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List of best-selling books


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This page provides lists of best-selling single-volume books and book series to date and in any
language. "Best-selling" refers to the estimated number of copies sold of each book, rather than the
number of books printed or currently owned. Comics and textbooks are not included in this list. The
books are listed according to the highest sales estimate as reported in reliable, independent sources. This
list is incomplete because there are many books, such as Don Quixote, The Three Musketeers, Les
Misrables, The Adventures of Pinocchio, and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, that are commonly
cited as "best-selling books" yet have no reliable sales figures. There is a separate section on this page
for books known to have sold over 10 million copies but do not have figures for their final sales data.
The Bible, the Qur'an, and Quotations from Chairman Mao are widely reported as some of the most
printed and also some of the most distributed books worldwide,[1][2][3][4] with billions of copies of each
of them believed to be in existence. Exact print figures for some such books may also be missing or
unreliable since these kinds of books may be produced by many different and unrelated publishers, in
some cases over many centuries. All books of a religious, ideological, philosophical or political nature
have been excluded from this list of best-selling books for these reasons.

Contents
1 List of best-selling single-volume books
1.1 More than 100 million copies
1.2 Between 50 million and 100 million copies
1.3 Between 30 million and 50 million copies
1.4 Between 20 million and 30 million copies
1.5 Between 10 million and 20 million copies
1.6 No reliable sales figures
2 List of best-selling book series
2.1 More than 100 million copies
2.2 Between 50 million and 100 million copies
2.3 Between 30 million and 50 million copies
2.4 Between 20 million and 30 million copies
2.5 Between 15 million and 20 million copies
2.6 Notes
3 List of best-selling regularly updated books
3.1 More than 100 million copies
3.2 Between 50 million and 100 million copies
3.3 Between 30 million and 50 million copies
3.4 Between 20 million and 30 million copies
3.5 Between 10 million and 20 million copies
4 See also
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5 References
6 External links

List of best-selling single-volume books


More than 100 million copies
Book

Author(s)

Original
language

First
published

Approximate
sales

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

English

1859

200 million[5]

The Lord of the Rings


(sometimes considered a series)

J. R. R. Tolkien

English

19541955

150 million[6]

Le Petit Prince (The Little


Prince)

Antoine de SaintExupry

French[Note 1]

1943

140 million[7][8]

Harry Potter and the


Philosopher's Stone

J. K. Rowling

English

1997

107 million[9]

And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie

English

1939

100 million[10]

/ (Dream of the
Red Chamber)

Cao Xueqin

Chinese

1754[11]
1791

100 million[12]

The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien

English

1937

100 million[13]

She: A History of Adventure

H. Rider Haggard English

1887

100 million[14]

Original
language

First
published

Approximate
sales

Between 50 million and 100 million copies


Book

Author(s)

The Lion, the Witch and the


Wardrobe

C. S. Lewis

English

1950

85 million[15]

The Da Vinci Code

Dan Brown

English

2003

80 million[16]

Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill

English

1937

70 million[17]

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood


Prince

J. K. Rowling

English

2005

65 million[18]

The Catcher in the Rye

J. D. Salinger

English

1951

65 million[19]

O Alquimista (The Alchemist)

Paulo Coelho

Portuguese 1988

65 million[20]

Harry Potter and the Chamber of


Secrets

J. K. Rowling

English

1998

60 million[21]

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of


Azkaban

J. K. Rowling

English

1998

55 million[22]

Harry Potter and the Goblet of


Fire

J. K. Rowling

English

2000

55 million[23]

J. K. Rowling

English

2003

55 million[24]

Harry Potter and the Order of the


Phoenix

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Harry Potter and the Deathly
Hallows

J. K. Rowling

English

2007

50 million[25]

Cien aos de soledad (One


Hundred Years of Solitude)

Gabriel Garca
Mrquez

Spanish

1967

50
million[26][27][28]

Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov

English

1955

50 million[29]

Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre


(Heidi's Years of Learning and
Travel)

Johanna Spyri

German

1880

50 million[30]

