Saturday, August 08, 2009

Publishing news (Aug 8)

Finger Lickin' Fifteen author Janet Evanovich tops the list, Twilight author Stephanie Meyer fights charges of plagiarism, Dewey author Vicki Myron gets a million bucks, and Mr. Monk And The Dirty Cop author Lee Goldberg publishes another book on Amazon's Kindle.

Janet Evanovich's 'Finger Lickin' Fifteen' Most Downloaded Book From Library List (Market Wire/press release)
Evanovich formula still finger lickin' good (Boston Globe)
10 Questions for Janet Evanovich (TIME)

'Dewey' Author Gets Million-Dollar Deal at Dutton (Publishers Weekly)
'Annie' Strip Celebrates Its 85th Birthday (Editor & Publisher)
Senate Confirms Perry Mason Fan (GalleyCat)
Rosenfelt's 'New Tricks' is a mystery lover's treat (USA Today)
August 2009 Mystery Book New Releases (Cozy Mystery List)

Sony to Cut E-Book Prices and Offer New Readers (New York Times)
I'm Going Kindle Crazy (A Writer's Life)
The End of The Critic (A Newbie's Guide to Publishing)
HarperTeen's Amanda Project Web Site Goes Live (Publishers Weekly)

Are Publishers Getting Serious About Authors’ Deadlines (Observer)
Questions about Fiction Proposals (
Can Sobriety Change a Writing Career? (GalleyCat)

THE BUZZ The most hits this week at Learning Curve ...
01. 'Twilight' author steals 'Breaking Dawn'?
02. Janet Evanovich brings Alex Barnaby to comics
03. Universal Press merges with Uclick
04. Best Mann: Seriously, the town is small
05. Kenneth Branagh is WALLANDER
06. Publishing news (Aug 1)
07. 2009 Thriller Awards Winners
08. The problem of writing 'when the spirit moves you'
09. Mystery TV Themes: NBC MYSTERY MOVIE
10. MONK final season begins
11. Donald Westlake: Gone, Not Forgotten
12. Crime TV on DVD (Jul 28)
13. Classic comics: BRINGING UP FATHER
14. The return of Charlie Chan
15. Dr. Whodunit
16. Mr. Monk and Season Seven on DVD
17. Best Mann: KA-BOOM (SWIPE FILE: Action Comics #1)
18. T.J. Hooker: "Vengeance is Mine" (Minisode) Special guest: Leonard Nimoy!
19. Three queens of crime (Sue Grafton, Faye Kellerman, and Tess Gerritsen)
20. Mysteries, Models, and Murder! (Marvel's Models, Inc.)
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A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at Watch the trailer on YouTube.