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It’s the greatest force in publishing today, with the power to raise authors from the dead or crucify them on the national stage . The all-powerful Oprah Book Club is not so much a club as a ruthlessly influential marketing vehicle, with the power to fundamentally alter best-seller lists, Amazon rankings and royalty payments.
Kathryn Stockett never intended to write a best-selling novel. In fact, when she started writing her debut novel, The Help, she didn’t think anyone would ever read it.
British novelist Hilary Mantel snapped up the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction on Oct. 6 for her novel Wolf Hall, a fictionalization of the life of Thomas Cromwell, adviser to Henry VIII, during the King’s attempts to produce a male heir to his throne