The Common Sense Book of Baby


and Child Care

Dr. Benjamin Spock English

1946

50 million[31]

Anne of Green Gables

Lucy Maud
Montgomery

English

1908

50 million[32]

Black Beauty: His Grooms and


Companions: The autobiography of Anna Sewell
a horse

English

1877

50 million[33]

Il Nome della Rosa (The Name of


the Rose)

Umberto Eco

Italian

1980

50 million[34]

The Eagle Has Landed

Jack Higgins

English

1975

50 million[35]

Watership Down

Richard Adams

English

1972

50 million[36]

The Hite Report

Shere Hite

English

1976

50 million[37]

Charlotte's Web

E.B. White;
illustrated by Garth
Williams

English

1952

50 million[38]

The Ginger Man

J. P. Donleavy

English

1955

50 million[39]

The Bridges of Madison County

Robert James
Waller

English

1992

50 million[40]

Original
language

First
published

Approximate
sales

Between 30 million and 50 million copies


Book

Author(s)

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter English

1902

45 million[41]

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Richard Bach English

1970

40 million[42]

A Message to Garcia

Elbert
Hubbard

English

1899

40 million[31]

Sofies verden (Sophie's World)

Jostein
Gaarder

Norwegian 1991

40 million[43]

Flowers in the Attic

V. C.
Andrews

English

1979

40 million[44]

Angels & Demons

Dan Brown

English

2000

39 million[45]

(Kak zakalyalas'
stal'; How the Steel Was Tempered)
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Ostrovsky

36.4 million
Russian

1932

copies in

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Ostrovsky

Russian

1932

copies in
USSR[46]

1869

36.0 million
copies in
USSR[46]

Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un


Carlo Collodi Italian
burattino (The Adventures of Pinocchio)

1881

35 million[47]

You Can Heal Your Life

Louise Hay

English

1984

35 million[48]

Your Erroneous Zones

Wayne Dyer

English

1976

35 million[49]

The Late, Great Planet Earth

Hal Lindsey,
English
C. C. Carlson

1970

35 million[50]

Kane and Abel

Jeffrey Archer English

1979

34 million[51]

In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do?

Charles M.
Sheldon

English

1896

30 million[31]

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee

English

1960

30 million[52]

Valley of the Dolls

Jacqueline
Susann

English

1966

30 million[31]

Gone with the Wind

Margaret
Mitchell

English

1936

30 million[53]

Het Achterhuis (The Diary of a Young


Girl, The Diary of Anne Frank)

Anne Frank

Dutch

1947

30 million[54]

The Purpose Driven Life

Rick Warren

English

2002

30 million[55]

The Thorn Birds

Colleen
McCullough

English

1977

30 million[56]

The Revolt of Mamie Stover

William
English
Bradford Huie

1951

30 million[57]

Mn som hatar kvinnor (The Girl with


the Dragon Tattoo)

Stieg Larsson Swedish

2005

30 million[58]

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

English

1969

30 million[59]

Original
language

First
published

Approximate
sales

(Voyna i mir; War and


Peace)

Leo Tolstoy

Russian

Between 20 million and 30 million copies


Book

Author(s)

(The Young
Guard)

Alexander
Alexandrovich
Fadeyev

Russian

1945

26 million
copies in
USSR[46]

Who Moved My Cheese?

Spencer Johnson

English

1998

26 million[60]

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald English

1925

25 million[61]

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame

English

1908

25 million[62]

Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell

English

1949

25 million[63]

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective

Stephen R. Covey

English

1989

25 million[64]

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective


People

Stephen R. Covey

English

1989

25 million[64]

(Virgin Soil
Upturned)

Mikhail Sholokhov Russian

1935

24 million
copies in
USSR[46]

The Celestine Prophecy

James Redfield

English

1993

23 million[65]

The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins

English

2008

23 million[66]

(Uncle Styopa)

Sergey Mikhalkov Russian

1936

21 million
copies in
USSR[46]

The Godfather

Mario Puzo

English

1969

21 million[67]

Love Story

Erich Segal

English

1970

21 million[68]

