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Posts Tagged ‘Peter Heller’

World Book Night Titles Announced for 2014

lwqzpyn7y8q8dmnbh44f-292x300On April 23, 2014, thousands of bibliophiles will give away half million books in the United States to celebrate World Book Night.

Below, we’ve listed the all of the titles that will be given away. To take part in this event, follow this link to learn more details and fill out an application to be a book giver.

Shelf Awareness reports that this year’s selections “includes the first graphic novel, first university press title and first Asian-American authors. As before, one book is in English and Spanish, and two are available in large-print editions. In addition, the 35 titles were an increase from the previous years’ 30, allowing more authors and publishers to be represented.”
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iBookstore Editors Pick the Best Books of the Year

The iBookstore editors at Apple have picked The Dog Stars by Peter Heller as the novel of the year.

In addition, they picked Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo as the best nonfiction book of the year.  Fashion by DK Publishing won the best multi-touch book of year award and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green was named the best young adult novel of the year.

The complete Best of 2012 list from the iBookstore contains links to more editor’s picks. Apple also released a Best of 2012 list for the whole App Store.

Peter Heller on Nonfiction Book Proposals: “Keep Knocking on Doors”

peterheller.jpgReading a work of nonfiction, we forget how much work and reporting goes into proposing the book–years before the book is completed. Today’s guest on the Morning Media Menu was Peter Heller, author of the memoir, Kook: What Surfing Taught Me About Love, Life & Catching the Perfect Wave.

Heller spoke about the art of balancing writing and a day job. He also shared his harrowing experiences with the documentary filmmakers behind the Academy Award-winning film, The Cove.

Heller discussed his long book proposal process: “I was keeping at it, keeping the proposal out there. I wouldn’t go without a publisher interested in this, I needed to wrangle a publisher. It took two years to line that up. So there’s the persistence thing. If you have the dream, keep knocking on doors, keep sending it out, keep trying.”

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