ONLINE & ON-AIR
Seth Fishman, literary agent and author of
the new YA novel The Well’s End (Putnam),
gives some tips on how to write YA.
Jay Asher, author of
the bestselling novel
Why (Razorbill), discusses his part in
a national campaign against bullying. Asher
will tour all 50 states this fall and winter.
Author Cara Putman lucked into an accidental movie tie-in with her novel Shadowed by
Grace: A Story of Monuments Men (B&H).
The most-read review on
week was Save the Date
by Jen Doll (Riverhead).
Divergent has not only sold the most copies of any print book in the country so
far this year (307,511 in paperback, and another 30,048 in hardcover as of
Feb. 23), it’s also been the top-selling book in the country every week so far
this year, except for two weeks in late January, when Robert M. Gates’s memoir,
Duty (Knopf), bested it. This is a very different story from last year, when seven
different books topped the chart in the same period. Here’s a comparison of
2014 to 2013.
Bestseller Stat Shot
Terry Frei talks about
his new book, March
1939: Before the
Madness (Taylor Trade).
PW comics reviews
editor Heidi MacDonald
has the latest from the
world of graphic novels.
New books from Hippocampus Press explore
H.P. Lovecraft’s relationship with a group of
Children’s bookseller Josie Leavitt on how
supporting independent bookstores means
more than shopping local.
The Week Ahead
The latest creative legal maneuvering in the
Apple price-;xing case.
Richard T. Morris and Tom Lichtenheld
discuss their new picture book, This Is a
Moose (Little, Brown).
Maxwell Neelly-Cohen drew from
video games and the Bible for his
debut, Echo of the Boom (Rare
Bird Books). We talk to him about
writing the end of the world.
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SOURCE: NIELSEN BOOKSCAN
1 The Third Wheel Jeff Kinney 42,592 Divergent Veronica Roth 40,857
2 A Memory of Light Robert Jordan 155,178 Divergent Veronica Roth 36,826
3 Proof of Heaven Eben Alexander 34,057 Duty Robert M. Gates 39,480
4 Private Berlin Patterson/Sullivan 37,325 Duty Robert M. Gates 39,480
5 The Legend of Zelda:
Hyrule Historia Shigeru Miyamoto 58,728 Divergent Veronica Roth 34,881
6 American Sniper Chris Kyle 38,616 Divergent Veronica Roth 37,047
7 The Third Wheel Jeff Kinney 29,668 Divergent Veronica Roth 42,764
8 Alex Cross, Run James Patterson 63,140 Divergent Veronica Roth 41,771
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Why do some cookbooks thrive in traditional
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