The New York Times has a piece today on the buildup to the Sept. 15 release of The Lost Symbol, the latest book by Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown. The Today show is running a weeklong preview of the book, a Twitter campaign is in high gear, and bookstores are planning midnight events to celebrate (and ring up sales).
The Times points out that next week will be a busy one for booksellers: In addition to Symbol, Sen. Teddy Kennedy's memoir True Compass and Jon Krakauer's biography of NFL star Pat Tillman, Where Men Win Glory, will also hit the shelves—and Oprah is expected to announce her next book selection as well.
Publishers Weekly reports that novelist James Patterson signed a 17-book deal with Hachette Book Group. In the next three years, Patterson will produce 11 adult titles, including more Alex Cross thrillers, and six books for young readers.
Says Patterson: ""I love writing stories. I have more to tell and I'm thrilled that the wonderful Hachette Book Group will continue to be my partner in exciting readers with these stories that I love."
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