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James Patterson

James Patterson Gets An iPhone App

The Hachette Book Group has a new iPhone/iPad app dedicated to author James Patterson.

The free app includes news, reviews, exclusive author interviews, fan previews and contests. There are links within the app to sign up for Patterson’s Facebook and Twitter pages, as well. Readers can also use the app to shop for Patterson books.

Users can also use the to participate in Patterson’s philanthropic ventures, including his latest Book Dollars For Scholars program, a charity to help students pay for books in college.

James Patterson had this statement: “Whether on paper, on a screen, or through an app like this one, it’s good to see that technology can actually enhance a reader’s interest in books, rather than diminish it. I think the app will provide new and interesting ways to experience my stories and allow readers instant access to a whole new e-universe of entertainment.”

James Patterson Sells One Million Kindle eBooks

James Patterson has become the second author to sell more than a million Kindle books. Amazon is reporting that as of yesterday, James Patterson has sold 1,005,803 Kindle books.

Back in June, The Hachette Book Group said that Patterson had sold 1.14 million eBooks across retailers.

To celebrate his achievement, Amazon has named the “Kindle Million Club,” authors whose books have sold over 1 million copies in the Kindle Store. Stieg Larsson, author of the Millennium Trilogy, was the first author to hit the 1 million mark.

This is one of the few times that Amazon has given any hard numbers on how many eBooks they have sold. Perhaps all of the excitement over at Barnes & Noble will encourage Amazon to share more.

‘Eat, Pray, Love’ Is Top Nonfiction Download At Libraries In August

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Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert topped OverDrive’s most downloaded adult nonfiction eBooks from libraries in August 2010.

The memoir turned movie was followed by Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern at #2 and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler at #3. Malcolm Gladwell‘s Outliers and Elizabeth Gilbert‘s Committed came in at #4 and #5 respectively.

Stieg Larsson took the top three spots for the most downloaded adult fiction titles from OverDrive. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest topped the list. Kathryn Stockett‘s The Help came in at #4 and Private by James Patterson at #5.

Check out OverDrive’s other Top 10 lists by following this link.