(Wolf Totem)

Jiang Rong

Chinese

2004

20 million[69]

The Happy Hooker: My Own Story

Xaviera Hollander English

1971

20 million[70]

Jaws

Peter Benchley

English

1974

20 million[71]

Love You Forever

Robert Munsch

English

1986

20 million[72]

The Women's Room

Marilyn French

English

1977

20 million[73]

What to Expect When You're


Expecting

Arlene Eisenberg
English
and Heidi Murkoff

1984

20 million[74]

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain

English

1885

20 million[75]

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole,


Aged 13

Sue Townsend

English

1982

20 million[76]

Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a


Raft

Thor Heyerdahl

Norwegian 1950

20 million[77]

Osudy dobrho vojka vejka za


svtov vlky (The Good Soldier
vejk)

Jaroslav Haek

Czech

1923

20 million[78]

Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak

English

1963

20 million[79]

The Power of Positive Thinking

Norman Vincent
Peale

English

1952

20 million[80]

The Shack

William P. Young

English

2007

20 million[81]

The Secret

Rhonda Byrne

English

2006

20 million[82]

Fear of Flying

Erica Jong

English

1973

20 million[83]

Between 10 million and 20 million copies


Book

Author(s)

Original
language

First
published

Approximate
sales

Goodnight Moon

Margaret
English
Wise Brown

1947

16 million[84]

Die unendliche Geschichte (The


Neverending Story)

Michael

1979

16 million[85]

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Guess How Much I Love You

Sam
McBratney

English

1994

15 million[86]

Shgun

James
Clavell

English

1975

15 million[87]

The Poky Little Puppy

Janette
Sebring
Lowrey

English

1942

15 million[88]

The Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett

English

1989

15 million[89]

How to Win Friends and Influence


People

Dale
Carnegie

English

1936

15 million[90]

Das Parfum (Perfume)

Patrick
Sskind

German

1985

15 million[91]

The Grapes of Wrath

John
Steinbeck

English

1939

15 million[92]

The Horse Whisperer

Nicholas
Evans

English

1995

15 million[93]

Spanish

2001

15 million[94]

La sombra del viento (The Shadow of the Carlos Ruiz


Wind)
Zafn
(Totto-chan, the
Little Girl at the Window)

Tetsuko
Kuroyanagi

Japanese

1981

14.36 million (in


Japan and
China)[95][96]

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas
Adams

English

1979

14 million[97]

Tuesdays with Morrie

Mitch
Albom

English

1997

14 million[98]

God's Little Acre

Erskine
Caldwell

English

1933

14 million[99]

Va' dove ti porta il cuore (Follow Your


Heart)

Susanna
Tamaro

Italian

1994

14 million[100]

The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest
English
Hemingway

1952

13 million[46]

The Outsiders

S. E. Hinton English

1967

13 million[101]

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl

English

1964

13 million[102]

Life After Life

Raymond
Moody

English

1975

13 million[103]

, Noruwei no Mori
(Norwegian Wood)

Haruki
Murakami

Japanese

1987

12 million[104]

Peyton Place

Grace
Metalious

English

1956

12 million[105]

Dune

Frank
Herbert

English

1965

12 million[106]

La Peste (The Plague)

Albert
Camus

French

1947

12 million[107]

(No Longer Human)

Osamu

Japanese

1948

12 million[108]

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(No Longer Human)


The Naked Ape

Osamu
Dazai
Desmond
Morris

Japanese

1948

12 million[108]

English

1968

12 million[109]

Ein Psychologe erlebt das


Konzentrationslager (Man's Search for
Meaning)

Viktor
Frankl

German

1946

12 million[110]

Divina Commedia (Divine Comedy)

Dante
Alighieri

Italian

1304

11-12 million
(during 20th
century)[111]

Things Fall Apart

Chinua
Achebe

English

1958

11 million[112]

The Prophet

Khalil
Gibran

English

1923

11
million[113][114]

The Exorcist

William
Peter Blatty

English

1971

11 million[115]

The Gruffalo

Julia
Donaldson

English

1999

10.5 million[116]

