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Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of October 4

Digital Book World | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Even though Donna Tartt's novel drops off the list this week, Hachette makes a somewhat stronger showing than they have in some time, with two titles of its titles landing within the top ten.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of September 27

Digital Book World | Posted 12.01.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl extends its tenure atop the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List for a second week running, as a film adaptation makes its way to theaters this Friday.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of September 20

Digital Book World | Posted 11.24.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The impact of media tie-ins on best-selling ebooks makes its presence felt even more strongly this week.

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

Digital Book World | Posted 11.17.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

17 of the titles on this week's list belong to the world's largest trade publisher. A winning combination of factors, from movie tie-ins and big-name authors to popular reissues, is helping push Penguin Random House's titles into readers' hands and up the rankings.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of September 9

Digital Book World | Posted 11.10.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The title that jumped six spots this week to unseat Gayle Forman's novel is Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child, and it, too, is published by Penguin Random House.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 30

Digital Book World | Posted 11.03.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Gayle Forman's If I Stay rounds out its fifth week in the No. 1 spot, after ending The Fault in Our Stars's twelve-week run. In other words, it's been some time since other publishers significantly edged out Penguin Random House titles on the best-seller list.

Book Review: Personal by Lee Child

Rob Taub | Posted 11.02.2014 | Books
Rob Taub

Jack Reacher can opine on any subject, and in the hands of a lesser writer he could be a blowhard, but Child continues to make him interesting, informative and truly compelling.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 23

Digital Book World | Posted 10.27.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Penguin Random House has had a very good summer (as well as a very good year--so far, anyway) when it comes to best-selling ebooks.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 16

Digital Book World | Posted 10.21.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

All it takes is a quick glance at the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List on any given week to see how a TV or movie adaptation boosts best-selling ebook sales. But once in a while the effect is especially pronounced.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 9

Digital Book World | Posted 10.13.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Both Gayle Forman's novel and John Green's are published by Penguin Random House, the world's largest trade publisher. This week, half of the top 25 titles belong to Penguin Random House, many of them in the list's upper reaches.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 2

Digital Book World | Posted 10.06.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Pushing John Green's The Fault in Our Stars aside in order to assume the No. 1 rank Green's novel held for twelve straight weeks, If I Stay is also a title buoyed up by aggressive promotional efforts ahead of the August 22 release of a film adaptation based on the novel.

Innovate Never Imitate

Rob Taub | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Rob Taub

The International Thriller Writers motto is "Innovate Never Imitate," and part of the organization's mission statement "is to provide a way for successful, bestselling authors to help debut and midlist authors advance their careers."

Suspicion: A Talk with Joseph Finder

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Joseph Finder has a background every thriller novelist would love to have. He spent his early childhood living around the world.

Here Are 2013's 10 Best E-Book Singles

Howard Polskin | Posted 02.18.2014 | Books
Howard Polskin

In 2013, more than 400 e-book singles were published. So what were the best of the bunch that hit digital retail shelves over the past 12 months?

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.

Writer to Writer: A Conversation With Raymond Khoury

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Raymond Khoury is the bestselling author of several novels, including The Last Templar. Born in Lebanon, Raymond and his family were evacuated from Beirut's civil war, and fled to New York when he was 14.

Why Crime-Thriller Fiction

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.12.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

They always say write what you know, but I prefer to write what I love. And they always say, write the kind of book you would love to read. So, I write crime fiction.

The Immigrant's Paradox

Daniel Maidman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Some of the most quintessential depictions of the American land and people arise from a particular eye: the eye of the outsider, who can see the boundaries of Americanness invisible to the native-born.

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.

Mingling With the Stars

Rob Taub | Posted 09.15.2013 | Books
Rob Taub

My few days at Thrillerfest were very enjoyable and most would agree with Grandmaster Award recipient Ann Rice who called Thrillerfest, "one of the best experiences of my entire life as a writer."

America Has a Macho Problem

Andrew Cotto | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Andrew Cotto

America has a macho problem. Too much of our culture is informed by the idea of manhood being defined by toughness. We love the idea of the bad ass as the good guy, doling out physical justice to those who have it coming.

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.

Movie Review: Jack Reacher

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's nothing wrong with Jack Reacher that couldn't be helped by losing 15 or 20 minutes of exposition and other kinds of explaining.

We'll Try to Stay Off Politics -- But for Heaven's Sakes, Give Us a Star or Two We Can Dish About!

Liz Smith | Posted 12.04.2012 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

Some people want me to stick to gossip but frankly, I can't. There isn't any gossip right now worth going on about. At least, the political game has been lively and the principle players are all fascinating, even the ones I find kind of weird.

Tom Cruise Will Be Great As 'Jack Reacher'

Liz Smith | Posted 11.10.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

I can't wait to see Tom Cruise at Christmas playing my hero, Lee Child's vigilante "Jack Reacher." Mr. Child's books have a champion he dreamed up in readable novel after novel.