Jojo Moyes’ new novel One Plus One
is off to a fantastic start. Debuting at #11 on The New York Times
hardcover fiction bestseller list, One Plus One
joins the paperback editions of her books The Girl You Left Behind
and Me Before You
on The New York Times
bestseller list, with these two titles both on the trade paperback fiction list. The One Plus One
reviews are outstanding: USA Today
calls it “a delightful summer read”; “One Plus One
shimmers with both unyielding warmth and canny incisiveness” (The Boston Globe
); “A madcap road trip
that’s packed to the boot with familial drama, class clashes, and romance…you’ll be rooting for this ragtag group of strivers until the very last page (Entertainment Weekly)
; “Safety advisory…slather on plenty of SPF 50. Once you start the book, you probably won’t look up again until you’re the last one left on the beach (Washington Post
); “wryly romantic and surprisingly suspenseful (People
); “readers, do yourself a favor and savor the book” (Dallas Morning News
). Moyes kicked off her US tour in New York on July 7 and has drawn large crowds of hundreds of enthusiastic fans everywhere from New Jersey to California. She ends her 12-event tour in Nashville on July 18.
Read an excerpt
from One Plus One
A new PBS web series, “It’s Okay to Be Smart,” highlights some of the many myths and fallacies author David McRaney investigates in his book, You Are Now Less Dumb (Gotham, 8/5/14). The five-minute video, which already has 238,000 views in just one week, ends with a special shout-out to McRaney and his books (4:53).
and A.V. Club
featured posts on this video as well.
Dutton authors Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts set the baseball world on fire last week when an excerpt of their embargoed book Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era was featured in Sports Illustrated. Just about every major news outlet covered the story, including ESPN, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Yahoo Sports,The New York Times, Newsday, and CBS Sports.
hit bookstores on Tuesday and with a week until MLB’s All-Star Game, Elfrink and Garcia-Roberts have been highly sought after as guests, with interviews on CBS This Morning
, MSNBC’sMorning Joe
, ESPN’s Keith Olbermann
, CNN’s Legal View
, NBC’s Extra
, Dan Patrick’s nationally syndicated sports show, CBS Sports Radio, and PRI’s The World.
They also did a 20-city Sports Radio Satellite Tour on July 10.
Academy Award-winning actress and director Lee Grant published her memoir I Said Yes to Everything on Tuesday amid terrific media attention. The New York Times Styles featured “A Night Out with Lee Grant;” NPR “Weekend All Things Considered” interviewed Grant about her life and career; and the Washington Post raved about her memoir, calling it “magnificently titled, admirably candid.” Additional coverage has included an exclusive excerpt on New York Magazine’s Vulture blog, a USA Today New & Noteworthy pick, a Q&A in the Jewish Daily Forward, a New York Post review, and a piece in the New York Daily News.
Still upcoming are interviews with The Hollywood Reporter,
with the Daily Beast, on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show,
on WNYC’s Fishkin Files,
with The Wall Street Journal
for their “House Call” feature, along with much more coverage in the coming weeks.
Lee Grant will be at the 92nd Street Y tonight in conversation with Patricia Bosworth. Tickets are available here
. She will be at Barnes & Noble The Grove next Wednesday (7/16), the Aero Theatre with American Cinematheque on 7/17, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY on 7/21, Barnes & Noble UWS on 7/22, and will be an honorary co-chair of the East Hampton Library Author’s Night on 8/9.
Joan Rivers kicked off the publication of her new book Diary of a Mad Diva,
which debuts at #7 on The New York Times
hardcover nonfiction bestseller list this week, in classic Joan Rivers fashion. During her standing-room-only bookstore event last week in New York City at Barnes & Noble Union Square, Joan officiated at the wedding of two audience members. Read all about the wedding and see the video on the Entertainment Tonight website.
With amazing interviews on ABC’s “The View
”, NBC’s “Access Hollywood
” , NPR’s “Weekend Edition
” , and CBS’s “The Late Show w/David Letterman”
, as well as reviews from national publications including USA TODAY
, People, The Los Angeles Times, Ok! Magazine,
and many more, Joan’s Diary
is blanketing the media.
Following more standing-room-only events at Bookends in Ridgewood, NJ, Sixth & I in Washington, DC and upcoming events at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA and The Standard Club in Chicago, Joan has interviews to come on CBS’s The Talk,
PBS’s The Travis Smiley Show,
and E! News’ Fashion Police
later this month.
Master entrepreneur, original hip-hop mogul, and New York Times bestselling Gotham author Russell Simmons was the featured guest on the season finale of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday on June 15, when they discussed yoga, meditation and of course, his book Success Through Stillness. The episode will re-air this coming Sunday, June 22 at 10 am ET. Tune in via the OWN network or stream online at oprah.com.
Success Through Stillness
has appeared on The New York Times
bestseller list for seven weeks since going on sale in March. The book’s performance continues to be strong after an impressive social media promotion and online push leading up to Russell’s appearance on Super Soul Sunday, including an exclusive online preview
on June 9, an interview on the #OWNSHOW
, an Instagram promotion on June 10
and June 11
, live tweeting from both @Oprah and @UncleRush during the 11am airing of the June 15 episode, ads and promotion on GlobalGrind.com, and online pieces promoting the segment from TheGrio.com
among other online outlets.