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TABLE OF CONTENTS HACHETTE AUDIO Untitled, Michael Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Life Itself, Roger Ebert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Lethal, Sandra Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Living Beyond Your Feelings, Joyce Meyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Every Day A Friday, Joel Osteen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Life Is Not a Stage, Florence Henderson with Joel Brokaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Arguably, Christopher Hitchens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Daniel X: Game Over, by James Patterson and Ned Rust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Forbidden,Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 The Orchard, Theresa Weir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Secret Obsession, Kimberla Lawson Roby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 18 Minutes, Peter Bregman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Top Secret America, Dana Priest and William Arkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 The Revisionists, Thomas Mullen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 The End of the Wasp Season, Denise Mina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 You Have to Stop This, Pseudonymous Bosch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Monster High™ 3, Lisi Harrison. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Darkness Falls, Cate Tiernan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Seriously…I’m Kidding, Ellen DeGeneres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 The Christmas Wedding, James Patterson and Richard DiLallo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 The Best of Me, NICHOLAS SPARKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Robert Ludlum’sTM The Ares Decision, Kyle Mills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy, Ozzy Osbourne with Chris Ayres. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The Five Levels of Leadership, John C. Maxwell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE THE DAY!, Dr. David Jeremiah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Beautiful Outlaw, John Eldredge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 West by West, Jerry West and Jonathan Coleman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 The Outlaw Album, Daniel Woodrell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Hell and Gone, Duane Swierczynski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 REPUBLIC, LOST, Lawrence Lessig. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Red Alert, Stephen Leeb with Greg Dorsey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Beautiful Chaos, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Locked in Time, Lois Duncan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Daughters of Eve, Lois Duncan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Zero Day, David Baldacci . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Kill Alex Cross, James Patterson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 The Drop, Michael Connelly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Spontaneous Happiness, Andrew Weil, MD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Shaq Uncut, Shaquille O’Neal with Jackie MacMullan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 The House of Silk, Anthony Horowitz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 The Obamas, Jodi Kantor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 The Christmas Train, David Baldacci. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 The Impossible Dead, Ian Rankin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Come A Little Closer, Dorothy Garlock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Assassin of Secrets, Q.R. Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 The Adventures of TinTin The Secret of The Unicorn: Chapter Book . . . . . . . . . . 54 Brimstone, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Witch & Wizard: The Fire, James Patterson and Jill Dembowsk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 The Operators, Michael Hasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60


TABLE OF CONTENTS Best Seat in the House, John Feinstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Man Seeks God, Eric Weiner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Queen of America, Luis Alberto Urrea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 On Michael Porter, Joan Magretta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 The American Spirit, Read by the Authors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Guilty Wives, James Patterson and David Ellis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Gideon’s Corpse, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty, Joshilyn Jackson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Agent 6, Tom Rob Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 American Dervish, Ayad Akhtar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Be the Miracle, Regina Brett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 You Are Made For More!, Lisa Osteen Comes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Why Jesus?, Ravi Zacharias. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Why We Broke Up, Daniel Handler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That?, Henry Alford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Seven Princes, John R. Fultz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Robert Ludlum’s™ The Janson Command, Paul Garrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Wild Thing, Josh Bazell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Saying it Well, Charles R. Swindoll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Bleed for Me, Michael Robotham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Starmaker, Tommy Mottola. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 The Letter, Marie Tillman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Pure, Julianna Baggott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Private: #1 Suspect, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Monday Mornings, Sanjay Gupta, MD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Timeless, Gail carriger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Point and Shoot, Duane Swierczynski. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 The Gilly Salt Sisters, Tiffany Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Kasher in the Rye, Moshe Kasher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 GILDAN MEDIA The Ultimate Pitch, Jim F. Kukral and Lisa Picarille. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 The Power of Body Language, Tonya Reiman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 The Referral Engine, John Jantsch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Purple Cow, Seth Godin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 The Little Book of Stock Market Profits, Mitch Zacks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Start with Why, Simon Sinek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 The Bed of Procrustes, Nassim Nicholas Taleb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 The Ultimate Question 2.0, Fred Reichheld with Rob Markey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 The Reinventors, Jason Jennings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Tapping the Source, John Selby, Richard Greninger, William Gladstone, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 If God Were Your Therapist, David J. Lieberman Ph.D.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 The Winner’s Brain, Jeff Brown and Mark J. Fenske with Liz Neporent. . . . . . . . . . . 79 Mindset, Carol Dweck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Commit!, John Jantsch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 The Body Language of Dating, Tonya Reiman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90


Untitled Michael Moore Read by the Author This audiobook is Moore’s most personal to date— and will be irresistible to fans and foes alike. A sort of anti-memoir, Moore breaks the autobiographical mode while he hilariously presents 20 far-ranging, irreverent vignettes from his own life.

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MARKETING & PROMOTION • Television advertising in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Washington, DC • Print advertising in New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune

oore is his own meta-Forrest Gump, as one moment he’s an 11-year-old boy stuck on a Senate elevator with Bobby Kennedy, and the next moment he’s inside the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and confused Ronald Reagan. Changing planes in Vienna, he escapes death at the hands of the terrorist Abu Nidal (others weren’t so lucky). In search one day for a bag of Ruffles potato chips, he ends up eliminating racial discrimination at private clubs all across America. He founded his first underground newspaper in fourth grade. He refused an offer to be on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite at 16 (“There’s not enough Clearasil in the world for that to happen”). And he became the youngest elected official in the country at age 18 by enlisting an “army of local stoners” who had no idea what they were doing as his campaign staff. And none of that even comes close to the night the friendly priest at the seminary decided to show him how to perform his own exorcism. This audiobook is a wild, revealing, take-no-prisoners ride through the early life of Michael Moore. Alternately funny, eye-opening, and moving, this is a book Michael Moore has been writing—and living—for a very long time.

• Online advertising

IMPORTANT NOTES

• National media campaign

• Moore is the author of the blockbuster bestseller Dude, Where’s My Country? (GCP, 10/03), which rocketed to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, remaining there for 24 weeks. To date, it has sold over one million copies in hardcover and paperback combined.

• Massive multi-city author tour throughout September and October • National print and online media campaign

• Stupid White Men (Regan, 2002) was a #1 New York Times bestseller that remained on the list for over one year. It sold close to one million copies, and the British Book Awards named it “Book of the Year.”

• Book video • 14-copy mixed floor display with special riser • e-newsletters, social networks, blogs

• Michael Moore is the Academy Award®-winning director and producer of Capitalism: A Love Story (2009). His films Sicko (2007), Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), and Bowling for Columbine (2002) are three of the top five highest-grossing documentaries of all time. Bowling for Columbine won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2003. Sicko was nominated for the same award in 2008 and was hailed by the New York Times as “Moore’s funniest film to date.”

• MichaelMoore.com

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• Michael Moore has appeared on shows ranging from Real Time with Bill Maher to The O’Reilly Factor and is guaranteed to receive wide-spread coverage at the time of publication. Additionally, he will promote the new book on his popular website MichaelMoore. com, which receives over a half a million hits per month. Michael Moore lives in Michigan.

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Life Itself A Memoir

Roger Ebert World-famous film critic and television host Roger Ebert delivers one of the most eagerly anticipated memoirs of the year.

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oger Ebert has been reviewing films for the Chicago SunTimes since 1967. The first film critic ever to win a Pulitzer Prize, he has been a fixture on television for over 30 years, cohosting Siskel & Ebert at the Movies until Gene Siskel’s death in 1999, and then with Richard Roper until 2006. Then, complications from thyroid-cancer treatment resulted in the loss of his ability to eat, drink, or speak. But with the loss of his voice, Ebert has only become a more prolific and influential writer. And now, for the first time, he tells the full, dramatic story of his life and career. He chronicles his loves, losses, and obsessions; his recovery from alcoholism, his marriage, his politics, and his spiritual beliefs. He also provides details about his colorful newspaper friends, his friendships with Oprah Winfrey, Studs Terkel, and others, insights into numerous movie stars, and his perspective on such influential directors as Ingmar Bergman, Martin Scorsese, and Werner Herzog.

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IMPORTANT NOTES

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• Hachette Audio plans to take special care in choosing a reader for this audiobook, looking to the family and friends of Roger Ebert for the perfect voice to tell his story.

• Theater advertising • National media campaign

• This audiobook will include an exclusive interview with the author.

• Events in New York and Chicago

• Roger Ebert’s reviews are syndicated in some 200 newspapers around the world. He won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1975, and is the only film critic to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has written more than 15 books, including the bestsellers The Great Movies I, II and III (Broadway, 2002 and 2005 and University of Chicago, 2010), Scorsese by Ebert (University of Chicago, 2008), and Your Movie Sucks (Andrews McMeel, 2006). Since 1986 he has authored annual editions of Roger Ebert’s Movie Yearbook (Andrews McMeel).

• National print and online media campaign • e-newsletters, social networks, blogs

• The author has a new television show, Ebert Presents At the Movies, which debuted in January 2011 on public television stations nationwide. His film festival Ebertfest is in its 14th year at the University of Illinois. Ebert’s website attracts 105 million visits a year and Forbes has called him “the most powerful pundit in America.” Roger Ebert lives with his wife in Chicago. Unabridged Nonfiction on CD 978-1-60941-035-3 9 CDs • $29.98/$32.98 CAN

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Lethal Sandra Brown #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown makes a triumphant return to Grand Central Publishing with a heart-pounding new thriller, her first from Hachette Audio.

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hen her four-year-old daughter informs her that a sick man is in their yard, Honor Gillette rushes out to help him. But that “sick” man turns out to be Lee Coburn, the man accused of murdering seven people the night before. Dangerous, desperate, and armed, he promises Honor that she and her daughter won’t be hurt as long as she does everything he asks. She has no choice but to accept him at his word. But Honor soon discovers that even those close to her can’t be trusted. Coburn claims that her beloved late husband possessed something extremely valuable that places Honor and her daughter in grave danger. Coburn is there to retrieve it—at any cost. From FBI offices in Washington, DC, to a rundown shrimp boat in coastal Louisiana, Coburn and Honor run for their lives from the very people sworn to protect them, and unravel a web of corruption and depravity that threatens not only them, but the fabric of our society.

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IMPORTANT NOTES

• Television advertising in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, on national cable, and on CNN Airport Network

• There are 70 million copies of Sandra Brown’s books in print worldwide and her work has been translated into 33 languages. • In 2008, Brown was named Thriller Master by the International Thriller Writer’s Association, the organization’s top honor.

• Radio advertising in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC • Print advertising in New York Times Book Review, USA TODAY, People, American Profile • Online advertising • National media campaign • Select author appearances • Book video

Sandra Brown is the author of 60 New York Times bestsellers, including most recently Rainwater (Simon & Schuster 11/10), Tough Customer (Simon & Schuster, 8/10), Smash Cut (Simon & Schuster, 8/09), and Smoke Screen (Simon & Schuster, 8/08). Some of her GCP bestsellers include: The Crush (10/02), Envy (8/01), The Switch (8/00), The Alibi (9/99), Unspeakable (6/98) and Fat Tuesday (6/97), all of which jumped onto the New York Times list in the number one to five spots.

• National print and online media campaign • e-newsletters, social networks, blogs

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Living Beyond Your Feelings Controlling Emotions So They Don’t Control You

JOYCE MEYER Read by Sandra McCollum Joyce Meyer provides a comprehensive guide to the range of emotions that people feel every day and shows how to manage them.

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he average person has 70,000 thoughts every day, and many of those thoughts trigger a corresponding emotion. No wonder so many people often feel controlled by emotions. So many lives would be much improved if people controlled their emotions, instead of the other way around. In Living Beyond Your Feelings, Joyce Meyer examines the gamut of feelings that human beings experience. She discusses the way that the brain processes and stores memories and thoughts, and then—emotion by emotion—she explains how listeners can manage reactions to those emotions. By doing that, she gives listeners a toolbox for managing the ways that reactions to the onslaught of feelings can wreak havoc on people’s lives. In this audiobook, Meyer blends the wisdom of the Bible with the latest psychological research and discusses:

MARKETING & PROMOTION

• The four personality types and their influence on one’s outlook.

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• The impact of stress on physical and emotional health

• Radio advertising

• The power of memories

• CBA promotions • Print advertising in AudioFile Magazine’s Christian Audiobooks supplement • National and Christian print, broadcast and online media campaign • Email blast to author database • Featured in author’s

• The influence of words on emotions • The power of replacing reactions with pro-actions • The benefits of happiness Joyce wants listeners to live beyond emotions, make their own choices, and regain control of their lives.

IMPORTANT NOTES

• monthly eNewsletter • JoyceMeyer.org feature • Major release promotion by Joyce Meyer Ministries • 2 weeks custom teaching segments on Enjoying Everyday Life television program • 5 month television promotion on Enjoying Everyday Life

• Power Thoughts (9/10) reached #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and stayed on the list for nine weeks. • Mind, mouth, and emotions are Joyce Meyer’s central themes. Like Power Thoughts, (which focused on the Mind) this audiobook fully explores the topic of emotions.

• 4 issue promotion in Enjoying Everyday Life magazine

• Joyce Meyer’s Enjoying Everyday Life brand includes a publication of the same name issued eight times a year, with a circulation of 550,000.

• Featured at Joyce Meyer conferences

• Joyce’s books sold more than two million copies in 2010.

• 5 month radio promotion on Enjoying Everyday Life

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• The Enjoying Everyday Life daily broadcast list includes ABC Family Channel, Trinity Broadcast Network, WGN, Daystar, Inspirational Network, The Word Network, and the Discovery Channel. • Over 590,000 Joyce Meyer audiobooks sold to date. Joyce Meyer lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Every Day A Friday How to Be Happier 7 Days a Week

JOEL OSTEEN Read by the Author Joel Osteen returns to Hachette Audio and FaithWords— sharing his wisdom on living a happy and meaningful life.

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esearch shows that people are happiest on Fridays, and Pastor Joel Osteen reveals how we can generate this level of contentment and joy every day of the week. Known as a man who maintains a constant positive outlook in spite of circumstances, Osteen has described the message in this book as a core theme of his ministry. Combining his personal experiences with scriptural insights and principles for true happiness, he shows listeners how every day can hold the same promise and opportunities for pure joy that they experience at five o’clock on Friday.

IMPORTANT NOTES • According to Nielsen Media Research, Joel Osteen is the most watched inspirational figure in America. • Joel Osteen’s books have sold more than 20 million copies. Your Best Life Now (FaithWords, 10/04) has sold more than four million hardcover copies alone.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Television advertising in top ten markets, on national cable, and on CNN Airport Network • Print advertising in New York Times Book Review, USA Today, All You • Print advertising in AudioFile Magazine’s Christian Audiobooks supplement • Transit advertising

• Osteen is the pastor of Lakewood Church, the largest church in America. The Lakewood Church broadcast is seen in over 200 million households all over America on networks that include ABC Family Channel, TBN, Daystar, Discovery, Lifetime, and USA, as well as in over 100 nations. • The pastor hosts arena events in major cities across the U.S. throughout the year and has been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20, Fox & Friends, Good Morning America, Today, The View, Larry King Live, and other programs.

• Online advertising • CBA promotions • Major national media campaign

• Each week over one million people download Osteen’s video and audio podcast. His ministry has nearly 600,000 facebook fans and Osteen has over 160,000 Twitter followers.

• Media and signings in select cities • Book video • National print and online media campaign • Crawlers on weekly television broadcast for 4 months • Feature book on weekly television broadcast

• Nearly 700,000 Joel Osteen Audiobooks sold by Hachette Audio to date. Joel Osteen lives in Houston, Texas.

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Life Is Not a Stage From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond

FLORENCE HENDERSON with JOEL BROKAW Read by the Author In her memoir, Florence Henderson shares her personal story—a sharp contrast to her iconic role as America’s favorite TV mom, Carol Brady, on The Brady Bunch.

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arol Brady, the character Florence Henderson played on the perennially popular sitcom The Brady Bunch, was the perfect mother—the kind of mother Henderson always wished that she herself had had. Henderson’s background could not have been more unlike the innocent suburban idyll The Brady Bunch portrayed. Raised by an abusive, alcoholic father after her mother fled home when she was just 12, Henderson sustained the hope that she would somehow, someday escape her harsh and impoverished Midwestern upbringing. Help came in the form of her best friend’s parents, who, recognizing Henderson’s talent, sent her to New York to study acting. Success came quickly, as Henderson landed roles in Broadway plays and on early TV programs. But, despite its dream-come-true appearance, her life remained imperfect. In her memoir, Henderson speaks frankly of the crippling postpartum crisis that followed the birth of her first child, the depression that dogged her even when she was a top Broadway star, the string of unsatisfying love affairs, and the relentless pressure she felt to maintain the facade of the ideal wife and mother. An honest audiobook, it is also an inspiring one, as Henderson finds unexpected fulfillment in her second marriage— and discovers life’s miraculous power to heal and renew.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in People, Los Angeles Times • Online advertising • Major national media campaign • Book signings in New York and Los Angeles • Book video • National print and online media campaign • Web Marketing • e-newsletters, social networks, blogs, giveaways

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• In the vein of bestselling memoirs from Carol Burnett and Melissa Gilbert, Life Is Not a Stage presents the surprising, real story behind one of America’s most beloved cultural touchstones.

Florence Henderson lives in Los Angeles, California.

“I have always loved the way [Florence] looks at life with humor and inspiration.” —Carol Burnett

• Since 1968, Florence Henderson has been embraced by millions who knew her as Carol Brady on the long-running sitcom The Brady Bunch, which is still in syndication today. As a testament to her continued popularity, she was tapped to be a contestant on Season 11 of the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars in 2010. • Henderson has enjoyed a longevity and scope in her career far beyond the boundaries of TV sitcoms. A talented comedienne, theater and stage actress, and a gifted singer, she worked with show business legends. Her audiobook will include memories and behind-the-scenes stories.

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• Coauthor Joel Brokaw also cowrote Tyler Perry’s #1 New York Times bestseller Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings (Riverhead, 2006).

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Arguably Selected Essays by Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens A brilliant collection of some of the finest recent writings by “America’s foremost rhetorical pugilist” (Village Voice), the author’s first since 2004.

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he first new book of essays by Christopher Hitchens since 2004, Arguably offers an indispensable key to understanding the passionate and skeptical spirit of one of our most dazzling writers, widely admired for the clarity of his style, a result of his disciplined and candid thinking. Topics range from ruminations on why Charles Dickens was among the best of writers and the worst of men to the haunting science fiction of J.G. Ballard; from the enduring legacies of Thomas Jefferson and George Orwell to the persistent agonies of anti-Semitism and jihad. Hitchens even looks at the recent financial crisis and argues for the enduring relevance of Karl Marx. The audiobook forms a bridge between the two parallel enterprises of culture and politics. It reveals how politics justifies itself by culture, and how the latter prompts the former. In this fashion, Arguably burnishes Christopher Hitchens’s credentials as—to quote Christopher Buckley—our “greatest living essayist in the English language.”

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in New York Times Book Review, New York Review of Books, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal • Online advertising on Slate.com • NPR sponsorships • National media campaign • Select author appearances • National print and online media campaign

IMPORTANT NOTES • Christopher Hitchens finished the narration for his previous title, the highly praised memoir Hitch-22 just before being diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Because it is unlikely he will read the entirety of Arguably for this newest audiobook, Hachette Audio plans to take special care in choosing readers for this audiobook, looking to Hitch’s circle of influential thinkers for the perfect voices for each essay. • Christopher Hitchens is the author of numerous books, including his recent memoir, Hitch-22 (Twelve, 6/10), which was a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller. His previous book, god is not Great (Twelve, 5/07), was a #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist, selling nearly 500,000 combined copies.

• e-newsletters, social networks, blogs, giveaways • HitchensWeb.com Christopher Hitchens lives in Washington, DC.

• Over 50,000 Christopher Hitchens audiobooks sold to date.

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“With the possible exception of Tom Wolfe and Maureen Dowd’s, Christopher Hitchens’ marvelous byline is the most archly kinetic in current-day American letters….Hitchens represents a dying breed of public intellectual whose voice matters precisely because it can’t be easily pigeonholed or ignored.” —Douglas Brinkley, Los Angeles Times

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The alien hunter’s next target: video games! CAN) Daniel$16.99 X: ($18.50 Game Over ISBN: 978-0-316-10178-3 x 8 1/4 • 240 pages and Ned Rust James5 1/2 Patterson Ages 8-12 • Grades 3-7

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• In 2010, kids across America voted James Patterson the Children’s Choice Award Author of the Year! • Daniel X: Watch the Skies was a “top pick” of NAPPA, which awarded the title a Gold National Parenting Publications Award. • His lifelong passion for books and reading led James Patterson to launch the website ReadKiddoRead.com to give adults an easy way to locate the very best books for kids.

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“For today’s easy-to-distract kids, this audiobook • Consumer Promotions at San Diego Comic-Con When Daniel X discovers that a duo of evil extraterrestrials con(second in a series by best-selling author James • Significant School Library trols kids around&the worldOutreach through video games, he’s determined Patterson) features bite-sized chapters, pop culture • Dedicated Promotion at Daniel-X.com to takeOnline the couple out of commission. This pair of wicked game masters wants to destroy the entire planet by turning brainwashed references, up-to-the minute slang and snappy videogamers into an unstoppable army of doom! Daniel has no comebacks—just the thing for today’s hip kids. choice but to turn to their rebellious son who needs help to stand This fantasy-meets-cyberpunk tale moves at up to his malicious parents. But can Daniel trust the progeny of this treacherous twosome? Or will it be “game over” for the alien hunter? break-neck speed through the universe. Kids get hooked from the start and will surely seek out is the internationally bestselling author of the Maximum Ride novels, the Witch & Wizard series, and the Daniel further adventures of Daniel X, perhaps in book X series, as well as Med Head. His books have sold more than 220 form as well.” —National Parenting Publications Awards million copies worldwide. He lives in Florida.

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JAMES PATTERSON is the internationally bestselling author of the Maximum Ride novels, the Witch & Wizard series, and the Daniel X series, as well as Med Head. His books have sold more than 220 million copies worldwide. He lives in Florida.

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Forbidden TED DEKKER AND TOSCA LEE The Books of Mortals Three thrillers. Two authors. One last chance for humanity. The Books of Mortals are three novels, each of which stands on its own, yet all are seamlessly woven into one epic thriller.

New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker teams with Tosca Lee to create a gripping thriller set in a desolate future.

