Analyzing 2012?s Bestselling Books and Ebooks in the US and UK | Publishing Perspectives – Mainstream publishing in 2012 was hit driven and over half of the 2012 bestselling books where either 50 Shades or Hunger Games titles. The only other selling book of note was a Wimpy Kid title. I’d be interested in knowing that aggregate number of sales for those titles versus the number of books solder overall in 2012. I wouldn’t be surprised if those books comprised over 70% of books sold in 2012.Publishing Perspectives
Americans Under 50 Fare Poorly on Health Measures, New Report Says – Americans, particularly young male Americans are dying at a faster rate than in any other wealthy developed country. It’s a mixture of drug and alcohol abuse along with gun violence. “Americans also had the lowest probability over all of surviving to the age of 50. The report’s second chapter details health indicators for youths where the United States ranks near or at the bottom. There are so many that the list takes up four pages. Chronic diseases, including heart disease, also played a role for people under 50. ” Way to go America.NYTimes.com
Episode Two – Episode 2 Sneak Peek – Harlequin’s Bachelor and the Bachelorettes are coming to a romance book cover near you. The Bachelorettes are competing for a three book cover contract. This shows some stills from the episode. It looks like they are doing covers for Harlequin Presents and some westerns. ABC.com
Book By Its Cover » Labs With Abs – Instead of the Bachelor and Bachelorettes, however, perhaps Harlequin and other romance publishers could move in a different direction. We know that covers with dogs sell books. We know that abs on covers sell books. What is more genius than to combine these two together? Book By Its Cover
Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty.
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