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1. Library Book Returned 65 Years Late

What’s the longest you’ve ever held on to a library book? Hopefully less time than Sir Jay Tidmarsh.

The eighty-two year-old UK man checked out a book from his school library 65 years ago and only recently returned it. He paid the library a £1,500 fine to make up for his overdue book.

The Guardian has the scoop:

Sir Jay Tidmarsh, 82, came across the long-forgotten copy of Ashenden by W Somerset Maughan as he cleared out his shelves. The former businessman opened the cover and spotted the stamp of his old school inside, which he had left in 1949.

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2. The 100 most sought after out-of-print books of 2014

Today we published the 2014 Bookfinder.com Report which features the 100 most sought after out-of-print books in America.  The big surprise this year annual report was that after years on the throne the Queen of Pop (Madonna)’s photographic escapade "Sex" was finally knocked off the top of the list, and the book(s) that took its place may surprise you.  There were in fact two, and you can read about them here.  What I wanted to talk about on the blog, however, are some of the usual suspects there were some interesting additions and subtractions to this year’s list.

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2014 edition

Avid readers will notice that A.C.H Smith’s Labyrinth novelization is noticeably missing from the top end of the report; the book has been a part of the BookFinder report since 2010 and was finally re-published in April as Jim Henson’s Labyrinth and contains updated cover art.  I’m not sure the books target age group would have any idea who David Bowie is anyway.  According to reviews the books both stay quite close to the movie’s plot line however the novel replaces Bowie’s musical interludes with additional dialogue; and Smith also draws out the dialogue in a number of scenes.

Another graduation was In A Dark Place: The Story of a True Haunting by Ray Garton who’s book has been on the BookFinder.com Report since 2008.  The fact that it was republished December 31st 2014 left me on the fence as to whether I should remove it from this year’s list, but considering precious few of you would have gotten to read an in-print copy in 2014 I decided to leave it on this year.  In 2009 the book became the basis for the hit film The Haunting in Connecticut (starring Virginia Madsen).

New to the BookFinder.com Report

An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion by Dorothea Lange this book was featured heavily in the photographer’s episode of PBS’s American Masters series (snippet below) which aired late August 2014.  The full episode covered Lange’s five decades photographic work which documented Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and World War II Japanese internment camps and more.  You can find a wide array of Dorothea Lange’s other work on BookFinder.com.

Another new, and timely, entry to the list was Margin of Safety by Seth Klarman.  The books author, who has been singled out by Forbes as one of the most successful hedge fund managers of recent years, was quoted numerous times this year after his 2013 year end investor letter was leaked online.  In the letter he preaches caution and warns of today’s stock markets being too bubbly, and that today's investors should take warning.  The fact that his track record for posting huge growth has remained in tact all these years has lead to his 1991 out-of-print value investing opus to fetch four figures, when you can find it.

Every year I find stories about these books buried within the list, and every year I also miss some amazing stories.  Read the full list and let us know any of your interesting stories about the books within.

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3. Writing Advice From Virginia Woolf: INFOGRAPHIC

EssaymamaWhat’s your favorite Virginia Woolf book? The team at EssayMama.com has created an infographic called “Top 10 Writing Tips from the Desk of Virginia Woolf.”

Some of the advice featured on the image includes keeping a diary, going on walks, and forging innovative paths. We’ve embedded the full infographic below for you to explore further—what do you think?

virginia woolf infographic

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4. New S&S Imprint for Bill Clegg’s Debut Novel

Literary superagent Bill Clegg labored over his debut novel Did You Ever Have a Family for seven years, unsure anyone would bid on or buy it.

As he told the New York Times, he’s secured mega-deals on behalf of other writers, but gauging reaction to his own novel was difficult.

\"It doesn’t make you any more confident — if anything, it makes you less confident. I represent great writers, and I couldn’t carry their glove on the field. When the bar is set that high, it’s daunting.\"

According to Alexandra Alter at the Times, four publishers bid on his book, and one–Gallery Books’ Jennifer Bergstrom–was so sold on it she offered a two-book deal. She also approached Carolyn Reidy, who is president and chief executive of Gallery’s parent company, Simon & Schuster, asking to create a new literary fiction imprint. Reidy agreed and Clegg’s will be the lead fall title for the imprint, Scout Press.

