Local author Thomas Greanias's Raising Atlantis was a bestselling ebook on Amazon and a Web phenomenon. Now the novel about an iconoclastic American archeologist and a beautiful Vatican linguist, rivals who team up to unlock the origins of human civilization after the discovery of ancient ruins beneath Antarctica, is coming out as a mass market paperback. Publishers Lunch says it has been sold to Emily Bestler for publication in 2005.
Other book sales from Publishers Lunch:
San Francisco Chronicle journalist Mike Weiss's A Thing of Desire, the story of a bottle of Fumé Blanc wine, beginning with the grape harvest at the hands of a Mexican migrant worker in the Ferrari Carano vineyard in Napa, CA, through its production process, and ultimately to its consumption at the Four Seasons restaurant in New York, published in the newspaper as a thirty-nine part series. Gotham.
Los Angeles-based rabbi and psychotherapist Abner Weiss's The Spiritual Course: Ancient Kabbalah and Contemporary Psychology, a guide to therapeutic interventions and spiritual growth strategies based on the author's popular seminars. Bell Tower/Harmony.
Also, L.A. Times Iraq correspondent David Zucchino was on "Airtalk with Larry Mantle" this morning on KPCC to talk about his book, Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad.