Let's see what happened in the book world this week:
* The author who outsold Stephen King, Dan Brown and John Grisham released new book. I, Michael Bennett by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge is out with 750 000 copies.
- Catherine Coulter, the acclaimed diva of FBI suspense thrillers, also published a new novel Backfire (An FBI Thriller).
- Jhonny Deep helps editing a book by the folk singer Woody Guthrie - spotted by NYT Page-Turner.
- Erotic trend in literature continues - The Sleeping Beauty turns into a naughty girl in a fairytale with an erotic touch by Anne Rice reveled by GalleyCat .
- Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter talked to Alison Flood about their new book The Long Earth.
- The legendary rock band released book Rolling Stones: 50 to celebrate it's golden anniversar - 50 years on stage.
* Fifty Shades Trilogy is expected to become the fastest selling book series in recent history as reported by The Wall Street Journal .
- GalleyCat looked inside part one - Fifty Shades of Grey and the most popular sentence underlined by Kindle users is “A man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”
- Why so many readers crave for this book? USA Today points out 10 reasons, among others: love and handcuffs.
* Sad news: Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s career ends because of dementia - Guardian reports. The author’s most popular books are: One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. Marquez published his last book Memories of My Melancholy Whores five years ago.
* Vampires, monsters and dysfunctional families - XXI century bedtime stories for children. “Have authors of children’s books went too far?” asked Alison Flood from Guardian Books.
* Book to Movie: - Tolkien’s The Hobbit adaptation is one of the most anticipated this year. And the work is done - informed director Peter Jackson.
- Catching Fire adaptation cast is growing. Philip Seymour Hoffman to become Plutarch Heavensbee. Meet other cast members.