Catch-22

Joseph
Heller

English

1961

10 million[117]

Eye of the Needle

Ken Follett

English

1978

10 million[118]

A Brief History of Time

Stephen
Hawking

English

1988

10 million[119]

The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss

English

1957

10 million[120]

The Lovely Bones

Alice Sebold English

2002

10 million[121]

Wild Swans

Jung Chang

English

1992

10 million[122]

Santa Evita

Toms Eloy
Spanish
Martnez

1995

10 million[123]

Un di Velt Hot Geshvign (Night)

Elie Wiesel

Yiddish

1958

10 million[124]

The Kite Runner

Khaled
Hosseini

English

2003

10 million[125]

(Confucius from the


Heart)

Yu Dan

Chinese

2006

10 million[126]

The Total Woman

Marabel
Morgan

English

1974

10 million[127]

(Knowledge-value Revolution)

Taichi
Sakaiya

Japanese

1985

10 million[128]

1979

10 million[129]

(Problems
Xue Muqiao Chinese
in China's Socialist Economy)
What Color is Your Parachute?

Richard
Nelson
Bolles

English

1970

10 million[130]

The Dukan Diet

Pierre Dukan French

2000

10 million[131]

The Joy of Sex

Alex
Comfort

1972

10 million[132]

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The Joy of Sex

Comfort

English

1972

10 million[132]

The Gospel According to Peanuts

Robert L.
Short

English

1965

10 million[133]

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine
L'Engle

English

1962

10 million[134]

Life of Pi

Yann Martel English

2001

10 million[135]

The Giver

Lois Lowry

1993

10 million[136]

English

No reliable sales figures


Note: These books do not have reliable sales data; however, there is evidence that they have sold at least
10 million copies, and therefore belong on this list.
Book

Author(s)

Original language

Notes

1605

[137]

Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes Spanish

First published

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More than 100 million copies
Book series

Author

Original
language

No. of
installments

First
published

Approximate
sales
450 million[138]

Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling

English

7+3
supplements

1997-2007

Goosebumps

R. L. Stine

English

62 + spin off
series

19921997
300 million[139]
present

Perry Mason

Erle Stanley
Gardner

English

82

1933
1970

300 million[140]

Berenstain Bears

Stan and Jan


Berenstain

English

over 300

1962
present

260 million[141]

Choose Your Own


Adventure

various authors

English

185

1979
1998

250 million[142]

Sweet Valley High

Francine Pascal
and ghostwriters

English

400

19832003

250 million[143]

Noddy

Enid Blyton

English

24

1949
present

200 million[144]

Nancy Drew

various authors as
English
Carolyn Keene

175

1930
present

200 million[145]

The Railway Series


(spawned Thomas
the Tank Engine &
Friends)

Rev. W. Awdry,
Christopher
Awdry

English

41

19452011

200 million[146]

San-Antonio

Frdric Dard

French

173

19492001

200 million[147]

Robert Langdon

Dan Brown

English

2000

200 million[148]

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The Baby-sitters
Club

Ann Martin

English

335

1986
present

172 million[149]

Star Wars

various authors

English

over 300

1977
present

160 million[150]

Little Critter

Mercer Mayer

English

over 200

1975-present 150 million[151]

Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter

English

19021930

150 million[152]

Jack Canfield,
Chicken Soup for the
Mark Victor
Soul
Hansen

English

105

1997
present

130 million[153]

Frank Merriwell

Gilbert Patten

English

209

1896 -

125 million[154]

Dirk Pitt

Clive Cussler

English

19

1973
present

120 million[155]

(Musashi) Eiji Yoshikawa

Japanese

19351939

120 million[156]

American Girl

various authors

English

1986
present

120 million[157]

The Chronicles of
Narnia

C. S. Lewis

English

19491954

120 million[158]

Mr. Men

Roger
Hargreaves,
English
Adam Hargreaves

43

1971
present

120 million[159]

