James Patterson’s New Releases for 2010

James Patterson

There’s a really interesting article about James Patterson and his publishing empire in January 20th’s New York Times Magazine. One staggering statistic from the article is that “since 2006, one out of every 17 novels bought in the United States was written by James Patterson.” The article also talks about how he works with co-authors and what that process involves. He addresses his critics by saying:

If you want to write for yourself, get a diary. If you want to write for a few friends, get a blog. But if you want to write for a lot of people, think about them a little bit. What do they like? What are their needs? A lot of people in this country go through their days numb. They need to be entertained. They need to feel something.

It’s a fascinating profile of the prolific author and I recommend you read it if you get a chance. Of course, the article got me thinking about what Patterson has on tap for this year. Check out his publishing schedule for 2010:

February

WORST CASE (Hardcover) – The latest Michael Bennett book
Available February 1, 2010

March

FANG (Hardcover) – The latest Maximum Ride book
Available March 15, 2010

April
THE 9TH JUDGMENT (Hardcover) – The latest Women’s Murder Club book
Available April 26, 2010

June
PRIVATE (Hardcover) – According to the article I mentioned above, this is the first book in a new series “which centers on a detective agency with branches all over the world.”
Available June 28, 2010

July
DANIEL X: DEMONS AND DRUIDS (Hardcover) – The latest Daniel X book
Available July, 26, 2010

August
THE POSTCARD KILLERS (Hardcover) – Patterson collaborates with Sweden’s number one crime novelist.
Available August 16, 2010

November
CROSS FIRE (Hardcover) – The latest Alex Cross book

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