(www.bworldonline.com, Dec. 23, Dennis Posadas)
The traditional book industry is in a quandary these days. In this time of home foreclosures, industry and job layoffs, factory shutdowns, etc., the last priority on some people’s minds is to buy a book. This is why Random House decided to release a video (and I urge you to look at it) urging everyone to consider giving a book as a present this Christmas and for most gift giving occasions. See the video entitled Books Make Great Gifts at www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OXs7tnP5eQ.
In the video, authors like Elmo, Barbara Walters, Martha Stewart, Jon Stewart, Chris Paolini, Frank McCourt, Maya Angelou, Alec Baldwin, Dean Koontz, Mary Higgins Clark, Bill O’Reilly, Arianna Huffington, Deepak Chopra, Julie (more…)
(Publisher’s Weekly, Sept. 29)
Brisingr, the third volume in Christopher Paolini‘s Inheritance cycle, sold 550,000 copies on September 20, the first day of its release, setting a one-day sales record for Random House children’s Books.
Get your copy of Brisinger today at www.vjbooks.com
Did you know that some of the bestselling authors of adult fiction also write for younger readers? Yes, it is so! Ridley Pearson, Dave Barry, Rick Riordan, Clive Barker, Robert B. Parker, Christopher Paolini, Clive Cussler, and Carl Hiaasen are just a few of those turning their remarkable abilities to tell a story to a younger audience. And we are striving to bring them to you! All of them are also remarkably collectable. They make great gifts for you and the young readers in your life.
Please check them out here.