Now that HBO has greenlighted the new series “Game of Thrones,” it’s not just TV execs who are hoping for the next “True Blood.”
Also keeping their fingers crossed are the folks at Bantam Spectra Books, the Random House imprint that publishes “A Song of Ice and Fire,” the George R.R. Martin book series that inspired the skein.
There’s good reason to get hopes up. On the evidence of not only “True Blood” but other book series-to-smallscreen transfers such as “The Vampire Diaries” and “Dexter,” a link to a larger, high-profile entertainment property has big benefits on the publishing side of the equation.
“I would love it to be a repeat of what happened with ‘True Blood,’?” said Bantam Books publisher Nita Taublib.
Thanks to that HBO vampire skein — which averaged 12.6 million viewers in its second season — Charlaine Harris, the longtime author who pens the ongoing series of Sookie Stackhouse novels on which “True Blood” is based, saw her popularity surge.
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TWO 2009 NEBULA AWARD NOMINATED NOVELLAS PUBLISHED BY PHOENIX PICK
Phoenix Pick has published two current Nebula Award-Nominated Novellas and is offering a special limited time e-book offer for only $3.99 each, or, $6.99 for both. Trade paperback versions are also offered.
(PRWEB) March 31, 2010 — Phoenix Pick, the science fiction imprint of Arc Manor Publishers has published two Novellas currently being considered for a Nebula Award by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.
The awards will be presented during the Nebula Weekend of May 13 to May 16, 2010.
Act One by Nancy Kress is about genetic manipulation and biological terrorism, subjects very relevant to today’s world. Nancy Kress is a highly decorated science fiction author and her awards include four Nebulas and two Hugos. Arkfall by Carolyn Ives Gilman takes place on a far planet where humans live deep within an apparently lifeless planet and where close proximity to each other has bred a special type of non-confrontational culture.
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The confession time with Karolina_Avalon continues – I always dread it when my favourite book/ movie is turned into a tv show or movie – seriously DREAD it. I also have a little, tweeny weeny prejudice to those who like a tv show better than a book – I don’t mind if they like aspects of the show better – but not if they like the show and that’s it. But – I love that shows can get people reading. Confessions of a book snob!
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