First female Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was a lot more popular when she signed to write her memoir than she is now as she embarks on a two-week media tour to promote the 174-page memoir, KNOW YOUR POWER: A Message to America’s Daughters. As an LAT story points out, it’s not a political book, even though it comes during presidential campaign season: “Pelosi has charted her journey from homemaker to the first female speaker of the House in an upbeat account her publisher classifies as a self-help book, inspired by conversations with women around the country…. Though she […]
The anonymous blogger behind Waiter Rant is Steve Dublanica, who as come forward to promote the book of the same name based on his misadventures as a waiter. He doesn’t name the restaurant where we worked but it doesn’t take NY Mag’s food blog long to confirm that he worked for six years at Nyack’s Lanterna Tuscan Bistro.Post
Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling A THOUSAND SPLENDING SUNS will be published in trade paperback on November 25. So far Riverhead says they have shipped more than 2.3 million copies of the hardcover. Their trade paperback edition of Hosseini’s first novel THE KITE RUNNER has been on the NYT paperback fiction bestseller list “for 175 weeks and counting, with more than 6.3 million copies shipped to date.”
USA Today focuses on predictions of success for Andrew Davidson’s novel THE GARGOYLE, which releases on August 5. BN’s Bob Wietrak says, “We feel that after the first week it will be on the best-seller lists, and it will continue to sell well into the holiday season.” Borders’ Jennifer Northcutt adds: “For every 10 people I talk to who love it, there are a few who say they can’t get past the first 100 pages, which is a shame. Because once you hit the love story, it’s absolutely beautiful and breathtaking.” And Sheryl Cotleur of Book Passage in Corte Madera, […]
Robert Downey Jr. can’t handle the truth written on paper–or at least he prefers not do so at 2006 prices now that Iron Man was hit. The AP reports that the actor has returned his advance to Harper after having signed to provide a “candid look at the highs and lows of his life and career.” The wire notes that spokeseperson Britney Ross of Rogers & Cowan “declined to say why Downey wouldn’t be writing the book.”AP
IDW Publishing has announced they will issue two comic-book biographies of the major presidential candidates in early October, along with a trade paperback “flip-book” with both comics in one edition.