North American sales of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ top 2 million copies, UK sales blow past records, all within days of Rowling’s new release.
A Swedish self-published book, The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, uses hypnotism to put kids to sleep and it’s selling, but there’s backlash.
Lori Nelson Spielman, an American author, has written books that became global bestsellers — just not in the USA. How should authors measure success?
Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose celebrates 30 years in translation and in print this year — but still confounds even the most erudite readers.
Why has Thomas Pikkety’s academically-inclined Capital in the Twenty-First Century become one of the top books of 2014? It was the right book at the right time.
Some bestselling novels are too culturally specific to resonate with an international audience. Those that are translated will always be subject to readers’ unpredictable whims.
The e-book version of Steve Jobs’ biography has already become the top-selling e-book ever in Brazil just two weeks after its release.
By Dennis Abrams LONDON: With over three million copies sold in the UK alone, it’s safe to say that Robert Muchamore’s CHERUB series is a bestselling phenomenon and Muchamore himself is in high demand as a school speaker. The series consists of 15 YA novels about a group of orphans working for a junior division of the British Security Service. …
In creative businesses like publishing, it’s hard to predict which books will become bestsellers. Have you passed on a book that later became a success?
Former motorcycle racer Fernando Baracchini only started publishing trade books in 2007, but his publishing house dominates Brazil’s bestseller lists with an array of translated imports. By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues At first, Fernando Baracchini didn’t seem destined for a career in publishing. Though he grew up as scion to the Ribeirão Preto-based book chain Paraler, instead of helping his mother …