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Ted Dekker and Erin Healy Explore Missing Pieces of Life

Feb 12, 2009 | Format: Video | Contributor: Doris Booth

New York Times Bestselling Author Ted Dekker, teams for the first time with a woman, Erin Healy, to write a different kind of suspense novel, Kiss, just out from Thomas Nelson. In this audio interview (with slides), Ted and Erin explore the challenges and triumphs of writing together Read more »

Appetite for Self-Destruction: Steve Knopper Examines the Crash of the Record Industry

Jan 14, 2009 | Format: Video | Contributor: Doris Booth

Appetite for Self Destruction is a detailed first-time account of of the rise and fall of the recording industry. Author Steve Knopper draws unforgettable portraits of the music world’s mighty and formerly mighty. In this AUDIO interview he talks about the industry, the development of the book, and about the parallels between the music and book publishing industry Read more »

Author John Grogan Talks About The Longest Trip Home

Dec 22, 2008 | Format: Video | Contributor: Harper Collins

In his debut bestseller, Marley & Me, John Grogan showed how a dog can become an extraordinary presence in the life of one family. Now, in his highly anticipated follow-up, Grogan again works his magic, bringing us the story of what came first Read more »

Deb Futter on Grand Central’s Winter Book Releases

Oct 29, 2008 | Format: Video | Contributor: Tina Jordon

Deb Futter, VP, Editor in Chief, Grand Central Publishing, is interviewed by the Association of American Publishers as part of its Book Editors Online & Unscripted series in which editors talk about their seasonal book picks. Here, Ms. Futter discusses four newly-released and upcoming titles for this Winter. The AAP is the trade association for about 260 U.S. publishers of all sizes Read more »

Stephen Michaud’s Book about Real Life Counterfeiter Inspires Microseries For TNT TV and Internet

Oct 28, 2008 | Format: Video | Contributor: Doris Booth

RPM, a crime thriller produced by Mandalay Television and inspired by Stephen G. Michaud’s book, LETHAL SHADOW, is breaking new ground in the world of digital and television content. What is called a “microseries,” RPM embraces 20 2-minute episodes that run on both TNT Television during commercial breaks, and on TNT’s Internet site. Sponsored by Ford Motor Company the microseries features the Lincoln MKS within the storyline and across several custom marketing platforms driving tune-in. RPM premiered within primetime episodes of Law & Order on TNT in October Read more »

What Is Random House Digital? VP Matt Shatz Explains

Sep 30, 2008 | Format: Video | Contributor: Doris Booth

In this exclusive Authorlink VIDEO interview, Matt Shatz explains the Random House Digital initiative, his vision for the group, and the challenges ahead for publishers in the fast-changing digital world Read more »

Long Journey to Getting Published Pays Off Big for Brett Battles

Sep 25, 2008 | Format: Video | Contributor: Doris Booth

Brett Battles’ journey to becoming published wasn’t easy. After many years of effort, he landed a small publisher, Ugly Town, for his debut novel, The Cleaner. When the publisher folded, he thought he was finished as an author. Through a series of fortunate circumstances, he secured a handsome three-book deal with Dell, a division of Random House, Inc Read more »