*A Collection of Antiquarian Curios & Relics*
"Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own;
it's the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price
and wondering if you can afford it . . ."
SHORT TAKES FROM STRAWBERRYLAND
Vernoica Roth's Allegiant (9780062024060) 19.99 is going to be huge. With Divergent (9780062024039) 9.99 releasing as a movie on March 21, we could see sales similar to Suzanne Collins' Catching Fire (9780545603683) 12.99 on the high side of the spectrum or Kami Garcia's Beautiful Creatures (9780316231657) 7.99 on the low end. Going into the holidays, I'm leaning towards Catching Fire type numbers . . .
There are only a few young adult authors who sell right out of the box, and Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck (9781419711329) 13.95 is one of them. (Rick Riordan's House of Hades (9781423146728) 19.99, which is back in stock, would be one and the other is the aforementioned Veronica Roth.) It goes on-sale November 5 . . .
Speaking of young adult series, we have already sold out of the Divergent Series Box Set (9780062234926) 34.99. However, HarperCollins is shipping out a new batch today, so we should have them back in stock next week. And while we're talking about box sets, the Duck Commander Collection (9781476763392) 69.99 is here . . .
I've been scanning the horizons for the quirky holiday title that will be this year's Francesco Marciuliano's I Could Pee on This (9781452110585) 12.95, and I think it could be Diane Muldrow's Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book (9780307977618) 9.99. We've already sold out of this one twice, and the publisher is out of stock until November 11. We have a batch arriving in a few days, so you might want to backorder. Also, this holiday season's Underwater Dogs (9780316227704) 19.99 by Seth Casteel could be Carli Davidson's Shake (9780062242648) 17.99. Dogs never go out of style . . .
Also, I'm beginning to believe Ms. Yousafzai's I am Malala (9780316322409) 26.00 will have the legs to sell straight through Christmas. It looks like Jon Stewart is the new Oprah. And while we're on the topic of television icons, Henry Bushkin's bio on the former King of Late Night, Johnny Carson (9780544217621) 28.00 has been quietly selling at a great clip. It may be the perfect gift for any of the old codgers on your holiday list . . .
Odds & Sods
The heart is a lonely hunter. Former Vice-President Dick Cheney has been hawking his new one Heart (9781476725390) 28.00 on most of the news shows. In the book, he recounts how he almost died after he left office. Right. I don't know about you, but I suspect Mr. Cheney will still be around long after the rest of us are dead and buried . . .
Speaking of legendary Conservatives, Rush Limbaugh's new children's title, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans (9781476755861) 19.99 releases on October 29. I guess Rush must have swiped Obama's magical time machine to write this one . . .