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

Digital Book World | Posted 08.27.2014 | 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 08.21.2014 | 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 08.13.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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 07.24.2014 | 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.

Crime Authors Competing For UK Morgue Honor

AP | Posted 12.31.2011 | Weird News

LONDON -- It will be the world's most literary mortuary. Ten leading crime writers are competing for the honor of having a morgue named after them....

Woman on a Mission: Discovering The Affair by Lee Child

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 11.23.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

The Affair is rife with testosterone and riddles, laden with beautiful women and bad men, and although brutal, cynical, and provoking, it is a richly satisfying good read.

Tom Cruise's Many Hollywood Women

Posted 09.15.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Cruise's team has confirmed the casting, announcing on his website that he will play Reacher in "One Shot," describing the film as such: In...

The Newest Kindle Millionaires

phx.corporate-ir.net | Posted 08.06.2011 | Books

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

Five Great Thrillers

Bill Quigley | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books
Bill Quigley

Here are a couple of the best thrillers I have read recently -- some new, some familiar authors. Enjoy!

What Do You Call a Novel Written by 22 Authors? Watchlist!

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

It was a bold idea. Gather many of the world's finest thriller writers and challenge each one to compose a chapter during a two-week window before handing it off to the next author.

What Does Keith Richards Have That Dogs Don't?

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Confession" by John Grisham (Doubleday)...