Archive for January 9th, 2006
The boy wizard sure does have a following. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, sold over 4 million copies on the first day alone, and 7 million overall, in the U.S. in 2005. This dwarfs the number two book, the paperback version of A Million Little Pieces, a recommendation from Oprah’s book club, did a “paltry” 1.7 million copies for the year, and that book is now running into criticism. J.K. Rowling said she’d be starting the seventh and final book with the new year.
The next comic conversion appears to be Aquaman, with a pilot ordered for the WB Network, and featuring newcomer Will Toale in the title role. Producing the pilot is “Smallville” execs Miles Millar and Alfred Gough.
Steve Jordan writes “My latest book, to be released on January 13th, is entitled “Midgard’s Militia.”
Imagine a world of Superheroes: The godlike figures; the daring exploits; the incredible battles; the frightening mayhem; the thrilling victories.
Now imagine a world suddenly without its heroes.
Earth’s heroes have just been killed on an outer space mission. And as the deadly force that destroyed them now rushes towards Earth, brave souls come forward to try to take the place of the heroes… to keep the world safe…
This story is in a “pulp/comic book” style, a very fun read, but at a very grown-up level, with great personal relationships, serious characters, and a realistic take on a world where superheroes walked (if such a thing is possible). As always, it’ll sell for $2.50USD, in multiple e-book formats, and as always, no DRM!