Publisher Ad Kudos, Books to Watch, and an Update on One of Our Mystery 76 Picks

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By Carl Lennertz

Publisher Ad Kudos:
We've always kept you posted by e-mail or at about upcoming Book Sense ads and the titles involved. I'm going to run reminders here, and I hope that you'll give these 76 picks an extra look stock -- and display-wise. I'll also try and alert you, when I see them, to national ads that mention Book Sense.

Many, many, many thanks to all the publishers who advertise with us in our ad format, and to those who include us in their own ads!!

Recent Book Sense/New Yorker Ads:

  • September 16: The Fruit of Stone, Mark Spragg, Riverhead Books, 1573222232
  • September 23: Across the Nightingale Floor, Lian Hearn, Riverhead Books, 1573222259

Coming up in the The New Yorker:

  • October 14: The Tea Rose , J. Donnelly, Thomas Dunn/St. Martin's, 0312288352

Recent New York Times daily ads with big Book Sense mentions:

  • The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke, Chicken House/Scholastic, $16.95, 0439404371
  • Summerland by Michael Chabon, Miramax, $22.95, 0786808772
  • The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King, Hyperion, $23.95, 0786869054

I will send title and ISBN list of Pages, The Ruminator, and Speakeasy ad titles next time.

On Beyond Sleeper:

Three of our On the Rise picks from two weeks ago jumped straight into our Top 15s.

  • Blue Latitudes, Tony Horwitz, Henry Holt, $26, 0805065415;
  • Horseshoes, Cowsocks, & Duckfeet: More Commentary by NPR's Cowboy Poet & Former Large Animal Veterinarian, Baxter Black, Crown, $23.95, 0609610902;
  • The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women & the Artists They Inspired, Francine Prose, HarperCollins, $25.95, 0060196726; and
  • White Oleander, Janet Fitch, Back Bay, $13.95, 0316284955, is back up due to movie.

Speaking of movies, when we combined the sales of all three editions of Tuck Everlasting, it jumped into our kid's top 15, overriding my Tuesday morning e-mail news of it being #19. Here are the three ISBNs:

  • The original edition, 0374480095;
  • The 25th Anniversary edition, 0374480125; and
  • The movie-tie-in edition, 0374480133.

Mystery 76 Update:
The #10 pick on our Fall Mystery 76 Top Ten (the pad on press now, and it should be to you by late October, at the latest) is a small press book that may not be at many wholesalers. The publisher did an Advance Access mailing, and many of you loved the book, so I do hope you'll try and order some. Here's the info:

The Fractal Murders, by Mark Cohen, Muddy Gap Press, $13.95 paper, 097189860X. The wholesaler is Books West of Boulder, CO, (800) 378-4188. The distributor is Book World in Sarasota, FL, (800) 444-2524. You can also contact the publisher directly at