The following is a recap of major news at Hachette Book Group for the week of October 19-October 23, 2020:
#1 Bestsellers: Three HBG titles hold onto the #1 slot on the New York Times bestsellers lists this week – Walk the Wire by David Baldacci (GCP/PB Fiction), Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram Kendi (LBYR/YA Hardcover) and The Family Lawyer by James Patterson (GCP/Mass Market Monthly).
New to the NYT list: Debuting on this week’s NYT bestsellers list is The 19th Christmas by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (GCP/#8 Paperback Fiction). Overall, HBG has 22 titles on the list this week and our client publishers have eight books on the list.
Two for McKinty: Adrian McKinty’s The Chain (Mulholland) won a Macavity Award for the Best Mystery Novel and a Barry Award for the Best Thriller at the virtual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention this week.
Anthony Award: Also at Bouchercon, The Mutual Admiration Society by Mo Moulton (Basic Books) won an Anthony Award in the Best Critical Category.
Major release: Peter Frampton’s Do You Feel Like I Do? (Hachette Books) went on sale this week with a great combination of mainstream national and local media and major music press and radio coverage. Highlights include a virtual launch event with Cameron Crowe, appearances on NBC’s TODAY, Access Hollywood, CBS This Morning, and NPR’s Here & Now; excerpts in Rolling Stone, Variety, and Business Insider; a Wall Street Journal “House Call” column and feature stories in Esquire, The Guardian, Yahoo Entertainment, Orange County Register, and Guitar Player Magazine(cover); and reviews in USA Today, American Songwriter, Popmatters, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Columbus Dispatch, and more.