Friday, November 30, 2007

More Mailer

I seem to be missing Norman Mailer today. So here's another favorite quotation.

“Being a man is the continuing battle of one’s life, and one loses a bit of manhood with every stale compromise to the authority of any power in which one does not believe.”

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Squeeze

This article, from Yahoo news, seems like bad news all around.

Here's the opening....

NEW YORK - The latest National Endowment for the Arts report draws on a variety of sources, public and private, and essentially reaches one conclusion: Americans are reading less.

The 99-page study, "To Read or Not to Read," is being released Monday as a follow-up to a 2004 NEA survey, "Reading at Risk," that found an increasing number of adult Americans were not even reading one book a year (bold mine).

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Norman Mailer, R.I.P.

"You don't really know a woman until you meet her in court.”
--Norman Mailer

Friday, November 02, 2007

The Crime Writer/I See You Charts Update

The Crime Writer debuted in the US as an LA Times Top 10 bestseller.

As I See You, it spent 11 weeks on the Ireland bestseller list, 5 of those in the top ten.
4 weeks on the bestseller list in the UK.
4 weeks on the bestseller list in Australia.

So a great start for the English territories. Still to come: France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Spain, Japan, Israel, Poland, and more.

I feel fortunate to have such a great group of readers, librarians, sales reps, and editors.