Bestsellers, Facebook, and Outlining

by Jeff Abbott on February 18, 2009

This is a various and sundry posting, as I’m still buried under a lot of work.


First, great news: the “airport-only” edition of TRUST ME has hit the British bestseller list (for trade paperbacks). Considering the book is only sold in airport venues, I’m absolutely thrilled (so is my publisher, LittleBrown’s Sphere imprint). My great thanks to the fantastic team at LB and the wonderful airport booksellers and the readers who bought the book. Thank you thank you!
Speaking of the phrase “Trust Me”: You may have heard about the brouhaha over Facebook changing their terms of service to let them license all content posted to your profile or any page, forever. Well, yesterday I got quoted in a CNN/iReport piece on the uproar (I am the last person quoted in the article.) Facebook seems to be listening, they have returned to their original terms of service. We’ll see how this unfolds. The CNN/iReport journalist, Chris Morrow, contacted me for followup, I’ll let you all know if I get to comment again. Also, my Facebook reader page is here.
Finally, one of my favorite thriller writers Joseph Finder shares his thoughts on outlining and writing thrillers. Excellent advice from one of the best in the business.

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    Kristan February 18, 2009 at 10:15 am

    And yeah, I saw the FB about face. On the one hand, I want to laugh at them for making such a hasty move and then retreat, but on the other, I always applaud those who are willing to admit their mistakes and try to correct them.

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