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The Making of a Bestseller: Success Stories from Authors and the Editors, Agents, and Booksellers Behind Them
According to Bowker, there are over 150,000 books published in the U.S. every year. Less than 1 percent of the books published make the bestseller list. People are fascinated by bestselling authors who have become every bit as much celebrities as rock musicians or film stars. Through some mysterious process, these individuals take blank pages and turn them into gold. And m ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 15th 2005 by Kaplan Publishing
(first published March 1st 2005)
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Everything you ever wanted to know about making a book a bestseller! Calling a book a bestseller is mostly meaningless when it comes to its value as a work of literature. Bestseller status simply means that a book sold well and not that it is of high quality. That distinction still needs to be decided over time by readers and critics.