December 11, 2016

Due to a very busy schedule as the holidays approach, there will not be a new episode this week. Please enjoy the news list nonetheless.

Here is the top literary news of the week:


For the New York Times Bestseller List

Dated Dec. 18th

Combined Print & Ebook Fiction

  1. The Whistler by John Grisham
  2. Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks

Hardcover Fiction

  1. The Whistler
  2. Cross the Line by James Patterson

Ebook Fiction

  1. Two by Two
  2. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Paperback Trade Fiction

  1. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Paperback Mass Market Fiction

  1. Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich
  2. The Girl on the Train

Combined Print & Ebook Nonfiction

  1. The Magnolia Story by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines and Mark Dagostino
  2. Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugald

Hardcover Nonfiction

  1. Killing the Rising Sun
  2. The Magnolia Story

Paperback Nonfiction

  1. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  2. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

Ebook Nonfiction

  1. The Magnolia Story
  2. Talking as Fast as I can by Lauren Graham

Young Adult eBook

  1. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  2. I’ll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson

Young Adult Hardcover

  1. Courage to Soar by Simone Biles with Michelle Burford
  2. Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Young Adult Paperback

  1. Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes by Scott Cawthon and Kira Breed-Wrisley
  2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

And for the home report

This past week, we announced that “Dating” as told by the Modern Whore by Aylin Vega was our bestseller for the month of November, which was one of our strongest months of sales. Sign up for the aois21 email at and the aois21 Facebook page to be able to find out these announcements earlier and get special deals as well.

We continued the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for Paul Dickinson Russell’s fantasy epic The Will of the Magi. The campaign will help Paul cover the editing and design costs for his book and hopefully also cover production and advertising costs as well. Visit the Publish Me! page on or The campaign has had a steady stream of new contributions and currently stands at 76% having raised $1,215. Here is a list of the contributors to the campaign this past week:

  • Daniel Rufolo
  • Natalie Knickerbocker
  • Bob and Tina Kahle

As part of the crowdfunding campaign, we released one Footnote episodes of the Publish Me! podcast, recognizing the passing of the second target, allowing for the funding of the cover design, to be done by designer Rana Gainer.

On Tuesday, the next episode of the Passion on the Page poetry podcast was released. Guest poet P.M. Mathis read her poem A Girl With A Book and discussed the inspiration from her own childhood. Find that podcast on Soundcloud, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and

On Wednesday, the next episode of the Sexed Vexed Perplexed with the Modern Whore podcast was released. Host Aylin Vega welcomed guests Julia and Kay to discuss Bad decisions. This podcast is available every other Wednesday on Podomatic, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, GooglePlay and, and now on

Delayed till Thursday, the next episode of the Publish Me! podcast was released as Paul Dickinson Russell and i discussed the evolving work on Paul’s completed fantasy epic, the Will of the Magi. We were joined by three beta readers as well as newly announced designer Rana Gainer. Find that podcast on Podomatic, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, YouTube, and This episode also served as the week in review for the second week of the Indiegogo campaign

On Thursday night the Sexed Vexed Perplexed podcast debuted on WDLS Internet Radio. Following this debut, the Modern Whore, Aylin Vega, will be appearing weekly, Thursday nights at 10 ET. While most episodes will be restructured and paired episodes of the podcast, once a month Aylin will be performing live and taking callers to share their own stories and get advice. This month’s live show will be on December 29th, a chance to get some advice as you plan your new years resolutions. Visit or for more information

On Saturday, the next Tales from the Old New Land with A. C. Charlap was released. Tale 2: Carmen Chavez welcomed special guest lecturer Dr. Martin Vitebsk and esteemed Rabbi Shapseh Kichelfarb, as well as cohost Rabbi Herbert Swamley, and music by Aaron Lebedeff. Find this podcast on Podomatic, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and media.aosi21.coml

In the week ahead, aois21 will be announcing our annual #GiveABook campaign to run through the end of December. Any visitor to the aois21 market will get a special gift if they used the #GiveABook. Sign up for the weekly email at or to find out first.

We will continue the Indiegogo campaign for Paul Dickinson Russell’s fantasy epic The Will of the Magi. We will making updates throughout the week and may release additional Footnote episodes of the Publish Me! podcast as big news happens, including the week in review on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, this month’s Creative Speaking will be released, featuring the final part of Dr. Deepan Chatterjee’s author interview. Find this web series on the aois21 YouTube channel and

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