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With Endangered, his 15th bestselling Joe Pickett mystery, Putnam author C.J. Box achieved a career-best New York Times bestseller landing – debuting at #2 on the combined print & eBook bestseller list, for the week of March 29th, also entering at #3 on the hardcover fiction and eBook fiction lists. 

NeilNyrenCJBoxcropMarch15Even before this great bestseller news arrived, Box and his editor Neil Nyren, Putnam EVP, Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, resplendent in cowboy hats, were in a celebratory mood. Joined by Penguin Publishing Group President Madeline McIntosh, Putnam and Dutton President Ivan Held, Penguin Publishing Group SVP and Hardcover Sales Director John Lawton, and many others on the Putnam and PPG teams, everyone raised a glass to him at a special reception at 375 Hudson Street.  That same night, Box and fellow Putnam author Owen Laukkanen entertained a good crowd at Mysterious Bookshop in NYC.   The C.J. Box road show then moved on to Philadelphia, with his national author tour continuing on to Minneapolis, Lexington and Ft. Lauderdale, and wrapping up with events in the Wyoming towns of Casper and Sheridan.

The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) continues its reign as the nation’s #1 bestselling book – topping New York Times bestseller lists for a 9th straight week: #1 on the hardcover fiction, eBook fiction and combined print & eBook bestseller lists for the week of March 29thThe Girl on The Train is now the fastest-selling adult hardcover fiction debut ever. This week, Entertainment Weekly features The Girl on The Train for the FIFTH time with an incredible three-page profile of Paula Hawkins, which notes the 1 million copies sold milestone before highlighting the growing list of the book’s celebrity fans: “Celebrity fans of the book, meanwhile, include Reese Witherspoon and Stephen King.” This train keeps on rolling!  Join the celebration on Riverhead’s Instagram and Facebook pages.
The Girl on The Train celebrates a huge milestone this week – over 1 million copies sold! On sale from Riverhead for just over two months, Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on The Train has taken the world by storm. In a USA Today feature commemorating the book’s incredible  success, Carol Fitzgerald says the sales numbers are “very impressive…in a sluggish market during a tough winter it’s a clear runaway winner.” The list of celebrity fans of the book also keeps growing, with Reese Witherspoon stating on her Instagram, “I don’t know who you are #PaulaHawkins but you kept me up all night reading! #TheGirlOnTheTrain #PageTurner #BookClub.”  And this train keeps rolling on the nation’s most highly regarded bestseller list: a #1 New York Times bestseller for 8 straight weeks. Join the celebration on Riverhead’s Instagram and Facebook!
Millions mourned when ESPN Sports Center anchor Stuart Scott lost his unrelenting fight against cancer and passed away on January 4, 2015.  Blue Rider Press President and Publisher David Rosenthal told The New York Times, “If he had gone into remission, it would have been a wonderful miracle.”  Sadly, that miracle did not happen but readers everywhere are comforted and gaining inspiration from Scott’s memoir, written with Larry Platt, Every Day I Fight, which went on sale from Blue Rider Press on Tuesday. The book has been selling at a hot pace, propelled by a phenomenal national media campaign, including prominent print pieces in The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today, which noted, “Scott’s candor and combative energy are what drives his story…Being a conscientious journalist, Scott diligently, unsparingly reports on what was going on inside his head and in his personal life through treatment, remission and the return of the disease. In recounting every mood swing, every surge of hope and dread, he is imparting a lesson to his daughters, Taelor and Sydni — and to us: ‘I want them to take every note of every moment and to make them count.’” National TV has included segments on ABC’s Good Morning America and ESPN’s Sports Center as well as a first serial except on ESPN.com, and spots on ESPN Radio and The Tom Joyner Show. Many of Stuart’s friends have also offered personal praise, including basketball legend Michael Jordan: “I’ve known Stuart Scott since we were undergrads at UNC and I watched him become a groundbreaking sportscaster. But Every Day I Fight shows his greatest accomplishment: as a dad, who fights for his daughters every day. As a journalist, a dad and a cancer fighter, there’s no quit in Stuart.”
On Tuesday, Dutton published The Valley by John Renehan, the highly-praised debut that has caught the support of booksellers around the country and National Book Award winner Phil Klay, who called it “both a gripping, tightly-wound mystery as well as a sharply observed look at the complex internal politics of the U.S. Army.” The Valley launched to a great publicity line-up, including interviews with the Huffington Post (read it here) and Newsmax’s The Steve Malzberg Show, an excerpt on the Storyville app, a 20-city radio tour, and reviews in Military Times, Foreign Policy, The Providence Journal, andLos Angeles Review of Books. Renehan also participated in the “Indies Introduce” panel at Wi10, and upcoming events include a reading at KGB Bar’s “Behind the Book” series and a panel with Phil Klay at the Oxford Conference for the Book.  