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leeing pursuit, with only moments to live, a young man named Rom stumbles into possession of a vial of blood and a cryptic vellum. When consumed, the blood will revive his emotions; when decoded, the message will lead him on a perilous journey that will require him to abandon everything he has ever known and awaken humanity to the transforming power of true life and love. But the blood will also resurrect hatred, ambition, and greed at terrible risk. Many years have passed since civilization’s brush with apocalypse. The world’s greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only perfect peace…and fear. But a terrible secret has been closely guarded for centuries: every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, has long ago been genetically stripped of humanity. Set in a terrifying future, where grim pageantry masks death, this thrilling tale of passionate love and dark desires from master storytellers Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee peels back the layers of the heart for all who dare take the journey.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Tosca Lee lives in Lincoln, Nebraska. • Print advertising in USA TODAY, All You • Online advertising • CBA promotions • Publicity • National media campaign

IMPORTANT NOTES

• 5-city “gathering” tour

• The Bride Collector (978-1-59995-196-6, 4/10) was a New York Times bestseller in hardcover and was named one of NPR’s “Top 100 Killer Thrillers” of all time. BoneMan’s Daughters (4/09) was also a New York Times bestseller.

• National print and online media campaign • Book video • e-newsletters, social networks,

• Ted Dekker’s most recent hardcover, The Priest’s Graveyard, will be published in April 2011 and in trade paperback in October 2011.

• BlogTalkRadio, blogs, giveaways • TedDekker.com

• Tosca Lee’s novel Demon was re-released in June 2010 and was named an Editor’s Pick by Publishers Weekly. • Dekker’s fans are so ardent that they hold meetings called “gatherings” where discussions of his books take place and other Dekker-related events occur over a weekend. • Dekker has a tremendous Internet presence. His Facebook page has more than 100,000 fans and counting, and his author site has more than 50,000 unique visitors a month and more than 1,000,000 message posts.

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Ted Dekker lives in Austin, Texas.

Also available as an eBook and in Hardcover from Center Street.

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The Orchard A Memoir

Theresa Weir “A hypnotic tale of place, people, and of Midwestern family roots that run deep, stubbornly hidden, and equally menacing….Like a reflecting pool, touch the surface and watch the ripples carry you away.” —Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

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he Orchard is the story of a street-smart city girl who must adapt to a new life on an apple farm after she falls in love with Adrian Curtis, the golden boy of a prominent local family whose lives and orchards seem to be cursed. Married only three months, young Theresa finds life with Adrian on the farm far more difficult and dangerous than she suspected. Rejected by her husband’s family as an outsider, she slowly educates herself about the isolated world of farming, even as she falls more deeply in love with her husband, a man she at first hardly knew. But when a codling moth epidemic threatens to irreparably destroy the orchard, that fragile new love will be tested as she and Adrian fight to save the land that has been in his family for generations.

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• Print advertising in New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Chronicle

• Weir won a RITA Award for best romantic suspense for Cool Shade (HarperCollins, 4/98) and the Daphne du Maurier Award for Bad Karma (HarperCollins, 7/99). Her thriller and suspense novels, Hush (Onyx, 5/02), Sleep Tight (Onyx, 4/03), and Play Dead (Onyx, 6/04), have hit the USA TODAY bestseller list and been featured in The Mystery Guild, The Literary Guild, and Book of the Month Club. Hush was both a RITA and Daphne du Maurier finalist.

• Online advertising • National media campaign • Book video • National print and online media campaign • e-newsletters, social networks, blogs, giveaways

• The Orchard chronicles the author’s 20 years living on a working apple farm. Theresa Weir is a USA TODAY bestselling author of 19 novels that have spanned the genres of suspense, mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, and paranormal. She has also published under the pseudonym Anne Frasier. Her debut novel, Amazon Lily (Doubleday Books, 1/88), was a cult phenomenon, and her work has been translated into 20 languages.

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Secret Obsession Kimberla Lawson Roby A sister’s jealousy pushes a family to the edge and exposes life-changing secrets in this new novella from New York Times bestseller Kimberla Lawson Roby, author of the acclaimed Reverend Curtis Black series.

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aige Donahue has always resented her sister, Camille. As children, Camille got the good grades, friends, and their parents’ love, while Paige received hurtful criticism and no real affection. Now, as adults, Camille lives in a gorgeous home with her husband, Pierce, and their two beautiful children, while Paige is stuck in a small condo she can barely pay for. But enough is enough, and soon—with seeds of doubt planted in Camille’s and Pierce’s minds—Paige’s plan of stealing her brother-in-law begins to work perfectly. Until Pierce makes a stunning decision and drives Paige to an even more desperate scheme.

IMPORTANT NOTES

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Radio advertising • Print advertising in All You • Local author publicity • National print and online media campaign • Bookmarks

• Kimberla Lawson Roby has written seven back-to-back New York Times bestsellers, including The Best of Everything (William Morrow, 1/09), Sin No More (William Morrow, 2/08), and the novella One in a Million (William Morrow, 6/08). • The author’s next installment in her Reverend Curtis Black series, The Reverend’s Wife, will be published in GCP hardcover in 5/12. • Love, Honor, and Betray (GCP, 1/11) hit #1 on the Black Christian Book Company’s bestseller list its first week of publication, and was a New York Times extended list hardcover bestseller.

• e-newsletters, social networks, blogs, • Giveaways

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The Art of Fielding A Novel

Chad Harbach The anticipated debut from n+1 cofounder Chad Harbach: An unforgettable novel about the glory of youth and five lives on the brink of enormous change.

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t Westish College, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for the big leagues until a routine throw goes disastrously off course. In the aftermath of his error, the fates of five people are upended. Henry’s life’s purpose is called into question. Guert Affenlight, the college’s president, has fallen helplessly, unexpectedly in love. Owen Glass, Henry’s gay roommate, becomes swept up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the team captain, realizes he guides Henry’s career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert’s daughter, returns to Westish to start a new life after an ill-fated marriage. As the season counts down to its climax, these five confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets, and help one another to find their true paths. Written with boundless intelligence, and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment—to oneself and to others.

• Print advertising in the New York Times Book Review, n+1

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• Online advertising • National media campaign including print, radio and online interviews • Book video • e-newsletters, social media, blog tour

• As co-editor of n+1, a thrice-yearly print journal of literature, politics, and culture, Chad Harbach is a respected and connected member of the literary community. • Jonathan Franzen was quoted in the New York Observer saying, “Just when you’re thinking you’re intellectually alone in the world, something like n+1 falls into your hands,” and A.O. Scott wrote in the New York Times Magazine that n+1 contains “pointed, closely argued and often brilliantly original critiques of contemporary life and letters.” • Harbach writes with a limitless warmth and insight reminiscent of masters such as Michael Chabon and John Irving. Chad Harbach grew up in Wisconsin, graduated from Harvard and received an MFA in fiction writing at the University of Virginia. He lives in Virginia.

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18 Minutes Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done

Peter Bregman A clear, simple, and utterly effective approach that allows one to cut through all the daily distractions so you can focus on your key goals in just 18 minutes.

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xpanding on the ideas he introduced in his very popular Harvard Business Review column, Peter Bregman takes his approach for prioritizing one’s life to a whole new level. In short, bite-sized chapters, he provides invaluable new tools and techniques for replacing unwanted interruptions with “productive distractions” that help listeners regain control over their time and feel good about all they’ve accomplished at the end of each day. Mixing first-person insights along with unique case studies, Bregman intersperses his audiobook with pathways that provide guidance—and the breathing room needed to master even the busiest of schedules…in 18 MINUTES or less.

IMPORTANT NOTES • The author’s weekly Harvard Business Review column is the most popular posting on HBR.com, receiving hundreds of thousands of unique page views a month.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in The Wall Street Journal

• Peter Bregman is the CEO of Peter Bregman, Inc., a global management consulting firm. In addition to HBR.com, he also writes for CNN.com and has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Business Week, and Entrepreneur® Magazine.

• Online advertising • National media campaign • National print and online media campaign • e-newsletters, social networks, blogs, • giveaways

“Feeling in control of your time is a key element of happiness. In the thoughtful, practical, and often funny 18 Minutes, Peter Bregman explains how to make sure we have plenty of time to do the things that matter most to us—so that our lives reflect our true values and priorities.” —Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness Project

• This book has already generated a tremendous amount of interest from foreign publishers, and was the focus of a major auction in the UK, in which Orion won the rights to publish. • 18 MINUTES will appeal to the same audience that embraced Timothy Ferriss’s acclaimed 4-Hour Workweek (Random House, 12/09), with more than 480,000 copies sold, and David Allen’s Getting Things Done (12/02), which has sold 810,000 copies.

“18 Minutes is an intensely smart, insanely readable, and eminently practical guide to boosting our effectiveness and deepening our satisfaction. I’ve already benefited from the ideas in this book in my own work. So will you.” —Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind

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Peter Bregman lives in New York City.

Also available as an eBook and in Hardcover from Business Plus.

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Top Secret America The Rise of the New American Security State

Dana Priest and William Arkin A shocking examination of the out-of-control national security apparatus built in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th.

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he top-secret world that the government created in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks has become so enormous, so unwieldy, and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, or exactly how many agencies duplicate work being done elsewhere. The result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe may be putting us in greater danger. In Top Secret America, award-winning reporters Dana Priest and William Arkin uncover the enormous consequences of this invisible universe of over 1,300 government facilities; nearly 2,000 outside contractors; and more than 850,000 people granted “Top Secret” security clearance. A landmark exposé of a new, secret “Fourth Branch” of American government, Top Secret America is sure to spark national and international alarm.

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IMPORTANT NOTES

• Print advertising in the Washington Post, New York Times Book Review

• Top Secret America will make front page news with its startling revelations about the extent of the new national security state. The authors’ original newspaper series on this subject—years in the making—won the 2010 George Polk Award for national reporting and has already received well over 11 million hits on the Washington Post’s website.

• National media campaign including print and online interviews • 3-city author tour: New York, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh • e-newsletters, social media, blog reviews

• Priest and Arkin are incredibly well-connected. Priest is currently a contributor to CBS News and 60 Minutes. She is the author of The Mission (W.W. Norton, 3/04), which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in nonfiction. Arkin has been working on the subject of government secrecy and national security affairs for more than three decades, and has been a fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Dana Priest is an investigative reporter for the Washington Post and has received multiple Pulitzer prizes. William M. Arkin has been a columnist and reporter with the Washington Post since 1998. He lives in Vermont.

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The Revisionists Thomas Mullen A fast-paced thriller that recalls dystopian classics such as 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 and takes us to the brink of a shocking apocalypse.

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ow many people would you kill to make the world perfect? Zed is an agent from the future. A place where all of the world’s problems have been solved. No hunger. No war. No despair. His mission is to keep it that way. Even if it means ensuring every cataclysm throughout history runs its course, especially one just on the horizon. Zed’s mission will ensnare the lives of a disgraced former spy named Leo; a young lawyer, Tasha, grieving over the loss of her brother; Sari, the oppressed employee of a foreign diplomat; and countless others. But will he finish his final mission before the present takes precedence over a perfect future? One that may have more cracks than he realizes? THE REVISIONISTS is a literary espionage tale that puts a fresh spin on today’s global crises.

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IMPORTANT NOTES

• Print advertising in The Strand, Crimespree, Mystery Scene and in the Bouchercon program

• Mullen’s The Last Town on Earth (Random House, 8/06) was named Best Debut Novel of the Year by USA TODAY and Best Book of the Year by the Chicago Tribune, and won the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction. The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers (Random House, 1/10) was an Amazon Best of the Month book.

• National media campaign including print and online interviews • Author appearances in Atlanta and Washington, DC • e-newsletters, social media, blog reviews

• The Last Town on Earth was adopted by a number of colleges and cities for their Freshman Reads/One Book programs, spreading the word about him across the country from New Jersey to Kentucky to Ohio to Washington. • Mullen maintains a regular blog at ThomasMullen.net that chronicles his life as a writer. Thomas Mullen lives in Atlanta with his wife and two sons.

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The End of the Wasp Season A Novel

Denise Mina A gripping new thriller featuring Detective Inspector Alex Morrow, starting her own family while she investigates the deadly dissolution of another.

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hen a notorious millionaire banker hangs himself, his death attracts no sympathy. The terrible legacy of a lifetime of selfishness is widespread but most acute among those he ought to be protecting: his family. Meanwhile, in a wealthy suburb of Glasgow, a young woman is found savagely murdered, leaving the community stunned. When Detective Inspector Alex Morrow, heavily pregnant with twins, is called in to investigate, she soon discovers that a tangled web of lies lurks behind the murder. It’s a web that will spiral through Alex’s own home, the local community, and ultimately right back to a swinging rope, hundreds of miles away. The End of the Wasp Season is an accomplished and compelling audiobook about a family’s power for damage—and redemption.

IMPORTANT NOTES

MARKETING & PROMOTION • 5-city author tour: New York, Phoenix, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco • National media campaign including print, radio and online • e-newsletters, social media, blog reviews

• Denise Mina’s many fans of the Paddy Meehan novels will be delighted to see her continue the story of her great new heroine Alex Morrow, in this brilliant follow up to Still Midnight (LB, 3/10). The trade paperback will be published in September (see page 80). • Still Midnight was nominated for the 2010 Barry Award for Best British Novel, and Denise Mina was the International Guest of Honor at Bouchercon in October 2010. • The BBC is filming a six-part series based on the Paddy Meehan novels, which will air in the U.S. Denise Mina is the author of Still Midnight, Slip of the Knife, The Dead Hour, Field of Blood, Deception, and the Garnethill trilogy. She lives in Glasgow.

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The dazzling finale to a bestselling and critically acclaimed series You Have to to Stop This You Have Stop This $16.99 ($18.50 CAN) ISBN: 978-0-316-07626-5 Pseudonymous Bosch 5 1/4 x 7 5/8 • 384 pages

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• National 5-City Tour In this fifthAuthor and final (I swear!) book in my saga of secrets, a class “This bright mix of warm narration, fine acting, • National Online Advertising trip Print to the&local natural history museum turns dangerous, or perhaps deadly—and I don’t mean in the bored-to-death way—when sound effects, and of course, chocolate is • National Review Coverage Cass accidentally breaks a finger off a priceless mummy. Forced to • Chapter Sampler at San Diego Comic Con Max-Ernest the recipe for one of the most innovative and atone for this Promotion “crime” of vandalism, Cass and her friends and Yo-Yoji go to work for the mummy exhibit’s curator, only to be entertaining children’s audio productions of blamed when the mummy disappears. To clear their names—and, the year.” Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award —AudioFile Magazine they hope, to discover the Secret—the trio must solve the case of the missing mummy themselves. PSEUDONYMOUS BOSCH is the author of The Secret Series. He loves rich chocolate and fine cheese. His identity is a closely guarded secret.

In the midst of it all, there’s still a Secret lurking. Will it finally be revealed? Why should I tell you that?! No matter what I do, no amount of warning seems to stick. You’re still out there, reading and talking about the Secret, and now my life—and chocolate supply—is in the greatest danger yet! So please, with a cherry on top, I’m begging you! You have to stop this.

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The fur-ocious third book in the MONSTER New York Times bestselling series! $17.99 ($19.99 ™ Monster HighCAN)3: ISBN: 978-0-316-09919-6 Where5 1/2There’s a Wolf, There’s a Way x 8 1/4 • 272 pages Ages 12 & up • Grades 6 & up Lisi Harrison Also Available in Downloadable Times bestselling series! Audio and eBook Formats.

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Desire, death, and painful truths are revealed in this enticing sequel to Immortal Beloved $17.99 ($19.99 CAN) Darkness Falls ISBN: 978-0-316-03593-4

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ImmortalBeloved-Books.com CATE TIERNAN was born and raised in New Orleans. She is also the author of Penguin Speak’s successful (and recently reissued) Sweep series. She currently lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband and children. You can visit her online at www.catetiernan.org.

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“Tiernan (the Sweep series) gives Nastasya a strong, distinctive voice and wonderfully realized perspective on the joys and horrors of history”

• School & Library Outreachand Advertising —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Nastasya has lived for hundreds of years, but for some reason, life • Online Promotion at ImmortalBeloved-Books.com never seems to get any better. She left her spoiled, rich-girl life “Intrigue, humor, pathos, and underlying wisdom to find peace at River’s Edge, a safe haven for wayward immortals. combine to make a fascinating read.” There, she learned to embrace River’s Edge, despite a love triangle involving Reyn, a sexy immortal. But just as she’s getting comfort—School Library Journal able, her family’s ties to dark magick force her to leave.

“Readers who enjoy…romantic fantasy will flock this book.” —VOYA

She falls back in with her ex-best friend, but is he a dangerous, to power-hungry dark immortal? Or is he the only one who truly understands her darkness? CATE TIERNAN was born and raised in New Orleans. She is also the author of Penguin Speak’s successful (and recently reissued) Sweep series. She currently lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband and children. You can visit her online at www.catetiernan.org.

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The Ultimate Pitch 17 Surefire Strategies to Get Exactly What You Want in Work and Life

Jim F. Kukral and Lisa Picarille Read by the Author Get the right pitch to achieve what you want in business and life.

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n almost every situation throughout our lives, we’re pitching to get what we want—jobs, attention, fame, love, food, etc. We learn early on through repetition that the better the pitch we have, the more persuasive we’ll be and the more success we’ll experience. Not everyone has good pitch skills, however; many need to learn both the art and science of presentation and persuasion from master pitchmen who do. The Ultimate Pitch gives you the key to getting almost everything you want in business and life with proven pitching techniques that are applicable to many different personal and professional situations. • Case studies profile successful businesses, brands, and individuals who have pitched their way to fame and fortune

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• Reveals the psychology behind persuasion, pitching, presentation, and perception

• Review copy mailing • National media campaign Jim F. Kukral is an award-winning blogger, professional speaker, Web consultant, and entrepreneur who focuses on building innovative Internet marketing projects. For over fifteen years he has helped small businesses and large companies harness the power of online marketing. Lisa Picarille is the 2008 winner of LinkShare’s Golden Link Award for Most Vocal Performance Marketing Advocate and a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

• Based on the author’s website YourPitchSucks.com, which has been featured in Brandweek, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and BusinessWeek Discover the endless possibilities of what you can achieve— personally and professionally—with The Ultimate Pitch.

IMPORTANT NOTES • Personal development is the strongest audio category for consistent sales and reorders, and Business is one of its strongest subcategories. • Kukral is credited with building some of the first major Fortune 500 Web sites and blogs, as well as launching online businesses that have helped millions find success online. He is the author of Attention! This Book Will Make You Money. Picarille is an online content strategist, who has headed the news departments of major high tech news organizations including Wired.com, TechWeb.com, TechTV.com and CRN.com. Her work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, CRM Magazine, PCWeek, MacWeek, Computerworld and InfoWorld.

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• Kukral has been featured as an industry leader in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Brandweek, and Entrepreneur. Picarille co-hosts the popular Affiliate Thing podcast with Affiliate Summit co-founder Shawn Collins. • With distinctive packaging and brand marketing, your Coach in a Box offers an innovative, branded, price-conscious approach to self-help publishing.

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The Power of Body Language How to Succeed in Every Business and Social Encounter

Tonya Reiman Read by the Author Expert in the field teaches listener to use and interpret body language to the utmost advantage.

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he Power of Body Language is your practical, personal playbook for getting what you desire from others—and zoning in on what others are saying to you without words. In an insightful and engaging narrative peppered with fascinating facts, nationally renowned body language expert Tonya Reiman illuminates the hidden meaning behind specific gestures, facial cues, stances, and body movements, giving you a life-changing, career-saving, troubleshooting skill you will never leave home without. Learn how to: • Decode what other people are thinking and feeling • Take control of your own secret signals • Gain trust and detect untrustworthiness

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“No Type A personality will be able to resist this fascinating guide to interpreting and using body language to the utmost advantage.” —Daily News (NY) Tonya Reiman is a body language expert who appears weekly on Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor. A motivational speaker, consultant, and corporate trainer, she has also appeared on Access Hollywood, Extra, Your Morning, Fast Money, New Morning, and several other television shows. In addition, she has been heard on ESPN radio and has contributed to national publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Time, Positive Thinking, and New York Newsday. She lives in Long Island with her husband and three children.

• Exude confidence—even when you’re not feeling it • Recognize if someone is sexually attracted to you • Understand why men and women “speak” a different language...and much more

IMPORTANT NOTES • Personal development is the strongest audio category for consistent sales and reorders, and Business is one of its strongest subcategories. • Reiman is a frequent guest on many television shows and appears weekly on Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor. • Reiman has long been considered THE expert in body language, contributing to national publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Time, Positive Thinking, and New York Newsday. She is the author of The Yes Factor. • With distinctive packaging and brand marketing, your Coach in a Box offers an innovative, branded, price-conscious approach to self-help publishing.

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The Referral Engine Teaching Your Business to Market Itself

John Jantsch Read by the Author The small business guru behind Duct Tape Marketing shares his most valuable lesson: how to get your customers to do your best marketing for you.

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he power of glitzy advertising and elaborate marketing campaigns is on the wane; word-of-mouth referrals are what drive business today. People trust the recommendation of a friend, family member, colleague, or even a stranger with similar tastes over anything thrust at them by a faceless company. Most business owners believe that whether customers refer them is entirely out of their hands. But science shows that people can’t help recommending products and services to their friends— it’s an instinct wired deep in the brain. And smart businesses can tap into that hardwired desire. Marketing expert John Jantsch offers practical techniques for harnessing the power of referrals to ensure a steady flow of new customers. Keep those customers happy, and they will refer your business to even more customers. Some of Jantsch’s strategies include:

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“ Frankly, I had no idea how John was going to top Duct Tape Marketing. The book is a classic. But with The Referral Engine, John puts you in the driver’s seat and shows you the steps to achieving marketing success without a huge budget. Go no further. Buy this now.” —Chris Brogan, coauthor of Trust Agents John Jantsch is a marketing and digital technology coach, an award-winning social media publisher, and the author of the small-business marketing bible Duct Tape Marketing. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

• Talk with your customers, not at them. Thanks to social networking sites, companies of any size have the opportunity to engage with their customers on their home turf as never before—but the key is listening. • The sales team is the most important part of your marketing team. Salespeople are the company’s main link to customers, who are the main source of referrals. Getting them on board with your referral strategy is critical. • Educate your customers. Referrals are helpful only if they’re given to the right people. Educate your customers about whom they should be talking to.

IMPORTANT NOTES • Personal development is the strongest audio category for consistent sales and reorders, and Business is one of its strongest subcategories. • Jantsch is a marketing and digital technology coach, and an award-winning social media publisher.

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• With competition at an all time high, small business owners need to learn how to use the power of the Internet and the word of mouth from happy customers to spread the “good” word about their products and services. • This is a much anticipated guide to using the power of referrals, to ensure a steady customer stream. The author’s previous book is considered to be “the small business marketing bible”

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Purple Cow Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

Seth Godin Read by the Author The classic bestseller that taught the business world that safe is risky; very good is bad; and above all, you’re either remarkable or invisible.