Bergstrom said, \"Because Bill’s book was the impetus for the imprint, it’s also the epitome of what we want to publish. It’s literary but very accessible, not precious, not fussy, not esoteric.\"

Clegg’s novel centers on a woman whose family was killed and home destroyed in an accidental explosion.

\"So much of my day job is occupying the ambitions of other people’s writing,\" Clegg told the Times. \"To just occupy my own feels almost brazenly selfish.\"

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5. Guest Post: Getting Into Publishing (You Gotta Do It For The Love)

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Danielle Barthel

Hey guys! I’m so excited to share this guest post with your from Danielle Barthel, a literary assistant from New Leaf Literary. She offers her own personal experience and insight for breaking into the publishing industry–which I’m sure many of you know isn’t the easiest thing to do.

Hello Pub-crawlers!

I’m so happy to be doing a guest post here this week!

I recently read a comment on Alex Bracken’s “You Tell Us: What Do You Want To See” post asking us to talk about hard lessons we’ve learned. For me—and I don’t think I’m alone—one of these lessons was the importance of following my passions. This was most relevant to me when I was trying to find a job in publishing.

RobinHoodDisneyThe truth is, this is not an easy industry to crack, and there were times that I felt like it was never going to happen. What kept me going was the simple fact that I’ve wanted to work with words forever. I remember the first time I finished a full length book all by myself—one of those big hardcover Disney books that were based off the movies. Remember those? I was so proud of myself.

flashlightBooks were just my thing. Growing up, I was the kid who got in trouble for reading at night by the light of my yellow American Girl flashlight-lantern (it looks a little like the one here, but I couldn’t find the exact picture).

When I reached the age that I no longer got into trouble for staying up late reading, and I still wanted to do it even though it was no longer “forbidden fruit” (and this was about as rebellious as my conscience let me get), I knew that my obsession with books wasn’t going away.

BrockportI actively realized that this was more than a passing rebellious phase, but instead a passion for something greater, when I left for college. I went to undergrad at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. It was five hours from home and the biggest leap I had ever taken outside my comfort zone. My fears about homesickness, not making friends, and being unhappy battled with my desire to learn about all things book related. Now loving books was more than just a passion—it was moving me towards a career.

I majored in English and took entire classes dedicated to Shakespeare, American lit, British lit, and young adult lit—I couldn’t believe it was a requirement to read Harry Potter in a real college class!

yorkAnd it turned out that Brockport had one of the best study abroad programs around. I could wax nostalgic about my love of England, and specifically the town of York, for hours, but I’ll spare you. Instead I’ll just say I hope everyone has the opportunity to do something that scares them (like finding your own way in a foreign country without Google Maps) at least once in your life. Because it’ll bring even clearer into focus both who you are, and what you want out of life. Or at least it did for me.

Coming home, I knew with certainty—books, words, and the people who worked on them were inspiring and I wanted to be a part of it. So I went to the University of Denver’s Publishing Institute, where I spent an entire month learning more about publishing. It was eye-opening and informative, and when I returned to New York, I set up a ton of informational interviews with wonderful, willing agents and editors to learn even more, before someone I will be forever grateful to suggested that I look into internships.

Even though it might sound like things happened quickly, they didn’t. I spent a few months doing interviews, both informational and for actual jobs/internships. I had this intense Excel grid of people I had emailed for interviews, what they were for, when I met with them, if they responded…

When I got my first real job rejection (for something I had been feeling so good about), I was pretty devastated. Wasn’t I doing everything right? English degree, Denver Publishing Institute grad, interviewing up a storm. Why was I still jobless?

Something I didn’t understand until after I’d been applying for jobs left and right is not to discount things completely out of my control, like being in the right place at the right time. I applied for an internship at Writers House, one of the biggest agencies in New York, after a recommendation from an informational interview. The Writers House intern coordinator initially called me because I was a Denver grad. I got the internship because of a mix of networking and timing and because I fit what they were looking for. All those factors together jump-started my career.

I’ve now worked in the industry I love, at a company I love, for three years as of this January. And after everything that’s led me to this place, it always goes back to my love of books.

