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Ta-Nehisi Coates Snags National Book Award

He dedicated award to friend killed by police officer

(Newser) - Ta-Nehisi Coates can now add a National Book Award to his growing list of accomplishments: The journalist, who was recently given a MacArthur genius grant , has won the National Book Award for nonfiction for Between the World and Me , his look at race and policing in America, written as a... More »

James Patterson's Latest Novel Will Literally Self-Destruct

One copy will explode; others are only readable for 24 hours

(Newser) - Reading a James Patterson book is all about thrills, though usually they're just on the page. But his new novel, Private Vegas, will, he says, let readers "become a character in their own thriller." That's because one copy of the book is due—literally—to explode,... More »

And the Highest-Earning Author Is ...

'Fifty Shades' writer EL James nearly made nine figures

(Newser) - Want to be a fabulously wealthy author? Loosen up those fingers. The route to riches seems to be with a series of related books rather than a one-off blockbluster. Forbes rounds up the top 10 highest-earning authors from June 2012 to June 2013. The top five:
  1. EL James, $95 million:
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Highest-Paid Authors in US

James Patterson, Stephenie Meyer lead the way

(Newser) - A tribute of sorts to Harry Potter: JK Rowling isn't putting out new Potter books, but sales of existing ones still put her in the top 10 of the year's highest-paid authors. (She came in 10th with $10 million.) Read the full Forbes list here , but here's the top... More »

10 Writers Who Turn Books Into Bucks

Top earner JK Rowling made $300 million off Potter franchise in past year

(Newser) - So you think people don't read books anymore? Tell that to JK Rowling, No. 1 on Forbes' list of top-earning authors. The woman behind the Harry Potter juggernaut raked in $300 million in the past year, thanks in part to the movies based on her books—which have sold 375... More »

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