Following is a recap of major news at Hachette Book Group for the week of October 29-November 2, 2018:
Bestsellers: HBG has 17 titles on New York Times list this week and our distribution clients have four titles. We also have 15 titles on the USA Today list—see the full list here.
Major release: Michael Connelly’s new novel, Dark Sacred Night (LB) went on sale this week, and reviewers are loving Connelly’s brilliant pairing of Harry Bosch and Renee Ballard. The Washington Post calls the novel “Darkly brilliant…ingenious, frantically suspenseful.” Other raves appeared in USA Today, Chicago Sun Times, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Tampa Bay Times, and Dark Sacred Night was an Entertainment Weekly Pick of the Week. More coverage is on the way, including New York Times Book Review and Denver Post reviews.
November Picks: Amazon Editor’s Top Ten Picks for November include Connelly’s Dark Sacred Night and The Formula by Albert-László Barabási (LB). Barnes & Noble’s top fiction picks for the month include David Baldacci’s Long Road to Mercy (GCP) and James Patterson’s Alex Cross (LB)