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Janice Kaplan’s The Gratitude Diaries went on sale from Dutton on Tuesday amidst a stellar media lineup that has been building momentum this summer.  After a terrific live interview with Matt Lauer on NBC’s The Today Show, Kaplan spoke to a packed house at B&N’s Upper West Side. Watch the segment here. The Gratitude Diaries has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, More, Vanity Fair, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, People, Parade, Time, The Daily Beast, LinkedIn and many other outlets. With World Gratitude Day coming on September 21 and the holidays after that, there will be many more reasons to practice gratitude this fall.  

Everyone at Dutton has a little extra bounce in their step thanks to former Parade editor-in-chief and bestselling author Janice Kaplan’s memoir The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life. On sale August 18th, it’s already making waves: Bill O’Reilly urged viewers to read Kaplan’s book in his popular segment, Tip of the Day, on August 4th.

In an episode slated to air on August 14th, the tv hosts of CBS’s The Talk will discuss the book in a six-minute segment and Kaplan herself will be interviewed on NBC’s Today Show on August 18th. Print coverage includes  Time, Health, Good Housekeeping, Wall Street Journal, People, Vanity Fair, Redbook, and Parade

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On August 4th, Anil Ananthaswamy kicked off the stellar media lineup for his new book The Man Who Wasn’t There on NPR’s “Fresh Air” in a fascinating conversation with Terry Gross: http://n.pr/1KwOLpg  . During the interview, they discussed some of the bizarre cognitive conditions that distort ones notion of self, such as Cotard’s syndrome, body integrity identity disorder, and out of body experiences.

Upcoming coverage includes a first serial essay in Wall Street Journal, reviews in Washington Post, People, Entertainment Weekly, and excerpts on The Daily Beast, BBC.com, and Business Insider. The book has also been featured in Popular Science, Discover, Science, New Scientist, and Nature. Anil will also be a guest on KQED’s “Tech Nation,” Publishers Weekly Radio, and National Geographic’s “Book Talk.”

The Fixer, the new standalone thriller from bestselling author Joseph Finder, hit bookstores on Tuesday (6/9) and was welcomed with rave reviews. The New York Times Book Review praises its “tartly informed themes” and says, “If you’re in the mood for tense, witty angst about closed-down career opportunities and dirty money cleansed by family redemption, ‘The Fixer’ is the way to go.” Booklist gave The Fixer a starred review, raving: “Finder can make reading about someone walking across a room excruciatingly suspenseful… A remarkable exciting read.” Other coverage includes interviews in The Houston Chronicle, Boston Magazine, and Huffington Post; a radio satellite tour; and reviews in the Associated Press, Sacramento BeeProvidence Journal, and Ft. Worth Star Telegram, among others outlets.  Finder kicked off an eight-city tour in front of a great crowd in his hometown of Boston.
Saturday afternoon at BookCon, Nick Offerman, John Hodgman, and surprise guest Paul Rudd, took the stage in front of a sold-out crowd to sing the praises (literally) of Offerman’s new Dutton book, Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers. Bookcon_Offerman1Sitting on a wooden stump in front of more than 2,000 fans, Offerman opened the event with a song written for his wife, Megan Mullally, and, as Nerdist.com declared, “the only way to start a BookCon panel from now until forever will be taking the stage with a guitar and singing songs that are both charming and dirty about your wife.” On stage, Offerman discussed his mustache-free face, celebrated his bromances with Rudd and Hodgman, and shared anecdotes about interviewing the Great Americans that inspire him, including Yoko Ono, Conan, and George Saunders. At the Interactive stage in the Penguin Random House booth, fans had lots of fun and proved they too had gumption by posing for photos with a giant Nick Offerman standee modeled after the book jacket. Dutton Publicity Director Amanda Walker is pictured posing.
Critically acclaimed Edgar Award-winning author Lori Roy’s third novel, Let Me Die In His Footsteps, met with an incredible reception in the weeks leading up to its June 2 publication by Dutton. Early on, the book was named aPublishers Marketplace “Summer Buzz Book” followed by two starred trade reviews fromBooklist and Publisher’s Weekly. In the week leading up to publication, the Los Angeles Times noted that “Lori Roy’s skills impress” in this Southern Gothic suspense set in Kentucky and her writing has drawn comparisons to Harper Lee, Flannery O’Connor and William Faulkner. The Huffington Post called it “a richly detailed, highly suspenseful Gothic novel.” Reviews for Let Me Die In His Footsteps have also run in: Good Housekeeping, Coastal Living, Tampa Bay Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, anddozens of blogs. Still to come are reviews in The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, Woman’s Day and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, among others.  During last week’s BEA, Roy signed at the Mystery Writers of America booth and was a panelist at the Library Journal’s “Day of Dialog.”
Nick Offerman, the New York Times bestselling author of the runaway hit Paddle Your Own Canoe and star of the popular TV series, Parks and Recreation, returns with Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers, which goes on sale from Dutton on Tuesday, May 26. This past week he appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, in which he touted his “mix tape of Americans.” You can watch the clip here. Other upcoming publicity includes The Today Show, Weekend All Things Considered, Conan,The Late Late Show with James Corden, People.com, GQ.com, and TIME.  Offerman will also go on a 10-city book tour, with events in NYC at B&N and BookCon, as well as in Boston, Chicago, Iowa City, Austin, Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Madison.
Shanna Mahin’s debut novel, Oh! You Pretty Things, was published by Dutton earlier this week to buzz worthy of a Hollywood premiere.The witty and original novel about celebrity and its pitfalls, has been praised by literary luminaries like Garth Stein and Andrew Solomon and has been featured in Cosmopolitan, All You, Variety, Bustle, San Diego Union-Tribune, Business Insider, and Bookpage, called it “intelligent and approachable story will grip you from beginning to end.” Mahin will be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend and will speak on a panel about “Famous by Association.”  She will also attend the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest in June.  
Last week, Dutton published Claire Kells’ much buzzed-about debut novel, Girl Underwater. Kell’s celebrated the launch of her book with a party, hosted by actress Casey Wilson, star of NBC’s Marry Me and the blockbuster movie, Gone Girl. Also in attendance was Wilson’s Happy Endings co-star Adam Pally, and Kulap Vilaysack from Who Charted Podcast.  

Casey Wilson and Adam PallyGirl Underwater is a gripping romance/adventure story, all told through the eyes of a memorable heroine after surviving a major airline disaster. The novel has received great reviews across the board, including a starred Library Journal review and praise from author Jodi Picoult, who calls it “a compelling coming-of-age love story” and encourages readers to “dive in!”

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Harlan Coben’s The Stranger debuts at #1 on the USA Today Bestseller list and #1 on the New York Times eBook Bestseller list this week following a spectacular publicity launch. Coben appeared on NBC-TV’s The Today Show, Good Day New York, and Books & Burgers with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. The Stranger is being hailed as his most shocking novel yet, and the book received coverage in The Associated Press, USA Today, New York Daily NewsBoston Globe, and The Houston Chronicle. To top it off, Coben discovered he has some new celebrity fans when the popular band Imagine Dragons tweeted they were reading a Harlan Coben novel on their flight to New York for The Howard Stern Show.