New American Library announced this week that Eurythmics frontman Dave Stewart will share never-before-told stories of his life in music in an upcoming February memoir, Sweet Dreams Are Made of ThisStewart’s is the only memoir published by a member of Eurythmics and includes never-before-seen photos, and a foreword by Mick Jagger, Stewart’s longtime friend and collaborator. Says Stewart, “It has been a mind-blowing experience looking back on all of these adventures and wondering how I managed to survive a lot of them.  Just writing about the wild things that happened to me back in the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s was exhausting.  Mind you not much has changed!  I must have taken a busy pill somewhere along the ride.” In a narrative by turns intimate, wild, reflective, and revelatory, the prolific performer, songwriter, and producer best known for the international hit “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” looks back on a career that has spanned three decades and more than 100 million album sales.
A Sister To Honor by national bestselling author Lucy Ferris (Berkley Trade Paperback; January 2015) has been chosen as one of the Women’s National Book Association’s (WNBA) selections for National Reading Group Month in October 2015.National Reading Group Month is an initiative of the Women’s National Book Association.  Founded in 1917, WNBA promotes literacy, a love of reading, and women’s roles in the community of the book. A Sister To Honor is about the crisis that ensues when a young woman from a traditional family in Pakistan falls in love with an American student while at college in New England, and through the power of social media, photos surface online of her with the boy, embarrassing her family in Pakistan, who order her brother to avenge the family’s honor by killing her.  The novel explores the deep chasm between Eastern and Western cultures that is at the heart of so much misunderstanding in the world.  Gripping, suspenseful, and moving, it is a story of family, of loyalty, of deep and bitter conflict — and finally, of love. Start Reading an Excerpt!
Angie Niles’ photo-and celebrity tip-filled Bright Lights Paris: Shop, Dine & Live…Parisian Style (Berkley Trade Paperback) was lauded with a press dinner near the start of New York Fashion Week last weekend by her longtime friend and actress Blake Lively at Laduree in SoHo.The event and book received wall-to-wall lifestyle coverage on major national outlets like,,,,,,,, with much more to come.  She will be doing events in New York and Los Angeles next month after Paris Fashion Week, with fashion blogger Christina Caradona of TropRouge at B&N TriBeCa on October 14 and with actress Arielle Kebell at B&N Santa Monica on October 25.  For the budding Parisian, Bight Lights Paris is the insider guide.  Filled with hundreds of stunning photographs and original fashion illustrations, it also contains addresses of the neighborhood girls’ top secret shopping and dining destinations, recipes for their favorite dishes, and tips on living the Parisian life.
Deadline Hollywood reported that NBC bought the rights to #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward’s newest novel The Bourbon Kings (NAL Hardcover).NBC acquired the project—planned as an ongoing 1-hour drama series—from Endemol Shine Studios.  Empire co-executive producer David Rambo will write the adaptation.  The show will center on the Bradfords, a wealthy Kentucky family who made their fortune in the bourbon industry.  Ward calls the book series “my love letter to my adopted home state, and a cautionary tale of big money, traditional values, and hidden sins.”  Originally from New England, Ward, whose books have sold more than 15 million copies in 25 countries, now lives in Kentucky.  Read the Deadline Hollywood article here. Start Reading an Excerpt!
#1 New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton’s 24th Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novel, Dead Ice (Berkley), debuts at #5 on The New York Times combined print & eBbook list, #3 on the eBook fiction list, and #7 on the hardcover fiction list.  It also debuted at #7 on the USA Today bestseller list. Publicity for Dead Ice included author interviews in the June Goodreads newsletter and on the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, and a piece written by Hamilton for The Amazon Book Review about the evolution of her popular series.  Hamilton launched the release with a week-long tour to Atlanta, New York City, Houston, Dayton and Lexington, drawing more than 200 readers at each event.
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty settles into its 4th week at #1 on The New York Times paperback trade fiction bestseller list this week, with a combined total of five weeks on the paperback list.  The book was a megahit in Putnam hardcover and with book clubs across the country embracing The Husband’s Secret, the Berkley paperback is well on its way to similar great success.
