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Posts Tagged ‘Jim Butcher’

Cassandra Clare, Jim Butcher, & Tom Robbins Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

FireWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending June 01, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #3 in Children’s Fiction Series) The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare: “Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother.” (May 2014)

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Novel Writing: Editing Your Draft

Novel Writing: Editing Your DraftStarting July 16, workshop your novel in-progress with a published author! Erika Mailman's course will function as a workshop, with the emphasis on sharing your work for review and providing critiques for your peers. By the end of this class you'll have up to 75 pages of you novel workshopped and developed patterns to improve your writing. Register now! 

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

Deck of Cards Based on Patrick Rothfuss Novel Raises $200,000+

A small gaming company has raised $200,000 dollars to make a deck of cards based on Patrick Rothfuss‘s novel, The Name of the Wind.

We’ve embedded a video about the project, they have exceeded the original $10,000 goal many, many times. Once they exceeded $150,000 fantasy author Jim Butcher promised to model as Ambrose Jakis for a card in the series.

We’ve worked very closely with him to create a deck that is as much a work of art as it is an homage to his amazing literary work. And thanks to the star power that Patrick is lending to this project, we’re looking forward to some guest appearances and special events over the next month. This is definitely going to be one of our most exciting projects yet! We’re a small gaming company (and by small we mean two guys) from Austin, TX that has embraced the spirit and community of Kickstarter. You can find some of our successful deck projects like Call of CthulhuThe White Rabbit, and Synthesis.

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Jim Butcher Lands Deal for New Steampunk Series

The Dresden Files novelist Jim Butcher has inked a seven figure deal for three books in a new steampunk series. The Cinder Spires series will begin with The Aeronaut’s Windlass.

Publishers Weekly broke the news, reporting that Donald Maass Literary agent Jennifer Jackson negotiated the deal with Anne Sowards. Here’s more from Butcher’s official site:

At the Reddit AMA a few months ago, Jim said, “It’s kinda League of Extraordinary Gentlemen meets Sherlock meets Hornblower. There are goggles and airships and steam power and bizarre crystal technology and talking cats, who are horrid little bullies.” Jim is still writing the first book, The Aeronaut’s Windlass, so we don’t have a release date yet. We’ll let you know as soon as there’s something to announce!

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Small Demons Counts Content Deals with Five of the Big Six Publishers

Small Demons, the site that explores the people, places and things inside of books, has cut a content deal with Penguin.

Here’s more from the release:

Having already inked deals with Simon & Schuster, Random House, Harper Collins and Hachette, Small Demons now has content deals with five of the big six publishing houses. Many books within the Penguin collection, including bestselling genre fiction and the world’s leading classics brand Penguin Classics, will begin to appear on the site over the course of 2013, allowing readers to explore their favorite books and draw surprising connections between seemingly disparate literary worlds: from Jack Kerouac’s jazz legends to Jim Butcher’s Chicago wizards, from Jane Austen’s genteel England to Charlaine Harris’s tumultuous Bon Temps, Louisiana.

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James Marsters Narrates Jim Butcher Audiobooks

Plenty of people would recognize actor James Marsters for his role as Spike on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series, but did you know he has also made a contribution to the publishing industry?

Marsters wrote a one-shot comic for Dark Horse Publications entitled Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike and Dru. Marsters also narrates Jim Butcher‘s fantasy-mystery series, The Dresden Files. The series’ short-story anthology, Side Jobs, will be published on October 26th with a Marsters audiobook to follow in November.

At an open conversation at New York Comic Con, Marsters entertained questions of any nature from the audience. One fan asked Marsters how he plays female characters while working on the audiobooks. Marstars replied that he was inspired by Shakespeare.

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New York Comic Con 2010 by the Banners

At any publishing convention, the gigantic sponsor banners hung in the rafters provide a glimpse at coming trends and stories people will be talking about this year. We’ve put together a collection of the biggest banners at New York Comic Con today.

Embedded above, Disney’s Tron sequel had a humungous banner supporting the Tron book, Betrayal—hanging directly over the convention floor entrance. See more banners below. Check out our New York Comic Con tag for more coverage.

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