The Book That Lies Behind The Success Of HBO's "True Detective"

HBO's hit new show has catapulted a 100-year-old short-story collection onto the bestseller lists.A collection of strange art nouveau stories by American author Robert W. Chambers, The King in Yellow has gone virtually unread for most of the past century. The first half of the book is made up of four supernatural weird tales that are unrelated to one another except by one strange link: a fictional play, also called The King in Yellow, which drives anyone who reads it past the first act completely insane.Read Full Story     Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

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Pugh's statement 'is not true': City Hall emails reveal how aides learned Baltimore mayor lied about book sales

When Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh defended selling her “Healthy Holly” books to the University of Maryland Medical System, she made one specific claim that touched off concern at City Hall. Pugh told The Baltimore Sun on March 20 that she had not sold her books beyond those she provided to... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

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Mirror Books to publish true crime book

Mirror Books has acquired true crime story The Witness by journalist Nicola Tallant.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Books: True crime, Terrance Hayes and more book news

Welcome to the Books newsletter from the L.A. Times! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, Books editor, with the latest. THE BIG STORY Bestselling novelist Megan Abbott, known for her psychological thrillers like “Dare Me,” explores the allure of true crime, books like Michelle McNamara’s “I”ll Be Gone in the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Short Books + Fast Books (and Diet) = Indie Publishing Success

With The Fast Diet, UK publisher Short Books has the biggest hit in its history. Co-founder Rebecca Nicolson reflects on why, and the role of independent publishers today. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Beijing International Book Fair Announces Rights Trading Success

Organizers of the 27th Beijing International Book Fair announce 1,400 exhibitors registered for their 'Smart Rights Link' online platform. The post Beijing International Book Fair Announces Rights Trading Success appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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UK Book Industry: Publishers Call for Aid, Reporting 2019’s Success

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DC is making HBO Max-inspired comic books for some reason

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For publishers, books on race and racism have been a surprising success

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Lauren James: 'I could never have anticipated that the situation in my book would come true'

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HQ buys 'groundbreaking' book from success coach DeWinter

HQ has bought the “groundbreaking” first book from executive success coach and social scientist Amanda DeWinter. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Advertising lessons learned and reaffirmed by HBO’s ‘Succession’

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Sillitoe's latest goes to Kyle Books after Dragon's Den success

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Four Tips for Indie Authors on Planning a Successful Book Tour

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Wildfire to publish Pyle's Strange Planet book after Instagram success

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Inside Open Road Integrated Media's Data Driven E-Book Marketing Success Story

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Big deals signed for study of a 19th-century family of killers, Hell’s Half-Acre, and Murder Isn’t Easy, a mortician’s take on Agatha Christie’s forensics The spectre of true crime was stalking the aisles at this year’s London book fair, with publishers snapping up investigations into past evils... Continue reading at The Guardian

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