The popularity of Clive Cussler’s bestselling Isaac Bell series continues to grow. The two newest books, written with Justin Scott, both debut on The New York Times bestseller lists this week.  The Assassin (Putnam) hits at #3 on the eBook fiction list and grabs the #5 slot on the hardcover fiction list while The Bootlegger (Berkley) bows at #7 on the mass-market fiction list.
Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, announced today the long-awaited paperback publication of Liane Moriarty’s #1 international bestseller The Husband’s Secret.  A trade paperback edition will be released on March 3, 2015. Since its July 2013 hardcover publication The Husband’s Secret has sold more than 1.7 million copies (across formats) in the U.S.  Liane Moriarty has become a major international bestselling author whose follow-up novel, Big Little Lies, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list this past summer. “Liane Moriarty’s novels are sharply observed, compulsively readable page-turners that tackle big questions and generate passionate discussion. It’s great to see The Husband’s Secret join Liane’s books What Alice Forgot and The Hypnotist’s Love Story on Berkley’s paperback list,” said Leslie Gelbman, President of The Berkley/New American Library Publishing Group. “Today’s announcement will thrill the many booksellers, book clubs, and readers who have eagerly anticipated the paperback publication of The Husband’s Secret.” Several of Moriarty’s novels, including The Husband’s Secret, have been fast-tracked in Hollywood. CBS Films snapped up film rights to The Husband’s Secret soon after the hardcover publication. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman secured film/television rights to Big Little Lies for their respective production companies. Both actresses have signed on to star in a limited run television series based on the novel and written by David E. Kelley. TriStar owns rights to Moriarty’s New York Times bestseller What Alice Forgot with the director of The Devil Wears Prada attached. In The Husband’s Secret, Cecilia Fitzpatrick discovers and reads a letter written by her husband that he wanted opened only after his death. But Cecilia’s husband is still very much alive, and the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life the Fitzpatricks have built, but the lives of several others as well. Liane Moriarty is an internationally bestselling author whose books have been published around the world and translated into several languages. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband, son, and daughter.
Publishing phenomenon Sylvia Day’s Captivated By You, the fourth installment in her blockbuster bestselling Crossfire series, debuted at #1 on three New York Times bestseller lists—trade paperback, e-book, and combined print and e-book—for the week of December 7.  Released on November 18, the book also debuted at #1 on the USA Today list.  Captivated By You topped bestseller lists in the UK, Canada, Ireland Brazil and Bulgaria, with the English language edition hitting #1 in 13 other countries worldwide. Sylvia Day and the book have received national media attention, including coverage from USA Today, Access Hollywood Live, the Maggie Linton Show on Sirius XM and Entertainment Weekly’s Sirius XM show.  The author appeared on Good Day New York the day before the book went on sale and completed a 15-city satellite TV and radio tour to promote the book.  Day also launched the release of Captivated By You with a 300-person ticketed, on-stage event at Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Connecticut. Captivated By You follows the evolving relationship of Day’s iconic couple, Gideon Cross and his wife, Eva, as they face new challenges. The Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate.
Last week, Berkley released On the Road with Janis Joplin by Joplin’s road manager John Byrne Cooke. John kicked of his tour with an amazing event at The Harvard Coop in Cambridge, MA followed by the National Press Club in Washington, DC and then headed off to San Francisco, CA where it all began for Janis and her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company.  John had a packed house at the Santa Rosa Theatre where he and the remaining members of Big Brother (Sam Andrew and Peter Albin) played some of their songs, sold more than 100 books and received rave reviews from the Marin Independent-Journal, and the San Francisco Chronicle. John went on to sell more than 50 books at Book Passage in Marin County and he rounded out the tour with an event at Tattered Cover in Denver, CO, Powell’s in Portland, OR and at the historic Threadgill’s in Austin, TX where Janis performed when she lived in Austin and after she had become a global sensation. Amazing coverage has already come in from, Kirkus, The Boston Globe, and Parade Magazine, as well as national interviews all across the country including four interviews with Sirius XM Radio. Major print coverage is expected in the next week from The Daily Beast, Goldmine, Jackson  Hole Daily, and Paste Magazine. On the Road with Janis Joplin is a moving portrait of one of the most unforgettable and talented musicians the world has ever heard; a love-letter to the counterculture, an ode to the Summer of Love, and a snapshot of the generation that created music unlike anything before.