Saturday, January 23, 2010

James Patterson -- one of every 17 novels sold

The New York Times comes to grips with the astounding success of thriller writer James Patterson, who last year sold an estimated 14 million copies of his books in 38 different languages. He sells better than Stephen King, John Grisham, and Dan Brown -- combined:
There are many different ways to catalog Patterson’s staggering success. Here are just a few: Since 2006, one out of every 17 novels bought in the United States was written by James Patterson. He is listed in the latest edition of “Guinness World Records,” published last fall, as the author with the most New York Times best sellers, 45, but that number is already out of date: he now has 51-- 35 of which went to No. 1.
Read the whole article here.

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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 Watch the trailer on YouTube.