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John Grisham eBook Hits Top Three For Library Downloads

While Stieg Larsson’s eBooks continue to be the most popular adult fiction downloaded from libraries, John Grisham’s The Confession climbed to No. 3 last month in OverDrive’s “Most Downloaded Books from the Library Lists.”

Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love; Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler remained the Top 3 library downloads in the adult non-fiction category. AndStephenie Meyer’s three Twilight titles continued to hold the Top 3 most downloaded eBooks in the juvenile fiction category in November.

Decision Points, the new memoir by former president George W. Bush joined the list as the second most downloaded audiobook in the adult non-fiction category. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell was number 3.

Follow this link to check out all of the most popular downloads from libraries lists for November.

Abraham Verghese Wrote Second Most Highlighted Passage of All Time on Kindle

cuttingstone.jpgCutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese has rocketed up the Amazon Kindle bestseller list, currently ranked 18th out of the Top 100 paid Kindle titles.

According to Amazon, one passage from the book has grabbed the second-place spot on the Most Highlighted Passages of All Time list for Kindle books–only topped by Malcolm Gladwell. Our new Popular Passages feature uses Amazon’s Most Highlighted Books list to track the most underlined parts of bestselling books.

So far, 1,571 Kindle users have highlighted this passage from Cutting for Stone: “The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don’t. If you keep saying your slippers aren’t yours, then you’ll die searching, you’ll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more. Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny.”

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‘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.

Malcolm Gladwell Cites “Disruptive, Challenging Time in Industry” As Reason For NAB Keynote

Gladwell_1.26.jpgNAB announced today that Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers, will be a keynote speaker at this years NAB Show Wednesday, April 22.

Gladwell will talk about the opportunity for collaborative innovation and leadership in content and broadcasting.

“This is a very disruptive and challenging time in the industry, but I hope to share some interesting stories about those who have taken unusual life experiences and worked collectively to seize opportunities and build success by challenge the status quo during uncertain times,” Gladwell said in a statement.