Colson Whitehead's newest novel, Sag Harbor, will be released from Random House in late April. He was born in New York City. His first novel, The Intuitionist, won the QPB New Voices Award and was an Ernest Hemingway/PEN Award finalist. His second novel, John Henry Days, was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. He is also the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award. Whitehead lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Google, authors and publishers recently entered into a settlement agreement in The Authors Guild et al. v. Google Inc., a class action lawsuit brought against Google in connection with its use of copyrighted books in its Book Search feature, and in The McGraw-Hill Companies et al. v. Google Inc., a separate lawsuit by publishers. The settlement, if approved by the court, purportedly will provide new opportunities for authors and publishers to market their works.
An epic Chinese novel WOLF TOTEM not only taps into our longstanding fascination with the lupine world; it also plays to the more contemporary sense that something precious is being lost as civilization encroaches on wild lands A bracing political fable.
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.
In his long-awaited and provocative new book, The Next 100 Years, George Friedman turns his eye on the future-offering a lucid, highly readable forecast of the changes we can expect around the world during the twenty-first century.
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.
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.
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.
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 2008.
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.