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On the Books: Nielsen Bookscan reports boom in graphic novel sales

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Americans have bought 5,618,000 graphic novels in 2014, Nielsen Bookscan reports—a 10-percent increase over last year. The rising success of the genre can be attributed to reliable fan favorites (The Walking Dead, Batman and Diary of a Wimpy Kid), the comeback of manga (Attack on Titan, Naruto, and One Piece), and breakout bestsellers like the space opera/fantasy series Saga (Image Comics), which topped lists in both its digital and paper formats. Similarly, Diamond Comics Distributors reports a near 4-percent rise in year-to-date sales and a near 6-percent rise in year-to-date units moved. The graphic novel business, including digital and periodical comics, made more than $870 million in 2013. [Publishers Weekly]

Other news indicating a resurgence in graphic novels is FilmNation Entertainment’s purchase of the film rights to The Undertaking of Lily Chena dark novel about “corpse brides” that “was inspired by an Economist article about the tradition of post-mortem marriage in China.” The New York distributor plans to turn the Danica Novgorodoff work into a Chinese-language movie, reporting it has had success in similar Chinese ventures before. [Mediabistro]

Another bestselling novelist is in the making his enthusiasm for the military known: James Patterson is donating 180,000 of his hardcover books to American troops. “Every day the men and women of our armed forces sacrifice on our behalf. I can’t think of a more deserving group to receive these books.” [USA Today]

On the Books: Tom Clancy's 'Jack Ryan' franchise may continue; 'Catfish' host Nev Schulman lands book deal

It’s quite a Wednesday for book news — today’s top stories feature Jack Ryan, Catfish, and bad sex. Read on for more headlines: READ FULL STORY

On the Books: Dave Eggers denies plagiarism claims; unpublished Stieg Larsson story to appear in anthology

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Dave Eggers defends The Circle, an unpublished Stieg Larsson work will be published next year and writers remember Tom Clancy in a series of tributes. Read on for more of today’s top books headlines: READ FULL STORY

On the Books: Scribd launches e-books subscription service

Author Tom Clancy, best known for The Hunt for Red October, has died at 66. Follow our developing report here. READ FULL STORY

Author Tom Clancy has died at age 66

Tom Clancy, the best-selling author of techno-thrillers Clear and Present Danger and Patriot Games, died last night in a Baltimore hospital at the age of 66, his publisher has confirmed. Clancy was best known for creating the iconic character Jack Ryan and for the startling authenticity he gave to descriptions of military technology and strategy. READ FULL STORY

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