So my lesson is this: follow your passions. Do what you love just because you love it. Don’t let those terrifying “what ifs” control your life. Thrive on challenge. And be open to the fact that you don’t have all the answers. That’s okay too.

Following her completion of the Denver Publishing Institute after graduation, Danielle began interning at Writers House. While there, she realized she wanted to put her English degree and love of the written word to work at a literary agency. She became a full-time assistant and continues to help keep the New Leaf offices running smoothly.

In her downtime, she can be found with a cup of tea, a bar of chocolate, or really good book…sometimes all together. Follow Danielle on Twitter!

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6. Female Writers Who Won Nobel Prizes: INFOGRAPHIC

morrison111 writers have won the Nobel Prize in Literature; only a few of them are female. The team at freshessays.com has created the “13 Female Nobel Laureates in Literature” infographic to celebrate these women.

According to visual.ly, the piece showcases the “names of their best novels and poems and words of wisdom.” We’ve embedded the full infographic below for you to explore further—what do you think?

13 Female Nobel Laureates In Literature

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7. National Poetry Month Poster Unveiled

The Academy of American Poets has unveiled the official poster design for National Poetry Month, which takes place in April.
National Book Award finalist Roz Chast designed this year’s poster. The poster includes a line of poetry by the poet Mark Strand, who died last year. “Ink runs from the corner of my mouth,” reads the poster. “There is no happiness like mine. I have been eating poetry.” The poster will be handed out to more than 120,000 people in schools, libraries and bookstores during National Poetry Month. We’ve got the whole poster for you to view after the jump.

To get students excited about poetry this year, The Academy of American Poets has created the Dear Poet project. The project encourages students to write letters in response to poems written by award winning poets.

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8. Buzz Books 2015 Brings First Look at Buzzed-About Spring/Summer Books

Publishers Lunch has two new editions in its free Buzz Books series, buzzed about as the first and best place for passionate readers and publishing insiders to discover and sample some of the most acclaimed books of the year, before they are published. Substantial excerpts from 65 of the most anticipated books coming this spring and summer are gathered in two new ebooks, BUZZ BOOKS 2015: Spring/Summer and BUZZ BOOKS 2015: Young Adult Spring, offered in consumer and trade editions (adult and YA). All are available free through NetGalley.

Book lovers get an early first look at books from actress and activist Maria Bello, \"Morning Joe\" co-host and bestselling author Mika Brzezinski, NPR/Weekend Edition’s Scott Simon, and bestselling fiction writers Dennis Lehane, Ann Packer, Ian Caldwell, and Neal Stephenson, among others. Highly touted debuts include Leslie Parry’s Church of Marvels, Erika Swyler’s The Book of Speculation, J. Ryan Stradal’s Kitchens of the Great Midwest, Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite’s War Of The Encyclopaedists, and Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive. From inside publishing, there’s Jonathan Galassi’s debut novel Muse, and George Hodgman’s memoir Bettyville.

The YA edition features the latest from Sarah Dessen, David Levithan, Barry Lyga, and Michael Buckley, plus renowned middle-grade authors including Newbery winner Rebecca Stead and Louis Sachar. There’s Alice Hoffman’s Nightbird, her first novel for this age range. We also get a first look at YA debut authors Margo Rabb, Maria Dahvana Headley, plus Paige McKenzie’s The Haunting of Sunshine Girl (adapted from the web series of the same name and already in development as a film from the Weinstein Company) and Sabaa Tahir’s debut An Ember In the Ashes (already sold to Paramount Pictures in a major deal).

Fourteen of the adult titles featured in last year’s Buzz Books 2014 were named to one or more major \"Best Books of 2014\" lists, and 18 became bestsellers. Of the 28 books published to date and previewed in the 2014 Fall/Winter edition, 19 have made \"best of the month/year\" lists and nine are New York Times bestsellers.

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9. Cover Revealed For Final ‘School For Good And Evil’ Book

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Children’s books author Soman Chainani has written the final installment of the The School For Good And Evil trilogy. MTV.com unveiled the cover for The Last Ever After.

The designs for all three books features the protagonists Sophie and Agatha—what do you think? HarperCollins has scheduled the book’s publication date for July 21, 2015.

