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15 February 2012 @ 05:49 am
What makes a best seller?  
The Sacramento Bee looked at how books get on various best seller lists. The article says, in part, ”What else moves a title to the lists? Distribution to media of advance copies for pre-publication buzz, author interviews and tours (which include appearances and book-signings at bookstores and libraries, and for programs such as The Bee Book Club), and popularity among reading groups.”

The first book Lis Wiehl and I had together, Face of Betrayal, was on the New York Times bestseller list for four weeks back.

I know one thing for sure. When I die, my obituary will begin, “New York Times-bestselling author April Henry...”

Read more about bestsellers here.

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boreal_owl: winking owlboreal_owl on February 15th, 2012 11:43 pm (UTC)
There are worse things to say about you in an obituary... ;-)
aprilhenryaprilhenry on February 15th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
Yes, but I try to keep those things a secret...
Vonny McKayvmckay on February 16th, 2012 12:27 am (UTC)
Ha,ha. Love it. I hope my obituary starts the same way... only with my name where yours is now. ;)
aprilhenryaprilhenry on February 16th, 2012 12:31 am (UTC)
Yes, it would be a bit odd the other way around.
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