07:29 PM EDT 08/23/2014
Originally posted 09/17/2009 02:20PM
Here's something to get conspiracy theorists buzzing: Dan Brown fans would rather read his latest thriller on a screen than on the paper page
According to sales figures for the The Lost Symbol, the latest in the Landon series the author of The DaVinci Code, the Amazon e-book version of the 528-page tome is outselling the hardcover edition since it was released to the public Tuesday.
And that's not peanuts – the book has already broken Barnes & Noble's one-day adult-fiction sales record.
Of course, as with every Brown plot, things aren't all that they may seem, and there are other factors to consider, including the Kindle version's $9.99 price versus the hardcover's $16.17, as well as the possibility that market for the hardcover has already been saturated, as PaidContent.org points out.
Originally posted 04/20/2009 03:10PM
As long promised, The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown is putting his hero, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, back to work. Random House will release 5 million copies of Langdon's latest adventure, to be titled The Lost Symbol, on Sept. 15, reports the book-industry trade publication Publishers Weekly.
The plot covers half a day in the life of Langdon. "Weaving five years of research into the story's 12-hour timeframe was an exhilarating challenge," the notoriously reclusive Brown, 44, is quoted as saying in a statement. "Robert Langdon's life clearly moves a lot faster than mine."
Originally posted 04/07/2006 10:00AM
A British judge has rejected a claim by two writers that The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown stole his premise from their earlier work of nonfiction, CNN reports.
Originally posted 03/21/2006 08:00AM
Arguments in the Da Vinci Code copyright-infringement case closed on Monday in London with the lawyer for the plaintiffs suggesting that author Dan Brown's testimony was unreliable. He also questioned why Brown's wife Blythe, who helped research the book, was not called to testify.
Originally posted 11/15/2004 08:00AM
CAST: Despite some rumblings that the role would go to Russell Crowe, and novelist Dan Brown's own description of his hero as looking like Indiana Jones in tweeds, Tom Hanks is being asked to play scholarly supersleuth Robert Langdon in Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's movie version of the runaway bestseller, The Da Vinci Code. Variety and the Hollywood Reporter say the movie starts shooting next year. Hanks, 48, also made 1995's Apollo 13 with the director and producer, and 1984's Splash! with Howard. The search for the actress to play Langdon's French love interest is still underway.
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