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10. Miranda July, John Green, & Michael Bond Debut On the Indie Bestseller List

paddington bookWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending January 18, 2015–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #3 in Hardcover Fiction) The First Bad Man by Miranda July: “When Cheryl’s bosses ask if their twenty-one-year-old daughter, Clee, can move into her house for a little while, Cheryl’s eccentrically ordered world explodes. And yet it is Clee—the selfish, cruel blond bombshell—who bullies Cheryl into reality and, unexpectedly, provides her the love of a lifetime.” (January 2015)

(Debuted at #1 in Children’s Interest) Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition) by John Green: “Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words—and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called \"The Great Perhaps.\" Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young, who will pull Miles inter her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.” (January 2015)

(Debuted at #13 in Children’s Illustrated) Paddington written by Michael Bond & illustrated by R.W. Alley: “Nearly fifty years ago, a small bear from Darkest Peru set out on an adventure of a lifetime. With nothing but a suitcase, several jars of marmalade, and a label around his neck that read, “Please Look After This Bear,” he stowed away on a ship headed for faraway England. When the little bear arrived at London’s busy Paddington Station, he was discovered by Mr. and Mrs. Brown. As luck would have it, the Browns were just the sort of people to welcome a lost bear into their family.” (June 2007)

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11. Erika Imranyi Illustrates the Life Cycle of a Book With Emoji

life of a book

Have you ever wondered what the life of a book looks like? Erika Imranyi, an executive editor at the Mira Books division of Harlequin, has decided to illustrate this with emoji symbols. From there, she shared the finished piece on Twitter. What do you think? (via the Epic Reads tumblr page)

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12. ‘Beware the Little White Rabbit’ Anthology Cover Revealed

white rabbit cover

The cover for the Beware the Little White Rabbit anthology has been revealed–what do you think? Leap Books will publish this book, which honors the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, on April 14, 2015.

This project examines what could happen should you fall down “the rabbit hole.” These short stories were written by Laura Lascarso, Charlotte Bennardo, C. Lee McKenzie, Christine Norris, David Turnbull, Jacqueline Horsfall, Tom Luke, Jessica Bayliss, Crystal Schubert, Holly Odell, Jennifer Moore, and Liam Hogan.

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13. The Literary Origins of 15 Words: INFOGRAPHIC

hobbit304Have you ever wondered who exactly invented the word “tween”? According to visual.ly, the team at lovereading.co.uk has created an infographic for language enthusiasts called “15 Words You Never Knew Came from Literature.”

Some of the books featured in this image include The Hobbit, Catch-22, and Gulliver’s Travels. We’ve embedded the full infographic below for you to explore further—what do you think?

15 Words You Never Knew Came from Literature

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14. Texas School Requires Permission Slips to Read Book on Poverty

Teachers that want to teach David K. Shipler’s “The Working Poor: Invisible in America, in the Highland Park school district in Texas have to get permission from student’s parents.

The book is one of five titles requiring permission slips from the district. One parent called said that the book was not a “great work of literature or an example of rich writing.” The replacement books that she proposed included: Ayn Rand’s We the Living, Karen Hesse’s Out of the Dust, and Ben Carson’s America the Beautiful.

The Los Angeles Times has more: “Shipler’s book, which is being taught in an advanced placement class for high school juniors, will be reviewed by a committee including school staff, students and parents, and will remain in use until then.”

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15. Patterson’s New Book Explodes

James Patterson plans to blow up his next book, literally (meaning literally). The planet’s bestselling author since 2001, according to Vanity Fair, is offering his fans the chance to join him and watch his next release, Private Vegas, self-destruct at an undisclosed location 24 hours after the purchaser opens it.

For a cool $294,038, the winner receives \"the most thrilling reading experience of all time\"; a first-class flight to said undisclosed location, luxury hotel accommodations for two nights, a pair of 14-karat gold binoculars (the better to see with), dinner with the author, and the exploding copy of Private Vegas. \"While the details of how the book will explode are being kept secret, the process will involve a bomb squad and a location that could come straight out of a Patterson story,\" reports Lori Holcomb-Holland in the New York Times.

Another 1,000 fans will be able to read the book for free — for 24 hours. On the site selfdestructingbook.com, codes will be released in groups. Users can download free digital copies that will delete themselves a day after reading begins.

