The former First Lady has a smash hit on her hands. According to The Guardian, Michelle Obama’s autobiography, Becoming, has sold more than 10 million copies and is on track to become the most successful memoir in history. Penguin Random House has revealed that the book was their biggest success of last year and is still growing. Becoming has been a global sales juggernaut since its release in November of last year, having been translated into thirty-one languages and the audiobook becoming Random House’s fastest seller ever.
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Michelle Obama has been promoting the book on a press tour, having been visiting Copenhagen, Paris, Amsterdam, the USA, and Canada. The tour has proven to be hugely popular and she next plans to visit London on April 14th. The book itself details her life, chronicling her early childhood in the South Side of Chicago to her years as an early mother to her time serving as First Lady. Let’s hope it continues to keep climbing and breaking new records!
Amazon started in 1994 as an online bookstore. They still sell books, but they also sell everything besides books, including movies. Still, their increasing convenience and reliability makes them one of, if not the top bookseller in the world. So when a book becomes the #1 best seller on Amazon, it’s pretty noteworthy.
This infographic walks you through the #1 best seller on Amazon since 1995. It’s probably a little surprising…
One of notable things is that every Harry Potter book was a #1 best seller besides the first two. Probably it’s because it took some time for the series to find its footing, but those are also the two books of the series many deem inferior (not me, just people). Also interesting is Good to Great appears twice, as does StrengthsFinder 2.0. It seems like those are either bulk purchases for businesses to give to their employees, or Amazon has a lot of industrious business-types buying books from them. Finally, the 2017 #1 Amazon best seller is Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey—a poetry collection. While Kaur’s poetry is often derided among die-hard poetry fans, the fact that she wrote a poetry collection that has sold so remarkably well on Amazon in a competitive year of books is extremely impressive.
It will be interesting to see what the coming year holds. Maybe we’ll see a resurgence of business books!
Where does the bestselling author alive draw her inspiration from? Herself!
Vanity Fairrecently did an article on Danielle Steel on account of her new book, Fairytale. Steel gave them an inside look at her office in San Francisco. The walls feature framed copies of her book covers and her desk is a stack of three of her New York Times #1 fiction bestsellers: Star, Heartbeat, and Daddy. The biggest competition is the one in the mirror, am I right? Take a look at her awesome office space.
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Fairytale hits shelves on October 10th. Order your copy here! It’ll 100% be magical.
Funny man Will Ferrell will star in and produce the movie adaptation of bestselling author Jonas Jonasson’s ‘The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.’
‘The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared‘ has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. A Swedish movie adaptation came out in 2013, and received an Academy Award nomination for best makeup and hair-styling. It is the third-highest grossing Swedish movie of all time, earning $50 million in worldwide box office.
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The protagonist Allan, who will be played by Ferrell, flees his nursing home on his 100th birthday. During his subsequent adventures, it is revealed that he took part in several major world events.
My character, Allan, knows the art of being funny just by being. That is something Will Ferrell masters to perfection. Great humor with small measurements. I am happy that Allan is now in his hands.
Jason George, who is known for his work on Netflix show ‘Narcos’ is set to write the screenplay with no director yet attached.
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