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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


LIFE & STYLE
SEPTEMBER 4, 2009, 9:46 A.M. ET


Bringing Out the Big Guns
In a tough year, publishers are betting on Dan Brown, Philip Roth and Vladimir Nabokov


Complete article at the following URL:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204731804574386713832750156.html



By ALEXANDRA ALTER


This season, many publishers are counting on star-studded fall catalogues to turn around a dismal year. Battered by the drop in consumer spending, most major publishing houses have cut staff and trimmed costs in recent months.

Publishers often save their splashiest works for the autumn months, but this year's crop of fall books is unusually heavy with big names. The releases run across the literary spectrum, from Dan Brown's sequel to "The Da Vinci Code," which kicks of with a massive first printing of 6.5 million copies, to a final, posthumous work by Vladimir Nabokov.









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FICTION


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The Original of Laura Vladimir Nabokov


Nov. 17, Knopf

The draft of Nabokov's final novel will hit shelves more than 30 years after his death, following his son's decades-long deliberation over whether to publish the novel or destroy it in accordance with his father's wishes.



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Write to Alexandra Alter at alexandra.alter@wsj.com













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