I’VE GOT MY DUKE TO KEEP ME WARM by Kelly Bowen

I’VE GOT MY DUKE TO KEEP ME WARM by Kelly Bowen

November 13, 2014

Kelly Bowen has been nominated for a 2014 reviewers’ choice award by RT Book Reviews in the category of Best First Historical Romance. Forever will publish the book on December 16, 2014.

Robert Hilburn

UNTITLED PAUL SIMON BIOGRAPHY by Robert Hilburn

November 6, 2014

Six publishers participated in an auction for rights to the book conducted on October 24 by Hilburn’s literary representative, Luke Janklow of Janklow & Nesbit Associates. “When one of the greatest songwriters alive agrees to talk to one of the most respected music writers at work, that’s an irresistible combination,” said Jonathan Karp, President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster, who acquired World English rights to the work along with senior editor Jofie Ferrari-Adler.

THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES by Terry Brooks

THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES by Terry Brooks

November 6, 2014

While MTV is the network you’ll see SHANNARA in the U.S., television networks around the world are fighting for the right to air SHANNARA in their respective country. The first of the international networks has just been announced: Herbert L. Kloiber’s TMG has acquired the rights for German-speaking Europe from Sonar Entertainment.

10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris

10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris

November 6, 2014

10% Happier has been nominated for a Goodreads Readers Choice Award. The nominations reflect what books readers were actually reading and discussing throughout this past year. Goodreads analyzes statistics from the 275 million books added, rated, and reviewed on the site this year to nominate books in 20 categories, ranging from Historical Fiction to Food & Cookbooks. 10% HAPPIER is nominated in Non Fiction. IT books published the book in hardcover March 11, 2014.

BOY ON ICE by John Branch

BOY ON ICE by John Branch

November 6, 2014

Pulitzer Prize winning author, John Branch’s thought-provoking book about the life and death of hockey enforcer Derek Boorgaard has been selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the best nonfiction books of the year 2014. Norton published the hardcover on October 1st, 2014.

THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS by Ted Thompson

THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS by Ted Thompson

November 3, 2014

Ted Thompson’s THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS was named one of the “Top 10 First Novels” by Booklist, which called it an “assured, scathing, heartbreaking, yet funny and redemptive first novel of midlife angst and grievous societal failures.” Little, Brown published the book on March 5, 2014.

JOHN WAYNE: THE LIFE AND LEGEND by Scott Eyman

JOHN WAYNE: THE LIFE AND LEGEND by Scott Eyman

November 3, 2014

Scott Eyman’s JOHN WAYNE: THE LIFE AND LEGEND has been chosen for PW’s Best Books of 2014. The PW reviews editors are blogging about some of their favorites and the latest post, written on 10/29/14 by Everett Jones, says “There have been biographies, critical studies, and all kinds of books about John Wayne before—there was even a second one published this year—but I can’t imagine any forthcoming that would supplant what Scott Eyman has done here.”

THE BIG FAT SURPRISE by Nina Teicholz

THE BIG FAT SURPRISE by Nina Teicholz

November 3, 2014

Nina Teichoz’s THE BIG FAT SURPRISE has been chosen as one of Library Journal’s Best Books of the Year for Consumer Health. Teicholz documents how the low-fat nutrition advice of the past sixty years has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health. Simon and Schuster published the book on May 13, 2014.

GONE FERAL by Novella Carpenter

GONE FERAL by Novella Carpenter

November 3, 2014

Novella Carpenter’s GONE FERAL has been chosen as one of Library Journal’s Best Books of the Year for Memoirs. Carpenter’s memoir recounts her trouble relationship with her father after he goes missing. Penguin Press published the book on June 12, 2014.

THE HOT ZONE by Richard Preston

THE HOT ZONE by Richard Preston

October 24, 2014

Richard Preston was interviewed by The New York Times regarding the return of his 1994 book about the Ebola virus to the bestseller list. He also published an article called “The Ebola Wars” in the October 27th issue of The New Yorker about efforts to contain the outbreak. It was also announced that THE HOT ZONE was being turned into a limited TV series by Fox TV studios. The series is to be produced by Lynda Obst & Ridley Scott.