New James Patterson Novel Released for Facebook Messenger

New James Patterson Novel Released for Facebook Messenger

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It’s a pretty typical belief that technology stands in the way of our collective ability to read a book or maintain a five-minute attention span (insert edgy comic art of headphones strangling teens here). In fact, technology has lead to groundbreaking developments in publishing. Here’s another one—the world’s top bestselling author, James Patterson, has released a jaw-dropping thriller for Facebook Messenger months ahead of its print release.   Image Via Theverge.com   James Patterson’s latest, The Chef, is an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride following a respected officer fighting serious criminal allegations. Set amidst the revelry and decadence of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras …

5 Wild Author Rejection Stories

5 Wild Author Rejection Stories

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Sometimes publishers reject books for legitimate reasons, like if a book contains immature prose or an uninteresting concept, or if it bears too much similarity to a book the publisher has recently released. But other times, publishers reject books for simply ridiculous reasons, i.e. maybe The Great Gatsby would be better without Gatsby in it.   These five authors were met with outrageous rejections… sometimes with outrageous results.   The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald     Editors famously pitched a pretty serious revision: “you’d have a decent book if you’d get rid of that Gatsby character.” We’re lucky that F. Scott Fitzgerald decided …

Top 5 Most Crazy Expensive Book Deals

Top 5 Most Crazy Expensive Book Deals

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‘Riches’ and ‘creative writing’ are not words that many people would associate. Writers are far more notorious for their eccentricities than for their stackloads of cash. But just because something is unlikely doesn’t mean that it’s impossible. Writers can score wild book deals… and some of them do. In the wake of the Obamas’ $65 million book deal, it’s important to remember that the biggest book deals almost always go to celebrities for nonfiction works, whether those are exposés or memoirs. (For example, Hillary Clinton‘s Hard Choices sold for $14m, and Bruce Springsteen‘s Born to Run sold for $10m.) But …

Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s Awaited ‘The President Is Missing’ Is Here!

Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s Awaited ‘The President Is Missing’ Is Here!

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As you may already know, James Patterson has just released a new novel with a co-writer who’s none other than former President of the United States, Bill Clinton.   The novel is entitled The President Is Missing and details the story of President Jonathan Lincoln Duncan, a man who’s life bears an eery resemblance to that of Clinton’s: Both men lost their fathers at a young age and had to fight tooth-and-nails to claw their way to Governor, both men have intelligent and driven wives who studied at law school (Duncan’s wife, however, has sadly passed away), both men have a daughter, and …

President Bill Clinton Teams Up With James Patterson for Upcoming Thriller

President Bill Clinton Teams Up With James Patterson for Upcoming Thriller

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James Patterson loves a collaboration, this much we know. He’s co-authored at least fifty novels, on top of the dozens of solo-authored books. But are any of his co-authors as well known as President Bill Clinton? I think not.   Couldn’t be more excited to announce my new thriller with @billclinton: THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING. Pre-order now at your favorite bookseller. pic.twitter.com/CJgWgVwavz — James Patterson (@JP_Books) May 8, 2017   “Working with President Clinton has been the highlight of my career, and having access to his first-hand experience has uniquely informed the writing of this novel,” Patterson said in a statement …