloved Ballantine Bantam Dell romances and classic Loveswept titles. The program launches with eight titles in August, and continues with one new e-only release monthly in the fall.”

Amanda Murray Cut at Simon & Schuster

s&slogo23.jpgThe NY Observer broke the news that editor Simon & Schuster editor Amanda Murray has been cut. She had worked with some big names in fiction, including: Robert M. Parker, Jr., Mary Higgins Clark, and Sandra Brown.

Here’s more from the article: “Jonathan Karp replaced David Rosenthal last month, and he’s now begun to assemble his own editorial team at Simon & Schuster. Senior editor Amanda Murray has been fired, she confirmed today. Karp could not be reached for comment.”

Yesterday we reported that newly-hired publisher Jonathan Karp had hired senior editors Ben Loehnen and Jofie Ferrari-Adler to acquire and edit nonfiction titles.

Stephen King’s Favorite Holiday Movie

As we watch the sun set on a cold winter afternoon, here is some GalleyCatnip to play with…

The Millions’ annual Year in Reading feature launches with book recommendations from Hari Kunzru (author of “My Revolutions”) and Julie Klam (author of “Please Excuse My Daughter.)”

The Mother Reader blog lists 105 ways to give a book for the holiday season.

That Simon & Schuster video feature asks a number of famous authors to talk about their favorite holiday movie, including bestselling novelists like Vince Flynn, Sandra Brown, and Stephen King.

Bookfind looks at inappropriate bookmarks discovered in books.

For the more cynical members of the audience, Flavorpill explores five adult remakes of classic books for children.

Mystery Novelist Sandra Brown on Writing Conferences

9781416563082.jpgOver at wowOwow.com, novelist Sandra Brown fielded questions from readers, delivering practical advice on getting published.

While promoting her new novel, “Smash Cut,” Brown received a set of detailed questions from readers, a mix of readers, writers, and critics. Discussion ranged from digital book debate to the best way to find an agent.

Here’s some writing conference advice from the post: “[W]ay back when, I was invited to a writers’ conference at the University of Houston. I’ll be forever grateful to the author who insisted that I attend, because there I met editors (who weren’t nearly as frightening or intimidating as I had imagined them to be), new writers like me, published authors and agents. All this to say, workshops and seminars can be very helpful in the short term, but can also be the launchpad of a career.”