4 new fiction audiobooks

Fiction dominates this month, with one thriller, one novel based on fact, and two easy-going tales from established authors. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

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Studios gorge on young-adult fiction amid success of 'Hunger Games'

The literary genre is white-hot in Hollywood, with filmmakers bidding on unpublished books and paying as much as $1 million for the rights to relatively modest sellers.The back-to-back blockbuster successes of "Harry Potter," "Twilight" and now "The Hunger Games" have turned the hunt for fresh... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stranger Than Fiction: Oprah Was Bad for Book Sales

By encouraging readers to tackle longer, more sophisticated novels, the queen of daytime TV may have hurt overall fiction sales. Continue reading at The Atlantic

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Collins collars Radio 4 "New Elizabethans" tie-in

Collins has acquired a tie-in to the upcoming BBC Radio 4 flagship series “The New... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Audiobooks are going Hollywood

Audible.com has persuaded stars such as Dustin Hoffman, Kate Winslet and Samuel L. Jackson to lend their voices to classic novels for the popular media format.When it came to reading a book out loud, Dustin Hoffman was a bit rusty. The last time he had done something similar was in New York City... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Edith Pearlman takes the NBCC fiction prize

Other National Book Critics Circle honorees include writer John Lewis Gaddis for 'George F. Kennan: An American Life' and Maya Jasanoff for 'Liberty's Exiles.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Edith Pearlman wins National Book Critics Circle fiction prize

The under-the-radar author won for her collection "Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories."Reporting from New York -- The National Book Critics Circle gave its 2011 fiction prize to Edith Pearlman, an under-the-radar writer of short stories, at its annual awards ceremony Thursday evening at... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Banned novel makes Indie Foreign Fiction Prize longlist

A novel banned by the Chinese government has made the longlist for the Independent Foreign... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Critic's Notebook: What is fact, what is fiction?

'The Lifespan of a Fact' lays out a thought-provoking debate of the issue between authors John D'Agata and Jim Fingal.The key passage in John D'Agata and Jim Fingal's "The Lifespan of a Fact" (W.W. Norton: 124 pp., $17.95 paper) comes late in the book, during an exchange on the role of fact in... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Channel 4 hires Hearst's Matt Salmon as head of agency sales

Channel 4 has appointed Matt Salmon, group commercial director at Hearst Magazines UK, as head of agency sales. Continue reading at Media Week

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Transworld sees double, takes fiction chart top spots

Transworld titles earn pride of place in both the Mass-market and Original Fiction charts this... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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WH Smith to promote YA fiction

W H Smith is to promote cross- over young adult (YA) titles more directly to adults via a new... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Fiction, Nonfiction Mix it Up: International Bestsellers January 2012

Germany’s top fiction title at the end of December, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out His Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson climbed up from #5, supplanting previous chart-topper Inheritance (Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance was also #2 in Spain). Jonasson’s novel has sold more... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Appleton to head fiction at Hodder Childrens Books

Jon Appleton has been appointed to the newly-created post of editorial director for fiction at... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sutherland to chair Fiction Uncovered panel

John Sutherland, a former judge and chair of the Man Booker prize, is to chair the judging panel... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Saqi Books launches non-fiction imprint

Independent publisher Saqi Books is to launch a new non-fiction imprint, with plans to publish... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Gibson Square poised to increase fiction output

Gibson Square Books will be increasingly "dipping its toe" into fiction, following on... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Tennant to voice Chitty audiobook

Scottish actor David Tennant, known for his roles in “Doctor Who” and with the Royal... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Myriad celebrates First Fictions

Sussex-based independent publisher Myriad Editions is launching a series of events to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Head of Zeus makes first fiction buy

Literary agent Fiona Spencer Thomas has sold a thriller by Alex Churton to Anthony Cheetham's... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Head of Zeus makes fiction buy

Literary agent Fiona Spencer Thomas has sold a thriller by Alex Churton to Anthony Cheetham's... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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