Most of the time we don’t hear about the world of authors–outside of book signings and award nominations, that is. But lately I’ve been reading a lot about authors and their out-of-the-cave times. Since most of this isn’t really applicable to what I’ve been trying to accomplish with the Books & Business Google Notebook daily updates (HERE), but interesting nonetheless, I thought I’d compile some of the scoop for today’s post.
Did you know…
An author recently claimed he’d been interviewed by Oprah and chosen as her book club pick when he hadn’t? He even went so far as to post a transcript on his website. HERE.
OJ Simpson’s ghost writer isn’t taking any writerly criticisms lying down? Everything was approved by the Juice himself, Pablo F. Fenjves says, despite the former pro-football player’s recent backpedaling. HERE. (The back-and-forth over If I Did It has ended, btw, and the Goldmans will be publishing the book through Beaufort Books in October of this year…though you won’t be able to buy it at Barnes & Noble.)
Ian Rankin, a crime writer in Scotland, has either leaked some serious JK Rowling scoop or planted a red herring? The evidence, it seems, is circumstantial at best. HERE.
Another author in Poland, whose harrowing details of murder were a little too believable, was charged as the murderer in an unsolved case? Turns out his wife and the deceased were acquainted. Details HERE. [Read more…]