Mrs Fletcher

Author: Tom Perrotta
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501144028
Size: 17.33 MB
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New York Times bestseller! From the bestselling author of The Leftovers and Little Children comes a penetrating and hilarious new novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America’s culture wars. Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, “U R my MILF!” Over the months that follow, that message comes to obsess Eve. While leading her all-too-placid life—serving as Executive Director of the local senior center by day and taking a community college course on Gender and Society at night—Eve can’t curtail her own interest in a porn website called MILFateria.com, which features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself. Before long, Eve’s online fixations begin to spill over into real life, revealing new romantic possibilities that threaten to upend her quiet suburban existence. Meanwhile, miles away at the state college, Eve’s son Brendan—a jock and aspiring frat boy—discovers that his new campus isn’t nearly as welcoming to his hard-partying lifestyle as he had imagined. Only a few weeks into his freshman year, Brendan is floundering in a college environment that challenges his white-dude privilege and shames him for his outmoded, chauvinistic ideas of sex. As the New England autumn turns cold, both mother and son find themselves enmeshed in morally fraught situations that come to a head on one fateful November night. Sharp, witty, and provocative, Mrs. Fletcher is a timeless examination of sexuality, identity, parenthood, and the big clarifying mistakes people can make when they’re no longer sure of who they are or where they belong.

Publishing 101 The Publishers Weekly Introduction To Publishing And Self Publishing

Author: Rachel Deahl
Publisher: Publishers Weekly
ISBN: 9781632958433
Size: 17.88 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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So, youÕve written your book. Now what? Should you find an agent or go directly to a publisher? Should you go DIY and publish your book yourself? If you do go it alone, which platform is best for you, and how do you get your book reviewed? All of these questions, and more, are answered in Publishing 101: The Publishers Weekly Introduction to Publishing and Self-Publishing, a new e-book that aims to demystify the publishing process. Rachel Deahl, a veteran journalist with over a decade of experience covering the publishing industry, offers readers a real-world take on what actually happens on the road to publication, and what writers can expect as they pursue their publishing dreams, either through a traditional publishing deal or via one of the many self-publishing options available today. Among the topics discussed: ¥ÊÊÊ What to really expect from your agent, editor, publicist and publishing house. ¥ÊÊÊ What writers should and should not have in their publishing contract. ¥ÊÊÊ The pros and cons of various digital self-publishing platforms. ¥ÊÊÊ How to get your self-published book distributed and reviewed. ¥ÊÊÊ Success stories from self-published authors, and their own hard-won advice. Publishing 101 is an indispensable primer for anyone getting started in publishing. Produced by Publishers Weekly, the publishing industryÕs trusted news source since 1872, Publishing 101 offers a no-nonsense perspective on how publishing works, and what writers can do to make their own projects take off. Early Praise: This is the first book every aspiring author should read. Even readers and booksellers who are curious about the ins and outs of the modern publishing industry owe it to themselves to pick this up. Brilliantly written, wide-ranging without getting bogged down in details, and loaded with harsh truths that will help new authors manage their expectations (you'll do your own marketing; midlist advances are dead; few fiction writers earn a living from their work; co-op and bestseller lists aren't what most people think; and so many more). Highly recommended. -Hugh Howey, bestselling author of Wool ÒRachel Deahl is a preeminent authority on the subject of first-time authors breaking into trade publishing or the self-publishing sphere. Readers looking for a publishing how-to book could have no better author and publishing coach in their corner than Deahl. PUBLISHING 101 will be a mainstay for book publishing curriculums and the desk drawers of aspiring authors.Ó ÐRobert Gottlieb, Chairman of the Trident Media Group literary agency "This is a clear, smart, superb guide to both sides of modern publishing, which is sure to be of use to authors no matter which direction they're leaning." -Ted Weinstein, literary agent and founder of Ted Weinstein Literary Management "Rachel Deahl has had boots on the ground during the entire self-publishing revolution and offers tremendous value to authors considering their myriad options. From manuscript preparation to distribution to marketing, PUBLISHING 101 covers all the bases of the publishing game and even offers writers a few new tricks to help them hit the home run." -Scott Waxman, CEO of Diversion Books

Bestseller Index

Author: Keith L. Justice
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
ISBN: UOM:39015042992290
Size: 20.42 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Publishers Weekly bestseller list started on May 3, 1919; the New York Times Book Review list began on October 6, 1935. Though the lists do not always reflect the best in American publishing, they do offer a myriad of insights into popular culture. All books that have appeared on any of the Publishers Weekly or New York Times lists are included in this comprehensive reference work. Arranged alphabetically by author and then by book, each entry includes the book's title, publisher, lists on which it appeared and dates it debuted thereon, peak position, and total number of weeks on the lists. Information is provided for hardcover, paperback, and other special editions when appropriate.