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n 2002, Seth Godin asked a simple question that turned the business world upside down: What do Starbucks and JetBlue and Apple and Dutch Boy and Hard Candy have that other companies don’t? How did they confound critics and achieve spectacular growth, leaving behind formerly tried-and-true brands? Godin showed that the traditional Ps that marketers had used for decades to get their products noticed—pricing, promotion, publicity, packaging—weren’t working anymore. Marketers were ignoring the most important P of all: the Purple Cow. Cows, after you’ve seen one or two or ten, are boring. A Purple Cow, though…now that would be something. Godin defines a Purple Cow as anything phenomenal, counterintuitive, exciting… remarkable. Every day, consumers ignore a lot of brown cows, but you can bet they won’t ignore a Purple Cow. You can’t paint your product or service purple after the fact. You have to be inherently purple or no one will talk about you. Godin urges you to emulate companies that are consistently remarkable in everything they do, which drives explosive word of mouth. Purple Cow launched a movement to create products and services that are worth marketing in the first place. Now this expanded edition includes dozens of new examples from readers who’ve taken the message to heart.

Seth Godin is the author of Tribes, The Dip, All Marketers Are Liars, Permission Marketing, and many other international bestsellers that have changed the way businesspeople think and act. He’s the most influential business blogger in the world and consistently one of the twenty-five most widely read bloggers in any category. He’s also the founder and CEO of Squidoo (a successful Internet company) and a very popular lecturer. He lives in Westchester, New York. Visit www.SethGodin.com and click on his head.

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Praise for Seth Godin:

• Business is the strongest audio category for consistent sales and reorders, and Business is one of its strongest subcategories.

“Godin’s style is punchy and irreverent, using short, sharp messages to drive his points home.” — Publishers Weekly

• Purple Cow is a worldwide bestseller. • Godin has written 12 books…every one has been a bestseller. His latest book, LINCHPIN, hit the Amazon top 10 on the first day it was published and became a New York Times bestseller. • His first Internet company was acquired by Yahoo! in 1998, where he became VP of Direct Marketing. His latest company, Squidoo.com, is ranked among the top 125 sites in the US (by traffic) by Quantcast.

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• With distinctive packaging and brand marketing, your Coach in a Box offers an innovative, branded, price-conscious approach to self-help publishing.

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Seriously…I’m Kidding Ellen DeGeneres Read by the Author The much-loved and hilarious entertainer riffs on many of her favorite topics—from hosting a talk show to what makes her happy.

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bet a lot of you are probably thinking, Ellen (or Mrs. DeGeneres, depending on how well we know one another) why are you writing another book after already proving yourself by penning two wildly, wildly successful tomes? Well the truth is, since I wrote my last book a lot has happened in my life. I got married. I got my own talk show. I started a record label. I became a CoverGirl®. I won an Academy Award.* I won the Boston Marathon.** I started a compost heap.*** And I was knighted by the Queen of England.**** I’ve experienced a whole lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you’ll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I’ve put together for you in this audiobook. I think you’ll find I’ve left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I’m saying is, let us begin, shall we?” * Unconfirmed at time of printing. ** Unable to pinpoint exact race placement and/or involvement in race at time of printing. *** In my neighbor’s yard. Don’t say anything. **** At time of printing, I was told this could never happen under any circumstances. But you know what I say, and this is an important life lesson, listeners—never say never.v v I mentioned “never say never” to the British man I spoke with on the phone. He said in this case one could in fact say “never” because this can never happen, as I am not a “British” “citizen.” So, unconfirmed at time of printing.

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• Ellen DeGeneres is an accomplished stand-up comedian, bestselling author, actor, host of the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, was a judge on the ninth season of American Idol, and has hosted both the Academy Awards® and the Primetime Emmy® Awards. • DeGeneres’s previous book, The Funny Thing Is… (Simon & Schuster, 10/03), was a New York Times bestseller and sold more than 290,000 copies. Her debut, My Point…and I Do Have One (Bantam, 9/95), hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

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• The author has won 12 Emmys and numerous awards for her work and charitable efforts. As the voice of Dory in Finding Nemo she was awarded a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first and only time the award was given for a voice performance, among others. Ellen DeGeneres lives in Los Angeles, California.

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The Christmas Wedding James Patterson and Richard DiLallo A heartwarming holiday love story about the unstoppable power of family and marriage.

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he tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, and the packages are wrapped, but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill’s wedding. Since her husband died five years ago, Gaby’s children have drifted apart, each one preoccupied by the turbulence in their own lives. They haven’t celebrated Christmas together since their father’s death, but when Gaby announces that she’s getting married—and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day—she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays. But the wedding isn’t Gaby’s only surprise—she has one more gift for her children, and it could change all their lives forever. With deeply affecting characters and the emotional twists of a James Patterson thriller, The Christmas Wedding is a fresh look at family and the magic of the season.

IMPORTANT NOTES • James Patterson has had 43 New York Times hardcover #1 bestselling novels.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • National television, print, and online advertising

• More than 210 million copies of James Patterson’s novels have been sold worldwide.

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• Previous love stories, Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas (LB, 7/01), Sam’s Letters to Jennifer (LB, 6/04), and Sundays at Tiffany’s (LB, 4/08) were all #1 New York Times bestsellers, and sold more than 6.7 million copies combined.

• National media campaign including television, radio, print, and online interviews • PromotionaAdvance reading copies • 14-copy mixed floor display with special riser

James Patterson is one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

• e-newsletters, social media, giveaways • JamesPatterson.com

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Richard DiLallo is a former advertising creative director and lives in Manhattan.

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The Best of Me NICHOLAS SPARKS #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story of star-crossed love, shattered dreams, and last-chance redemption.

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he Best of Me is the heart-rending story of two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they’ve taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined…and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made, and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past.

IMPORTANT NOTES • Sparks’s previous novel, Safe Haven (GCP, 9/10), debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and remained on the list for 22 weeks. There are more than one million copies in print. The trade paperback edition will pub in 8/11.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Television advertising in New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, on national cable, and on CNN Airport Network

• Relativity Media acquired film rights to Safe Haven in a heated auction, inking an unprecedented deal with Sparks. Earlier film adaptations—Message in a Bottle, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Nights in Rodanthe—have led to spikes in the author’s overall sales. • The film versions of Dear John (GCP, 10/16) and The Last Song (GCP, 9/09) were released in 2010 to major success and the movie tie-in editions were huge bestsellers, selling more than 1.4 million and 862,000 copies, respectively. The film version of The Lucky One (GCP, 9/08) is set to release in 2011/2012 by Warner Bros. and will star Zac Efron.

• Radio advertising in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Chicago • Print advertising in New York Times Book Review, People, All You • Transit advertising in New York • Online advertising • 10-city author tour

• With well over 65 million copies of his books in print worldwide and an astonishing nine #1 New York Times bestsellers to his credit, the demand for Sparks’s novels is stronger than ever.

• National print and online media campaign

• Over 1.3 million Nicholas Sparks audiobooks sold to date.

• National media campaign

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NICHOLAS SPARKS lives with his wife and children in North Carolina.

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Robert Ludlum’s The Ares Decision TM

Kyle Mills The eagerly-awaited new installment in Robert Ludlum’s bestselling Covert-One series.

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ith U.S. intelligence agencies wracked by internal power struggles and paralyzed by bureaucracy, the President was forced to establish his own clandestine group—Covert-One— selected from the very best operatives America has to offer. It is only activated as a last resort, when the threat is on a global scale and time is running out. In northern Uganda, an American Special Forces team is wiped out by a group of normally peaceful farmers. Video of the attack shows even women and children possessing almost supernatural speed and strength, consumed with a rage that makes them immune to pain, fear, and all but the most devastating injuries. Covert-One’s top operative, Army microbiologist Colonel Jon Smith, is sent to investigate the attack and finds evidence of the parasitic infection. This time, though, it’s different. The infection is purposely being kept alive and the director of Iranian Intelligence is in Uganda trying to make a deal for a biological weapon to unleash on the West. As Smith and his team are cut off from all outside support, they begin to suspect that forces much more powerful than the Iranians are in play—forces that can be traced to Washington itself.

IMPORTANT NOTES • Ludlum’s Covert-One remains one of the bestselling branded series on the market, rivaling Tom Clancy’s Net Force and Op-Center series. The previous installment, The Arctic Event (GCP, 9/07), has sold more than 632,000 copies in trade paperback and mass market combined. The Ares Decision is the first in the series to be published in hardcover.

• Print advertising in USA TODAY, New York Times • Transit advertising • Online advertising • National print and online media campaign

• Robert Ludlum’s novels inspire big-screen success and have introduced a whole new audience to his writing. The Bourne films, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum, were all mega-blockbusters and have grossed nearly one billion dollars combined worldwide. The fourth Bourne film is in the works.

• e-newsletters, social networks, blogs, giveaways

Praise for Robert Ludlum and his novels:

“Don’t ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.” —Chicago Sun-Times

• The most recent Bourne novel, The Bourne Objective (GCP, 6/10), was a New York Times bestseller and has sold more 146,000 copies. Kyle Mills lives in Wyoming.

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Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy Advice From Rock’s Ultimate Survivor

Ozzy Osbourne with Chris Ayres Based on his ongoing columns in Rolling Stone and The Sunday Times of London, the Prince of Darkness embraces his status as a medical miracle to shed light on his superhuman ability to stay alive.

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ondering if science could explain how he survived his 40-year avalanche of drugs and alcohol, Ozzy Osbourne had his entire DNA mapped in 2010. The “Full Ozzy Genome” contained variants that scientists had never before encountered and the findings were presented at the prestigious TEDMED Conference in San Diego. The Sunday Times of London appointed Ozzy its star health advice columnist, arguing that his multiple near-death experiences, 40-year history of drug abuse, and extreme hypochondria qualified him more than any other for the job. The column was an overnight hit, and was quickly picked up by Rolling Stone to give it an audience of millions. Part humor, part memoir, and part bad advice,Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy finds Ozzy answering readers’ (and celebrities’) questions with his outrageous wit and surprising wisdom, digging deep into his past to tell memoir-style survival stories never published before—as well as supplying charts, sidebars, recipes, and guidance that no sane human being should follow.

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• The “Ask Dr. Ozzy” column, where Ozzy answers medical questions from readers using only his hard-won experience to guide his diagnoses, is consistently one of Rolling Stone’s most emailed items. Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy will be a natural expansion of the column, including some of its best material, as well as a lot of new writing.

• National media campaign • Select author appearances • Book video • National print and online media campaign • e-newsletters, social networks, blogs, giveaways

• I Am Ozzy, Osbourne’s first GCP hardcover (1/10), debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and sold more than 146,000 copies. It was an instant bestseller in the UK when it was published in 10/09 to incredible reviews. The trade paperback edition was published by GCP in 1/11. • Upon publication of his first hardcover, Ozzy embarked on a massive, countrywide tour, selling thousands of books at the events. He is fully committed to promoting Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy in any way possible. Ozzy Osbourne lives in California and England.

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The Five Levels of Leadership proven steps to maximize your potential

JOHN C. MAXWELL With his seminal work, New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell returns to Hachette Audio, sharing five stages of leadership and how to maximize each.

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rue leadership isn’t a matter of having a certain job title. In fact, being chosen for a leadership position is just a first step toward becoming an influential, respected, and effective leader. To rise beyond merely being “the boss”—someone people follow only because they have to—one must be dedicated to helping others. To create an effective and motivated team, a leader must also commit to achieving results. But to master leadership requires an investment in developing the ability of others to also grow into achievers and leaders in their own right. Based on the topic he’s most often asked to speak about in countries around the world and by Fortune 100 companies, bestselling author John C. Maxwell explains how great leaders grow themselves and their organizations by progressing through five distinct levels of leadership. Each level offers opportunities for enhancing capability, and each has some downsides that a savvy leader has to confront—and conquer—before progressing to the next. Informative, sensible, and empowering, The Five Levels of Leadership is essential listening for any man or woman who’s aiming at leadership success.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • National television advertising • National radio advertising • Print advertising • Online advertising

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• With more than 20 million books sold, John C. Maxwell is considered the world’s most popular author on leadership. His most recent successes with Center Street have been Make Today Count (6/08) and How Successful People Think (6/09), which have each sold well over 120,000 copies.

• National media campaign • Select author appearances • National print and online media campaign • Tie in to speaking schedule • e-newsletters, social networks, giveaways • JohnMaxwell.com

“John has been a mentor and teacher for me for many years and what I love most about him is that he has pushed and helped me personally go through the ‘5 Levels of Leadership!’” —Kevin Turner, COO–Microsoft

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• Maxwell’s most successful titles have been on leadership, including Developing the Leader Within You (Thomas Nelson, 1993), with 1.6 million copies sold; 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (Thomas Nelson, 1999), with 1.8 million copies sold; The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader (Thomas Nelson, 1999), with 1.1 million copies sold; and The 360° Leader (Thomas Nelson, 2005), with more than 570,000 copies sold. • Maxwell’s previous books have appeared on the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and Christian Booksellers Association bestseller lists. • Maxwell speaks to over 350,000 people each year and has communicated his principles to Fortune 500 companies, the United States Military Academy at West Point, international marketing organizations, the NCAA, and professional sports groups such as the NFL. John Maxwell lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE THE DAY! Culture at the Crossroads

Dr. DAVID JEREMIAH #1 New York Times bestselling author David Jeremiah highlights the decline in American and Western culture and calls on his listeners to reverse this downward spiral.

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s Western civilization in an accelerating decline? And if it continues will it eventually weaken and cause us to come to the end of cultured civilization as we now know it? Jeremiah says yes. I Never Thought I’d See the Day! details numerous signs of this moral and social decay including: • America held hostage by Iran • Marriage becoming obsolete • Creeping socialism • The invisibility of culture’s enemies • Increase in “spiritual warfare” • America turning its back on Israel • Atheist attack on religion

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Television advertising in Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland/Akron, Dallas, Greensboro/Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Tampa, San Diego, Seattle, Montreal • Print advertising in Publishers Weekly, Christian Retailing • CBA promotions • National and Christian broadcast, print, and online media campaign

important notes • Dr. David Jeremiah is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Coming Economic Armageddon, published by Hachette Audio in October 2010. The hardcover hit #3 on The Wall Street Journal, #8 on USA TODAY, and #4 on the Publishers Weekly Christian marketplace bestseller list. • Jeremiah also made the New York Times list consecutively with his two previous titles, Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World (Thomas Nelson, 2009) and What in the World Is Going On? (Thomas Nelson, 2008).

• 10 weeks custom teaching on Turning Point television program • 4 weeks custom teaching on Turning Point radio program

• Jeremiah’s lifetime sales are well over five million copies.

• Multi-month television promotion on Turning Point • Cover feature on Turning Points • Magazine and devotional, plus advertising • Multi-month feature on author’s website • Multiple email blasts to author’s database

• Jeremiah is the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, which is a diverse body of several thousand members. He is the founder of Turning Point Ministries, which boasts a multimedia network with radio and television programs that reach millions of national and international listeners and viewers. • Jeremiah’s Turning Point radio program and television show have won multiple awards, including two Emmys.

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Can this downward spiral be reversed? Yes, but only if one person at a time returns to God with their heart, their dedication to helping others, their giving, and in prayer.

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Also available as an eBook and in Hardcover from FaithWords.

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Beautiful Outlaw Experiencing the Playful, Disruptive, Extravagant Personality of Jesus

JOHN ELDREDGE New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge shatters the stained glass with a compelling portrait of the personality of Jesus.

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MARKETING & PROMOTION • Radio advertising • Print advertising in Publishers Weekly, Christian Retailing, Christianity Today, Home Life • Online advertising • CBA promotions • Select author appearances

eading the Gospels without knowing the personality of Jesus is like watching television with the sound turned off. The result is a dry, two dimensional person doing strange, undecipherable things. Without Jesus’s tone of voice, what was in his eyes, the lift of an eyebrow, a suppressed smile, we misinterpret a great deal of what we find there. In Beautiful Outlaw, John Eldredge removes the religious varnish to help listeners discover stunning new insights into the humanity of Jesus. He was accused of breaking the law, keeping bad company, heavy drinking. Of being the devil himself. He was so compelling and dangerous they had to kill him. But others loved him passionately. He had a sense of humor. His generosity was scandalous. His anger made enemies tremble. He’d say the most outrageous things. He was definitely not the Jesus of the stained glass. By uncovering the real Jesus, listeners are welcomed into the rich emotional life of Christ. All of the remarkable qualities of Jesus burst like fireworks with color and brilliance because of his humanity. Eldredge goes on to show listeners how they can experience this Jesus in their lives every day. This audiobook will quicken listeners’ worship, and deepen their intimacy with Jesus.

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important notes

• National Christian print, broadcast and online media campaign

• John Eldredge is the established New York Times bestselling author of Wild at Heart (Thomas Nelson, 2001), which has sold more than 2.5 million copies, and Captivating, coauthored with his wife Stasi, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies.

• Author newsletter features • Audio and video podcasts

• Eldredge is also the author of Love and War (Random House, 2009), The Journey of Desire (Thomas Nelson, 1999), and The Sacred Romance (Thomas Nelson, 1997).

• e-blasts to Ransomed Heart community • e-newsletters, social networks, blogs giveaway • RansomedHeart.net

• The approach John takes will do for the character of Jesus what the author’s book Wild at Heart did for masculinity. John Eldredge is the founder and president of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own heart in his love, and learn to live in his Kingdom. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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West by West My Charmed, Tormented Life

Jerry West and Jonathan Coleman Read by the Author One of the greatest basketball players of all time tells— with relentless honesty—the incredible story of his life.

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e is one of basketball’s towering figures: “Mr. Clutch,” who mesmerized his opponents and fans. The coach who began the Lakers’ resurgence in the 1970s. The general manager who helped bring “Showtime” to Los Angeles, creating a championship-winning force that continues to this day. Now, for the first time, the legendary Jerry West tells his story— from his tough childhood in West Virginia, to his unbelievable college success at West Virginia University, his 40-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and his relationships with NBA legends like Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kobe Bryant. Unsparing in its selfassessment and honesty, West By West is far more than a sports memoir: it is a profound confession and a magnificent inspiration. Jerry West is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, and through his coaching and managing of the Los Angeles Lakers, one of the most influential figures in the game’s history. His silhouette is featured in the NBA’s logo.

• Print advertising in the Los Angeles Times

important notes

• National media campaign including print, radio, television, and online interviews

• The audiobook will astonish listeners with its candid honesty and West’s relentless desire to tell the truth, no matter what.

• Author events in Los Angeles and West Virginia

• The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most famous brands in sports, ranked by Forbes magazine as the most valuable and profitable franchise in the NBA.

• Radio giveaways • Book video • e-newsletters, social media, blog reviews

• More than a memoir, this saga of a star athlete will appeal to the same readership that embraced Andre Agassi’s Open (Random House, 11/09) and Mark Kriegel’s Pistol (Free Press, 02/07), which were New York Times bestsellers. Jerry West has been an Olympic Gold Medalist, NBA All-Star, NBA champion, coach, general manager and Executive Vice-President of the Los Angeles Lakers and President of the Memphis Grizzlies. He lives in California and West Virginia. Jonathan Coleman lives in Charlottesville and is the bestselling author of At Mother’s Request, Exit the Rainmaker, and Long Way to Go.

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“To us, Jerry was not a silhouette. To us, he was a man with a soul.”

Also available as an eBook and in Hardcover from Little, Brown and Company.

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The Outlaw Album Stories

Daniel Woodrell The author of the celebrated novel Winter’s Bone—which became an Academy Award® nominated film—brings us 12 timeless tales of those on the fringes of society.

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aniel Woodrell is able to lend uncanny logic to harsh, even criminal behavior in his wrenching first collection of short fiction. Desperation—both material and psychological—motivates his characters. A husband cruelly avenges the murder of his wife’s pet; an injured rapist is cared for by a young girl, until she reaches her breaking point; and a disturbed veteran of Iraq is murdered for his erratic behavior. There is also the tenderness and loyalty of the vulnerable in these stories—between spouses, parents and children, siblings, and comrades in arms—which brings the troubled, sorely tested cast of characters to vivid, relatable life. And, as ever, “the music coming from Woodrell’s banjo cannot be confused with the sounds of any other writer” (Donald Harington, Atlanta Journal-Constitution).

important notes

MARKETING & PROMOTION • 5-city author tour: Austin, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Kansas City • National media campaign including print and online interviews • Web Marketing • e-newsletters, social media, blog reviews • Online reading group guide

• The film version of Winter’s Bone (BB, 6/10; 978-0-316-06641-9, BB, 7/07) won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and was nominated for four Academy Awards®, boosting sales of the Back Bay editions of the novel to almost 60,000. The movie’s reviews often raved about Woodrell’s writing—“What people say about Cormac McCarthy goes doubly for Woodrell” (New York Magazine). • All of the stories in THE OUTLAW ALBUM are set in the Ozarks, a region now closely associated with Woodrell’s fiction. One story was previously published in Esquire and another, “Twin Forks,” is forthcoming there. • Five of Daniel Woodrell’s eight published novels were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Tomato Red won the PEN West Award for the Novel in 1999. Daniel Woodrell lives in the Ozarks near the Arkansas line with his wife, Katie Estill.

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Hell and Gone Duane Swierczynski The second of three high-energy books from Duane Swierczynski brings Charlie Hardie to a literal hell on earth.

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ant to know why there aren’t more Zodiac killers and Mansons and Bin Ladens running loose in the world? Because they’re here—in an experimental facility hidden in a blank spot on the map. A place to send those too dangerous to kill. Where they can be contained. Studied. Neutralized. Hardie’s been whisked off to this top-secret prison as revenge for his actions in Fun and Games. But he’s not an inmate. He’s the warden. He can leave at any time, but that means releasing the monsters, too—a price to steep to ever pay. But when Hardie realizes he’s unwittingly endangered his family, all bets are off, and he’s getting out—even with the most dangerous killers alive right at his heels.

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MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in The Strand, Crimespree, Mystery Scene and in the Bouchercon program • National media campaign including print and online interviews • e-newsletters, social media, blog reviews

• The first book in the trilogy, Fun and Games, will be published in June 2011. The final book, Point and Shoot, will be published in January 2012, see page 70. • Duane Swierczynski has a high-profile blog (http://secretdead. blogspot.com/), Twitter account, and Facebook page, and regularly contributes to top mystery/crime websites. • Duane Swierczynski understands entertainment and provides it at the highest level. The Charlie Hardie series will delight fans of action movies, comic books, and propulsive storytelling. Duane Swierczynski is the author of several acclaimed crime thrillers, including Severance Package (Minotaur, 2008), which has been optioned by Lionsgate Films. A regular contributor for Marvel Comics, he lives in Philadelphia with his wife and children.

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REPUBLIC, LOST A Declaration for Independence

Lawrence Lessig Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig investigates the most vexing problem in American democracy: how money corrupts our nation’s politics, and the critical campaign to stop it.

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n an era of ballooning corporate campaign expenditures, unleashed by the Supreme Court in Citizens United, trust in our government is at an all time low. More than ever before, Americans believe that money buys results in Congress and that our Republic has been lost. Using examples that resonate as powerfully on the Right as on the Left, Republic, Lost not only makes clear how the economy of influence defeats the will of the people, but offers cogent strategies to correct our course from a constitutional convention to a Regent Presidency. A onetime friend of Barack Obama, Lessig, a professor of law at Harvard, is as critical of the president and the Democratic Party as he is of Republicans. Both have allowed the core institution of our democracy to become little more than a shill for the most powerful moneyed interests in our Republic. America may be divided, argues Lessig, but we must recognize that corruption is our common enemy, and we must find a way to fight against it.

