Why is Agatha Christie the Best-Selling Author of All Time?

Agatha Christie, the Queen of Mystery, is the best-selling novelist of all time. What makes her work so timeless? Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2021-12-06 11:40:00 UTC ]
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Sylvia Plath's bikini shot: it's time to stop sexualising a serious author to sell books | Cathleen Allyn Conway

The UK cover of a new collection of letters is only the latest to show the acclaimed poet as blond, beaming and in a skimpy outfit. But presenting female writers as mere sex symbols diminishes their literary achievementsOn the US cover of Sylvia Plath’s Collected Letters, a volume out this week... Continue reading at The Guardian

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BookExpo 2018: Authors Tell Booksellers, It's Best of Times, It's Worst of Times

BookExpo kicked off with the traditional adult book breakfast featuring three comedians, two novelists, and one history professor drawing laughs even while explaining how political and social upheavals inspire their writing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Time Warner in talks to sell part of Time Inc.

Time Warner is in talks to sell a large portion of its Time Inc. magazine division, including People, InStyle and Real Simple, according to a report Wednesday afternoon by Fortune.Headed for Meredith, Berkshire Hathaway or nowhere new after all?Fortune is itself a Time Inc. magazine but reported... Continue reading at Crains New York

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Miss Marple is Agatha Christie’s best character. A new book reminds us why.

In “Marple,” contemporary writers such as Val McDermid, Elly Griffith, Lucy Foley and Ruth Ware contribute new stories starring St. Mary Mead’s favorite resident Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Ali Hazelwood’s sort-of-secret life as a best-selling author

“Love Hypothesis” author Ali Hazelwood didn’t intend to keep her scientist identity separate from her author identity. She didn’t intend to become an author. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Jack Higgins, best-selling author of ‘The Eagle Has Landed,’ dies at 92

The British thriller writer's 85 books have sold more than a quarter of a billion copies. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Robert Hicks, best-selling author of ‘The Widow of the South,’ dies at 71

Set in 1864, his novel evoked the bravery and bloodshed that he sought to memorialize as a preservationist of Civil War history. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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‘Power of the Dog’ author Thomas Savage died in obscurity. It’s time to honor his work.

‘Power of the Dog’ author Thomas Savage died in obscurity. It’s time to honor his work. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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What happened to Agatha Christie in 1926? A new novel explores her curious disappearance.

What happened to Agatha Christie in 1926? A new novel explores her curious disappearance. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Jakucho Setouchi, Buddhist nun and best-selling Japanese author, dies at 99

She wrote a modern translation of "The Tale of Genji," one of Japan's most celebrated novels. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Wilbur Smith, Best-Selling Author of Swashbuckling Novels, Dies at 88

His books were full of lovers, dysfunctional families, pirates and hunters, and set in locations from ancient Egypt to colonial Africa. They sold in the millions. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Wilbur Smith, best-selling author of African adventure tales, dies at 88

His novels — filled with bloodshed and bodice ripping — sold more than 140 million copies. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The last time America broke apart: How author Kevin Boyle retold the 1960s

The award-winning author of 'Arc of Justice' talks about his new book, 'The Shattering,' and how he came to write history for people like his father. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Incest story by Pinocchio author published in English for the first time

Carlo Collodi’s version of Donkey Skin, by French author Charles Perrault, will appear in a new collection of Italian fairytalesCarlo Collodi is remembered today for Pinocchio, his 1881 children’s story about a puppet who turns into a real boy, immortalised on screen by Disney. Now another... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Author Tayari Jones on Timing at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

The author speaks with Emirates Airline Festival of Literature director Ahlam Bolooki, asserting 'You don't have to write every day.' The post Author Tayari Jones on Timing at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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These are the 50 best-selling books of all time (on Amazon).

Want to read what everyone else is reading? MarketWatch reports that in honor of World Book Day, Amazon has released a list of their 50 overall bestselling books in the U.S. (at least in the 27 years since their launch in 1994). Of course, not everyone buys their books on Amazon (may we suggest... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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John Naisbitt, futurist and best-selling author of ‘Megatrends,’ dies at 92

His forecasts of trends in business and society led to a series of best-selling books. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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50 years later, ‘The Monster at the End of This Book’ is still selling — and inspiring authors

The children’s book has influence out of proportion with its 24 pages and its cardboard cover devoid of medallions. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Where did Agatha Christie go when she disappeared in 1926? Here’s one theory.

Marie Benedict’s “The Mystery of Mrs. Christie” is an intriguing novel with a plausible explanation. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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