Top 12 highest paid authors earned a combined $269 million in past year #authors

According to Forbes Magazine, the world’s top 12 highest-paid authors earned a combined $ 269 million over the last 12 months. Forbes arrives at its estimates by looking at print, e-book and audiobook sales from Nielsen BookScan, while attempting to factor in TV and movie earnings. The top earners for the year to June 2016… Continue Reading

Harry Potter fever builds – 3 days until release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in book stores

Barnes & Noble reports that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II is the company’s most pre-ordered book since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007. Stores across the country are currently preparing to host Countdown to Midnight Magic parties beginning July 30 at 8 p.m., leading up to the midnight… Continue Reading

Harry Potter

 Harry Potter Harry Potter midnight release parties for new book aim to reignite the magic JACKSON, MI – Similar to Lord Voldemort’s unexpected return about nine years after his disappearance in the Harry Potter book series, a Harry Potter fandom staple is returning: Midnight book release parties. More than 100 bookstores and retailers across Michigan… Continue Reading

Co-author of Left Behind series, Tim LaHaye, dies aged 90; Fundamentalist Leader?s Grisly Novels Sold Millions

The Rev. Tim LaHaye, a leader of the Christian fundamentalist movement and co-author of the best-selling “Left Behind” series of apocalyptic novels prophesying mass slaughters and the end of the world, died on Monday in a San Diego area hospital. He was 90. The authors portrayed Jesus as a fearsome warrior who eviscerates millions of… Continue Reading

Muggle Mob stops traffic on Broadway

In anticipation of this Sunday’s release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two (a two-part stage play written by Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany), more than 300 Potter fans gathered last Thursday for a massive flash mob, or “Muggle Mob,” on Broadway, NY, in front of Scholastic’s Manhattan headquarters… Continue Reading

British author Sally Beauman, author of “Destiny” and other novels, dies aged 71

British author Sally Beauman died on July 7 aged 71. Writing in The Guardian, Lisa Appignanesi described Beauman as “a proud, loyal, fiercely private, beautiful and generous woman–at all ages. Her intelligence was incisive and broad. She could tell you everything, not only about the latest Man Booker list, but about gardening and furniture restoration… Continue Reading