• 4-city author tour: New York, Boston, Washington, DC, San Francisco

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MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in New York Times Book Review, Weekly Standard

• Radio satellite tour • National print and online media campaign including television, print, radio, and online • e-newsletters, social media, blogs • Lessig.org

Praise for Lawrence Lessig:

“Lawrence Lessig gets things changed not for the benefit of corporations but to unleash the creative potential of ordinary people in a digital age.”—The Guardian (UK)

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• Professor Lawrence Lessig is one of America’s foremost intellectuals, and an expert on ethics. He is the author of six books on the law and technology, including Remix (Penguin, 10/08), Free Culture (Penguin, 3/05), The Future of Ideas (Random House, 9/01), and Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace (Basic Books, 11/99). • Lessig is the Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and a Professor at Harvard Law School. Prior to returning to Harvard, Lessig was a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the University of Chicago Law School. Lessig has clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court and Judge Richard Posner on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. • More than ever, Americans are concerned about the influence of money on American political life. The Supreme Court’s recent Citizens United decision gave corporations unprecedented power to spend in federal elections. That decision—and the flood of private money it has unleashed—have galvanized calls for reform. Lawrence Lessig lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Also available as an eBook and in Hardcover from Twelve.

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Red Alert How China’s Growing Prosperity Threatens the American Way of Life

Stephen Leeb with Greg Dorsey From Wall Street expert and author of the prophetic bestsellers The Oil Factor and The Coming Economic Collapse comes a frightening wake-up call on China’s drive to overtake the U.S. as the premier economic power.

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ith startling statistics, charts, and in-depth research showing how China continues to expand its economic reach, Red Alert is a provocative and frightening examination of China’s growing political, economic, and social power and the threat it poses to the Western world. The Wall Street Journal just proclaimed that China now has the second largest economy in the world—second only to the U.S. Did you know that... • China is quietly purchasing and storing vast amounts of the Earth’s remaining oil and gold? • China is a major player on Wall Street and controls billions in American investments? • While the U.S. has been fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, China has been focusing its substantial muscle on upgrading its infrastructure and industrial strength?

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in The Wall Street Journal • Online advertising

• The Chinese control most of the world’s rare earth metals, all of which are essential for cell phones, computers, and electronic devices.

• National media campaign • Radio satellite tour • National print and online media campaign • e-newsletters, social networks, blogs, giveaways Stephen Leeb lives in New York City. Greg Dorsey lives in Connecticut.

• The Chinese have been developing suspiciously strong economic ties in many growing African nations. And this is just the beginning.

important notes • Leeb’s three most recent books predicted the perfect storm of economic disaster that began in 2008. The Oil Factor (Business Plus) was published in 2/04, The Coming Economic Collapse (Business Plus) in 2/06, and Game Over (Business Plus) in 1/09. Combined, they have sold more than 190,000 copies. • Stephen Leeb is the president and chairman of Leeb Capital Management, a graduate of the famed Wharton School of Business, and has over 25 years of investment experience. He’s also the editor of the highly influential newsletter The Complete Investor and is a regular guest on Fox Business, CNBC, CNN, and Bloomberg Radio.

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• Greg Dorsey is a Portfolio Manager and member of the Investment Committee at Leeb Capital Management. He has spent 20-plus years as a portfolio manager, equities analyst, and stock market commentator. Dorsey has been frequently quoted in Barron’s, Investor’s Business Daily, and Money magazine.

Also available as an eBook and in Hardcover from Business Plus.

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TThe he mu much-anticipated third book in the b estse bestselling series $18.99 ($20.99 CAN) Beautiful Chaos ISBN: 978-0-316-12352-5 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 •and 576 pages Kami Garcia Margaret Stohl Ages 12 T. & up • Grades 6 & up Read by Kevin Collins

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• National Review Coverage • The first two audiobooks in the series, Beautiful Creatures and Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible Beautiful Darkness, are available on MP3 CD as well as digital • Promotions at San Diego Comic-Con events happening in Gatlin. But strange and impossible have taken download. • Select Author Appearances on new meaning. Locusts, heat, and storms ravage Gatlin, while • Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl are Author Advocates on behalf Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena’s Claim• School & Library Outreach of the Audio Publishers Association, and will be helping to spread ing. As the weeks progress, one question becomes clear: What—or • Dedicated Website the love of the format throughout June’s Audiobook initiative who—will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?

For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He’s Praise for Beautiful Darkness: ALSO AVAILABLE: gradually losing pieces of himself—forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn’t know why, and most days he’s too “Kevin Collins makes Ethan seem afraid to ask.

as normal as the boy next door and suggests the angst of young Sometimes there isn’t one answer, or one choice. Sometimes there’s love without overdoing it. Further, he effectively no going back. And this time, there won’t be a happy ending. paces the suspense as strange and otherworldly KAMI GARCIA and MARGARET STOHL live in Los Angeles, California. You Beautiful Darkness events build in intensity.” —AudioFile Magazine HC • 978-0-316-07705-7 • $17.99 ($19.99 CAN) can visit them online at www.kamigarciamargaretstohl.com.

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Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well. $18.99 ($20.99 CAN) Daughter of Smoke and Bone ISBN: 978-0-316-13402-6 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 • 432 pages Laini Taylor

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LAINI TAYLOR is the author of the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch, as well as the novels Blackbringer and Silksinger. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter, Clementine.

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EXCERPT She’d been drawing these creatures since she was a little girl, and her friends tended to talk about them as if they were real. “What was Brimstone up to this weekend?” asked Zuzana.

• National Publicity Campaign Karou leads two lives. One is in the tangled streets of Prague, as an orphan and art student; the other in a clandestine workshop, “The over- usual,” said Karou. “Buying teeth from murderers. He got • National Author Tour some Nile crocodile teeth yesterday from this awful Somali flowing with jars of teeth and wishes, run by the ram-horned magi• School & Library Outreach & Advertising poacher, but the idiot tried to steal from him and got half strangled cian, Brimstone—the closest thing to family Karou has ever known. • Author Blog Tour by his snake collar. He’s lucky to be alive.” doesn’t know where she came from, but she’s about to find out. • OnlineShe Book Trailer “How do you make this stuff up, maniac?” Zuzana asked, all When Karou meets stunning, haunted Akiva, she finds a love whose roots drink deep of a violent past, and an ancient war that jealous is far wonderment. from over. “Who says I do? I keep telling you, it’s all real.”

“Uh huh. And your hair grows out of your head that color, too.” Master storyteller Laini Taylor imagines a wholly unique fantasy about a forbidden love, an epic battle, and hope for a world remade. “What? It totally does,” said Karou, passing a long blue strand through her fingers. is the author of the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch, as well as the novels Blackbringer and Silksinger. SheKarou lives shrugged. In fact, her hair did grow out of her head that in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, color, pure as ultramarine straight from the paint tube, but that and their daughter, Clementine. was a truth she told with a certain wry smile, as if she were LAINI TAYLOR

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Lois Duncan’s beloved and gripping thrillers get a sleek new look and updated text! Master of suspense Lois Duncan brings a modern touch to these classics. With updated dialogue and story details, a new generation of readers can now experience these chilling tales for themselves!

Locked in Time Lois Duncan

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ore Roberts didn’t ask for a new life, but now that her mom is gone and her dad is newly married, she has to make Shadow Grove her new home. Shocked by her stepmother’s youth and beauty—and by the unsettling feeling that something sinister lies behind the pretty face— Nore digs into her stepfamily’s past, and uncovers a deadly history. Can Nore expose her stepmother’s dark secret before an old and evil southern magic swallows her up?

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Daughters of Eve Lois Duncan

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he girls at Modesta High School feel like they’re stuck in some antifeminist time warp—and they’ve had enough. They are members the Daughters of Eve. It’s more than a school club—it’s a secret society, a sisterhood led by their art teacher Ms. Stark. Their quest for change seems harmless at first, but at Ms. Stark’s urging, their actions become more violent and vengeful….They are blinded by their oath of loyalty. Can one of them break the spell before real tragedy strikes?

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important notes • Each book includes an author interview.

Also available as an eBook and in Hardcover from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

LOIS DUNCAN is an acclaimed suspense author for young adults. She won the National Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Margaret A. Edwards Award for a Distinguished Body of Work for Young Readers, and she has published nearly fifty books for children. You can visit her online at www.loisduncan.arquettes.com.

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The Little Book of Stock Market Profits The Best Strategies of All Times Made Even Better

Mitch Zacks Read by Sean Pratt Mitch Zacks spans the world of stock market investment strategies, identifying those that work, those that don’t and how an individual investor can beat the market.

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MARKETING & PROMOTION • Review copy mailing • National media campaign Mitch Zacks is president of Zacks Investment Management. Previously he was a portfolio manager at Zacks, managing investments for individuals and institutions. He is author of Ahead of the Market. He previously wrote a weekly finance column for the Chicago Sun Times. He earned a degree in economics from Yale University and an MBA in analytic finance from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining Zacks, Mitch was an investment banking analyst with Lazard Freres in New York.

he Little Book of Stock Market Profits will reveal stock market strategies that have stood the test of time and will show how they can be made even better by incorporating the Zacks Stock Ranking System. Written by Mitch Zacks, president of Zacks Investment Management, the audiobook will highlight earnings-based investing strategies, the hallmark of the Zacks’ process, but it will also identify strategies based on valuations and price momentum. Most importantly, the audiobook will tell listeners how the performance of each strategy can be improved by including the Zacks Ranking System. The Zacks Ranking System has beat the overall stock market 19 out of the past 20 years. Combined with the market-beating strategies, the Zacks system provides extraordinary investment results, consistently outperforming the overall stock market by wide margins. The audiobook includes access to a website that will allow people to pick stocks and construct portfolios using the strategies described.

IMPORTANT NOTES • Personal development is the strongest audio category for consistent sales and reorders, and Business is one of its strongest subcategories. • Zacks will promote the audiobook to its 640,000 subscribers to its free newsletter, Zacks Profit from the Pros; its 20,000 paid subscribers; and on its websites which attract 450,000 unique visitors monthly. • Zacks is a household name in the investment industry and the premiere source of investment and trading strategies based on forecasting company earnings. • Explains how each market-beating strategy can be improved using the Zacks ranking system which has outperformed the market 19 of the past 20 years.

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Start with Why How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Simon Sinek Read by the Author Leadership expert shows that those who start with WHY never manipulate...they inspire people to follow them not because they have to but because they want to.

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“Simple and elegant, [Start with Why] shows us how leaders should lead. Highly recommended!” —WILLIAM URY, coauthor of Getting to Yes; cofounder of The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School Simon Sinek teaches leaders and companies around the world how to inspire people. From members of Congress to foreign ambassadors, from small businesses to corporations like Microsoft and American Express, from Hollywood to the Pentagon, he has presented his ideas about the power of why. He is quoted frequently by national publications and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and BrandWeek. This is his first book.

hy are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. Their natural ability to start with why enabled them to inspire those around them and to achieve remarkable things. In studying the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way—and it’s the complete opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY. Any organization can explain what it does; some can explain how they do it; but very few can clearly articulate why. WHY is not money or profit—those are always results. Why does your organization exist? Why does it do the things it does? Why do customers really buy from one company or another? Why are people loyal to some leaders but not others? Starting with WHY works in big business and small business, in the nonprofit world and in politics. Those who start with WHY never manipulate, they inspire. And people follow them not because they have to; they follow because they want to. Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire. This book is for anyone who wants to inspire others or who wants to find someone to inspire them.

IMPORTANT NOTES • Personal development is the strongest audio category for consistent sales and reorders, and Leadership is one of its strongest subcategories. • Sinek is quoted frequently by national publications and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and BrandWeek.

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• Sinek has taught his ideas about the power of why to leaders around the world, including members of Congress, foreign ambassadors, corporations such as Microsoft and American Express, Hollywood and the Pentagon. • Sinek’s premise is that the most important thing you can do as a leader is to figure out why your company or organization exists and why that should be meaningful to customers and others in society.

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The Bed of Procrustes Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Nassim Nicholas Taleb Read by Sean Pratt By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect.

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he Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects—modifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery. Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized. With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Review copy mailing • National media campaign

Important notes

“The most prophetic voice of all.” —GQ

• Business is the strongest audio category for consistent sales and reorders.

“The hottest thinker in the world.” —Bryan Appleyard, The Sunday Times (London)

“Idiosyncratically brilliant.” —Niall Ferguson, Los Angeles Times

• Taleb is the author of Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan, which has spent more than a year on the New York Times bestseller list. • Taleb is a philosopher, essayist and practitioner of mathematical finance. A Sunday Times review described The Black Swan as one of the 12 most influential book since WWII. He is currently a professor at Polytechnic Institute of NY and Oxford University. He has been a hedge fund manager, Wall Street trader and is currently a scientific adviser at Universa Investments. • With distinctive packaging and brand marketing, your Coach in a Box offers an innovative, branded, price-conscious approach to self-help publishing. Nassim Nicholas Taleb spends most of his time as a flâneur, meditating in cafés across the planet. A former trader, he is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University. He is the author of Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan, which has spent more than a year on the New York Times bestseller list and has become an intellectual, social, and cultural touchstone.

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Kill Alex Cross James Patterson The President’s children have been kidnapped—and Alex Cross races to save them before it’s too late.

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hen the President’s son and daughter are abducted, Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him far from the center of the case and in the dark. A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the capital, and Alex discovers that someone may be about to unleash the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced. As his window for solving both crimes narrows, Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes—one that may alter the fate of the entire country. Kill Alex Cross is faster, more exciting, and more tightly wound than any Alex Cross thriller James Patterson has ever written!

important notes • The Alex Cross series is the #1 U.S. detective series of the past 25 years, with more than 70 million copies in print.

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• James Patterson has sold more than 210 million copies of his novels worldwide.

• National television, print, and online advertising • National media campaign including television, radio, print, and online interviews • 14-copy mixed floor display with special riser • e-newsletters, social media, giveaways, blog reviews • JamesPatterson.com • Print/online advertising for the audiobook in Strand Magazine, AudioFile Magazine, and elsewhere

• The most recent Cross novel, Cross Fire (LB, 11/10), has more than one million copies in print. It will be published in mass market in June 2011. • Mega-star writer-producer-director-actor Tyler Perry (Diary of a Mad Black Woman) is on board to star as Alex Cross! The movie is based on Cross (LB, 11/06; GCP, 10/07) and will be directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious). Patterson will serve as an executive producer on the film and, along with Kerry Williamson, penned the first draft of the script. Filming is set to start summer 2011. • Over 5.1 million James Patterson audiobooks sold by Hachette Audio to date! James Patterson lives in Florida.

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Zero Day David Baldacci The U.S. Army’s most reclusive Special Agent tackles the toughest crimes.

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MARKETING & PROMOTION • Television advertising in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, on national cable, and on CNN Airport Network • Radio advertising in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston • Print advertising in New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, USA TODAY • Transit advertising in New York, Washington, DC • Print/online advertising for the audiobook in Strand Magazine, AudioFile Magazine, and elsewhere • National media campaign

ohn Puller is a combat vet and now the best military investigator in the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigative Division. Puller is a loner with few possessions and fewer friends by preference, but he has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable motor for finding the truth. Puller is called out on a case in a remote, rural area far from any military outpost. Someone has stumbled onto a brutally murdered family at their home. The dead husband was in the army and the wife worked for a Pentagon contractor. The local homicide detective, a woman with personal demons of her own, clashes with Puller over the investigation. As Puller digs through deception after deception, he realizes that absolutely nothing he’s seen so far in this small town, and no one in it, are what they seem. He is truly one man against an overwhelming force.

important notes • Hell’s Corner (GCP, 978-0-446-19552-2, 11/10) was an instant #1 bestseller on the New York Times list, where it remained for nine weeks. It also debuted at #1 on the Washington Post and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists, and hit The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and USA TODAY bestseller lists. There are more than 540,000 copies in print. • Following The Sixth Man (GCP, 4/19) and One Summer (GCP, 6/14), Zero Day will be Baldacci’s third hardcover book published in 2011. • Baldacci is one of the world’s most popular novelists and has hit bestseller lists all over the globe. His 20 novels are published in over 45 languages in more than 80 countries, with over 110 million copies in print worldwide. • Over 1.7 million David Baldacci audiobooks sold by Hachette to date.

• TV and radio satellite tours • Select author appearances

DAVID BALDACCI lives with his family in Virginia.

• National print and online media campaign • e-newsletters, social networks, blogs, giveaways, DavidBaldacci.com

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The Drop Michael Connelly LAPD detective Harry Bosch investigates an impossible murder in the latest unstoppable thriller from # 1 bestselling author Michael Connelly.

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arry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two. DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? The latter possibility could compromise all of the lab’s DNA cases currently in court. Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics. Councilman Irvin Irving’s son jumped or was pushed from a window at the Chateau Marmont. Irving, Bosch’s longtime nemesis, has demanded that Harry handle the investigation. Relentlessly pursuing both cases, Bosch makes two chilling discoveries: a killer operating unknown to authorities for as many as three decades, and a political conspiracy that goes back into the dark history of the police department.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Television advertising: Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Dallas, Portland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, DC, on national cable and CNN airport network • Print advertising in USA TODAY • Online advertising

important notes • Connelly’s latest thriller, The Reversal (LB, 10/10), debuted at #1 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list and has 430,000 copies in print. His previous book, Nine Dragons (LB, 2009), was on the list for five weeks and has sold more than 900,000 copies across all formats. • The film adaptation of The Lincoln Lawyer (GCP, 7/06), starring Matthew McConaughey and Marisa Tomei, was released in March 2011.

• National media campaign including television, radio, print, and online interviews • Book videos

• The Reversal has enjoyed great success in the ebook format, selling over 100,000 copies to date.

• 10-copy mixed floor display with special riser • e-newsletters, promotional Connelly app., Facebook contests and quizzes, social media

• Over 1 million Michael Connelly audiobooks sold by Hachette Audio to date.

• MichaelConnelly.com

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Spontaneous Happiness Andrew Weil, MD Read by the Author Bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil presents his revolutionary approach to finding lasting happiness.

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pontaneous Happiness is Dr. Weil’s paradigm-shifting guide to peak emotional wellness. In the audiobook, he redefines the notion of happiness and demonstrates the limitations of the biochemical model of mental health. He presents a vast, scientifically proven array of integrative treatment strategies for low mood and depression, drawing on techniques from Ayurveda, Buddhism, acupuncture, psychotherapy, mindfulness training, and much more. Dr. Weil offers advice on lifestyle, behavior, and dietary changes, and helps listeners assess their own emotional wellness and build personalized step-by-step plans to manage their moods. Whether suffering from mild to moderate depression, or simply seeking greater contentment, Dr. Weil’s science-based integrative approach will help listeners achieve their goals. With fascinating case studies and a comprehensive program, this guide breaks new ground in the field of happiness.

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IMPORTANT NOTES

• National television advertising

• Dr. Weil’s 15 books, all New York Times bestsellers, have together sold more than 10 million copies.

• Print advertising in Publishers Weekly

• Dr. Weil has more than 50,000 Facebook fans and well over 100,000 Twitter followers. His website, www.Dr.Weil.com (which averages more than 750,000 monthly unique visitors and daily e-newsletters with approximately 575,000 subscribers), will host a 28-day Spontaneous Happiness Challenge. Dr. Weil’s YouTube and Vimeo channels will also run fresh content for the book.

• Transit advertising • Online advertising • 5-city author tour: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Phoenix • National television satellite tour • National media campaign including television, radio, print, and online interviews

• In March 2010, Dr. Weil led the first national conference on Integrative Mental Health. SPONTANEOUS HAPPINESS is the first book to take a fully integrative approach to emotional wellness.

• Book video • e-newsletters, social media, 28-Day Spontaneous Happiness Challenge

Andrew Weil, MD, is the founder and program director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. He is the author of many bestselling books, including Spontaneous Healing, 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, and others.

• DrWeil.com

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Shaq Uncut Tall Tales and Untold Stories

Shaquille O’Neal with Jackie MacMullan The complete autobiography of legendary basketball star Shaquille O’Neal, covering both his storied career and his colorful life off the court.

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• 6-city author tour: New York, Boston, Cleveland, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Orlando

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haq” O’Neal is a four-time NBA champion and a threetime NBA Finals MVP. An All-American at Lousiana State University, he was the number one draft pick by the NBA in 1992. Today in 2011, he’s still playing. What’s more, at 38, Shaq is currently the oldest player in the NBA, with a presence— both physical and psychological—that continues to make him a dominant force in the game. But there is a lot more to Shaquille O’Neal than basketball. Shaq is famous for his engaging and sometimes provocative personality. Whether acting in films like Kazaam, producing his own rap albums, challenging celebrities on his hit show Shaq Vs., studying for his PhD, conducting the Boston Pops orchestra, hosting Saturday Night Live, or serving as a reserve police officer, Shaq has led a rollicking life. In this candid new autobiography listeners will hear first-hand about his colorful career, NBA victories, his candid thoughts on Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, LeBron James, and Pat Riley, and so much more.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in Boston Globe, USA TODAY

• Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal is listed as 7’1” and weighs 325 lbs. He is one of only three players to win NBA MVP, All-Star Game MVP, and Finals MVP awards in the same year (2000). With over three million followers on Twitter, Shaq is extremely popular and always in demand with the media for interviews. He currently plays for the Boston Celtics.

• National print and online media campaign • e-newsletters, social networks, blogs

• Bestselling author Jackie MacMullan is considered the nation’s leading writer on basketball. Her last book When the Game was Ours (Houghton, Mifflin, 2009) by Magic Johnson and Larry Bird hit the New York Times bestseller list and sold 170,000 hardcover copies. MacMullan is a constant presence on ESPN and was a long-time columnist for Sports Illustrated and the Boston Globe. Shaquille O’Neal lives in Boston, Massachusetts, and Orlando, Florida.

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Also available as an eBook and in Hardcover from Grand Central Publishing.

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The House of Silk Anthony Horowitz A worldwide publishing event: The first new Sherlock Holmes mystery ever authorized by the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate, written by #1 New York Times bestseller Anthony Horowitz.

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herlock Holmes is the greatest detective in literary history. For the first time since the death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a new Holmes story has been sanctioned by his estate, whetting the appetites of fans everywhere. Information about the book will be revealed as deliberately as Holmes himself would unravel a knotty case, but bestselling novelist and Holmes expert Anthony Horowitz is sure to bring a compelling, atmospheric story to life. With access to the estate’s archives and careful study of the original stories, Horowitz will weave a tale that satisfies new fans as well as the most dedicated Baker Street Irregular.