The ninth in Patterson’s \"Private\" series, Private Vegas is due out next Monday, January 26. Codes for the free \"exploding\" digital copies will begin to be released at noon on Wednesday.

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16. National Readathon Day Teams Raise $20k

The first annual National Readathon Day, a marathon to encourage reading across the nation, will take place on January 24, 2015.

So far more than 120 teams have raised more than $20,000 as part of the event. Proceeds will support the National Book Foundation’s education programs, including an after-school reading program called BookUp. Fundraisers will win prizes from The National Book Foundation.

More than 200 bookstores and libraries across the country will be participating in the event. To find out where to participate in your local area, check out this map.

Fifteen bestselling authors including: Khaled Hosseini, Jacqueline Woodson, Delia Ephron, Harlan Coben and Simon Doonan have supported the cause in this #timetoread video.

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17. Bill O’Reilly Inks Deal For Legends & Lies Companion Book

Bill O'ReillyJournalist and TV personality Bill O’Reilly has plans for a companion book to his “docu-style” series, Legends & Lies: Into The West. Henry Holt, an imprint at Macmillan, Inc., will publish it on April 7th.

Author David Fisher has signed on to write the book. O’Reilly himself (pictured, via) will pen an introduction. It will contain illustrations and profiles on notable figures from the Wild West including Jesse James, Davy Crockett, and the real Lone Ranger.

Here’s more from the press release: “Generations of Americans have grown up on TV shows, movies and books about these legends. But what really happened in the Wild West? The Bill O’Reilly produced Fox series and the accompanying book will uncover the truth, which is sometimes heroic, sometimes brutal and bloody, but always riveting.”

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18. Tell Us a Story: Authors Reframing Their Tales


In the legend, Scheherazade told her king 1,000 stories; today, she would have 1,001 ways to tell them. James Atlas, writing in the New York Times, listens as we move from books to e-books to \"no-books,\" and he is happy to celebrate the long tradition of \"non-text-based\" literature (read oral literature or podcast) making a comeback. Other authors arrive in print, and come bearing gifts beyond the book itself.


Atlas cites thriller writer Jeffery Deaver, whose new audio drama for Audible, “The Starling Project,” is narrated by Alfred Molina and features 29 actors in more than 80 speaking roles, created with \"state-of-the-art sound and music design.\" It’s a dramatic audiobook, and there is no plan for a follow-on text-based book, print or e-book.


Chicago-based writer Shannon Cason shares his memories on a podcast called \"Homemade Stories.\" Called a \"storyteller’s storyteller\" by public radio’s Glynn Washington, Cason includes sound effects in his storytelling…barking dogs, a bouncing basketball…to bring us to his neighborhood and into his tale.


Utilizing print, and transforming the experience of her work by adding an art project/performance art/marketing piece, Miranda July is selling 50 items on her website that were created to be handled as if they fell directly out of the pages of her debut novel, The First Bad Man. There’s bubble-gum-flavored popcorn, a broken vase, a pink hairbrush, a secret in an envelope. In the New York Times, Alexandra Alter said, \"By allowing fans and readers to own items that previously existed only in her imagination and on the page, Ms. July is attempting to blur the line between fiction and reality, a boundary that she’s constantly puncturing through her performance art and writing.\"


Miranda July told the Times:


\"Often, these marketing-type projects are just a millimeter away from my actual work. I like people feeling like they could almost be that person in the story, crossing this line that’s not supposed to be permeable.\"

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19. David Shelley Appointed CEO of Little, Brown

dshelley-detailPublisher David Shelley has been appointed Deputy CEO of Little, Brown, a role he will assume on July 1st 2015. Shelley also joined the main board of Hachette UK on January 1, 2015.

In the upcoming leadership position, Shelley will report to Ursula Mackenzie, Chief Executive of Little, Brown Book Group, who he has reported to since 2005 in various capacities. Mackenzie will become Chairman and will continue working on special projects for Little, Brown and for the Hachette UK group until she retires in 2016.

“It gives me enormous pleasure to announce that David has stepped up to become Deputy CEO of Little, Brown where he will continue to work hand-in- glove with Ursula until he assumes the role of Chief Executive Officer on 1st July, and Ursula becomes Chairman of Little, Brown,” stated Tim Hely Hutchinson, Chief Executive of Hachette UK.

