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‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Series to Get Fourth Book Next Year

DavidLagercrantzSwedish journalist David Lagercrantz is writing the fourth book in Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium trilogy and the follow up to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series will come out next year. The new book will start where Larsson’s wildly successful series left off.

Radio Sweden has the scoop: “The new book will not be based on any notes left behind by the late author, and instead will be a stand-alone sequel to the series. It will be released on the tenth anniversary of publication of the first book, “Men who hate women/The girl with the dragon tattoo”, next year.”

Larsson, the author of the dark series about hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist, died of a heart attack in 2004. His common-law widow Eva Gabrielsson disapproves of the new book, and told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that she thinks it is “tasteless.”

 

 

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Shakespeare in the Park Fans Get Free Book from Random House

Random House found new readers through New York City’s Shakespeare in the Park program, distributing free books to theater fans camped out to get Into the Woods tickets.

Here’s more from The Gothamist: “Two sweet summer interns from Random House worked their way through offering free copies of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (which at least a hundred people started reading then and there). They told us Random House does that kind of giveaway once or twice a summer.”

This week, Rachel Joyce‘s novel debuted on the Indie bestseller list and holds the No. 28 spot on the New York Times bestseller list (in Hardcover Fiction). Back in 2009, UK publisher Quercus employed a similar marketing method for a once unknown book called The Girl Who Played with Fire (the second title of Stieg Larsson‘s wildly popular Millennium trilogy).

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Stieg Larsson Box Set Gets a Groupon Deal

Groupon has posted a special box set deal for fans of Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium Trilogy. For $29 plus $5 for shipping, readers can get all three books in hardcover along with the 85-page book, On Stieg Larsson.

More than 1,000 people have already purchased the box set deal. With four books, that’s only $8.50 per book. Groupon readers have five days to take advantage of this deal.

What do you think? Random House released the box set back in November 2010. The publisher sells the set for $99 on its website.

10 Bestselling Books with More Than 80 One-Star Reviews

Do negative reviews stop people from reading your books? Over at her blog, novelist Shiloh Walker disputed that claim in a passionate essay.

Check it out: “That negative review isn’t going to kill your career. Will it stop a few people from buying your book? Possibly–because that book may not be right for them. And FYI, one of the rants lately was that negative reviews discouraged people from reading … readers aren’t discouraged by ‘bad’ reviews. And guess what–that negative review may be the very thing that entices another reader to buy your book.”

We were so inspired by her post that we checked negative reviews of ten authors at Amazon–follow the links below to the many one-star reviews received by bestselling authors. Twilight topped the list with 669 one-star reviews. Read this list before you complain about your next bad review.

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Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Oily ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Sequence

David Fincher‘s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opens with a dark and oil-splattered title sequence. According to a WIRED magazine feature, the director hired Blur Studios to create the project.

In the video embedded above, you can see how they rendered the opening visuals. The title sequence references all three books in Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium trilogy; some of the pieces used in it include a pressed flower, wasps, hacking tools, Lisbeth Salander’s father and the dragon tattoo.

Here’s more from the article: “To get what Fincher wanted, Blur worked with the director to pick out general and specific moments in the trilogy that could be demonstrated visually…Blur ended up with 26 moments approved by Fincher, then composed them into 252 shots of 24 frames or fewer. Each piece was created electronically using 3ds Max, RealFlow (for the oily goo), Softimage and other software, as well as 3-D scans of principal actors Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig (to get their likenesses right).” (via Shelf Awareness)

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Lord of the Fleas?

What if Eric Carle had written his famous kid’s book about A Very Hungry Cat?

Over at Abe Books, a satirical essay reimagined the covers of 18 popular books to feature cats.

These cats now grace the covers of A Tale of Two Kitties (Charles DickensA Tale of Two Cities), Lord of the Fleas (William Golding‘s Lord of the Flies) and The Girl with the Kitten Tattoo (Stieg Larsson‘s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). What other books could use this theme?

Is the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo a Superhero?

Would you consider Lisbeth Salander (a.k.a. the girl with the dragon tattoo) a superhero?

At New York Comic Con this year, a panel of veteran comic book writers and editors debated this topic; the panelists included Tom DeFalco (Marvel), Danny Fingeroth (Marvel), Paul Levitz (DC) , and Denny O’Neil (DC, Marvel). Psychologist Robin Rosenberg, editor of  The Psychology of Superheroes and The Psychology of the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, acted as the moderator.

The panelists all agreed that the definition of a superhero is difficult to pin down. However, they discussed two particular qualities that many superheroes possess: a heroic role heroic and abilities that go beyond what humans are realistically capable of.

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Trent Reznor Releases Six Song Sampler from ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Soundtrack

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, the musical team that created the moody soundtrack for The Social Network, have just released a six-song sampler from their upcoming soundtrack for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Follow this link to download the sampler, containing six atmospheric songs for your writing pleasure–a glimpse of the three hour long final album. The David Fincher-directed adaptation of Stieg Larsson‘s mega-bestseller will hit theaters in mid-December.

Here’s more from Reznor, the leader of Nine Inch Nails: “For the last fourteen months Atticus and I have been hard at work … We laughed, we cried, we lost our minds and in the process made some of the most beautiful and disturbing music of our careers. The result is a sprawling three-hour opus that I am happy to announce is available for pre-order right now for as low as $11.99. The full release will be available in one week – December 9th.”

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George R.R. Martin Sells One Million Kindle eBooks

George R.R. Martin has sold one million Kindle books. He joins the growing “Kindle Million Club” list with Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee Child, Suzanne Collins, Michael Connelly, John Locke, Janet Evanovich and Kathryn Stockett.

Kindle Content VP Russ Grandinetti pointed to the author’s most appealing eBook feature: “Martin’s series is simply epic … And an elaborate series like this is great on Kindle because you can turn the last page of book three at 10:30 at night, then buy book four and be on its first page at 10:31.”

Is selling a million Kindle books still a dramatic feat? On Twitter, journalist Sarah Weinman wondered: “at some point it will no longer be news that an author has made it to the Kindle Million Club. That time might even be now.”

Janet Evanovich & Kathryn Stockett Sell One Million Kindle eBooks

Authors Janet Evanovich and Kathryn Stockett have each sold more than a million Kindle books, joining what Amazon has termed the “Kindle Million Club.”

The authors join the likes of Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee Child, Suzanne Collins, Michael Connelly and John Locke, who have also passed the million mark in sales of their eBooks in the Kindle Store. According to the release, Stockett is the first debut novelist to reach this milestone.

Evanovich’s latest novel Smokin’ Seventeen has spent more than 100 days on the Kindle Best Seller list. Stockett’s novel, The Help, has been No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list and was just adapted into a film.

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