aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

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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