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20. David Shelley Appointed CEO of Little, Brown

dshelley-detailPublisher David Shelley has been appointed Deputy CEO of Little, Brown, a role he will assume on July 1st 2015. Shelley also joined the main board of Hachette UK on January 1, 2015.

In the upcoming leadership position, Shelley will report to Ursula Mackenzie, Chief Executive of Little, Brown Book Group, who he has reported to since 2005 in various capacities. Mackenzie will become Chairman and will continue working on special projects for Little, Brown and for the Hachette UK group until she retires in 2016.

“It gives me enormous pleasure to announce that David has stepped up to become Deputy CEO of Little, Brown where he will continue to work hand-in- glove with Ursula until he assumes the role of Chief Executive Officer on 1st July, and Ursula becomes Chairman of Little, Brown,” stated Tim Hely Hutchinson, Chief Executive of Hachette UK.

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21. Inspiring Quotes From Children’s Books: INFOGRAPHIC

hp quoteWhich children’s do you find moving? The team at Quotery.com has created an infographic called “20 Inspiring Children’s Book Quotes.”

These beautiful words come from a variety of titles including Roald Dahl’s Matilda, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone. We’ve embedded the full infographic below—what do you think?

Children’s book quotes.
Courtesy of: Quotery

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22. Exploring the Careers of Famous Authors: INFOGRAPHIC

author careers blinkboxWhich authors do you admire most? The team at blinkbox books has created an infographic that examines the careers of several famous authors including J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Meg Cabot, Stephen King, and Haruki Murakami. For each author that is listed on this image, their “breakthrough” novel is highlighted.

Both Douglas Adams and J.R.R. Tolkien hit it big with their debut novels, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and The Hobbit: There and Back AgainF. Scott Fitzgerald became well-known at age 30 for his third book, The Great Gatsby, while Leo Tolstoy achieved great success at age 42 with his sixth title, War & Peace. We’ve embedded the full infographic below for you to explore further—what do you think?

blinkbox books author careers infographic

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23. Katherine Applegate, Rory Vaden, & Tim Johnston Debut On the Indie Bestseller List

Ivan CoverWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending January 11, 2015–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #5 in Children’s Interest) The One and Only Ivan written by Katherine Applegate & illustrated by Patricia Castelao: “Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller, this stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point-of-view of Ivan himself.” (January 2012)

(Debuted at #13 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time by Rory Vaden: “Millions are overworked, organizationally challenged, or have a motivation issue that’s holding them back. Vaden presents a simple yet powerful paradigm that will set readers free to do their best work—on time and without stress and anxiety.” (January 2015)

(Debuted at #14 in Hardcover Fiction) Descent by Tim Johnston: “For eighteen-year-old Caitlin, the mountains loom as the ultimate test of her runner’s heart, while her parents hope that so much beauty, so much grandeur, will somehow repair a damaged marriage. But when Caitlin and her younger brother, Sean, go out for an early morning run and only Sean returns, the mountains become as terrifying as they are majestic, as suddenly this family find themselves living the kind of nightmare they’ve only read about in headlines or seen on TV.” (January 2015)

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24. Matching Girl Scout Cookies With Books: INFOGRAPHIC

girl scout cookiesAre you one of those people who are not following a New Year’s Resolution diet? The team at BookRiot.com has created an appropriate infographic called “Girl Scout Cookies & Books.”

The piece features sweet treats paired with books that come from a wide variety of genres including Bossypants by Tina Fey (memoir), To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (young adult fiction), and The Road by Cormac McCarthy (literary fiction). Follow this link to view the full image—what do you think?

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25. HarperCollins & Harlequin to Modify Sales Operations

harpercollinsHarperCollins and Harlequin plan to make changes to their sales operations. Henceforth, the two organizations will be integrating their selling ventures.

The Harlequin sales team will handle several key merchant accounts for mass market titles on behalf of Harlequin and HarperCollins/Avon. The HarperCollins sales team will oversee the sales for both hardcover and trade paperback books.

HarperCollins president of sales Josh Marwell had this statement in the press release: “This new strategy will allow us to leverage the strengths of two terrific, and complementary sales organizations. Together we will create new opportunities for growth in sales and exposure of our authors’ books.”

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