Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Publishing news: Patterson signed for 17 books through 2010

The prolific fiction team captained by James Patterson has promised 17 books to publisher Hachette through 2012. According to Publishers Weekly, the deal includes new entries for Patterson's three detective series, starring Alex Cross, the Women's Murder Club, and detective Michael Bennett. There will also be young adult titles, summer thrillers, nonfiction books, and "other surprises."

Patterson on ABC's CASTLE
James Patterson: He's everywhere, he's everywhere

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A Strategy for Books and Marketing (ChipMacGregor.com)
Book Marketing with an Outside Publicist (ChipMacGregor.com)
The Great Ebook Experiment (A Newbie's Guide To Publishing)
The State of Book Promotion (Publishing Perspectives)
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Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction


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 StudioWell.com. Watch the trailer on YouTube.