Carol Fitzgerald interviewed Stephanie Land, whose memoir, MAID, is coming in January 2019. You can watch it here.
Along with Rocco Staino, Carol Fitzgerald emcee-ed the announcement of the First Annual Excellence in Graphic Literature Nominations for KidLit TV. You can see the livestream here.
Emma Straub Shines at the Morristown Festival of Books Summer Spotlight By Katherine Parker-Magyar “What is it like to be a person? What is it like to fall in love? What is it like to fall out of love? What is it like to have children who grow up?” Such were the questions The New … Read more
By Tricia Vanderhoof Two decades ago, there was no single editorial resource for readers to find out more about the books or authors they loved other than a cover back flap, which often disclosed how many pets or children the authors had, and maybe mentioned where they went to school. There was no Wikipedia, no Google. … Read more
Frontlist Fiction Hits a Dry Spell By Jim Milliot, with reporting by Rachel Deahl and Judith Rosen No adult fiction title released in the January-through-June period managed to make the top 20 print bestsellers list in the first half of the year. In the first six months of 2015, two novels released that year, The … Read more
Book world turns a page on late night by Patrick RyanThis week, late night starts a new chapter in more ways than one. Jon Stewart leaves The Daily Show Thursday after a 16-year run, making way for 31-year-old comedian Trevor Noah to take his seat behind the news desk next month. But with the changing of … Read more
Book world turns a page on late night by Patrick Ryan This week, late night starts a new chapter in more ways than one. Jon Stewart leaves The Daily Show Thursday after a 16-year run, making way for 31-year-old comedian Trevor Noah to take his seat behind the news desk next month. But with the changing … Read more
‘Go Set a Watchman’: Marketing the Book Without Harper LeeBy Jeffrey A. TrachtenbergFor many highly anticipated new books, publishers trot out the authors for appearances on the talk show circuit or “60 Minutes.” TV interviews are particularly important in book publishing, where marketing executives view word-of-mouth and social media campaigns as often more effective than … Read more
HarperCollins Has a Lot Riding on Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’By Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg When the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. on July 14, more than 90 stores nationwide will begin selling Harper Lee’s new novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” to fans who couldn’t wait until the morning. The early store openings, together with hundreds … Read more
Girl on the Train’ sells 1 million copiesby Jocelyn McClurgPublisher Riverhead is tooting its horn over the latest hot news for the runaway hit The Girl on the Train, and why not? Paula Hawkins‘ debut psychological thriller passed the 1 million-copies-sold mark this week, with impressive speed. It’s a phenomenal number for a novel by … Read more