'Watchman' Sets Another Record

Harper Lee’s 'Go Set a Watchman' sold 1.1 million since it was released July 14, making it the fastest-selling book in HarperCollins history, the publisher reported Monday morning. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-07-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mary Shelley was goth before it was cool. She wrote Frankenstein—sometimes described as the world’s first science fiction novel—as part of a horror story writing game. She lost her virginity to Percy Shelley on top of her mother’s grave. (To be fair, it was one of her main leisure spots, but... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Mary Trump's memoir sells 950,000 on first day, setting a record for publisher

'Too Much and Never Enough,' Mary L. Trump's book on her uncle Donald Trump sets record for Simon & Schuster. But POTUS has nothing on Voldemort. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Rob Biddulph sets new world record for largest online art lesson

Children's author and illustrator Rob Biddulph has broken the Guinness world record for largest online art class, in collaboration with Entrepreneur First and Art World Records. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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With help from kids, a 90-year-old Sri Lankan author set a new world record for alternate endings.

If you thought the Choose Your Own Adventure books were magical, one Sri Lankan children’s book author might be up your alley. Sybil Wettasinghe, the 90-year-old author of The Umbrella Thief, a classic children’s book in Sri Lanka, set a new Guinness World Record yesterday with the publication... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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‘Game of Thrones’ finale sets an HBO record

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Setting a New Record for Applicants, Frankfurt Names 2018 Fellows

In its 20th year, the Frankfurt Fellows Program welcomes 16 young publishing professionals from many parts of the world. Their program includes on-site publisher meetings in three cities of Germany prior to the start of the fair. The post Setting a New Record for Applicants, Frankfurt Names 2018... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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'Women are better writers than men': novelist John Boyne sets the record straight

Male authors are always pronouncing their own brilliance – or boasting about not reading books by women. So, after a lifetime of writing and attending literary festivals, John Boyne would like to get something off his chest …Do you know what the literary tea towel is? It’s an Irish phenomenon... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Weekly E-Ranking: Merry's Four Waifs set chart record

Sales momentum could see The Girl on the Train reign for a long time yet on the Weekly E-Book Ranking. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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PRH readies Go Set a Watchman paperback push

Penguin Random House UK is partnering with Waterstones, Gatwick Express and The Reading Agency as it ramps up publicity for the paperback of Go Set a Watchman, publishing with PRH commercial paperback imprint Arrow. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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EDC Sets Another Record

Earnings jumped 139% in the third quarter ended November 30, 2015 over last year's third period at Educational Development Corp. Profits were $1.2 million in the most recent quarter and were driven by a 123% increase in revenue, which rose to $24.4 million. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Audio Book Club Returns to Maycomb With Go Set a Watchman

To listen to the Audio Book Club discussion of Go Set a Watchman, click the arrow on the player below. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2015-08-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why one bookstore is offering refunds on Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman'

Brilliant Books in Traverse City, Mich., is offering customers who bought the newly released Harper Lee novel 'Go Set a Watchman' refunds because it says marketing for the highly anticipated volume was misleading. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2015-08-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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US bookshop offering refunds for Go Set a Watchman

Brilliant Books in Michigan says customers are owed apologies for portrayal of Harper Lee’s long-lost manuscript as a ‘nice summer novel’ rather than an academic curiosityA US independent bookshop is offering refunds to its Go Set a Watchman customers, claiming that the work should be viewed as... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-08-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Go Set a Watchman knocks EL James's Grey from top of UK book charts

Harper Lee’s long-lost novel has sold over 200,000 copies in the UK over the past weekEL James’ reign at the top of the UK book charts for the last month with her erotic bestseller Grey has been ended by a novel written in the 1950s and abandoned in a box for decades: Harper Lee’s Go Set a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Go Set a Watchman sells over 1m copies in the US and Canada

Despite many readers’ disparaging criticism, Harper Lee’s ‘lost’ novel has become HarperCollins’ fastest selling book with 1.1m in first-week sales and preordersCritics dismissed it as a rough draft for To Kill a Mockingbird and readers despaired over an ageing, racist Atticus Finch. But Harper... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Does Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman kill a mockingbird?

No one who reads To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time now can read it as we did before this week. No teacher, no student can ever ignore the complicated history of the book and its characters. Go Set a Watchman, published on Tuesday, changes everything. But is that as terrible as it sounds?... Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2015-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Designers Judge Go Set a Watchman by Its Cover

Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee’s retro-facing sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, hit bookshelves this week. The story of its discovery—it was actually Lee’s first draft of Mockingbird—and publication reads like a novel of its own, and the whole affair has been mired in controversy. But now it’s... Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2015-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Go Set a Watchman books missing text from final pages after printing error

Readers complain missing sentences and paragraphs tainted enjoyment of Harper Lee’s novel, as publisher says replacement copies are being printedA number of the first 25,000 copies of Harper Lee’s new novel Go Set a Watchman are missing paragraphs and sentences from the final pages – with many... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Go Set a Watchman's UK sales top 100,000 in one day

Harper Lee’s ‘parent novel’ to To Kill a Mockingbird sets tills ringing despite ambivalent receptionDespite the widespread doubts over the decision to publish Go Set A Watchman, and despite the cries of horror that went up around the world over the weekend as readers discovered that the godlike... Continue reading at The Guardian

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