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Classic fiction generates sales

Classic fiction generates sales

Yesterday I mused whether certain bestsellers will (or did) become classics.  See my previous post here.  I recently came across the list above in the Feb 24, 2014 edition of Publisher’s Weekly.  It reveals the year’s top selling backlist fiction titles, which includes books that have been on sale for longer than one year.  Four … Continue reading

Peek-a-boo goldfinch!

Peek-a-boo goldfinch!

I’m not really a reader of fiction, but I have to admire the book cover design of “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tart.  The illustrated tear with the goldfinch peeking out is reportedly one of the most Instagramed book covers in 2013.  With a hefty 771 pages, the novel has been described as “Dickensian” with positive … Continue reading

NPR – The Art (and Glut) of Memoir

NPR – The Art (and Glut) of Memoir

The Colin McEnroe NPR talk show broadcast “The Art (and Glut) of Memoir” in January 2012.  The link includes a short article and the roughly 49-minute audio.  The host discusses the memoirs that have made it to the bestseller list (all by celebrities), whether “memoir” is prestigious or simply a dirty word, and some writing … Continue reading