The House of Silk

important notes • Announcement that Anthony Horowitz is to write the first official new Sherlock Holmes novel drew international press coverage, including a New York Times editorial.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in the New York Times Book Review, USA TODAY • Online advertising • 5-city author tour: New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix • National media campaign including television, radio, print, and online interviews • Book video • e-newsletters, social media, blog reviews

“Master detective Sherlock Holmes is to follow in the suave footsteps of spy James Bond, gaining a new lease of life in the hands of a high-profile modern novelist.” —The Guardian

• Interest in Holmes has never been higher than right now. The blockbuster sequel to Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey, Jr, will be in theaters December 2011. The BBC series, which aired in the U.S. on PBS’s Masterpiece Theater, will return for a second season in 2011 as well. • Horowitz has unprecedented access to the Holmes estate and will provide insider access to readers via videos, website articles and eBook and audio bonus exclusive material. • Anthony Horowitz is the author of over 50 books including the #1 New York Times bestselling Alex Rider series, which has sold over 12 million copies in English. Horowitz is also a popular film and television writer. He adapted the first Alex Rider book Stormbreaker which came out in 2006 and starred Mickey Rourke and Stephen Fry. • Authorized reinventions of existing franchises have been extremely popular and newsworthy in recent years, especially with the continuation of Robert Ludlum’s Bourne series and Jeffrey Deaver’s upcoming (June 2011) James Bond novel. Anthony Horowitz is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Alex Rider series. He lives in London.

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Also available as an eBook and in Hardcover from Mulholland Books.

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The Obamas Jodi Kantor The inside story of the Obamas’ lives as President and First Lady.

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hen Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with his wife Michelle. Contrary to Michelle’s fears, politics now seemed like a worthwhile, even noble pursuit. Together they planned a White House life that would be as normal and sane as possible. Then they moved in. In The Obamas, Jodi Kantor takes us deep inside the White House as they try to grapple with their new roles, change the country, raise children, maintain friendships, and figure out what it means to be the first black President and First Lady. Filled with riveting detail and insight into their partnership, emotions and personalities, and written with a keen eye for the ironies of public life, The Obamas is an intimate portrait that will surprise even listeners who thought they knew the President and First Lady.

important notes • Jodi Kantor covered the Obamas for the New York Times since the beginning of the presidential race. Her New York Times Magazine cover story on their marriage was one of the most talked about articles of 2009.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in the New York Times, Washington Post • Online advertising • National television satellite tour • National media campaign including television, radio, print, and online interviews • e-newsletters, social media, blog reviews

• This is the first book to look deeply at Michelle Obama as First Lady—not just her public actions, but the private convictions and struggles that shape them. • Kantor appears regularly on television, including the Today show and Charlie Rose. Jodi Kantor is a Washington correspondent at the New York Times. She was also Arts & Leisure editor of the newspaper, the New York editor at Slate, and one of Crain’s “40 Under 40” rising stars. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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The Christmas Train (Reissue) David Baldacci This new edition of the New York Times bestseller—a heartwarming tale of humor, romance, and mystery by the bestselling author of Wish You Well—includes the brand-new short story, “Waiting for Santa.”

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isillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to L.A. in time for Christmas. Forced to take the train across the country because of a slight “misunderstanding” at airport security, he begins a journey of self-discovery and rude awakenings, mysterious goings-on and thrilling adventures, screwball escapades and holiday magic. He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart, as he rediscovers people’s essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost. Equal parts hilarious, poignant, suspenseful, and thrilling, David Baldacci’s The Christmas Train is a delightful journey filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief...and a story that shows how we do get second chances to fulfill our deepest hopes and dreams, especially during this season of miracles.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Audio review copy mailing

“Baldacci whips up a pleasant holiday confection.”

• Holiday advertising

—People DAVID BALDACCI lives with his family in Virginia.

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The Impossible Dead Ian Rankin Ian Rankin’s brilliant new hero, Malcolm Fox, returns, investigating a police department where the corruption is deep—and deadly.

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he Complaints: that’s the name given to the Internal Affairs department who seek out dirty and compromised cops, the ones who’ve made deals with the devil. And sometimes The Complaints must travel. A major inquiry into a neighboring police force sees Malcolm Fox and his colleagues cast adrift, unsure of territory, protocol, or who they can trust. An entire station-house looks to have been compromised, but as Fox digs deeper he finds the trail leads him back in time to the suicide of a prominent politician and activist. There are secrets buried in the past, and reputations on the line. In his newest pulse-pounding thriller, Ian Rankin holds up a mirror to an age of fear and paranoia, and shows us something of our own lives reflected there.

important notes MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in the New York Times Book Review • Online advertising • Mobile advertising • National media campaign including radio, print, and online interviews • Book video • e-newsletters, social media, giveaways, promotional Rankin app, blog reviews

• The Impossible Dead builds on the launch of Malcolm Fox’s character in The Complaints (LB, 978-0-316-03974-1, 3/11). It will be published in trade paperback in September (see page 90). • Fox, a character very different from Rankin’s Inspector Rebus (but just as complicated and intriguing), will attract fans both old and new as the series develops. • Over 600,000 copies of Ian Rankin’s novels have been sold to date in the U.S. • Some of the most successful crime writers count themselves as Rankin fans, including P.D. James, Jonathan Kellerman, Harlan Coben, and Michael Connelly.

Praise from P.D. James for The Complaints:

“Rankin is a master….Fox is so fully realised and interesting a character, his job in the complaints so fraught with fascinating possibilities, that we can surely hope to meet him again.” Ian Rankin is a #1 international bestselling author. Winner of an Edgar Award and the recipient of a Gold Dagger for fiction and the Chandler-Fulbright Award, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.

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Come A Little Closer Dorothy Garlock From the New York Times bestselling author Dorothy Garlock comes the third novel in her trilogy about the Tucker family.

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t’s 1946, after the end of WWII, and Christina Tucker decides to take a nursing job in the small town of Longstock, Wisconsin and to pursue the life she had wanted before the war’s outbreak. Dr. Samuel Barlow was born and raised in Longview and has been serving as the town’s physicican for almost thirty years. He’s a stubborn sort, but has a good heart. Unbeknownst to his new nurse, Dr. Barlow is hiding demons from his time in World War I, as are his nephews—both of whom are eagerly vieing for Christina’s affections. Dr. Barlow is well-regarded by the people of Longview, except for one man: Morris Doyle. Morris believes that his younger brother Jimmy died as a result of Barlow’s shoddy care and he is determined to punish the doctor for what he’s done—even if it means hurting those the doctor loves most, including Christina Tucker.

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IMPORTANT NOTES

• Print advertising in Romantic Times Book Reviews

• This book will be published simultaneously in hardcover and trade paperback.

• National print & online publicity campaign

• This book follows Stay a Little Longer (April 10) and Keep a Little Secret (March 11).

• Print and online audiobook advertising

PRAISE FOR DOROTHY GARLOCK:

“Every Dorothy Garlock book is synonymous with a great read.” —Janet Dailey “There is nothing better than Dorothy Garlock at her best”. —Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author

• Garlock is a four-time New York Times extended bestseller in hardcover (Mother Road, The Edge of Town, High on a Hill, and A Place Called Rainwater) and a nine-time New York Times extended bestseller in mass market (On Tall Pine Lake, Mother Road, A Place Called Rainwater, High on a Hill, The Edge of Town, More Than Memory, Sweetwater, With Hope, With Heart, and With Song). • No one comes close to Garlock’s talent for evoking a uniquely American time and place and celebrating our country’s heritage of ideals and dreams. Dorothy Garlock is the author of over 50 novels that have sold over 15 million copies and are published in 15 languages. She lives in Iowa.

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Assassin of Secrets Q.R. Markham An elite spy risks his most valuable asset to defeat an insidious organization selling state secrets to the highest bidder.

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hristopher Chase, the CIA’s top field agent, is sworn to protect and serve the United States at all costs. But after a brutal period of captivity during the Korean War, Chase developed an agenda of his own: to use his mastery of war to create peace.His new target: the Zero Directorate, a cabal of rogue assassins who have embarked on a campaign to systematically interrogate and kill seasoned secret agents from across the globe. But The Directorate has set an elaborate trap, and for Chase the whole mission involves an inescapable paradox. As the world’s preeminent operative, the closer he gets to the cabal, the closer the cabal gets to their primary target.

important notes • Q.R. Markham is a talented new voice whose propulsive, yet slightly satiric, storytelling will engage fans of James Bond and Jason Bourne alike.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in The Strand, Crimespree, Mystery Scene and in the Bouchercon program

• Markham is active on Facebook and maintains a blog on the topic of thriller writing at QRMarkham.Tumblr.com

• National media campaign including print and online interviews

Praise for Assassin of Secrets:

• e-newsletters, social media, blog reviews

“Hardcore, old school spy fiction for a generation raised on ass-kicking Bourne flicks.”

• Print/online advertising for the audiobook in Strand Magazine, AudioFile Magazine, and elsewhere

—Duane Swierczynski, author of Fun and Games

“Dangerously sharp, and genuinely fun—and very, very, very smart.” —Greg Rucka, bestselling author of The Last Run Q.R. Markham has been a laundry truck driver, door-to-door knife salesman, rock ‘n’ roll bassist, and more. A resident of Brooklyn, he is a co-owner of the indie bookstore Spoonbill & Sugartown. This is his first novel.

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The Adventures of TinTin The Secret of The Unicorn: Chapter Book Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson bring Tintin’s classic adventures to life! not final © 2011 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.

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aramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures present a 3D Motion Capture film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliot,” “Defiance”) as Tintin, the intrepid young reporterwhose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig (“Quantum of Solace,” “Defiance”) as the nefarious Red Rackham.

MOVIE HIGHLIGHTS: • Based on the series of books The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé. • Directed and produced by Steven Spielberg (Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Jaws) and produced by Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong) and Kathleen Kennedy (Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park).

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• National Review Coverage • Promotions at San Diego and New York Comic-Cons

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The Ultimate Question 2.0 (Revised and Expanded Edition) How Net Promoter Companies Thrive in a Customer-Driven World

Fred Reichheld with Rob Markey Read by Erik Synnestvedt Bestselling author’s revised and expanded edition of his landmark book.

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n the first edition of this landmark book, business loyalty guru Fred Reichheld revealed the question most critical to your company’s future: “Would you recommend us to a friend?” By asking customers this question, you identify detractors, who sully your firm’s reputation and readily switch to competitors, and promoters, who generate good profits and true, sustainable growth. You also generate a vital metric: your Net Promoter Score. Since the book was first published, Net Promoter has transformed companies, across industries and sectors, constituting a gamechanging system and ethos that rivals Six Sigma in its power. In this thoroughly updated and expanded edition, Reichheld, with Bain colleague Rob Markey, explains how practitioners have built Net Promoter into a full-fledged management system that drives extraordinary financial and competitive results. With his trademark clarity, Reichheld:

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Review copy mailing • National media campaign

“ Among management books, this one’s a keeper.“ —The Washington Post

• Defines the fundamental concept of Net Promoter, explaining its connection to your company’s growth and sustained success

Fred Reichheld is a Fellow at Bain & Company. He is the bestselling author of The Loyalty Effect, published by Harvard Business Review Press, as well as numerous articles published in Harvard Business Review. Rob Markey is a partner and director in Bain & Company’s New York office and head of the firm’s global Customer Strategy and Marketing practice.

• Presents the closed-loop feedback process and demonstrates its power to energize employees and delight customers • Shares new and compelling stories of companies that have transformed their performance by putting Net Promoter at the center of their business Practical and insightful, The Ultimate Question 2.0 provides a blueprint for long-term growth and success.

IMPORTANT NOTES • Personal development is the strongest audio category for consistent sales and reorders, and Business is one of its bestselling subgenres. • With distinctive packaging and brand marketing, your Coach in a Box offers an innovative, branded, price-conscious approach to self-help publishing.

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• Fred Reichheld is the author of the bestselling The Loyalty Effect and Loyalty Rules. • With the reach and strength of social media, customer satisfaction is more important than ever.

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The Reinventors Jason Jennings Read by the Author A look at how the world’s most successful companies are able to become—and stay—relevant through complete and constant transformation.

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ventually every job and every business will become irrelevant. According to Jason Jennings, the past few decades have seen unprecedented shifts; former third-world nations have transformed themselves into high-tech manufacturing powerhouses; technology has democratized business and increased competition in ways never before seen; and customers, used to getting exactly what they want when they want it, are no longer beholden to the corporate giants. Jennings and his research team examined thousands of articles and news stories and selected the 100 best examples of companies—including Best Buy, Cirque du Soleil, and Avon— that have successfully reinvented themselves. After interviewing the key players in these transformations, Jennings established what he calls the “reinvention rules,” including:

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Review copy mailing • National media campaign Jason Jennings is the bestselling author of four highly acclaimed leadership and management books—Hit the Ground Running; Think Big—Act Small; Less Is More; and It’s Not the Big That Eat the Small… It’s the Fast That Eat the Slow. USA Today called him one of the three most in-demand business speakers in the world. Jennings and his family split their time between the San Francisco area and Michigan’s northern peninsula. Visit www.jennings-solutions.com

• Abandon all ego: In the old days, one’s reputation could last for an entire career. But now being a master of conventional thinking yields conventional results • Take lots of small chances: When venturing into new realms, one huge risk could potentially break your company, but small bets allow you to see what works—and what doesn’t— without putting your neck on the line. • Be frugal: Money can solve a lot of problems, but it can’t solve everything. The best companies know how to fix problems and effect change using the resources already available. • Grow constantly: If you want to nurture and retain your best people, you need to make sure you can give them opportunities that will make them want to stay.

IMPORTANT NOTES • Personal development is the strongest audio category for consistent sales and reorders, and Business/Management is one of its biggest topics. • Jennings is a sought-after consultant and speaker who has worked with hundreds of companies.

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• The concept of relevance is increasingly important as old business models die out. Jennings and his research tem combed through thousands of articles and conducted hundreds of interviews to collect the case studies and insights for this book. • Jenning’s previous books have been steady hardcover bestsellers for the past ten years.

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Tapping the Source Using the Master Key System for Abundance and Happiness

John Selby, Richard Greninger, William Gladstone, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen Foreword by Mark Victor Hansen Afterword by Jack Canfield Read by Don Hagen Everything you ever wanted can be yours. Everything. Not just wealth, health, and material abundance but also true eternal happiness…

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MARKETING & PROMOTION • Review copy mailing • National media campaign Richard Greninger has been at ground zero of the personal achievement movement for more than 30 years. Jack Canfield, America’s Success Coach, is the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, which includes 40 New York Times bestsellers, and coauthor with Gay Hendricks of You’ve GOT to Read This Book! He is an internationally renowned corporate trainer, keynote speaker, and popular radio and TV talk show guest. Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, has other bestselling books including The One Minute Millionaire, Cracking the Millionaire Code, How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life, The Aladdin Factor, Dare to Win and The Power of Focus. Mark has also developed an extensive library of audio and video programs in the areas of big thinking, sales achievement, publishing success and personal and professional development.

“If you read only one book this year, be sure it’s Tapping the Source.” —Mark Victor Hansen, New York Times bestselling author, Chicken Soup for the Soul Unabridged Nonfiction on CD 978-1-59659-764-8 5 CDs • $29.98/$32.98 CAN

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asy to use, enjoyable to listen to, and effective, Tapping the Source presents a revolutionary new system for manifesting the harmony, abundance, love, and fulfillment you fully deserve. This modern, enhanced-power version of Charles Haanel’s legendary Master Key System combines short-form meditation techniques with new psychological insights. It will teach you how to tap into your personal potential through Daily Manifestation Sessions, each totaling no more than three to five minutes. Published in 1912, The Master Key System went on to influence Ernest Holmes, Napoleon Hill, and many other authors and individuals through to the present day. In Tapping the Source, William Gladstone, Richard Greninger, and John Selby have gone back to Haanel’s original words and principles, and developed specific, easy-to-follow exercises that heighten your ability to implement Haanel’s core principles. By regularly aligning your personal attitudes with the natural laws of the universe and by opening yourself to receive insights that further advance your attitudes in successful directions, you can create the life you desire.

important notes • Personal development is the strongest audio category for consistent sales and reorders, and Motivation is one of its biggest topics. • Overall, the message is proactive management of one’s health, spirit, culture, and desires through meditation and conscious intent and takes only 3-5 minutes a day. • This is a revolutionary new method for taking advantage of the “law of attraction” drawn from the legendary Master Key System. As The Secret drew on the Law of Attraction, The Master Key claims other natural laws for itself, including the Laws of Health, Power, Morality, Spirit, Vibration, and Wealth, providing exercises for quick mastery. • Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are well known for their Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, which includes 40 New York Times bestsellers.

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Brimstone Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Rediscover the beginning of our series of thrillers featuring the popular Pendergast, now with a new cover to lend a unified look to the entire series.

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body is found in the attic of a fabulous Long Island estate. There is a claw print scorched into the wall, and the stench of sulfur chokes the air. When FBI Special Agent Pendergast investigates the gruesome crime, he discovers that thirty years ago four men conjured something unspeakable. Has the devil come to claim his due? Some thing can’t be undone.

IMPORTANT NOTES • First time Unabridged on CD • The entire Pendergast series backlist will be reissued with new covers in a repackaging makeover to match the stunning new branding on the cover of Fever Dream. the book included are: The Cabinet of Curiosities, Still Life with Crows, Brimstone, Dance of Death, The Book of the Dead, and The Wheel of Darkness. These will tie into the Cemetery Dance mass market in April 2010 and the Fever Dream hardcover in May 2010.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Online publicity and advertising • Tie-in to publicity for Preston & Child frontlist, January

“Exciting...the authors stand head and shoulders above their rivals.” —Publishers Weekly “From the opening page to the shocking last, an amazingly claustrophobic and terrifying reading experience awaits: this book does for cruise ships what Jaws did for summer beach resorts. One of the best thrillers of the year.” —Library Journal, starred review

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• The authors’ last four hardcover books have debuted in the top 5 of the New York Times bestseller list and have remainded on the list for at least 6 weeks. The Wheel of Darkness (HC) and Cemetery Dance (HC) bot debuted at #2. From The Cabinet of Curiosities (HC) to their most recent hardcover book, Cemetery Dance, their number of books sold has nearly tripled. • On average the backlist for Preston and Child reorders 33,500 copies per year. • Agent Pendergast has appeared in all of the authors’ most popular and bestselling books. • GCP has world rights and these authors’ books all sell brilliantly in foreign and domestic subrights. DOUGLAS PRESTON and LINCOLN CHILD are bestselling coauthors of 13 novels. Preston, a regular contributor to The New Yorker, worked for the American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert horseman who has ridden thousands of miles across the West. Child, a former book editor, is passionate about motorcycles, exotic parrots, and nineteenth-century English literature. The authors encourage readers to visit and send them e-mail at their website, www.prestonchild.com.

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The final chapter of the blockbuster dystopian saga! ($19.99 CAN) The Fire Witch$17.99 & Wizard: ISBN: 978-0-316-10190-5

James5 1/2 Patterson x 8 1/4 • 352 pages and Jill Dembowski Ages 10 & up • Grades 5 & up

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& Translation Rights: Little, Brown hit UK and Wisty Allgood have sacrificed everything to lead the Available from Hachette Audio (Unabridged) resistance against the merciless totalitarian regime that ISBN: 978-1-61113-985-3 • $22.98 ($24.98 CAN) governs their world. Its supreme leader has banned everything Also available in Large Print Format • 978-0-316-19620-8 • $19.99 ($21.99 CAN) they hold HCdear, and the time has come for Wisty to finally face him. But her fight and her fire only channel more power to this already invincible being. How can she and Whit possibly prepare for their The Witch & Wizard series imminent showdown with the ruthless villain that devastated their has been nominated forall-powerful? In this stunning world— before he can truly become the 2011 Nickelodeon Kids’ the stakes have never climax of the epic Witch & Wizard series, Choice Awards! been higher—and the consequences will change everything.

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• National TV, Online & Print Advertising

James Patterson and Jill Dembowski

• National Publicity Campaign

• The Witch & Wizard series has been nominated for the 2011 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards! JAMES PATTERSON is the internationally bestselling author of the Maximum Ride novels, the Witch & Wizard series, the Daniel X series, and Med Head. In 2010, he was voted the Children’s Choice Book Awards Author of the Year. He lives in Florida.

EXCERPT No More Death. No More Destruction. IT ENDS NOW.

• MajorWhit Online Promotion and and WistySocial AllgoodMedia have sacrificed everything to lead the resisI walk toward him, head held high, and for a moment time stops as tance against the merciless totalitarian regime that governs their • Consumer Promotions at San Diego Comic-Con The One and I take in one another, the disheveled, determined girl world. Its supreme leader has banned everything they hold dear, • 14-Copy Mixed Floor Display and the time has come for Wisty to finally face him. But her fight and the demonic dictator towering over her. and her fire only channel more power to this already invincible I swallow hard, concentrating all of my focus on the fantasy, “Elijahbeing. Wood Spencer give for their imminent Howand can she and Whit Locke possibly prepare the one where I’m able to strip The One completely of his power. showdown with the villain thatwho devastated their world— authentic voices toruthless the siblings, I have before he can truly become all-powerful? In this stunning climax of the Gift, right? I’m The Chosen One. alternately narrate this suspenseful the epic Witch & Wizard series, the stakes have never been higher— The One’s eyes widen as he looks down at my arm. The heat is and the consequences will change everything. adventure. They superbly communicate

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the teens’ closeness and streetwise JAMES PATTERSON is the internationally bestselling author of I the feel the raw electric power pulse from my fingertips. I want to Ride novels, the Witch & Wizard X off—but I can’t look away. waysMaximum of dealing with the terrors theyseries, the Daniel back series, and Med Head. In 2010, he was voted the Children’s Choice face.Book In particular, they vary their tempo This is what I came here to do. Awards Author of the Year. He lives in Florida. to provide the appropriate intensity for this fast-paced story. The occasional brief musical interludes and use of sound effects contribute to the menacing atmosphere.” backlist brochure for additional titles. See seasonal 62

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The Operators The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan

Michael Hastings From the Rolling Stone reporter whose articles shocked the world, an explosive account of our nightmare in Afghanistan.

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n June 2010, Michael Hastings’s extraordinary, uncensored Rolling Stone article, “The Runaway General,” shocked the world and set off a series of events that culminated in the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal. Now, The Operators will lead us even deeper into the war, its politics, and its major players at a time when such insight is demanded and desperately needed. Based on exclusive reporting in Afghanistan, Europe, the Middle East, and Washington, DC, this landmark work of journalism will elucidate as never before the United States’ involvement in Afghanistan in vivid, unforgettable detail. Part wild travelogue, part exposé, and part sobering analysis, The Operators promises an unprecedented behind-the-scenes account of the war from the only journalist uniquely poised to tell it.

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IMPORTANT NOTES

• Print advertising in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal

• There is intense anticipation within the White House and Pentagon about what Hastings will say next.

• Online advertising

• Hastings comes out of a great tradition of Rolling Stone writers such as Hunter S. Thompson, Cameron Crowe, and P.J. O’Rourke.

