Multiformat Harper Lee Coming This Month

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Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman is scheduled for release by HarperCollins on July 14, with a two-million-copy first printing and, reports the New York Times, the most preorders in the company’s history. The Times has also let us know that after the seesawing excitement and doubt stirred up by the February announcement of the […]

Galley Guide Discoveries | Ten Novels I Wish I Had Been Able To Feature Here

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One of the fun (if slightly frustrating) things about writing the ALA galley guide is spotting books that I wish I had been able to feature in Prepub Alert. Often they’ve dropped into the schedule too late, other times they’ve simply passed me by, and some have since arrived on my desk. From Matt Bell’s […]

Editors’ Picks | Day of Dialog 2015

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From a double biography of two of the 20th century’s most famous women (Karin Wieland’s Dietrich & Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives, Liveright: Norton, Oct.) to an ambitious 900-page debut novel set in 1970s New York City (Garth Risk Hallberg’s City on Fire, Knopf, Oct.), many of the key forthcoming fall […]

LJ’s Barbara Hoffert Interviews Mitch Albom: A Preview

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Mitch Albom talks about his forthcoming novel with LJ’s very own Barbara Hoffert. Here’s a preview.

Morrow Launches Digital-First Mystery Line

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Ebook original mysteries continue to gain traction with publishers (see Kristi Chadwick’s 4/15 Genre Spotlight feature “Following Digital Clues”)  as HarperCollins’s William Morrow imprint announced the launch this October of Witness Impulse, a new digital -original mystery, suspense, and thriller line. Over 100 titles have already been acquired, and the initial release of ten titles […]

Tolkien Estate/Harper Collins Suing Film Producers for $80M

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate and HarperCollins, publisher of the late author’s works, has filed an $80 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. and its New Line Cinema subsidiary in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The estate apparently has taken umbrage with what it deems “morally questionable” products based on the late author’s works, specifically Warner/New […]

Fiction Previews, Jan. 2013, Pt. 4: Bernard Cornwell, Cathy Marie Buchanan, and More

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Fiction Previews, Jan. 2013, Pt. 4: Bernard Cornwell, Cathy Marie Buchanan, and More

Nonfiction Previews, Aug. 2012, Pt. 2: A Memoir from Hope Solo, Essays from Neal Stephenson

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Nonfiction Previews, Aug. 2012, Pt. 2: A Memoir from Hope Solo, Essays from Neal Stephenson

Nonfiction Previews, Jun. 2012, Pt. 3: From Colin Powell to Naomi Wolf

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Nonfiction Previews, Jun. 2012, Pt. 3: From Colin Powell to Naomi Wolf

13 Titles, Nov. 2011–Jan. 2012, Just Scheduled, Suddenly Buzzing, or Otherwise Brought to My Attention

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13 Titles, Nov. 2011–Jan. 2012, Just Scheduled, Suddenly Buzzing, or Otherwise Brought to My Attention