When Edan Lepucki hit the literary scene with her debut novel, California, in summer 2014, she was fortunate enough to be featured on Stephen Colbertâ€™s show. The feature catapulted her novel to the third slot on the New York Times bestseller list on the week it went on sale. Her interview happened to fall in the middle of a feud between Amazon and her then-publisher, Hachette. In the conversation, Colbert encouraged his viewers to buy California from Powellâ€™s Books, in an effort to prove that a smaller retailer could compete against Amazon and help an author debut as a bestseller. In doing so, Colbert turned a literary debut into a unicorn.
Sticking to personal goals can be hard even when youâ€™re motivated to achieve them. So why not make it a little easier for yourself by recruiting other people with similar goals to join you? Since weâ€™re still just beginning 2017, why not suggest to your book club that your next pick be a self-care title that will encourage everyone to accomplish a personal goal? Read more
Seeing book adaptations on screen (whether film or television) is always fun to do when you’ve readÂ the book. It’s also a great way to introduce the book to a wider audience. Take a look at nine upcoming adaptations that you should listen to before seeing them on screen. Read more