Wednesday, December 12, 2012

[News and Notes] 12-12-12

Some note-worthy book buzz from the past few weeks:

First Lady Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton have been nominated for Grammy Awards in the "Best Spoken Word Album" category. Listen to samples of their audiobooks at Mediabistro

Publisher's Weekly named E.L. James, author of the Fifty Shades trilogy, Publishing Person of the Year.

The Fifty Shades trilogy dominated publishing in 2012 by selling "more than 35 million copies in the US alone and topping bestseller lists for months."

E.L. James isn't the only person having a good year. Profits were so great from her novels that Random House CEO Markus Dohle announced that employees will receive $5000 bonuses.

Oprah Winfrey has selected The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, by Ayana Mathis, for her book club, now called "Oprah's Book Club 2.0." For more details read Novelist’s Debut Is Newest Pick for Oprah’s Book Club from

Find THE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE and other titles in the library catalog.


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