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So You Want to Be a (Successful) Writer?

Carrie La Seur | Posted 04.11.2014 | Books
Carrie La Seur

Aren't there authors who stay outside the mainstream and are better for it? To satisfy myself, I concocted a version of objective analysis sufficiently rigorous to help a fiction writer relax. Scientists, shut your eyes.

Top 10 Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of March 1

Digital Book World | Posted 03.05.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Veronica Roth's Divergent series still tops the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller lists taking the Number 1 and 2 spots. The popularity of the books is being driven in part by the upcoming Divergent movie, which hits theaters March 21.

James Patterson and 11 Other Authors Who Love Independent Bookstores

Zola Books | Posted 02.21.2014 | Books
Zola Books

Move over, Avengers, there’s a new superhero in town. Over the last year, bestselling author James Patterson has been donating grants to indepen...

Fear Is the Common Denominator

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.30.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

When it comes to fiction, the most frightening depictions are those describing events that could really happen. Those situations resonate deeply because, unlike paranormal experiences, they fall within the realm of possibility.

The Relevance of a Professional Author Photo

Heather Hummel | Posted 02.25.2014 | Books
Heather Hummel

Since these images are not only long lasting on books, but are also shared on social media outlets, isn't it worth making sure they're great?

GONE Is Good

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.30.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

The stories concerning New York City Detective Michael Bennett are among the most popular James Patterson has written. Now with number six in the seri...

Bestselling Author To Donate $1 Million To Indie Bookstores (VIDEO)

Posted 09.16.2013 | Books

James Patterson said on "CBS This Morning" that he intended to help children become better readers. His announcement comes at a time when one in every...

Writer to Writer: A Conversation with Andrew Gross

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.01.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Andrew Gross is the best-selling author of many thrillers including The Blue Zone, Eyes Wide Open, Don't Look Twice, 15 Seconds, and his latest novel, No Way Back.

Mr. Patterson, Meet Mr. Patterson

J.E. Fishman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Books
J.E. Fishman

Let's sit down, break bread, and figure out how to guarantee that books by all writers, big and small, will have a prosperous future.

The Great Gatsby: But First, a Word From Viagra

Marie Woolf | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
Marie Woolf

What's not a great literary secret is that depending, as usual, on whether you're, say, a Robert Redford (1974 version) or Leonard DiCaprio (2013 version) fan, Hollywood has never yet done justice to The Great Gatsby.

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 6: The Un-Review

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 04.13.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

We hit week 6. Private Berlin by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. And ... I couldn't do it. Oh, I bought the book. I've read several chapters. But, but, but ... it's just not for me.

A Belated 2012 Reading List: Some Favorite Titles

Steve Heilig | Posted 04.08.2013 | Books
Steve Heilig

This is something of a belated "best of year" list, although there are some older titles I only got to last year included. An eclectic list, modestly offered -- a bit heavy on books on music, but many others, and perhaps something will strike the interest of other readers.

52 books, 52 weeks, week 5: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 04.04.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

Week five of my 52 books in 52 weeks project had me reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chybosky, which I picked because it was sitting atop the YA New York Times bestseller list. (As an aside, did you know there was a Manga NYT bestseller list? New life ambition ...)

15 Seconds With Gross

Tom Alderman | Posted 03.10.2013 | Books
Tom Alderman

15 Seconds is a revenge story -- in reverse. Here, the good guy is receiving and the bad guy is delivering the revenge, gruesome revenge. What makes the story work so well is the compassion you may feel for the killer, as twisted as he is.

Return of the Queen: Legendary Game Designer Is Back Thanks to Kickstarter

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
Ilana Teitelbaum

A beautiful girl is mysteriously murdered amid the winding canals of Venice. A handsome, arrogant anti-hero with unique powers of deduction is hired by a billionaire to investigate. No, it's not an upcoming book or movie -- it's the premise of "Moebius."

Screenwriter Kerry Williamson Talks Alex Cross

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Alex Cross, which opens this week, represents an early breakthrough in Kerry Williamson's bustling career. I asked Williamson about the process of adapting and relaunching James Patterson's massive series for the big screen.

James Patterson Donates 200,000 Books To U.S. Troops

Posted 03.15.2012 | Impact

For deployed troops who like to dive into a thriller during their downtime, bestselling-author James Patterson is shipping out 200,000 hardcover books...

The Christmas Wedding: A Simple, Enjoyable Holiday Story

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.17.2012 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

The Christmas Wedding is not a complex read in any sense, but it is a sweet, enjoyable story that is perfect for holiday reading.

The Week's Hottest Reads: Are You Reading Any Of These?

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 09.14.2011 | Books

-- HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Now You See Her" by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown)...

The Week's Hottest Reads: A New Number 1

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 09.07.2011 | Books

-- HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Now You See Her" by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown)...

James Patterson's Young Adult Novel

AP | By SUMMER MOORE | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books

-- "Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life" (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers), by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts: "Middle School, The Wo...

The Newest Kindle Millionaires | Posted 08.06.2011 | Books

(NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that Lee Child and Suzanne Collins are the fifth and sixth authors to sell over one million Kindle books, be...

James Patterson Makes Startling Amount In eBook Sales

AP | Posted 08.01.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- James Patterson is an e-book mega-seller. The Hachette Book Group announced Wednesday that e-sales for the prolific author of such blockb...

The Week's Hottest Reads: What Should You Be Reading At The Beach This Weekend?

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 07.27.2011 | Books

-- HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Dead Reckoning" by Charlaine Harris (Ace)...

'Read, Kiddo, Read': James Patterson's Literary Ambitions Go Beyond The Bestseller List | Posted 07.23.2011 | Books

James Patterson, the bestselling author on Earth, doesn't want to talk about writing today. He wants to talk about reading. For a man with scores of b...