05:26 PM EDT 12/22/2014
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 05/18/2009 11:10AM
Just as he blended fact and fiction in his earlier, controversial book-to-film, The Da Vinci Code, so does novelist Dan Brown concoct a sometimes confusing plot for Angels and Demons, the past weekend's No. 1 movie.
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 04/21/2005 08:45AM
SLATED: TV viewers will have their fill of Donald Trump come May sweeps. May 19 will bring the one-hour finale of the third season of The Apprentice on NBC – while rival ABC has scheduled the mogul's very unofficial bio, Trump Unauthorized, for May 24. Meanwhile, CBS's May 25 movie about Martha Stewart, Martha: Behind Bars, starring Cybill Shepherd, is being bumped until fall, reportedly to tie in with the launch of the domestic diva's new syndicated lifestyle show and Apprentice spinoff. Instead, CBS will air Amber Frey: Witness for the Prosecution, starring Janel Moloney, on May 25 – which also happens to be the night of the final decision on American Idol. Set those TiVos.
Originally posted 01/12/2005 09:00AM
ALTERED: Star Jones Reynolds, who worked as an assistant district attorney for six years before turning to TV work in 1992, for the first time listed her profession as TV personality instead of attorney while filling out customs forms during a European trip. "I guess I've crossed over to the dark side," she tells the Associated Press. "It felt truthful. I'm sure it's strange for my father, who wants to know where all the money went for law school."
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