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Come one, come all to hear Scott Schuman—top fashion & photography blogger and author of  The Sartorialist: X (Penguin Original)—speak at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday, October 29. Scott will share his insights into global street fashion and photography much like he does on his blog The Sartorialist.com. Schuman started The Sartorialist.com simply to share photos of people on the street whose style he admired. The blog now receives over 14 million page views per month and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. In The Sartorialist: X, Schuman continues paying homage to the innate style found on sidewalks and streets, as well as off the beaten path.   With stunning images of men and women who caught Scott’s eye in traditional fashion locales like New York, London, and Milan, as well as newer ones including Peru, India, Dubai, and South Africa, the book celebrates the many cultures of pattern and color found across the world, making it a thrilling source of photographic inspiration.  Schuman also explores how we look at street style through camera phones, and has included in The Sartorialist: X some of his favorite images shot using his iPhone 6.
Celebrity Chef Lorena Garcia appeared on NBC’s The Today Show with Hoda and Kathie Lee to kick off publicity for her new Celebra book,  Lorena Garcia's New Taco Classics. She demonstrated how to make delicious Beef Tenderloin Tacos with Blue Cheese Slaw and Crispy Onions with a side of Avocado Fries. She also participated in a Twitter Q&A with The Latin Kitchen, at Latina Magazine; they will also be excerpting recipes at TheLatinKitchen.com. The cookbook also received a  Starred Review from Publishers Weekly. Coming up, Lorena will appear on Fox News Latino just before Halloween to demonstrate Halloween-themed tacos, and she will appear at the Miami Book Fair in November.  The Spanish edition,  Nuevos Tacos Classicos de Lorena Garcia, will appear in the November issue of People En Espanol (with on-camera interviews appearing online) and Siempre Mujer Magazine.  Lorena will be interviewed on Telemundo’s national morning show, “Un Nuevo Dia” next week in addition to a number of local and regional Spanish-language media outlets.
This week, Dutton published Esquire editor Ross McCammon’s witty and hilarious but also practical business book, Works Well With Others: An Outsider’s Guide to Shaking Hands, Shutting Up, Handling Jerks, and Other Crucial Skills in Business That No One Ever Teaches You. This indispensible guide to the workplace is receiving major media attention, with coverage in national magazines including WIRED, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Bloomberg Business Week and an upcoming excerpt in Esquire. McCammon will appear on WNYC’s “Brian Lehrer Show,” and his guest essay on LinkedIn has nearly 37,000 views. For more info on Works Well With Others and tips about how to master the art of a business lunch, check out this video!  
Jim Butcher’s The Aeronaut's Windlass, the first book in the new steampunk series The Cinder Spires, will debut at #5 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction list, #7 on the eBook Fiction, and #6 on the Combined Print & eBook Fiction lists the week of October 18th.The book also hit the top ten on the USA Today list the week of October 8th.  In addition to wall-to-wall coverage on major science fiction/fantasy websites, Butcher hit the road for a bookstore tour of standing-room–only crowds of 300+ at events across the country.
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.
This week, TIME.com published an exclusive first-person excerpt from Dutton’s big fall release, Hunter Killer: Inside America’s Unmanned Air War by Lt. Col. T. Mark McCurley.The piece features the never-before-told story of the killing of American-born terrorist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki by a Predator drone in 2011.  Hunter Killer, which goes on-sale October13, is the first inside look at the U.S. military’s secretive Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA program), written by a pilot who was deeply involved and wrote the tactical manual on how to fly the Predator.
Elizabeth Gilbert’s highly anticipated new book Big Magic hit stories from Riverhead on Tuesday (9/22) and the wave of attention has been spectacular. CBS This Morning featured Liz on the day of publication, and then Nightline spoke with Liz about Big Magic, as well as her successful Magic Lessons podcast. Hours after publication, Big Magic reached the #1 spot on Amazon’s bestseller list and she is set to appear on the Dr. Oz Show, as well as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  On top of the dozens of positive reviews from outlets likes The Washington Post, Huffington Post and the Associated Press,  Liz has made a splash on national and local radio with appearances on WBUR-FM’s Here and Now, WNYC’s Studio 360and The Brian Lehrer Show, all within the first couple of days of publication.   Riverhead is excited to see what more #BigMagic is ahead.  
The National Book Foundation announced its 2015 National Book Awards Longlists this week and three titles published by Penguin Publishing Group imprints were recognized.   fates-and-furies-by-lauren-groffFates and Furies by Lauren Groff (Riverhead Books) is on the Longlist for Fiction. The New Yorker, New York Times, Wall Street Journal,NPR, USA Today, and Entertainment Weekly have all commented on the list, with Groff’s name right at the top. The New York Times Book Review praised Groff’s “complex and remarkable novel“ as did Ron Charles at the Washington Post (Lauren Groff just keeps getting better and better… Fates and Furies is a clear-the-ground triumph”), Robin Black for the New York Times Book Review (“Lauren Groff is a writer of rare gifts, and Fates and Furies is an unabashedly ambitious novel that delivers.”) and fellow author Richard Russo, who selected  as the third Book Club Pick for NPR’s Morning Edition. scattered-at-sea-by-amy-gerstlerScattered at Sea by Amy Gerstler (Penguin Books) and How to be Drawn by Terrance Hayes (Penguin Books) are on the Longlist for Poetry.  In How to Be Drawn (Penguin Books), his daring fifth collection, Terrance Hayes, the National Book Award–winning author of Lighthead, explores how we see and are seen. While many of these poems bear the clearest imprint yet of Hayes’s background as a visual artist, they do not strive to describe art so much as inhabit it. Upon publication, How to be Drawn received significant praise, with reviews appearing on NPR.org, Slate, and The New Yorker.  The poems in Amy Gerstler’s eleventh collection, Scattered at Sea (Penguin Poets), are caffeinated, wryly perverse, assured verbal performances that explore notions of gender, ancestry, bereavement and the nature of prayer. Upon publication, Scattered at Sea garnered acclaim from critics at the Boston Globe, the Kansas City Star, and Elizabeth Lund from the Washington Post, who says the book “changes how you view the world.” how-to-be-drawn-by-terrance-hayesCongratulations to the authors and publishers of these outstanding works. The National Book Awards Shortlist will be announced on October 14, with the winners to be announced on November 18 at a dinner in New York.
Coinciding with his 90th birthday earlier this month, Andrea Camilleri returns with the nineteenth installment of his addicting Inspector Montalbano mystery series,  A Beam of Light, published by Penguin Books September 1. Few writers can claim the breadth of work this New York Times bestselling author can. With hundreds of thousands of copies of his books in print by Penguin, a winner of the Crime Writers Association International Dagger Award and a contender for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Camilleri gets better with age. In A Beam of Light, when Inspector Montalbano falls under the charms of beautiful gallery owner Marian, his longtime relationship with Livia is threatened. Meanwhile, he is also troubled by a strange dream as three crimes demand his attention: the robbery and assault of a wealthy merchant’s young wife, stolen works of art, and a search for arms traffickers that leads him deep into the countryside, where the investigation takes a tragic turn. Complete with Camilleri’s signature intrigue, clever story developments, and refreshing humor, A Beam of Light is a thriller that will excite both returning Montalbano fans as well as those new to the series. A Beam of Light received coverage in the September issue of Vanity Fair and upcoming media includes Ambassador magazine, Primo, and National Italian American magazine, among other outlets. Start Reading an Excerpt!
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!