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David Baldacci

Sherlock, Seinfeld, Gillibrand and Various Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.26.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

California drivers tend to think their turn signals are vestigial organs, something that exists existentially but doesn't really matter, which makes d...

David Baldacci's Never-Ending Love of Writing

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.15.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

David Baldacci has to be one of the most prolific writers writing today. He published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. A major motion pictu...

Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award

Cindy Lovell | Posted 05.28.2015 | Books
Cindy Lovell

Mark Twain was honored during his lifetime by receiving an honorary master's degree from Yale University (1888) and three honorary doctorates. The conferring institutions were Yale University (1901), University of Missouri-Columbia (1902), and University of Oxford (1907).

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of February 14

Digital Book World | Posted 04.20.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

The average price of a best-seller jumps up this week on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List, from $6.89 to to $8.05.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of January 31

Digital Book World | Posted 04.06.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

Two out of the three titles in E L James's wildly popular Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy make return appearances in this week's top 25 as the film version gets ready to hit theaters on Valentine's Day.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of January 24

Digital Book World | Posted 03.30.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

Media tie-ins are well known to power titles up the ranks of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List. And this week, the Bradley Cooper film adaptation of American Sniper drives two separate editions of the book into the No. 1 and No. 22 spots of this week's top 25.

Top 10 Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of January 3

Digital Book World | Posted 03.09.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

The average price of a best-selling ebooks drops to $4.36, down from $5.96 the week heading into the holidays, on the first Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List of 2015. The likeliest culprit? Discounts for last-minute holiday shoppers.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of December 13

Digital Book World | Posted 02.16.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

This week the majority of best-selling ebooks belong to Penguin Random House, which scores 13 of the top 25 titles, including the No. 1 spot, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. The title is likely buoyed up by the forthcoming release of a film adaptation, directed by Angelina Jolie and due out in theaters on Christmas Day.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of December 6

Digital Book World | Posted 02.09.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

If the sharp drop in the average price of a best-selling ebook last week was any indication the holiday shopping season (and its discounts) was upon us, this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List appears to confirm it.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of November 29

Digital Book World | Posted 02.02.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, some of the past year's top titles are making renewed appearances on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of November 22

Digital Book World | Posted 01.26.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

It's only been a little over a week since Amazon and Hachette buried the hatchet, so it's likely premature to see much change for the publisher's titles on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List. Still, Hachette titles do appear to have gained a bit of ground

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of May 24

Digital Book World | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Despite its ongoing feud with Amazon, Hachette continues to boast a strong presence on this week's list. One reason is that the e-tailer has so far proven reluctant to extend the pricing tactics it's applied to Hachette print titles to the publisher's ebooks.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of May 17

Digital Book World | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The company's publishing arm sees further successes with Moving Day by Jonathan Stone holding steady for the second week in a row at No. 2, plus two additional titles in the top ten. The top ten best-selling ebooks for the week of May 17.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of May 10

Digital Book World | Posted 07.14.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The Target by David Baldacci falls from the No. 1 spot it held for the past two weeks down to No. 7, capping off a frustrating week for Hachette, which is currently scuffling with Amazon over delayed shipments of some of its biggest print titles.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of May 3

Digital Book World | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

This week finds The Target by David Baldacci still hanging onto the No. 1 position on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

'Farmer's Son' Is a Great Read -- And the First Adult Novel for America's 60 Million Dyslexics

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 07.05.2014 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

You know what's coming, what has to come. And then you cheer and punch the air -- no, that's Rocky. This novel is better, because it's more truthful about the price a man pays and the years he loses when he is the bitch of a tyrant.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of April 26

Digital Book World | Posted 06.30.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

David Baldacci's The Target zooms into the No. 1 position, just as the average price of a best-selling ebook bucks the prevailing trend and jumps past the $8.00 mark.

David Baldacci's 'Bullseye' Dominates Q1 Kindle Single Best-Seller List

Howard Polskin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
Howard Polskin

Bullseye, by David Baldacci, spent the most weeks (eight) in the quarter as the top-selling fiction e-book single, according to Thin Reads research. ...

Suicide Notes: Notable Writers Who Committed Suicide

Heather Hummel | Posted 02.03.2014 | Books
Heather Hummel

"What do you write?" Any writer will tell you that this is the first question asked when people find out what they do for a living. It's not like iden...

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

David Baldacci To Tackle Surprising New Genre

AP | Posted 10.12.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — David Baldacci has decided to enter the fantasy world. The best-selling thriller writer has a deal with Scholastic Inc. for a young ...

An ADDers's Very Quick Guide to Fiction You May Want to Avoid

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.04.2013 | Books
Tom Alderman

For many of us ADDers, if a book doesn't grab hold within the first few minutes, we're gone. Therefore, as a public service, here are some titles you may be tempted to pick up, but do not meet our shorter attention span criteria

This Week's Bestselling eBooks

| Posted 05.14.2013 | Books

Every week, Digital Book World compiles an ebooks bestseller list (here's their methodology). This week, The Great Gatsby moves up to the top spot as ...

Self-Published Ebooks Dominate Bestseller List

| Posted 04.30.2013 | Books

Every week, Digital Book World compiles an ebooks bestseller list (here's their methodology). Starting today, we're featuring each week's top ten paid...

David Baldacci Introduces Kids to America's Attic

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.11.2013 | Books
Rocco Staino

As part of the kick-off for his new book Day of Doom (Scholastic), New York Times best selling author, David Baldacci introduced kids to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History via a virtual field trip.