• Author events in Washington, DC

• The book will be published to coincide with the scheduled American troop draw down.

• Television satellite tour • National media campaign including television, radio, print, and online interviews

Michael Hastings is a contributing editor to Rolling Stone. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, GQ, Slate, Salon, and Foreign Policy, among other places. He lives in Vermont.

• e-newsletters, social networks, blogs

Praise for “The Runaway General:”

“The kind of story that ricochets through Washington— and around the world—at lightning speed.” —Newsweek

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Best Seat in the House One on One with the Greats in the Game

John Feinstein Read by the Author

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fter numerous bestselling sports books based on his own deep reporting, John Feinstein crafts a narrative of the most interesting and revealing encounters he’s had, with some of the most enduring figures in sports—from hallowed coaches such as Bob Knight, Jim Valvano, Mike Krzyzewski, and Joe Torre to beloved athletes such as Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer, Ivan Lendl, and Mary Carillo. Here we have John Feinstein at his very best—opening up sport’s most private, closed-door places. These are the mentors and athletes who know their games the best, and the legends and legendary moments that gave inherent shape to our favorite pastimes.

important notes • John Feinstein is beloved by sports fans for his unique ability to capture the essence of the games we love, including golf, baseball, and college basketball. This book will cover all of those sports, creating a fascinating overview of modern athletics. • Over 4.1 million copies of John Feinstein’s books have been sold in hardcover.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in the New York Times, Washington Post • National television satellite tour • National media campaign including television, radio, print, and online interviews • e-newsletters, social media

• John has unparalleled access to and relationships with prominent players and coaches from every major sport, and his years of experience and thorough knowledge of sports history make him well-positioned to examine how things have changed through the years. • John Feinstein is beloved by sports fans for his unique ability to capture the essence of the games we love, including golf, baseball, and college basketball. This book will cover all of those sports, creating a fascinating overview of modern athletics.

• Feinsteinonthebrink.com

“One of the best sportswriters alive.” —Larry King, USA TODAY

• Over 4.1 million copies of John Feinstein’s books have been sold in hardcover. • John has unparalleled access to and relationships with prominent players and coaches from every major sport, and his years of experience and thorough knowledge of sports history make him well-positioned to examine how things have changed through the years. John Feinstein is the bestselling author of Moment of Glory, The Majors, A Good Walk Spoiled, and A Season on the Brink, among others. He writes for Inside Sports and Golf and commentates on NPR and CBS. He lives in Maryland.

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Man Seeks God My Flirtations with the Divine

Eric Weiner Read by the Author The author of the bestselling The Geography of Bliss returns with this funny, illuminating chronicle of a globe-spanning spiritual quest to find a faith that fits.

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MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal

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• Online advertising

• Eric Weiner’s previous book, The Geography of Bliss (Twelve, 1/08), was a New York Times bestseller that won praise in major publications, including the New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, Denver Post, Newsweek, Time, Vanity Fair, GQ, Kirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly (starred review).

• 5-city author tour: New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami • Radio satellite tour • National media campaign including television, radio, print, and online interviews

• The National Geographic Traveler website selected The Geography of Bliss as their “Book of the Month,” and the author appeared on 20/20 and The Colbert Report, among other broadcasts. The book has sold more than 170,000 hardcover and trade paperback copies combined. It has been translated into 16 languages.

• e-newsletters, social media, blogs, giveaways • EricWeinerBooks.com

“[Weiner is] equal parts philosopher, travel guide, and self-help expert—and wholly hilarious.” —Vanity Fair Eric Weiner lives with his wife and daughter in the Washington, DC, area.

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fter a health scare leaves him reeling, Eric Weiner—an atheist by default—sets out on a worldwide search for an experience of the divine. Propelled by the confrontation with his own mortality and questions about the best way to raise his daughter, Weiner travels to Nepal, where he meditates with Tibetan lamas and a guy named Wayne; to Turkey, where he whirls (poorly) with Sufi dervishes; to China where he attempts to unblock his chi; to Israel where he studies Kabbalah, sans Madonna; and to Las Vegas, where he has a close encounter with Raelians (followers of the world’s largest UFO-based religion). Weiner’s journey takes place at a time when more Americans than ever—nearly one in three—are choosing a new faith. At each stop along the way, Weiner tackles our most pressing spiritual questions: Where do we come from? What happens when we die? How should we live our lives? Why do socks abscond? With his trademark wit and warmth, Weiner leaves no stone unturned.

• Weiner, a former correspondent for NPR and the New York Times, has written stories from more than three dozen countries. His work has appeared in The New Republic, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Foreign Policy, New York Times Magazine, and the anthology, Best American Travel Writing.

“[Weiner is] an appealing narrator—clear voiced and good natured—and he can tell a good story...More literary than scientific and free from any pretense of inspiration, this production offers time well spent with a nuanced thinker and a relaxing account of the large and small experiences that make people everywhere so interesting.” Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award —AudioFile Magazine

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Infinite Jest David Foster Wallace Read by Sean Pratt David Foster Wallace’s masterpiece, available in audio for the first time ever.

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gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts’ halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwedup family to come along in recent fiction. Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human—and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.

“A virtuoso display of styles and themes…. There is generous intelligence and authentic passion on every page.” —R. Z. Sheppard, Time

MARKETING & PROMOTION • National Publicity

“The next step in fiction….Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty….Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think.” —Sven Birkerts, Atlantic Monthly

• Print and online audiobook advertising • Inclusion in all Hachette Audio DFW program promotion • Special review copy information at davidfosterwallacebooks.com

“Uproarious….Infinite Jest shows off Wallace as one of the big talents of his generation, a writer of virtuosic talents who can seemingly do anything.” —New York Times

David Foster Wallace was born in Ithaca, New York, in 1962 and raised in Illinois, where he was a regionally ranked junior tennis player. He received bachelor of arts degrees in philosophy and English from Amherst College and wrote what would become his first novel, The Broom of the System, as his senior English thesis. He received a masters of fine arts from University of Arizona in 1987 and briefly pursued graduate work in philosophy at Harvard University. His second novel, Infinite Jest, was published in 1996. Wallace taught creative writing at Emerson College, Illinois State University, and Pomona College, and published the story collections Girl with Curious Hair, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, and Oblivion and the essay collections A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again and Consider the Lobster. He was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and a Whiting Writers’ Award, and was appointed to the Usage Panel for The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. He died in 2008. His last novel, The Pale King, was published earlier this year.

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Queen of America A Novel

Luis Alberto Urrea Read by the Author The remarkable heroine of The Hummingbird’s Daughter returns in this epic novel of love, loss, and miracles in a restless America.

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fter the bloody Tomochic rebellion, Teresita Urrea, beloved healer and “Saint of Cabora,” flees with her father to Arizona. But their plans are derailed when she once again is claimed as the spiritual leader of the Mexican Revolution. Besieged by pilgrims and pursued by assassins, Teresita embarks on a journey through turn-of-the-century America—New York, San Francisco, St. Louis. She meets immigrants and tycoons, European royalty and Cuban poets, all waking to the new American century. And as she decides what her own role in this modern future will be, she must ask herself: can a saint fall in love? At turns heartbreaking, uplifting, and riotously funny, Queen of America reconfirms Luis Alberto Urrea’s status as a writer of the first rank.

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• Print advertising in the New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Chronicle Holiday Catalogs

• The Hummingbird’s Daughter (LB, 5/05), the prequel to Queen of America, has sold 130,000 copies and was a national bestseller. There are over 325,000 copies in print of Urrea’s three previous books with Little, Brown. The Hummingbird’s Daughter was a One City, One Book selection in San Francisco (2006) and Pasadena (2009) and has quietly sold thousands of audio downloads.

• NPR sponsorships • 10-city author tour: Chicago, New York, San Fransisco, St. Louis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Austin, Seattle, Portland • National media campaign including print and online interviews • Book video • Reading group guide included in bonus PDF • e-newsletters, social media, blog reviews • LuisUrrea.com

• Urrea has become one of America’s preeminent Latino voices. The Devil’s Highway (LB, 4/04) was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. In 2010, he won an Edgar Award for his short story “Amapola” and was honored with the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s highest literary award. • Like The Hummingbird’s Daughter, this novel is based on Urrea’s real great-aunt Teresita, who had healing powers and was acclaimed as a saint. Luis Alberto Urrea is one of America’s most critically acclaimed authors. He has received a Lannan Literary Award, a Christopher Award, an American Book Award, and a Western States Book Award. He lives with his family outside of Chicago.

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On Michael Porter Understanding Competition and Strategy

Joan Magretta Read by Sean Pratt The first concise, accessible summary of Michael Porter’s revolutionary thinking

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On Michael Porter Understanding Competition and Strategy

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Review copy mailing • National media campaign Joan Magretta has worked with Michael Porter for almost two decades; she is a Senior Associate at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School, a McKinsey Award winner, and author of What Management Is, a top pick of the year by The Economist. She was a Bain partner and Strategy Editor of the Harvard Business Review.

ompetitive advantage. The value chain. Five forces. Industry structure. Differentiation. Relative cost. If you want to understand how companies achieve and sustain competitive success, Michael Porter’s frameworks are the foundation. But while everyone in business may know Porter’s name, many managers misunderstand and misuse his concepts. On Michael Porter sets the record straight, providing the first concise, accessible summary of Porter’s revolutionary thinking. Written with Porter’s full cooperation by Joan Magretta, his former editor at Harvard Business Review, this new book delivers fresh, clear examples to illustrate and update Porter’s ideas. Magretta uses her wide business experience to translate Porter’s powerful insights into practice and to correct the most common misconceptions about them—for instance, that competition is about being unique, not being the best; that it is a contest over profits, not a battle between rivals; that strategy is about choosing to make some customers unhappy, not being all things to all customers. An added feature is an original Q&A with Porter himself, which includes answers to managers’ FAQs. This audiobook will enable every manager in your organization to grasp Porter’s ideas—and swiftly deploy them to drive your company’s success.

IMPORTANT NOTES • Personal development is the strongest audio category for consistent sales and reorders, and Business is one of its strongest subcategories. • Joan Margretta is the author of What Management Is, a top pick by The Economist • With distinctive packaging and brand marketing, your Coach in a Box offers an innovative, branded, price-conscious approach to self-help publishing • Magretta uses her experience of working with Michael Porter for almost two decades to interpret his powerful insights and correct the misconceptions about them.

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• There is an original Q & A with Porter himself, answering manager’s questions.

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The American Spirit Ed Feulner and Brian Tracy Read by the Authors Bestselling authors discuss American society, success, politics, personality and the fulfillment of aspirations

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MARKETING & PROMOTION • Review copy mailing • National media campaign Brian Tracy is a professional speaker, author, trainer and consultant who addresses more than 250,000 people each year and has spoken in 55 countries to more than five million people in the course of his career. His talks and seminars on personal, professional and business success, focused on personal and business leadership, have made him one of the most popular professional speakers in the world and the bestselling audio author of all time. Ed Feulner has devoted a lifetime to researching, writing and promoting a worldview and way of living based on the vital principles of freedom, liberty, limited government and personal responsibility. He has spoken to many hundreds of thousands of people throughout the United States, Canada and dozens of other countries on these subjects, gaining valuable insights, ideas, and perspectives that give him a unique ability to identify and articulate the deepest aspirations of most people.

he concept of “American exceptionalism” does not necessarily mean that Americans are different from or superior to people in other countries. It simply means that those qualities that have been most admired in individuals throughout history are more respected, admired, rewarded and encouraged in the United States than in any other country. This audiobook explains the fundamental elements of high character and personality to which most people aspire, and shows how each person can become and achieve more in their personal and business lives than ever before. This is an uplifting, inspirational, motivational audiobook that makes each person proud to be an American and simultaneously creates within each person the desire to be more and better than he or she has perhaps ever been before. By combining the desire for personal growth and improvement with the emotion of patriotism, combined with proven, practical facts and statistics to validate and reinforce each quality, the listener emerges from the book feeling empowered, positive and proud to be an American.

IMPORTANT NOTES • Personal development is the strongest audio category for consistent sales and reorders, and Inspiration is one of its strongest subcategories. • Together, Ed and Brian bring a combined perspective that is factual, inspirational and motivational, firmly grounded in proven and practical ideas and concepts. The result is a fast-moving, entertaining, thought-provoking and eye-opening journey through the best and most important elements of the American character and personality. • Bestselling books include: Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers To Succeed and Eat That Frog! Bestselling audio programs include: The Psychology of Achievement and How to Start and Succeed in Your Own Business. • Millions of Americans are unsure about what it means to be an American, and America’s place in the world. There is a deep hunger for a positive, uplifting and clear explanation of the goodness and greatness of America and Americans, and why each person can be proud to be a citizen of this great country.

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Guilty Wives James Patterson and David Ellis A luxurious Monte Carlo vacation lands four women in prison for a murder they didn’t commit.

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bbie Elliot gave up her life to follow her diplomat husband to Zurich. Now, she and her three best friends are in desperate need of a weekend getaway and decide it’s the perfect time for a fling in Monte Carlo. They surrender themselves to every temptation: fine dining, high-stakes gambling, and gorgeous men. But the fun comes to a screeching halt when two bodies are found, and they become the police’s prime suspects. In a dramatic trial, the women’s lives are laid bare. It becomes clear that they have been framed, but one question remains: Who is trying to lock them away forever? With delicious twists and death-defying speed, Guilty Wives is a nonstop joy-ride of excess, friendship, and betrayal as only James Patterson can create.

iMPORTANT notes • James Patterson holds the New York Times bestsellers list record with 61 titles.

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• Patterson’s stand alone thrillers have been enormous bestsellers, selling over 43 million copies worldwide.

• National television, print, and online advertising • National media campaign including television, radio, print, and online interviews • 14-copy mixed floor display with special riser • e-newsletters, social media, blog reviews • JamesPatterson.com • Print/online advertising for the audiobook in Strand Magazine, AudioFile Magazine, and elsewhere

• David Ellis is the award-winning author of seven novels, including Line of Vision (Berkley, 2/02), for which he won the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and The Hidden Man (Putnam, 9/09), which earned him a 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize nomination. Ellis is the Chief Counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, and he recently served as the House Prosecutor who tried and convicted former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. James Patterson lives in Florida.

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Gideon’s Corpse Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child return with their second book in an all-new series featuring the unforgettable character Gideon Crew.

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MARKETING & PROMOTION • Television advertising in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, on national cable and on CNN Airport Network • Radio advertising in New York, Los Angeles • Print advertising in New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY • Transit advertising in New York • Radio satellite tour • Select author appearances • National print and online media campaign • e-newsletters, social networks, blogs, giveaways • PrestonChild.com • Print/online advertising for the audiobook in Strand Magazine, AudioFile Magazine, and elsewhere Douglas Preston lives with his family on the coast of Maine. Lincoln Child lives with his wife and daughter in New Jersey.

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fter escaping death in Gideon’s Sword, nuclear scientist and ex-thief Gideon Crew wants to return to his cabin in New Mexico and go fishing. Fate intervenes: a colleague of Gideon’s, Reed Chalker, has taken an innocent family hostage and is ranting about government conspiracies. Gideon tries to talk him down, but Chalker kills one of the hostages and is gunned down by a SWAT team. At the scene of the shooting, they discover Chalker was exposed to a massive dose of radiation poisoning—and that he is part of a terrorist cell about to detonate a stolen nuke in either Washington, DC, or New York. Gideon reluctantly agrees to join the investigation. But as he follows their increasingly dangerous and bizarre trail, he finds himself framed as one of the terrorists himself. Forced on the run and pursued by half a dozen law enforcement agencies, the only way to prove his innocence is to find the real terrorists and prevent their attack. But as he nears the truth, he finds it lies much closer to home—and is even more horrifying than nuclear Armageddon.

IMPORTANT NOTES • The first novel in the series, Gideon’s Sword (GCP), was published in hardcover in 2/11. The mass market edition will be available in 11/11. • The authors’ most recent Pendergast novel, Fever Dream (GCP, 5/10), debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list and hit The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and USA TODAY bestseller lists. It has shipped nearly 200,000 copies. • Since Dance of Death (GCP, 6/05), all of Preston and Child’s novels have debuted in the top five of the New York Times bestseller list and have remained on the list for at least six weeks.

Praise for Gideon’s Sword:

“ A rollicking tour-de-force. Preston and Child have crafted an electrifying, riveting thriller.” —David Baldacci “Fast-paced and action-packed, Gideon’s Sword is a clever, high velocity read.” —Kathy Reichs “Hold on tight and let her rip; this ride is worth every penny.” —Ted Dekker

Also available as an eBook and in Hardcover from Grand Central Publishing.

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A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty Joshilyn Jackson Read by the Author New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson is back with her signature Southern wit in this page-turning new novel. When a long-hidden grave is unearthed in the backyard, headstrong young Mosey Slocumb is determined to investigate. What she learns could cost her family everything....

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very 15 years, trouble comes after the Slocumb women. Now, as their youngest turns 15, a whole new kind of commotion is chasing all three generations. Mosey’s desperate to know who used their yard as a make-shift cemetery, and why. The oldest, 45-year-old Ginny, fights to protect Mosey from the truth, a fight that could cost Ginny the love of her life. Between them is Liza, silenced by a stroke, with the answers trapped inside her. To survive Liza’s secrets and Mosey’s insistent adventures, Ginny must learn to trust the love that braids the strands of their past—and stop at nothing to defend their future.

• Joshilyn Jackson’s most recent hardcover, Backseat Saints (GCP, 6/10), was a New York Times bestseller, and has more than 40,000 copies in print. It will be published in GCP trade paperback in 5/11.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in New York Times Book Review, People, USA TODAY, American Profile, Bookpage

• The Girl Who Stopped Swimming (GCP, 3/08), a New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle bestseller, has sold more than 100,000 hardcover and trade paperback copies combined.

• Online advertising on Shelf Awareness • Select author appearances

• Jackson became the first author in the history of Book Sense (now Indie Next List) to achieve #1 status in back-to-back years with Between, Georgia (GCP, 7/06) and gods in Alabama (GCP, 4/05).

• National print and online media campaign • e-newsletters, social networks, blogs, giveaways

“While set in the languid deep South, the pace is rapid. Jackson’s reading keeps things brisk…. Jackson’s excellent reading allows characters’ voices to reveal much about their histories and personalities.” —Publishers Weekly on The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

Jackson is a storyteller whose clarity and elegant poetry are worthy of the tradition of our great Southern writers. The really big surprise is her reading. Jackson reads with energy, enthusiasm, and the finesse of an accomplished voice actor. Her artful characterizations draw listeners in.” —AudioFile Magazine on Between, Georgia

• Jackson’s fans will embrace the page-turning mystery at the heart of A GROWN-UP KIND OF PRETTY, much like the offbeat murder mystery of gods in Alabama. • Jackson was a 2009 Audie Award Finalist in the Author-Read category, for The Girl Who Stopped Swimming Joshilyn Jackson lives with her husband and children outside of Atlanta, Georgia.

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Agent 6 Tom Rob Smith Tom Rob Smith—the bestselling, award-winning author of Child 44 and one of the most critically acclaimed new writers of our time—returns with a thrilling and provocative new novel. How far would you go to solve a crime against your family?

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t is 1965. Leo Demidov, a former secret police agent, is forbidden to travel with his wife and daughters from Moscow to New York. They are part of a “Peace Tour,” meant to foster closer relations between the two Cold War enemies. On the tour, Leo’s family is caught up in a conspiracy and betrayal that ends in tragedy. In the horrible aftermath, Leo demands one thing: that he be allowed to investigate and find the attacker that struck at the heart of his family on foreign soil. From the highest levels of the Soviet government, he is told No, that is impossible. Leo is haunted by the question: what happened in New York? In a surprising, epic story that spans decades and continents—from 1950s Moscow to 1960s America to the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the 1980s—Leo’s long pursuit of justice will force him to confront everything he ever thought he knew about his country, his family, and himself.

• Print advertising in New York Times Book Review, USA TODAY, Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly

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• Print/online advertising for the audiobook in Strand Magazine, AudioFile Magazine, and elsewhere. • National print and online media campaign • e-newsletters, social networks, blogs

Praise for Child 44:

“Dennis Boutsikaris’s nuanced delivery, especially his deftly varied tones, adds significantly to the book’s allure and, perhaps, makes this audio version more intense than mere written words.” —AudioFile Magazine

• AGENT 6 is the concluding novel in the Child 44 trilogy. • Child 44 (GCP, 978-0-446-40238-5, 4/08) was a New York Times, USA TODAY, The Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times bestseller. The trade paperback edition will be published in 1/12. • Smith won the coveted CWA 2008 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and Child 44 won the ITW 2009 Thriller Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for 17 other awards, including being long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. It was also selected by NPR as one of the top thrillers of all time. • The second novel featuring Leo Demidov, The Secret Speech (GCP, 978-0-446-40240-8, 5/09), was a New York Times bestseller. • After a bidding war involving multiple Hollywood studios, the film rights to Child 44 were sold to Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, Black Hawk Down, Gladiator). • The first in this trilogy, Child 44, received a PW Listen Up! award, as an Audie Award in the Thriller/Suspense category. Hachette Audio plans to once again cast our award-winning series narrator, Dennis Boutsikaris, for Agent 6.

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Tom Rob Smith lives in London, England.

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American Dervish A Novel

Ayad Akhtar Read by the Author A stirring and explosive debut novel about an American Muslim family struggling with faith and belonging in the pre-9/11 world.

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ayat Shah was captivated by Mina long before he met her: his mother’s beautiful, brilliant, and soulfully devout friend is a family legend. When he learns that Mina is leaving Pakistan to live with the Shahs in America, Hayat is thrilled. Hayat’s father is less enthusiastic. He left the fundamentalist world behind with reason. What no one expects is that when Mina shows Hayat the beauty and power of the Quran, it will utterly transform the boy. Mina’s real magic may be that the Shah household, always contentious and sad, becomes a happy one. But when Mina finds her own path to happiness, the ember of jealousy in Hayat’s heart is enflamed by the community’s anti-Semitism—and he acts with catastrophic consequences for those he loves most.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in the New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Chronicle • 7-city author tour: New York, Milwaukee, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington, DC • National media campaign including television, radio, print, and online interviews • Book video • e-newsletters, social media, blog reviews

important notes • Reminiscent of watershed, cross-cultural debut novels like Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake (HMH, 9/03) and Monica Ali’s Brick Lane (Scribner, 8/03), American Dervish is a novel that paints a rich and enlightening portrait of a little-understood segment of American society. • Ayad Akhtar has a background in film writing and directing and has won multiple awards for his work. He will make his HBO debut this May, starring opposite William Hurt in the network’s movie version of Too Big to Fail. • Little, Brown has sold rights to prominent publishers in 19 countries. This novel will be a publishing event in the U.S. and around the world. Ayad Akhtar is a first generation Pakistani-American from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He holds degrees in Theater from Brown University and in Directing from Columbia University, where he won multiple awards for his work. American Dervish is his first novel. He lives in New York.

