fiction

A 'Devil Wears Prada' Take on the Wall Street Boy's Club

When Erin Duffy got her pink slip from Merrill Lynch back in August 2008, there was one silver lining. Unemployment gave her time to write a novel. The result was Bond Girl, a fun and highly autobiographical recounting of one young woman's adventures in love and bond sales on Wall Street.

President Obama's Book-Sales Boost: Second Only to Oprah's?

From history and economics to crime novels and biographies, whatever book the president touches -- and talks about -- turns into sales gold. Americans are very clearly interested in whatever the president is reading, and they're buying accordingly.

Random House, Hachette Cash In on Bestsellers

Two of the largest publishing houses -- Random House and Hachette -- have demonstrated again that when authors like Stephenie Meyer or Stieg Larsson become big phenomenons, big sales -- and big profits -- are the result. But when a phenomenon starts to wane, red ink can start creeping into the black.