Friday, July 15, 2011

HBO boosts book sales (again) with latest book-TV series

With their latest foray into fantasy, HBO's "Game of Thrones", based on author George R.R. Martin's epic novels, was nominated for an Emmy for best drama series on Thursday. The author's series itself is titled A Song of Ice and Fire, of which Dance with Dragons (SF MARTIN) is the fifth of what will likely be seven or eight total volumes. "Game of Thrones" has not only renewed interest in the books, it has made Martin the latest celebrity author on a level rarely seen by writers--J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, John Grisham, Stephenie Meyer are a few exceptions--as was witnessed only a few days ago at an author book signing in NYC. You can read about it here in this article and see what Martin himself thinks of his success.

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