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Be the Miracle 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible

Regina Brett Read by the Author From the author of the New York Times bestseller God Never Blinks comes inspiring stories about how the choices we make and the actions we take can make the impossible…possible.

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ant to live your dreams—or even surpass them? Want the world to change for the better? Want to see a miracle? What are we waiting for? Why not be the miracle? That’s the challenge Regina Brett sets forth in this collection of inspirational essays, stories, and columns. She shares lessons that will help people make a difference in the world around them. The lessons come from Regina’s life experience and from the lives of others, especially those she has met in her 25 years as a journalist. Each chapter is a lesson that can stand alone, but together they form an audio guide for seeing the miracle of change everywhere. Lessons like “Do Your Best and Forget the Rest,” “Sometimes It’s Enough to Make One Person Happy,” and “Get Busy on the Possible” can be used by teachers, parents, ministers, and individuals to help challenge and change oneself, as well as better serve others.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertisiang in People • National media campaign • Radio satellite tour

important notes

• Local author publicity

• The audiobook edition of God Never Blinks, which is read by the author is a 2011 Audie Award Finalist in the Inspirational category.

• National print and online media campaign

• Brett’s New York Times bestseller, God Never Blinks (GCP, 4/10), sold more than 75,000 hardcover copies. Foreign rights were sold in 18 countries. The trade paperback edition will be published by GCP in 4/11.

• e-newsletters, social networks, blogs, giveaways

Praise for God Never Blinks:

“She has given us a beautifully written roadmap for life.” —Jeffery Zaslow, coauthor of The Last Lecture

“ An incredibly moving and inspiring essay collection.” —Library Journal

• Regina Brett has been a newspaper columnist for 16 years, 11 of them for Ohio’s largest newspaper, the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Her column appears twice a week. She was a two-time Pulitzer-Prize finalist for Commentary and she’s won the National Headliner Award and the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award. She also hosts a weekly radio show on WKSU, Northeast Ohio’s NPR affiliate. • In these uncertain economic times, when many are experiencing an array of family and financial difficulties, Be The Miracle offers solace, hope, and inspiration that things can and will get better. Regina Brett lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

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You Are Made For More! LISA OSTEEN COMES Read by the Author Foreword by Joel Osteen Lisa Osteen Comes shows readers how to face life with confidence, grace, and joy, knowing we are made for more than lives of sheer disappointment and struggle.

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his motivating, practical guide opens with Lisa’s powerful story of surviving a mail bomb that exploded in her lap, an event that made headlines round the world. “Whatever difficulties you face,” she encourages listeners, “I believe you are made for more.” Lisa shares from her own life, stories of facing birth defects, limiting labels as a young woman, an unwanted divorce, criminal attack, infertility, and broken dreams. With every story, in every chapter, she delivers biblical truths and practical help for overcoming hardship and loss. Her down-to-earth style, humor, spiritual wisdom, and optimism engage listeners, who will remember and repeat her memorable principles for daily living: • You can’t grasp the future, if you’re hanging onto the past. • You weren’t made for the pit, but for the palace.

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• It’s not over till God says it’s over.

• Print advertising in Christianity Today

• God’s at work in you, making a masterpiece.

• CBA promotions

• Let your scars become stars.

• National media campaign • Local signings in Dallas/Houston • National Christian print and online media campaign • Email blast to database on release (1.6 million) • Feature on LisaComes.com

In a time when more listeners face financial peril, uncertain work lives, and feelings of fragility in a fast-paced and overwhelming world, Lisa’s message shows how to not only get through a day, but catch a new vision for a bold and bright life.

important notes

• Advertising campaign on Lakewood.cc and on JoelOsteen.com for three months on release • Blog features on JoelOsteen.com and Lakewood.cc • e-newsletters, social networks

• Lisa Osteen Comes’s brother, Joel Osteen, is the pastor of Lakewood Church, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, and will support this book via Lakewood’s many media platforms. • Lakewood Church is the largest church in America. Comes is an associate pastor and teaches Wednesday evening services with more than 4,000 in attendance each week. These services are also broadcast online with viewers from all over the world. She occasionally fills in as a Sunday guest speaker when Joel is traveling. • Comes is a sought-after speaker for religious, women’s, and community events across the country, as well as a frequent guest on Christian television programs broadcast worldwide.

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Lisa Osteen Comes lives in Houston, Texas.

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Why Jesus? Rediscovering His Truth In an Age of Mass Marketed Spirituality

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or a true understanding of who Jesus was, there is only one source to go to: the Bible. Bestselling author Ravi Zacharias investigates recent attempts to reinvent and reinterpret the person and teachings of Jesus by popular culture. Who was Jesus, really? Recent decades have seen a multitude of attempts to redefine, reinterpret, and reinvent the person of Jesus Christ and the meaning of Christianity. But none of these reinterpretations—which have been influenced by sources ranging from the so-called Jesus Seminar, to New Age philosophers like Deepak Chopra, to popular novelists like Dan Brown, to media personalities like Oprah Winfrey—pays heed to the Bible’s account of Jesus’ life. In this new audiobook, bestselling author and radio evangelist Ravi Zacharias analyzes the “spiritual” movements of the past 40 years, debunking their claims and returning the listener to the classic, biblical definition of Jesus’ person, work, and teaching. Focusing on Christianity’s centrally important tenet—the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ—Zacharias makes a passionate, imaginative, and convincing case that the biblical Jesus is the real Jesus.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Radio advertising • Print advertising including Christianity Today • Online advertising including OnePlace.com

important notes

• CBA promotions

• Books that defend Christianity’s claims about Jesus are evergreen.

• Tie in to speaking schedule • National Christian print, broadcast and online • media campaign • Two weeks teaching and discussion on author’s radio broadcasts • One month radio advertising on author’s broadcasts • Featured in ministry newsletters and e-blasts

• Ravi Zacharias, a leading defender of Christian principles, is the author of many books including Jesus Among Other Gods (Thomas Nelson, 2/02), which sold more than 160,000 copies. • Zacharias’s weekly radio program, Let My People Think, is broadcast on 1,692 stations worldwide. His weekday radio program, Just Thinking, is on 412 stations.

• e-newsletters, social networks • rzim.org

Praise for Ravi Zacharias:

“Ravi Zacharias gives a powerful defense of how Jesus Christ brings meaning and hope to an individual life.” —Billy Graham Unabridged Nonfiction on CD 978-1-60941-458-0 7 CDs • $t24.98/$27.98 CAN

• Of recent note is Henry Cloud’s bestselling book, The Secret Things of God (Howard, 1/09), and Tim Keller’s New York Times bestseller, The Reason for God (Dutton, 2/08).

• Zacharias is founder and chairman of the board of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional offices in Canada, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. Ravi Zacharias lives in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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A luminous YA debut from Daniel Handler, a.k.a. Lemony Snicket, and celebrated artist Maira Kalman Why$17.99 We(NCR) Broke Up ISBN: 978-0-316-12725-7 6 x 8 Handler 1/4 • 368 pages Daniel Ages 15 & up • Grades 10 & up

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inAlso Green is writing Ed Slaterton a letter, which accompanies Available in Downloadable a Audio box.and Inside the box is why they broke up. There is a movie eBook Formats. ticket from their first date, an old cookbook they bought together, Also available in Large Print Format • 978-0-316-19622-2 • $19.99 ($21.99 CAN) a comb HC from a motel room they shared: item after item, illustrated and accounted for. Until the box, like the couple, will be dumped.

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MARKETING & PROMOTION Why We Broke Up • Extensive Pre-Publication Campaign

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• National Print & Online Advertising • National Publicity Campaign

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Dear Ed,

In a sec you’ll hear a thunk. At your front door, the one nobody uses. It’ll rattle the hinges a bit when it lands, because it’s so weighty and important, a little jangle along with the thunk, and Joan will look up from whatever she’s cooking. She will look down in her saucepan, worried that if she goes to see what it is it’ll boil over. I can see her frown in the reflection of the bubbly sauce or whatnot. But she’ll go, she’ll go and see. You won’t, Ed. You wouldn’t. You’re upstairs probably, sweaty and alone. You should be taking a shower, but you’re heartbroken on the bed, I hope, so it’s your sister, Joan, who will open the door even though the thunk’s for you. You won’t even know or hear what’s being dumped at your door. You won’t even know why it even happened. It’s a beautiful day, sunny and whatnot. The sort of day when

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happened. And the truth is that I goddamn loved you so much. has written for grown-ups under his own name and for younger readers under the name Lemony Snicket. He was dumped Important notes at least three times in high school.

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Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That? A Modern Guide to Manners

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rom acclaimed humorist, author, and Vanity Fair columnist Henry Alford comes a laugh-out-loud guide to modern manners. A few years ago, humorist and journalist Henry Alford found himself “reverse-apologizing”: offering apologies for other people, on their behalf, when they failed to do so themselves. Ever since, he’s realized he needed to take a closer look at manners—his own, and others’. In Would It Kill You To Stop Doing That? he interviews experts both likely (Miss Manners, Tim Gunn) and unlikely (a former prisoner, an army sergeant). He volunteers himself as a tour guide for foreigners visiting New York City, and as an online etiquette coach for his friends. He travels to Japan. He teaches Miss Manners how to steal a cab. He designates the World’s Most Annoying Bride. Providing answers to questions like, Why shouldn’t you ask a cabdriver where’s he’s from?, and Why is posting baby pictures on Facebook a fraught activity?, this hilarious and non-elitist audiobook looks past the standard “dos” and “don’ts” of good form, in search of ways we can treat each other better.

• Henry Alford’s previous book for Twelve, How to Live (978-0446-19603-1), was published in hardcover in 1/09 and trade paperback in 1/10, and was named one of the Best Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly. It was featured in major media outlets including USA TODAY, Time, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, O, The Oprah Magazine, and NPR’s All Things Considered, among other publications and broadcasts. • The author has a weekly column in the New York Times, and his work appears regularly in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Travel & Leisure, the New York Times Book Review, and on NPR. He is the author of Big Kiss (Broadway, 5/01), a chronicle of his attempt to become a working actor, which won a Thurber Prize, and Municipal Bondage (Random House, 1992), a humor collection. Henry Alford lives in New York City.

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Seven Princes John R. Fultz A major fantasy debut, perfect for fans of Brent Weeks and Brandon Sanderson.

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n ancient necromancer slaughters the king and his court in front of the unbelieving eyes of crown prince D’zan. From that moment, his life is consumed by one thought—to regain his throne. Others will join him, some will oppose him. In a world where men and giants fight side by side against ancient monsters and new powers, only one thing is sure—war is coming. Blood will run. Princes will clash. Seven Princes. Seven destinies. All will be legend.

important notes • From debut writer John R. Fultz comes a truly unique novel. Vast in scope and mythic in tone, this is a fantasy epic that is breathtaking in its reach.

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• This is a world where giants and men walk side by side, ancient sorcerers stalk the lands, drinking the blood of their enemies, and heroes do battle with dragons and krakens.

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• This is the first book in the Books of the Shaper trilogy. The second book in the trilogy, Seven Kings, is scheduled for January 2013.

• Online advertising: Facebook and genre sites

• Hachette Audio will publish simultaneous with Orbit editions.

• National print and online publicity • Events at San Diego and New York Comic Cons • Targeted Sci-Fi Audiobook review mailing

John R. Fultz lives in the Bay Area, California, but is originally from Kentucky. When not writing novels, stories, or comics, John teaches English Literature at the high school level.

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If God Were Your Therapist David J. Lieberman Ph.D. Read by Sean Pratt How to Love Yourself and Your Life and Never Feel Angry, Anxious or Insecure Again How to Stay Sane In An Insane World

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MARKETING & PROMOTION • Review copy mailing • National media campaign DAVID J. LIEBERMAN, Ph.D., is an award-winning author and internationally recognized leader in the fields of human behavior and interpersonal relationships. Techniques based on his ten books, which have been translated into 24 languages and include two New York Times bestsellers, are used by governments, corporations, and mental health professionals in more than 25 countries. Dr. Lieberman’s work has been featured in publications around the world, and he has appeared as a guest expert on more than 200 programs, such as: The Today Show, PBS, The O’ Reilly Factor, NPR, and The View. Dr. Lieberman lectures and holds workshops around the country across a spectrum of fields

iven the high level of both opportunity and comfort, we would expect people to be happier than ever, and even more satisfied with their lives. The reality, though, is startlingly different. Instead of thriving and feeling empowered as a result of greater choices, we are deteriorating. Drawing on timeless wisdom and fundamental principles in psychology, Dr. David Leiberman, offers insights into the human condition, and reveals how, regardless of the opportunities available to us today, a lack of self-control results in poor choices, and ultimately leads to negative emotions and destructive habits. If God Were Your Therapist offers neither exercises or affirmations nor meditations or motivating mantras. There is no homework to do or journals to fill out. Rather, readers learn how to regain self-control and move their thoughts, choices, and lives in a purposeful, powerful, direction, free from the shackles of anxiety and stress. Experience a new kind of freedom and power when you discover how to permanently rise above your nature, and move confidently through life on ordinary days, and in extraordinary times.

important notes • Personal development is the strongest audio category for consistent sales and reorders, and Motivation is one of its strongest subcategories. • Dr. Lieberman’s previous books include New York Times bestsellers Get Anyone to Do Anything and Never Be Lied To Again. • He has appeared as a guest expert on more than 200 programs, including The Today Show, PBS, The O’ Reilly Factor, NPR, and The View. Dr. Lieberman lectures and holds workshops around the country across a spectrum of fields and industries. • An award winning author, Dr. Lieberman is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of human behavior and interpersonal relationships whose work has been featured in publications around the world.

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The Winner’s Brain 8 Strategies Great Minds Use to Achieve Success

Jeff Brown and Mark J. Fenske with Liz Neporent Read by Don Hagen Noted professors offer the secrets to unlocking the brain’s hidden potential.

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eveloped by two Harvard brain experts—a scientific, accessible approach to achieving success by retraining your brain to win. Ever wonder why some people seem blessed with success? In fact, everyone is capable of winning in life—you just need to develop the right brain for it. In The Winner’s Brain, Drs. Jeff Brown and Mark Fenske use cutting-edge neuroscience to identify the secrets of those who succeed no matter what—and demonstrate how little it has to do with IQ or upbringing. Through simple everyday practices, Brown and Fenske explain how to unlock the brain’s hidden potential by establishing:

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Balance: Make emotions work in your favor Bounce: Create a failure-resistant brain Opportunity Radar: Spot hot prospects previously hidden by problems Focus Laser: Lock into what’s important Effort Accelerator: Cultivate the drive to win

• Review copy mailing • National media campaign Jeffrey Brown, PsyD, ABPP, a psychiatry instructor at Harvard Medical School, lives in Boston. Mark J. Fenske, PhD, a former research fellow at Harvard, is an assistant professor in neuroscience at the University of Guelph. He lives in Ontario, Canada.

Along the way, they introduce you to dozens of interesting people who possess “win factors” (like the inventor of Whac-A-Mole) and share surprising information (like why you should never take a test while wearing red). The Winner’s Brain will not only give you an edge—it’ll motivate you to pursue your personal and professional dreams.

important notes • Personal development is the strongest audio category for consistent sales and reorders, and Motivation is one of its strongest subcategories. • The authors are professors in psychiatry and neuroscience • With distinctive packaging and brand marketing, your Coach in a Box offers an innovative, branded, price-conscious approach to self-help publishing.

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• With all of the competition on the Internet today, there is a need for a primer on how to rise to the top of the list and stand out from the rest.

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Mindset The New Psychology of Success

Carol Dweck Read by Marguerite Gavin Leading expert shows how you can make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way.

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“This book is an essential read for parents, teachers, coaches, and others who are instrumental in determining a child’s mind-set, and in turn, his or her future success, as well as for those who would like to increase their own feelings of success and fulfillment.” —Library Journal Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading researchers in the fields of personality, social psychology, and developmental psychology. She has been the William B. Ransford Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and is now the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her scholarly book Self-Theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development was named Book of the Year by the World Education Fellowship. Her work has been featured in such publications as The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe, and she has appeared on Today and 20/20. She lives with her husband in Palo Alto, California Unabridged Nonfiction on CD 978-1-59659-768-6 8 CDs • $39.98/$43.98 CAN

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leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than twenty years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work and relationships, and how we raise our kids, ultimately predicting whether or not we will fulfill our potential. Dweck has found that everyone has one of two basic mindsets. If you have the fixed mindset, you believe that your talents and abilities are set in stone—either you have them or you don’t. You must prove yourself over and over, trying to look smart and talented at all costs. This is the path of stagnation. If you have a growth mindset, however, you know that talents can be developed and that great abilities are built over time. This is the path of opportunity–and success. Dweck demonstrates that mindset unfolds in childhood and adulthood and drives every aspect of our lives, from work to sports, from relationships to parenting. She reveals how creative geniuses in all fields—music, literature, science, sports, business—apply the growth mindset to achieve results. Perhaps even more important, she shows us how we can change our mindset at any stage of life to achieve true success and fulfillment. She looks across a broad range of applications and helps parents, teachers, coaches, and executives see how they can promote the growth mindset. Highly engaging and very practical, Mindset breaks new ground as it leads you to change how you feel about yourself and your future.

IMPORTANT NOTES • Personal development is the strongest audio category for consistent sales and reorders, and Motivation is one of its strongest subcategories. • Her scholarly book Self-Theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development was named Book of the Year by the World Education Fellowship • With distinctive packaging and brand marketing, your Coach in a Box offers an innovative, branded, price-conscious approach to self-help publishing • Dweck had been featured in such publications as The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. She has appeared on Today and 20/20.

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Robert Ludlum’s™ The Janson Command Paul Garrison The first book in an exciting new series featuring Paul Janson, the hero of Robert Ludlum’s New York Times bestseller The Janson Directive.

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“High action is further enhanced by sound effects and musical transitions. Ludlum fans will not be disappointed.”

• Expanding on the success of the Robert Ludlum publishing program, GCP is introducing a brand new series featuring the hero of The Janson Directive. When that novel was published in 10/02 by St. Martin’s Press, it hit the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists, and has more than 1.5 million copies in print.

• The bestselling Jason Bourne novels continue to have remarkable success. Robert Ludlum’s™ The Bourne Objective (GCP, 6/10) was an instant New York Times bestseller, selling more than 146,000 hardcover copies. The Jason Bourne films have grossed a combined $938 million worldwide, with a fourth movie in the works.

—AudioFile Magazine on The Bourne Sanction

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• Ludlum’s Covert-One novels are among the bestselling branded novels on the market along with Tom Clancy’s Net Force series and Dale Brown’s Dreamland series. Most recently Robert Ludlum’s™ The Arctic Event (GCP, 9/07) was a New York Times bestseller, selling more than 380,000 trade paperback and mass market copies combined.

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eformed from his days of assassination and international conspiracy, Paul Janson has a new mission and a new partner. Working with kickass sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, he helps other disenchanted covert-operatives to be rehabilitated and create new lives. He also accepts independent jobs, but only missions he believes will contribute to the greater good. Janson takes the job to rescue a doctor who has been kidnapped by West African rebels during an ambush of an American oil service boat. At first, it appears that the doctor’s life was spared in order to treat the rebels’ wounded leader Ferdinand Poe, a beacon of hope against a cruel dictator. But when the mission goes haywire, Janson realizes he’s in the middle of something much bigger. The puppet dictator has anonymous backers with designs on the oil reserves of this struggling nation—and Janson may find he’s been fighting for the wrong side the whole time.

• Ludlum’s The Chancellor Manuscript (Dial, 1/77) will be a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio and is scheduled for release in 2013. GCP plans to publish the sequel to coincide with the film’s release. • Paul Garrison authored five critically acclaimed thrillers prior to working on the new Janson novels. Paul Garrison lives in Connecticut.

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Wild Thing A Novel

Josh Bazell Read by Robert Petkoff Former mob hitman Dr. Brnwa is on the case—and on the run—in the electrifying sequel to the bestseller Beat the Reaper.

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t’s hard to find work as a doctor when using your real name will get you killed. So hard that when a reclusive billionaire offers Dr. Peter Brown, aka Pietro Brnwa, a job accompanying a sexy but self-destructive paleontologist on the world’s worst field assignment, Brown has no real choice but to say yes. Even if it means that an army of murderers, mobsters, and international drug dealers—not to mention the occasional lake monster—are about to have a serious Pietro Brnwa problem. Facing new and old monsters alike, Dr. Brnwa’s story continues in this darkly funny and lightning-paced follow up to Josh Bazell’s bestselling debut.

important notes MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in the New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Chronicle • Online advertising • 3-city author tour: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco

• Robert Petkoff’s performance of Beat the Reaper was a 2010 Finalist for the Male Solo Narration Audie Award. • Beat the Reaper (LB, 1/09) was a New York Times bestseller, a #1 Indie Bound pick, a Time magazine Top 10 Fiction Book of 2009, and a selection of Barnes & Noble’s Discover Program. Wild Thing continues Dr. Brnwa’s story and promises to garner similar attention and sales. • Having earned degrees both in writing and medicine, Josh Bazell is able to turn his wide-ranging medical knowledge and razor-sharp dialogue into original, dazzling writing.

• National media campaign including television, radio, print and online interviews • Book video

• In a highly publicized deal, New Regency acquired the film rights to Beat the Reaper, with Leonardo DiCaprio attached to star.

• e-newsletters, social media, blog reviews

“It’s Bazell’s brutal, completely contemporary way of telling his story that is so compelling. Brown is a fully realized, pill-popping, arm-twisting maniac whose back-story is told exuberantly by first-person narrator Robert Petkoff, in a brilliant performance.” —Winston-Salem Journal on Beat the Reaper

Praise for Beat the Reaper:

“Beat the Reaper is a firecracker of a novel…. Cool, savage and inventive.” —James Ellroy “It’s just what the doctor ordered….Think House meets The Sopranos.” —Entertainment Weekly Josh Bazell holds a BA in writing from Brown University and an MD from Columbia. He lives in New York.

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Saying it Well Touching Others with Your Words

CHARLES R. SWINDOLL Bestselling author and master communicator Charles R. Swindoll shares his secrets on how to speak well so people will listen.

