James Patterson Signs 17-Book Deal

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James Patterson Signs 17-Book Deal

Post by stenka razin » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:39 am

New York-If over the next few months you see smoke coming from the direction of James Patterson’s house, it might be a result of the author’s burning off his fingertips as he types: on Tuesday, the Hachette Book Group announced that it had signed a deal with Mr. Patterson that would cover 17 books. Hachette said that 11 of the books would be for adult readers and released by Little, Brown & Company (in hardcover) and Grand Central Publishing (in paperback); the remaining 6 would be handled by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. The books will be divided among Mr. Patterson’s various best-selling series and feature his detective characters Alex Cross and Michael Bennett as well as the Women’s Murder Club. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Hachette said the contract would cover books through 2012. 8)
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Re: James Patterson Signs 17-Book Deal

Post by Cosima__J » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:44 pm

I've never read any of his work, but I know he's a prolific writer. He'll probably dash off those 17 within a year or two. How can any one person have that much that's interesting to say. Yeah, I know --- Shakespeare.

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Re: James Patterson Signs 17-Book Deal

Post by jbuck919 » Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:15 pm

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How appropriate.

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Re: James Patterson Signs 17-Book Deal

Post by IcedNote » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:52 pm

Cosima__J wrote:How can any one person have that much that's interesting to say.
Well surely you know that writers these days aren't required to be saying interesting things. ;)

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Re: James Patterson Signs 17-Book Deal

Post by D » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:34 pm

It seems to me he has at least a few "co-writers". I figure he gives them an outline and they finish the book.

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Re: James Patterson Signs 17-Book Deal

Post by HoustonDavid » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:49 am

And you would be right. James Patterson even gives them "with Name of Co-Writer"
credit these days. Tom Clancy has been doing it for years. These guys are so rich, and
so wildly popular, that their names draw the buyers and they pay somebody else to do
the work.
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