Twilight

Stephenie Meyer English

4 + 1 Novella +
20052011
1 Guide

Diary of a Wimpy
Kid

Jeff Kinney

Clifford the Big Red


Dog

Norman Bridwell English

James Bond

Ian Fleming

English

Martine

Gilbert Delahaye,
French
Marcel Marlier

Fifty Shades of Grey E. L. James

English

English

120 million[160]

2007
present

120 million[161]

1963
present

110 million[162]

14

19531966

100 million[163]

60

1954
present

100 million[164]

20112012

100 million[165]

Between 50 million and 100 million copies

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Author

Original
language

No. of
installments

First
published

Approximate
sales

Nijntje (Miffy)

Dick Bruna

Dutch

119

1955
present

85 million[166]

Alex Cross

James Patterson

English

21

1993
present

81 million[167]

Fear Street

R. L. Stine

English

114

1989
present

80 million[168]

The Vampire
Chronicles

Anne Rice

English

12

1976-2003

80 million[169]

Pippi Lngstrump
Astrid Lindgren
(Pippi Longstocking)

Swedish

3 + 3 picture
books

1945-2001

80 million[170]

Millennium series

Stieg Larsson

Swedish

20052007

75 million[171]

OSS 117

Jean Bruce

French

265

19491992

75 million[172]

Winnie-the-Pooh

A. A. Milne;
illustrated by E.
H. Shepard

English

19261928

70 million[173]

Magic Tree House


series

Mary Pope
Osborne

English

43

1992
present

70 million[174]

Left Behind

Tim LaHaye,
Jerry B. Jenkins

English

16

1996
2007

65 million[175]

A Series of
Unfortunate Events

Lemony Snicket
aka Daniel
Handler

English

13

19992006

65 million[176]

Little House on the


Prairie

Laura Ingalls
Wilder

English

12

19322006

60 million[177]

Jack Reacher

Lee Child

English

16

1997
present

60 million[178]

Discworld

Terry Pratchett

English

40

1983
present

55 million[179]

Where's Wally?[180]

Martin Handford

English

13

1987
present

55 million[181]

English

15

1992
present

50 million[182]

The Hardy Boys

various authors as
Franklin W.
English
Dixon

190

1927
present

50 million[183]

The Bobbsey Twins

various authors as
Laura Lee Hope English

72

19041979

50 million[184]

Tarzan

Edgar Rice
Burroughs

English

26

19141995

50 million[185]

The Hunger Games


trilogy

Suzanne Collins

English

20082010

50 million[186]

Men Are from Mars,


Women Are from
John Gray
Venus

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Between 30 million and 50 million copies


Original
language

No. of
installments

First
published

Approximate
sales

A Child's First
various authors
Library Of Learning

English

29

1980 -

45 million[187]

Junie B. Jones

Barbara Park

English

30

1992 -

44 million[188]

The Wheel of Time

Robert Jordan,
Brandon
Sanderson

English

14

1990 - 2013 44 million[189]

Harry Bosch

Michael Connelly English

15

1992 -

42 million[190]

Harry Hole

Jo Nesb

Norwegian 9

1997
present

40 million[191]


(Picture-and-story
original author:
book Railway
Liu Zhixia
Guerilla)

Chinese

10

19551962

36.52
million[192]

Paddington Bear

Michael Bond

English

70

1958
present

35 million[193]

The Inheritance
Cycle

Christopher
Paolini

English

20022011

33 million[194]

(Tokugawa Ieyasu)

Sohachi Yamaoka Japanese

26

19501967

30 million[195]

Ramona

Beverly Cleary

English

19551999

30 million[196]

The Dark Tower

Stephen King

English

1982-2012

30 million[197]

The Destroyer

Warren Murphy
and Richard
Sapir, various
authors

English

150

1971
present

30 million[198]

First
published

Approximate
sales

25

19762006

28 million[199]

Book series

Author

Between 20 million and 30 million copies


Book series

Author

Original
language

No. of
installments

(Nontan)

Sachiko
Kiyono

Curious George

Hans
Augusto Rey
English
and Margret
Rey

58

1941
present

27 million[200]

(Guin Saga)

