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

January 14, 2009 12:00 am By

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.

Author John Grogan Talks About The Longest Trip Home

December 22, 2008 12:00 am By

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 on Grand Central's Winter Book Releases

October 29, 2008 12:00 am By

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.

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

October 28, 2008 12:00 am By

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.

Long Journey to Getting Published Pays Off Big for Brett Battles

September 25, 2008 12:00 am By

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.

Author Jon Land Billed as "The New King of Suspense"

August 13, 2008 12:00 am By

Jon Land has written 27, but his most exciting one yet is The Seven Sins, The Tyrant Ascending. New York Times bestselling author James Rollins has called Land "the new king of suspense." The central character Michael Tiranno, is based loosely on the life of a real-life real estate mogul Fabrizio Boccardi. The Seven Sins is the first in a series of books featuring Tiranno. Boccardi, like the fictional character Tiranno, is building a casino in Las Vegas named The Seven Sins.