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‘Divergent’ Author Signs New Book Deal

Now that the Divergent series is good and done, the books’ author Veronica Roth is starting on a new project.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Roth has signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins. The series’ books are expected to be released in 2017 and 2018. We don’t know much right now about what the books will be about. What we do know is that it will follow a boy’s “unlikely alliance” with an enemy. Apparently her idea for the series started initially with the character, and the rest came afterwards.

I don’t know about you, but as a big fan of the Divergent series, I’m excited to see what else Veronica Roth has up her sleeve!

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Danielle Steel Strikes A New Book Deal

In case 92 bestsellers weren’t enough, Danielle Steel has a few more up her sleeve.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the prolific author just struck a 10-book deal with Ballantine Bantam Dell, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Steel has sold 650 million books worldwide. Apparently every single book of her is a bestseller, making her the biggest selling author alive.

With this deal, she already has four books set to be released next year.

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Get Lara’s Top Pick of 2013 ‘Beautiful Ruins’ eBook for $3.99

beautiful ruinsHappy New Year! And what better way to start off the new year than with a great deal on a great read?

If you haven’t seen my list of Top Picks of 2013, check it out now. Scroll down, and you’ll notice my third favorite read of the year was Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter.

An epic story about two lost young people who find each other again much later in life will make you laugh and cry. It’s a truly lovely book. And now the ebook for Kindle is available for just $3.99. Trust me — it’s not a bad way to spend $4.

Get it on your Kindle now for just $3.99.

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Book Deal: Get Bill O’Reilly ‘Killing Lincoln/Killing Kennedy’ Collection for 46% Off

He’s one of the highest-grossing television news anchors of this generation, and he’s recently written some of the most controversial books of the past few years — and yet, they’ve been huge bestsellers. Now you can get Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy in hardcover a boxed set for almost half the price.

Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy tell the story of the last days of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. Bill O’Reilly, anchor of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor,  has been ripped by the mainstream media, accused of writing inaccuracies in these books, as well as his other book Killing Jesus. And yet, all of his books have rapidly shot to the top of the bestsellers lists. Now is your chance to read some of his books and decide the truth for yourself.

Get Killing Lincoln/Killing Kennedy Boxed Set for $30.49, down from $56.

Or get it on your Kindle for $27,99.

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Book Deal: Get John Green Bestselling Collection for 40% Off

For those of you who read or want to read the bestselling young adult novel The Fault In Our Stars (still on my list, by the way; I just haven’t gotten there yet), this is the Christmas gift for you. Here’s a collection of the novel along with three other modern YA novels by author John Green.

All in hardcover, the boxed set collection includes The Fault In Our Stars, award-winning Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and the award-winning Paper Towns.

In this exclusive edition, copies of The Fault In Our Stars and Looking for Alaska are also signed by the author.

You can get the John Green Limited Edition Boxed Set for $44.98, down from $74.96

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Black Friday Deal: Get ‘LIFE 50 Years of James Bond’ for Half Price!

bondHere’s an early Black Friday deal for big James Bond fans! From the editors of LIFE magazine comes a book detailing the 50-year history of one of the most famous movie spies of all time: Bond, James Bond.

It’s been fifty years since Sean Connery took the role from Ian Fleming’s books to the big screen. Just last year, the 23rd James Bond movie, Skyfall, was released, starring Daniel Craig as Bond. This commemorative book details the history of the movies, including reminiscences by the stars, photos from LIFE photo shoots, artifacts, spoofs, and trivia.

And just in time for the holiday, the book is available in hardcover for half price.

Get LIFE 50 Years of James Bond in hardcover for $13.97.

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Daily Deals Boosting E-Book Sales

Everyone loves a good sale, and in the case of e-books, this doesn’t apply just to readers; it also applies to authors.

According to The New York Times, one-day deals that e-book sites like Amazon and Barnes and Noble offer have resulted in huge sale boosts for authors. Any book is subjected to becoming a daily deal — usually those that are years old or that have never reached bestseller status. It’s easier to offer sales like these with e-books, which don’t have a sticker price attached to them. Publishers can change the prices frequently from $14.99 to $9.99 to $1.99.

When people see those $1.99 offers — for one day only!! — they’re more inclined to buy a copy; not only is it cheap, but it’s also easy to download, as Julie Bosman explains.

[Amazon vice president for Kindle content] Mr. Grandinetti said one book, “1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die,” was selling, on average, less than one e-book a day on Amazon. After it was listed as a Kindle Daily Deal last year, it sold 10,000 copies in less than 24 hours.

Some titles have tripled that number: on a single day in December, nearly 30,000 people snapped up digital copies of “Under the Dome,” by Stephen King, a novel originally published in 2009 by Scribner. For publishers and authors, having a book chosen by a retailer as a daily deal can be like winning the lottery, an instant windfall of sales and exposure.

The success of the those one-day deals often boosts sales for the next couple days or weeks as well or encourages readers to read other books by the same author. Web sites that track the deals from online stores have also popped up, making it even easier for readers to find the best sales.

So what does this all mean? Hopefully it means the book business is alive and well, despite the ongoing closure of brick and mortar stores…

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