Kaoru
Kurimoto

Japanese

118

19792009

26 million[201]

Captain
Underpants

Dav Pilkey

English

1997
present

26 million[202]

1978

26 million[203] 11/36

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(Calico Cat Akagawa
Holmes series)

Japanese

43

1978
present

26 million[203]

Rich Dad, Poor


Dad

Robert
Kiyosaki
Sharon
Lechter

English

18

1997-

26 million[204]

Kurt Wallander

Henning
Mankell

Swedish

10

19912002

25 million[205]

Sagaen om Isfolket
Margit
(The Legend of the
Sandemo
Ice People)

Norwegian 47

19821989

25 million[206]

The Sword of
Truth

Terry
Goodkind

English

12

19982007

25 million

Outlander series

Diana
Gabaldon

English

1991
present

25 million[207]

19681990

24.4 million,
only
bunkobon[208]

Shtar
(Onihei Hankach) Ikenami
The Shadowhunter Cassandra
Chronicles
Clare

Japanese

24

English

9 + 2 supplements + 2
2007
tie-ins (at least 18 + 3
present
supplements planned)

24 million [209]

Currently 5; 7
Planned.

1996
present

24 million[210]

1992
present

23.7 million[211]

A Song of Ice and


Fire

George R. R.
English
Martin

Brain Quest series

various
authors

(Kaiketsu Zorori)

Yutaka Hara Japanese

41

1987
present

23 million[212]

South Beach Diet

Arthur
Agatston

English

2003
present

22 million[213]

(Ryoma ga Yuku)

Rytar
Shiba

Japanese

19631966

21.5 million[214]

Artemis Fowl

Eoin Colfer

English

20012012

21 million[215]

(Zukkoke
Sanningumi)

Masamoto
Nasu

Japanese

50

19782004

21 million[216]

Shannara

Terry Brooks English

20

1977
present

21 million[217]

Redwall

Brian
Jacques

English

22

19862011

20 million[218]

Malazan Book of
the Fallen

Steven
Erikson

English

10

1999 - 2011 20 million

Maisy

Lucy
Cousins

English

23

1990
present

20 million[86]

Dragonlance

various
authors

English

more than 150

1984
present

20 million[219]

(Genma Kazumasa

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(Genma Kazumasa
Taisen)
Hirai

Japanese

(The
Gate of Youth)

Hiroyuki
Itsuki

Japanese

The Foundation
Trilogy

Isaac
Asimov

English

Horrible Histories Terry Deary English

19791983

20 million[220]

1970
present

20 million[221]

3[222]

19501953

20 million[223]

24

1993
present

20 million[224]

80+

2003
present

20 million[225]

20

Rainbow Magic

Daisy
Meadows

English

Morgan Kane

Louis
Masterson

Norwegian 90

1966

20 million[226]

The Southern
Charlaine
Vampire Mysteries Harris

English

13

20012013

20 million[227]

Veronica
Roth

English

2011-2013

20 million[228]

Divergent trilogy

Between 15 million and 20 million copies

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Book series

Author

Original
language

(Kagaku no album)

various authors

Japanese

No. of
installments

First
published

Approximate
sales

1970
present

19 million[229]

(Kenkaku
Shotaro Ikenami
Shobai)

Japanese

18

19721989

18 million[230]

Erast Fandorin

Russian

12

1998
present

18 million[231]

D
Hideyuki Kikuchi Japanese
(Vampire Hunter D)

17

1983
present

17 million[232]

(Haruhi Suzumiya
Nagaru Tanigawa Japanese
Series)

11

2003
present

16.5 million[233]

Douglas Adams,
The Hitchhiker's
plus a final book
Guide to the Galaxy
by Eoin Colfer

English

19792008

16 million[234]

Bridget Jones

Helen Fielding

English

1996
present

15 million[235]

The Riftwar Cycle

Raymond E. Feist English

25

1982
present

15 million[236]

Boris Akunin

Percy Jackson & the


Rick Riordan
Olympians

English

20052009

15 million[237]

The No. 1 Ladies


Detective Agency

Alexander
McCall Smith

English

1999
present

15 million[238]