Tuesday marked the release of Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog With The Overbite  (NAL Trade Paperback Original) by Instagram sensation Tuna the Chiweenie (@tunameltsmyheart).  With more than 1.2 million followers, Tuna stole the hearts of national media, appearing as the guest bartender on the hit Bravo TV show “Watch What Happens Live” with guest Kelly Clarkson on March 5. Tuna also had a one-on-one interview with the hilarious Steve Harvey on his talk show “The Steve Harvey Show”(air date, to be announced) as well as live interview’s on Fox’s “Good Day Chicago,” WGN-TV and an 18-city satellite media tour. In addition, Tuna was featured on Good Morning America’s online slideshow, had an amazing interview with comedian Nick Vatterott on Nylon.com, and was even compared to an “A-lister” in the New York Post’sPage 6”. Tuna kicked off his tour with an amazing sold out event at The Strand in New York City, followed by Bookends in Ridgewood New Jersey where he sold hundreds of books. He continues his tour at PAWS Animal Shelter in Chicago, Book People in Austin, Texas, University Books in Seattle, Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA and B&N in Santa Monica, CA. Every bookstore has partnered with a local no-kill shelter to raise awareness for rescue animals everywhere, since our very own Tuna was rescued himself! Creating a special platform for rescue dogs all around the world and bringing joy to fans far and wide, Tuna Melts My Heart is an intimate look inside the daily life and backstory of “the most inspiring dog on the internet” (Buzzfeed).
The New York Times bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu  sets out to uncover the truth behind the legendary lost city of Atlantis. Full of irresistible characters and intriguing locales, Meet Me in Atlantis, which goes on sale from Dutton on March 10, is also a deep, often humorous look at the human longing to rediscover a lost world.  Adams launches his book tour at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn next Tuesday at 7:00 pm before visiting Portland, Seattle, the Bay Area, the Tucson Book Festival, and Chicago. In addition to a 27-city radio satellite tour, Adams will also appear on NPR’s The Takeaway, NPR’s On Point, and the late-night radio show Coast to Coast. Adams has written a travel feature for the New York Times that will run on March 22. Other coverage includes Slate, Boing Boing, Outside, Men’s Journal, the New York Post and an interview with National Geographic’s online book page.
Pamela Dorman Books/Viking has announced it will publish a sequel to Jojo Moyes’ global bestseller Me Before You this fall.  After You will be published in hardcover and as an eBook on September 29. Me Before You, has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.  Moyes’ collected works, also including The Girl You Left Behind and One Plus One, are available in a 36 languages and have sold over 9 million copies. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer optioned the motion picture rights to Me Before You and filming begins this April, with a theatrical release planned for 2016. British director Thea Sharrock is attached to the project, with an all-star cast featuring The Hunger Games’ Sam Clafin and Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke. Jojo Moyes said: “I hadn’t planned to write a sequel to Me Before You. But working on the movie script, and reading the sheer volume of tweets and e-mails every day asking what Lou did with her life, meant that the characters never left me. It has been such a pleasure revisiting Lou and her family, and the Traynors, and confronting them with a whole new set of issues. As ever, they have made me laugh, and cry. I hope readers feel the same way at meeting them again.” Brian Tart, President and Publisher of Viking, said: “Jojo is a gifted writer with a devoted following in the U.S. With Me Before You, she gave the world an unforgettable love story, and it is incredibly exciting for Pamela Dorman Books/Viking to publish the sequel and revisit these characters.” Pamela Dorman, Publisher of Pamela Dorman Books, said:  “Me Before You is one of those once-in-a-generation love stories whose characters lived on in readers’ hearts long after they turned the last page.  Now those readers will be rewarded with the arrival of its sequel and only a writer of Jojo Moyes’ warmth, compassion and sheer storytelling gifts could deliver another book as emotionally resonant and compelling as the first.”
When he was just 19, Ryan Ferguson was sent to prison for a murder he did not commit and released after a decade behind bars. With his fitness guide, Stronger, Faster, Smarter, which Tarcher published in January of this year, Ferguson shares his secrets to mental, emotional, and, most importantly, physical survival.  This week, Ryan appeared on the Today Show with Matt Lauer to discuss the new book and his plans for a life after release. View the full segment here.  
This train won’t stop! Just over a month on sale, Riverhead’s  The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins is #1 on The New York Times bestseller lists for as fifth straight week and maintaining its incredible momentum.   On Tuesday afternoon, Mashable hosted a live Google Hangout with Paula and readers/fans had the opportunity to interact with Paula and ask her questions about the book. Participants included MashReads members and the general public. Martha Stewart Living did an online check-in with book club members. This is Martha Stewart Living’s third mention of The Girl On The Train, having previously announced it as its February book club selection and Instagrammed a wonderful image (one of Martha Stewart’s most popular Instagrams to date, with over 3,000 likes).