October 9th, 2008

Can you use video games to hook readers?

Can you use video games to hook readers? Scholastic certainly hopes so. As the NY Times says, “The premise of Scholastic’s series “The 39 Clues,” for example, is that online players search for some of the clues themselves, encountering background stories about new characters as well as text and pictures about everything from the Titanic to the Iditarod sled-dog race, material that supplements the novels and inevitably entails some reading.”

Read more of the story here.



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The top 10 highest-paid authors

Forbes has a list of the top ten highest-paid authors . The magazine even has a slide show where you can click thru and marvel at how people look without their photos touched up, and in one case an author is wearing what has to be a toupee. Of then 10, I’ve read Rowling, Patterson, King (but not for a while), Danielle Steele (only when I was in Germany and desperate for something, anything to read in English), Grisham, Follett, and Sparks. I think I have read one Koontz book.

I haven’t read Clancy or (gasp!) Evanovich.

How about you?



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