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Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Jo Nesbø, & E. Lockhart Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

9780062218339We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending May 18, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #2 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner: “Levitt and Dubner offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems, whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms. As always, no topic is off-limits. They range from business to philanthropy to sports to politics, all with the goal of retraining your brain. Along the way, you’ll learn the secrets of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, and why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they’re from Nigeria.” (May 2014)

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Freakonomics Radio Launches This Fall

050411_Freakonomics.jpg.jpegThe nonfiction bestseller Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything has already seen blog and documentary adaptations, but radio is the next media platform. Co-author Stephen J. Dubner signed a contract with American Public Media (APM) and New York Public Radio (NYPR) to create a Freakonomics Radio show.

Dubner has stated that the funnest part about creating Freakonomics was interviewing people. He is excited about the radio show because the venue allows for more opportunities to conduct interviews.

The press release explained: “The project will include exclusive biweekly features for APM’s weekday business program, Marketplace, and a new podcast exploring ‘what the hidden side of everything sounds like,’ released initially as a biweekly offering, then as a weekly offering in early 2011. The audio content will be available on-demand at the project’s website and on iTunes … Additionally, APM and NYPR will work with Mr. Dubner to produce and distribute five hour-long radio specials over the next year and present special live events in markets across the country.”

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Five New Books Break the College Bestseller List

the_lost_symbol-1.jpgThe Chronicle of Higher Education just released their top ten college bestsellers list, and five new books have grabbed spots on the reading lists of a coveted demographic. Nevertheless, Dan Brown held his coveted spot at the top of the list with “The Lost Symbol.”

The five new books are: Superfreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner; Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer, Precious by Sapphire; What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell; and The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson.

Here’s more about the list, drawn from a long list of college bookstores around the country: “Reports, which include data provided by Barnes & Noble and the Follett Higher Education Group, are for sales of hardcover and paperback trade books in November.” (Via Ron Charles)