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Stephen King, Mo Willems, & Rachel Renee Russell Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

DD-7We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending June 08, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #2 in Hardcover Fiction) Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King: “In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.” (June 2014)

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Mr. Mercedes Joins iBooks Bestsellers This Week

mrmercedesMr. Mercedes by Stephen King has debuted on Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. this week at No. 2.

Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending 6/9/14. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green leads the list and The One & Only by Emily Giffin is No. 3. 

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

Simon & Schuster Joins Scribd & Oyster’s eBook Subscription Service Library

S&S 304Simon & Schuster has established a partnership with Scribd and Oyster.

Readers will now have access to the publisher’s backlist eBook titles. Some of the books now available through these two eBook subscription services include 11/22/63 by Stephen King, The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult, In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner, and How to be Compassionate by The Dalai Lama.

CEO Carolyn Reidy had this statement in the press release: “Consumers have clearly taken to subscription models for other media, and we expect that our participation in these services will encourage discovery of our books, grow the audience and expand our retail reach for our authors, and create new revenue streams under an author-friendly, advantageous business model for both author and publisher. We are delighted to work with Scribd and Oyster to offer this exciting new model for readers to find and read eBooks, and to do so in a manner that respects the value of our authors’ creative endeavors and supports our mutual goals of selling the most possible copies of their books.”

Top Writing Tools of Famous Authors: INFOGRAPHIC

harrypotternotesNinja Essays has created an infographic called, “Top Writing Tools of Famous Authors,” which explores the technologies used by great writers.

According to the graphic, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling and Quentin Tarantino rely on pen and paper to get their ideas out. George R.R. Martin uses an old DOS machine that runs Wordstar 4.0.

We’ve embedded the entire graphic after the jump for you to explore further. Read more

Stephen King Reveals New Novel Coming in November

stephenkingStephen King‘s latest novel Mr. Mercedes is scheduled to hit bookshelves in June, and the author already has another book in the works. The new book is called Revival and will hit shelves in November.

Revival is a story of “addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.” Check it out:

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

 

Stephen King to Publish New Novel in June

mrmercedesStephen King has a new novel scheduled to hit bookshelves in June.

Dubbed Mr. Mercedes, the upcoming novel from Scribner is a thriller set in a Midwestern town whose citizens are suffering from unemployment.

Here is more about the book from its description: “Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.”

Goodreads Choice Awards Winners Revealed

goodreadsWith 24,686 votes, And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini has won the Best Fiction award at the Goodreads Choice Awards.

We’ve linked to samples of all the winners below.

All these authors were nominated and picked by Goodreads users. Did your favorite writer make the list? Read more

Stephen King Is the Most Popular Author on Amazon

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With the release of Doctor SleepStephen King has rocketed to the top of Amazon’s charts this week, currently ranked the most popular author at the online bookseller.

The novel is a sequel to King’s The Shining. While accepting the Mason Prize at George Mason University in 2011, King read an excerpt from the sequel. You can watch that video at this link.

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly is the fourth most popular author on Amazon right now, and his publisher just announced they would print 100,000 copies of Killing Jesus: A History–beyond the first printing of 1.2 million books.

Kindle Book Reviews Fool eBook Buyers

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While Stephen King only published a print version of Joyland earlier this year, a $2.99 Kindle edition book review written by “Nick Walton“ has fooled digital book buyers on Amazon.

The book has been removed from the Kindle Store, but “Joyland (Hard Case Crime) by Stephen King, a review” had collected 72 one-star reviews–as many people thought they were buying a digital version of the King book. One reader explained:

Just like everyone else, I thought it was a King book. Disgusting by Amazon. They should monitor this. I was very upset.

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The Most Frequently Challenged Books of the Year

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It is Banned Books Week from September 22 until 28, and readers around the country are celebrating their favorite challenged books. You can also recognize Banned Books Week Heroes, join the Twitter Party or participate in the Virtual Read-Out.

Below, we’ve linked to free samples of all the books on the American Library Association (ALA)’s annual list of the most frequently challenged library books–follow the links below to read these controversial books yourself.

Follow this link for a list of “all the books challenged, restricted, removed, or banned in 2012 and 2013.”

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