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MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in Christianity Today, World Magazine, Outreach, Leadership, Publishers Weekly • Radio advertising on commercial Christian radio stations adjacent to Insight for Living broadcast • Online advertising • CBA promotions • National and Christian print, broadcast, and online media campaign • 4 weeks custom teaching on author’s radio broadcast • e-newsletters

hile most books on mastering the art of speaking present philosophy, technique, and how-to-do-it techniques, Saying it Well makes the process personal and keeps it real. Swindoll writes in the first person, not unlike a prescriptive memoir, telling the story of his journey to becoming a world-class communicator. Listeners will relate as he delivers his personal, entertaining, and engaging story, lifting the veil on his own a and the adventures he has had learning this craft. Practical and easy to use, the audiobook also shares several foundational principles regarding how to communicate, from preparing for a speech, organizing thoughts, filtering out the superfluous and focusing on the important, overcoming fears, how to grab the listener’s attention, deliver in a convincing manner…and, frankly, how and when to stop. Saying it Well is written for professional speakers and pastors, as well as regular people who may be teachers or in business, who are called on from time to time to deliver a verbal presentation. With humorous stories and inventive, practical tips, one of America’s premier communicators tells listeners how to speak with authority in every situation, persuade others to consider your perspective, overcome your fears of public speaking, and love others more effectively with your words.

important notes • The Church Awakening was published by FaithWords in September 2010 and has more than 78,000 copies in print to date. • Swindoll’s radio ministry, Insight for Living, is broadcast in more than 2,100 outlets worldwide and celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2009.The ministry produces Bible study tools and conducts counseling by correspondence, a prison ministry, and conferences.

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• Swindoll is an established and consistent bestselling author. He has written more than 50 major books and 100 Bible study guides with more than 20 million units sold. He is also the winner of 12 Gold Medallion Book Awards.

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Charles Swindoll is the pastor of the 6,000-member Stonebrier Community Church in Frisco, Texas, as well as the chairman of the board for Insight for Living and the chancellor of the Dallas Theological Seminary. He was named by Christianity Today as one of the top 25 Most Influential Preachers of the Past 50 years. He Lives in Frisco, Texas.

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Bleed for Me Michael Robotham A penetrating psychological suspense novel about a 14-year-old girl who is either the victim of a horrible crime…or its perpetrator.

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hen Sienna Hegarty turns up at psychologist Joe O’Loughlin’s home one night, traumatized and covered in blood, he vows to unearth the dark secrets her mind has buried. The police find a major piece of the puzzle at Sienna’s house: her father, a retired cop, murdered. The blood covering Sienna was her father’s. She can’t remember what happened, but, at the same time, doesn’t mourn her father’s death. What was going on behind closed doors in the Hegarty household? Is Sienna guilty of brutal murder? And how is her charismatic teacher Gordon Ellis involved? Joe O’Loughlin must uncover the truth—or he could be next in the sights of a manipulative killer.

important notes • From Stephen King, who selected Robotham’s Shatter (LB 2011) as one of his top 10 novels of the year, to People, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post, Robotham has received a growing level of acclaim from important U.S. reviewers.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in The Strand, Crimespree, Mystery Scene and in the Bouchercon program • National media campaign including print and online interviews • e-newsletters, social media, blog reviews

Praise for Shatter:

“Pleasantly creepy....Plotted with precision and narrated with real intelligence.” —New York Times Book Review

• Robotham’s debut novel, Suspect (Doubleday, 2005), sold over one million copies worldwide. • With intense psychological suspense, rapid fire banter, and nail-biting action, Michael Robotham’s multi-faceted approach to crime fiction announces the arrival of a talent who compares favorably to many of the current masters of the genre—Ian Rankin, Elmore Leonard, and Lee Child.

Praise for The Wreckage:

“Michael Robotham brings his well-honed skills as an international investigative reporter to the world of high-octane thrillers. The Wreckage takes you behind the headlines coming out of Baghdad, and behind the power scenes in London and Washington. One of the best novels to come out of the chaos of Iraq; a penetrating peek through the fog of war.” —Nelson DeMille

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Starmaker Tommy Mottola

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ne of the most powerful, famous executives in the history of the music industry, Tommy Mottola was there from Elvis to the iPod. He participated in the explosion of popular music when it had a personal, individual impact and a global, cultural influence on everything from fashion and advertising to politics and race. Now, in The Last Starmaker, Tommy recounts how a street kid from the Bronx became the music industry’s most creative and successful CEO. For the first time, Mottola will lay bare the facts behind the most sensational aspects of his life. He reveals what it was like to be married to Mariah Carey, how Michael Jackson would call him in the wee hours begging Tommy to swear they’d sell 100 million records, his fascinating dealings with countless icons, and how he was sitting at the top when the music business imploded.

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• As the boss of Sony Music Entertainment from 1987 to 2003, Tommy Mottola discovered and nurtured famous artists including Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, and Shakira. He is also credited with jump starting the careers of Hall & Oates, John Mellencamp, Billy Joel, New Kids on the Block, Usher, Harry Connick, Jr., and countless others. • Books exposing the inner workings of the entertainment industry are constantly in demand, as evidenced by the success of producer Jerry Weintraub’s When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead (Twelve, 4/10), which hit the New York Times bestseller list, Def Jam Recordings founder Russell Simmons’ Life and Def (Crown, 10/01), and Motown Records founder Berry Gordy’s To Be Loved (GCP, 10/94). • Mottola maintains high-level contacts at almost every major media outlet and will speak candidly about the most sensational aspects of his life. Tommy Mottola lives in New York.

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The Letter My Journey Through Love, Loss, & Life

Marie Tillman Read by the Author A love story and an inspirational tale of recovery and self-discovery, Marie Tillman opens up for the first time about her marriage to former-NFL star Pat Tillman, and her journey to rebuild her life after his death.

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MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in People • Online advertising • National media campaign • National print and online media campaign • Book video • e-newsletters, social networks, blogs, • giveaways Marie Tillman lives in Los Angeles, California.

n 2003, Pat Tillman, while serving in the U.S. Army, hastily wrote a “just in case” letter to his wife, Marie. For months it sat on top of their bedroom dresser, sealed and ever-present.  Then, in April 2004, Marie’s worst nightmare came true when she learned that Pat had been killed in Afghanistan. In the days following his death,  it was Pat’s letter that kept her going. Now, in The Letter, Marie recalls for the first time how she and Pat fell in love, his harrowing decision to join the army after 9/11, and the devastating day when she learned he’d been killed. She describes withdrawing from the public spotlight and slowly rebuilding her life, a journey that saw her take refuge in a fast-paced career, travel solo throughout Argentina, and finally find her footing in Los Angeles, where she decided to become the director of the Pat Tillman Foundation. Filled with the wisdom Marie gained along the way, The Letter is a deeply moving account of loss and recovery, and an inspiring story for anyone whose life has taken an unexpected hard turn—and who struggles to get back on the right path.

important notes • The story of Pat Tillman continues to fascinate as the war in Afghanistan rages on. Jon Krakauer’s book Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman (Doubleday, 9/09) was an instant New York Times bestseller, and the 9/09 documentary The Tillman Story won rave reviews and considerable media attention. • With the exception of a recent Today show appearance to promote the Pat Tillman Foundation, Marie Tillman has remained mostly out of the public spotlight since her husband’s death. With renewed requests for interviews already rolling in, including a package offer from ABC, Marie is now prepared to return to the public eye to publicize the book. • THE LETTER will appeal to readers of Joan Didion’s national bestseller The Year of Magical Thinking (Knopf, 10/05), Carole Radziwill’s What Remains (Scribner, 9/05), and Gail Caldwell’s Let’s Take the Long Way Home (Random House, 8/10).

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• Marie Tillman is the founder of the Pat Tillman Foundation, a non-profit organization that has invested more than $4 million in education since its inception. In 2008, she began Tillman Military Scholars, an initiative that helps a select group of veterans, active service members, and their dependents fulfill their academic dreams.

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2312 Kim Stanley Robinson A major new SF novel from the author of the bestselling and multi award-winning Mars Trilogy.

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he year is 2312. Earth and Mars are locked in a deadly conflict over the things people always fight about—air, water, power. Now, this cold war threatens to become much, much more. A weapon is loose in the solar system—a “world killer” that could end humanity once and for all. It is up to two diplomats from rival factions to find out who is behind this world-killer and to stop them if they can.

important notes • With a publication date of 2-3-12, the new novel by Kim Stanley Robinson will be one of the major SF events of the year. • 2312 is a novel that will give readers a believable and aweinspiring vision of our solar system 300 years from now and mankind’s place in it.

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Major online and print advertising campaign • Pre-pub bookstore events • National radio satellite tour • National print and online publicity • Targeted Sci-Fi Audiobook review mailing

• Kim Stanley Robinson is a winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. He is the author of 19 previous books. In 2008, he was named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine. • 2312 is comparable to Kim Stanley Robinson’s acclaimed Mars Trilogy, in which he described a convincing future history of mankind’s colonization of Mars. Red Mars (10/93), Green Mars (4/94), and Blue Mars (7/96) were published by Bantam Spectra. • Time magazine has hailed Robinson as one of 32 “leaders and visionaries on the environment,” and has called him “perhaps the foremost practitioner of literary utopias.” • An Orbit worldwide release, with simultaneous Hachette Audio publication.

“If I had to choose one writer whose work will set the standard for science fiction in the future, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson.” —New York Times “Robinson’s...scientific homework [is] impeccable, and his handling of a large cast is a model to many avowed saga mongers.” —Booklist on Red Mars “For power, scope, depth, and detail, no other Martian epic comes close.” —Kirkus Reviews on Red Mars Kim Stanley Robinson lives in Davis, California. Unabridged Fiction Download 978-1-61113-571-8 23.5 Hours • $29.98/$32.98 CAN Also available as an eBook and in Hardcover from Grand Central Publishing.

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Pure Julianna Baggott In the tradition of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games and Justin Cronin’s The Passage, bestselling author Julianna Baggott delivers the first volume in a thrilling new post-apocalyptic trilogy.

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ixteen-year-old Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about her life during the Before. Like Pressia, most of the survivors have the permanent burns, scars, and objects fused to their bodies. At age 16, everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier, or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets. Uncertain of her fate, Pressia is on the run. But there are also those who escaped unmarked. The Pures were safely inside the Dome when the Detonations occurred, and have stayed there ever since. While they are protected and pure, their shelter is a cocoon of intensely rigid social order. Partridge, the son of one of the most influential men in the Dome, longs for his mother, who didn’t make it inside and is presumed dead. When he learns there is a chance she may still be alive, he will risk his life to leave the Dome and find her. And when Pressia and Partridge cross paths, they quickly realize they need each other to accomplish their missions…and to survive.

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• National print and online media campaign

• Julianna Baggott is the author of the national bestseller Girl Talk (Washington Square Press, 1/02). She also writes under the pen names Bridget Asher and N.E. Bode. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Ms., and Glamour, and has been read on NPR’s Talk of the Nation.

• Promotion • Advance reading copies • e-newsletters, social networks, blogs, • giveaways

—Steven Schneider, producer of Paranormal Activity I and II

• Joining the company of Young Adult crossover hits like The Hunger Games (Scholastic, 10/8), The Maze Runner (Delacorte Press, 10/9), and the Twilight saga (LBYR), Pure is sure to have mass appeal to readers of all ages.

“A dark adventure that is both startling and addictive….I couldn’t stop reading Pure.”

• The next book in the trilogy will be published in GCP hardcover in 2/13. Translation rights have already sold in the UK, Italy, Germany, Korea, Turkey, Brazil, and France.

“A post-apocalyptic thrill ride....Bursting with imagination and epic adventure.”

—Danielle Trussoni, bestselling author of Angelology

• Film rights for the Pure Trilogy have sold to Fox 2000 Pictures with Karen Rosenfelt, lead producer of the Twilight saga. Julianna Baggott lives in Florida.

Unabridged Fiction Download 978-1-61113-569-5 12 Hours • $26.98/$29.98 CAN Also available as an eBook and in Hardcover from Little, Brown and Company.

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Commit! John Jantsch Read by the Author

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Review copy mailing • National media campaign

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The Body Language of Dating Tonya Reiman Read by the Author

MARKETING & PROMOTION • Review copy mailing • National media campaign

Unabridged Nonfiction on CD 978-1-59659-770-9 8 CDs • 9 Hrs • $39.98/$43.98 CAN

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Private: #1 Suspect James Patterson and Maxine Paetro Private’s Director Jack Morgan is accused of a brutal murder—and not even Private’s world-class investigators may be able to save him.

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ince former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan started Private, it has become one of the world’s most powerful investigation firms, sought out by the rich and famous to discretely handle their most sensitive problems. Private’s investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world—and they always uncover the truth. When a former lover is found murdered in Jack’s bed, he is instantly the number one suspect. While the police are investigating Jack, the mob strong-arms him into recovering $30 million in stolen pharmaceuticals, and the beautiful manager of a luxury hotel chain persuades him to quietly investigate a spree of murders occurring on their properties. Fighting for his life on both sides of the law, Jack realizes that he may not be able to save himself this time. With more action, more intrigue, and more twists than ever before, Private: #1 Suspect is James Patterson at his unstoppable best.

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• National television, print and online advertising

• There are over 720,000 copies in print of Private (LB, 978-0-31609615-7, 6/10), the first book in James Patterson’s newest series. The paperback will be published in February, 2011.

• National media campaign including television, radio, print, and online interviews

• Maxine Paetro is the author of three novels and two works of nonfiction. Including the bestselling Women’s Murder Club series, she has coauthored nine books with James Patterson. She lives in New York with her husband.

• 15-copy mixed floor display with special riser • Web Marketing • e-newsletters, social media, giveaways • JamesPatterson.com

Praise for Private:

James Patterson lives in Florida.

“Slick and suspenseful.”

—BookLoons.com

“Private mixes action, mystery and personal drama…. Patterson and Paetro may well be on their way to rivaling—and possibly surpassing—the popularity of their Women’s Murder Club series.” —BookReporter.com

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“Private will grab you from page one and force you to sit there until you turn the very last page. A great start to new a series from the master of fast-paced thrill rides.” —LorisReadingCorner.com

Also available as an eBook and in Hardcover from Little, Brown and Company.

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Monday Mornings Sanjay Gupta, MD New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sanjay Gupta makes his fiction debut with this riveting and fast-paced story about the life and death decisions made by a team of dedicated surgeons.

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very time surgeons operate, they’re betting their skills can beat a brain tumor, a faulty heart valve, a clogged artery. Sometimes, they’re wrong. At Chelsea General, surgeons answer for bad outcomes at the Morbidity and Mortality conference, known as M & M. This extraordinary peek behind the curtain into what is considered the most secret meeting in all of medicine is the backdrop for Sanjay Gupta’s first novel. Monday Mornings follows the lives of five surgeons as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings, often in front of their peers at M & M. A practicing surgeon himself, Gupta provides a unique look inside the high-pressure world of medicine, and paints a vivid picture of the method by which surgeons often learn—through their mistakes.

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• Dr. Sanjay Gupta is also the author of Cheating Death (GCP, 10/09), which hit the New York Times bestseller list, and Chasing Life (GCP, 4/07), which made the New York Times, USA TODAY and The Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Combined, his books have sold over 100,000 copies.

• Print advertising in New York Times, USA Today • Online advertising • National media campaign • National print and online media campaign • e-newsletters, social networks, blogs, • giveaways

Praise for Cheating Death:

“I owe my recovery and my health to medical advances and the remarkable pioneers behind them. In his new book, the World’s Doctor, Sanjay Gupta, delivers a breathtaking preview of a coming revolution in medicine that challenges virtually everything we think we know about living and dying.” —President Bill Clinton

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• Dr. Gupta is a practicing neurosurgeon at Emory University and Associate Chief of Service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. He’s a columnist for Time magazine, Chief Medical Correspondent at CNN, and the host of the half-hour weekend show, House Call with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. He is also a contributor to 60 Minutes and appears regularly on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. In 2011, Dr. Gupta was on Forbes’ “10 Most Influential Celebrities” list. Sanjay Gupta, MD, lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Unabridged Download 978-1-61113-549-7 8 Hours • $24.98/$27.98 CAN

Also available as an eBook and in Hardcover from Grand Central Publishing.

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Timeless Gail carriger The Lady Maccon must answer a mystifying summons to Egypt in the final novel in the New York Times bestselling Parasol Protectorate series.

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lexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. All is well until she receives an urgent summons from Alexandria. With husband, child, and Tunstells in tow, Alexia sets off. What does the vampire Queen of the Alexandria Hive really want from her? And how has Ivy Tunstell suddenly become the most popular actress in all the British Empire?

important information • Blameless (Orbit, 9/10) and Changeless (Orbit, 4/10) were both New York Times bestsellers. • Soulless (Orbit, 10/9) was named as one of Publishers Weekly’s top 100 books of 2009 and one of Locus’ top 10 books of 2009. It won ALA’s Alex Award for 2010, given to adult novels that also have an appeal to younger readers. The Soulless audiobook was named one of Audible’s top 20 sleeper hits and was on their Best of 2010 list.

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• This is the fifth and final book in The Parasol Protectorate series.

• Online advertising: Facebook, romance, and genre sites

• An Orbit worldwide release.

• Online book trailer

“Spectacular debut novel...a real page-turner.”

• Author tour

—RT Book Reviews on Soulless

• National print and online publicity • Author events at Steampunk and SF conventions • New York and San Diego Comic Con promotions

“A tapestry that is simultaneously witty, charming, exhilarating and downright fun.” —fantasyliterature.com “Soulless is a characterdriven romp with great worldbuilding and delicious rapier wit that recalls Austen and P.G. Wodehouse.” —io9.com Gail Carriger began writing in order to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She now resides in the Colonies, where she insists on tea imported directly from London and cats that pee into toilets.

Unabridged Fiction Download 978-1-61113-976-1 11 Hours • $26.98/$29.98 CAN Also available as an eBook and in Hardcover from Orbit.

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Point and Shoot Duane Swierczynski Fun and Games and Hell and Gone come full circle in the Hardie series’ astonishing conclusion.

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harlie Hardie finds himself in a steel box, with tubes and wires attached to his body, trapped inside a satellite parked in orbit 500 miles above the Earth. He’s got a year’s supply of food, air, water, and no communication back to Earth, and must complete his 12 months’ duty or his wife and son will have an “accident.” Soon Hardie realize he’s sitting in a veritable zero-G vault containing the most dangerous secrets in the world. And if his wife and son will ever be safe, Hardie’s going to have to use those secrets as leverage against his faceless captors and force a crash-landing in one of the grittiest of urban hellholes. After years of exile, Hardie’s arming up...and setting his sights on getting back home.

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MARKETING & PROMOTION • Print advertising in The Strand, Crimespree, Mystery Scene and in the Bouchercon program • National media campaign including print and online interviews • e-newsletters, social media, blog reviews

• Listeners who were left wanting more in Fun and Games (LB, 2011) and Hell and Gone (LB, 2011) will be satisfied by the resolution to this series. • Swierczynski has generated a popular online platform to promote his work via his blog SecretDead.Blogspot.com, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. • Fans of the comic books Swierczynski has written, including X-Men and Punisher, will be interested in the novels. The series will get coverage on top comic and male-interest sites and blogs. Duane Swierczynski is the author of several acclaimed crime thrillers and also writes the X-Men spinoff Cable and Immortal Iron Fist for Marvel Comics. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and children.

Unabridged Fiction Download 978-1-61113-932-7 7.5 Hours • $24.98/$27.98 CAN Also available as an eBook and in Hardcover from Mulholland Books.

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The Gilly Salt Sisters Tiffany Baker The author of the New York Times bestselling The Little Giant of Aberdeen County returns with a magic-tinged tale of dreams, family secrets, and betrayals on a New England salt farm.

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n the isolated Cape Cod village of Prospect, the Gilly sisters are as different as can be. Jo, a fierce and quiet loner, is devoted to the mysteries of her family’s salt farm, while Claire is popular, pretty, and yearns to flee the salt at any cost. But the Gilly land hides a dark legacy that proves impossible to escape. Although the community half-suspects the Gilly sisters might be witches, it doesn’t stop Whit Turner, the town’s wealthiest bachelor, from forcing his way into their lives. It’s Jo who first steals Whit’s heart, but Claire—heartbroken over her high school sweetheart—who marries him. Years later, estranged from her family, Claire finds herself thrust back onto the farm with the last person she would have chosen: her husband’s pregnant mistress. Suddenly, alliances change, old loves return, and new battle lines are drawn. When the smoke finally clears, what the Gilly sisters learn about each other and the land around them will not only change each of their lives forever, it will also alter Gilly history for good. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County (GCP, 1/09) hit the San Francisco Chronicle and the ABA IndieBound bestseller lists. It was a January 2009 Indie Next List Pick and a Good Housekeeping Book Pick. It was published in GCP trade paperback in 1/10 and hit the New York Times bestseller list. The author awed readers with her literary grace in The Little Giant of Aberdeen County and does so again with her touches of magical realism woven seamlessly throughout this family saga. Her lyrical prose will attract fans of Brunonia Barry, Alice Hoffman, and Audrey Niffenegger. Praise for the Little Giant of Aberdeen County:

“Mixes the exuberant eccentricities of John Irving’s Garp, Anne Tyler’s relationship savvy and the plangent voice of Margaret Atwood.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Captivating…with characters so flawed as to make Tennessee Williams proud.” —Charlotte Observer Tiffany Baker lives in Tiburon, California. Unabridged Fiction Download 978-1-61113-572-5 9 Hours • $26.98/$29.98 CAN Also available as an eBook and in Hardcover from Grand Central Publishing.

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Kasher in the Rye A Delightful Romp Through Childhood Tragedy, Institutional Living, and Teenage Drug Addiction!

Moshe Kasher Read by the Author In the spirit of Augusten Burroughs, Chelsea Lately comedian Moshe Kasher details his outrageously dysfunctional early years in this hilarious memoir.

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not final

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oshe Kasher is lucky to be alive. He started using drugs at age 12. At that point, he had already been in psychoanalysis for eight years. By the time he was 15, he had been in and out of several mental institutions, drifting from therapy to rehab to arrest. But this is not an “eye opener” to the horrors of addiction. It’s a hilarious memoir about the absurdity of it all. When he was a young boy, Kasher’s mother took him on a vacation to the West Coast. Well, it was more like an abduction. She stole him away from his father, and they moved to Oakland, California. That’s where the real fun begins, in the war zone of Oakland’s Public Schools. Those early years read like part Nick Flynn, part David Sedaris, with a touch of Jim Carroll…but a lot more Jewish. In fact, Kasher later spends time in a Brooklyn Hasidic community. Brutally honest and laugh-out-loud funny, Kasher’s first literary endeavor finds humor in the most horrifying situations.

important notes • Moshe Kasher is a repeat guest on E!’s Chelsea Lately, and has been featured on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He will be seen on the 2011 season of The John Oliver Stand Up Program on Comedy Central, and has a show in development with the network as well, in which he will star. He can also be seen in the upcoming FOX sitcom Traffic Light. • Kasher has spent the last three years on the road, building his audience and performing almost nightly. He was named “best of the fest” by both the Aspen Comedy Festival and Just For Laughs, as well as iTunes 2009 New Comedian of the Year. • In 2011, Kasher is scheduled to perform at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, the Sasquatch Music Festival, South by Southwest, Bamboozle Festival, The Cat Laughs Festival, Aspen Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and hundreds of comedy clubs across the U.S. Moshe Kasher lives in Los Angeles.

Unabridged Memoir Download 978-1-61113-551-0 9 Hours • $26.98/$29.98 CAN Also available as an eBook and in Hardcover from Grand Central Publishing.

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