(Bokura series)

Osamu Soda

Japanese

36

1985
present

15 million[239]

His Dark Materials

Philip Pullman

English

19952000

15 million[240]

(Legend of the
Galactic Heroes)

Yoshiki Tanaka

Japanese

14

19821989

15 million[241]

Der
Regenbogenfisch
(Rainbow Fish)

Marcus Pfister

German

1992
present

15 million[242]

Notes
The Perry Rhodan series has sold more than 1 billion copies,[243] but is not listed because that figure
includes magazine sales, not novels alone. Similarly, the Jerry Cotton series has sold over 300 million
copies, but most of these were in magazine format.[244]
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien is included in the list as a single entry because it was written by
Tolkien as a single book.

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Book

Author(s)

Original
language

First
published

Approximate
sales

(Xinhua Zidian /
Xinhua Dictionary)

Chief editor: Wei


Jiangong

Chinese

1957

400 million[245]

Scouting for Boys

Robert BadenPowell

English

1908

100150
million[246]

The McGuffey Readers

William Holmes
McGuffey

English

1853

125 million[247]

Guinness World Records


(published every year)

various authors

English

1955
present

115 million[248]

American Spelling Book


(Webster's Dictionary)

Noah Webster

English

1783

100 million[31]

Original
language

First
published

Approximate
sales

World Almanac (published every year)

various
authors

English

186876;
1886
present

80 million[249]

(Rokusei
Senjutsu (Six-Star Astrology) Tells Your
Fortune)

Kazuko
Hosoki

Japanese

1986
present

79 million[250]

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

MerriamWebster

English

1898

55 million[251]

Between 50 million and 100 million copies


Book

Author(s)

Between 30 million and 50 million copies

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Book

Author(s)

Roget's Thesaurus

Peter Mark
Roget

(Dekiru Series)

Original
language

First
published

Approximate
sales

1852

40 million[252]

Impress Dekiru
Series Editorial Japanese
Desk

1994present

40 million[253]

( ) (The
principle of Mathematics Mathematics reference book)

Hong Sung-dae Korean

1966present
(current edition
since 1997)

40 million[254]
~ 37 million[255]

Better Homes and Gardens New


Cook Book

various authors English

1930 -

38 million[256]

Oxford Advanced Learner's


Dictionary

A. S. Hornby

English

1948

30 million[257]

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book

Bill Wilson

English

1939

30
million[258][259]

1900present

30 million[260]

First
published

Approximate
sales

English

Le guide Michelin France (The


Michelin Guide France) (published various authors French
every year)

Between 20 million and 30 million copies


Book

Author(s)

Original
language

Betty Crocker Cookbook

various authors as
Betty Crocker

English

1955-

27 million[261]

(Cho-Zukai
series)

X media

Japanese

19962007

25 million[262]

(Jiyu Jizai)

various authors

Japanese

1953
present

24 million[263]

(Shin
Meikai kokugo jiten)

Tadao Yamada

Japanese

1972

20.4 million[264]

English Grammar

Lindley Murray

English

1795

20 million[265]

Between 10 million and 20 million copies

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Author(s)

Original
language

First
published

Approximate
sales

The Joy of Cooking

various
authors

English

1936

18 million[266]

(Super Mapple)

various
authors

Japanese

1991
present

18 million[267]

1927
present

17.44 million,
only for the first
grade of highschool[268]

(Eigo Kihon Tangoshu)


Japanese,
Yoshio Akao
"Compilation of basic English vocabulary"
English

1942

17.2 million[268]

(Siken Ni Deru
Eitango) "English vocabulary in
examinations"

Ichiro Mori

Japanese,
English

1967

15 million[269]

(Shin Eiwa Chu Jiten)


"New English-Japanese-Chinese
Dictionary"

Shigeru
Japanese,
Takebayashi English

1967

12 million[270]

(Kjien)

Izuru
Shinmura

Japanese

1955

11
million[264][271]

(Obunsha Kogo Jiten)


"Obunsha Dictionary of Archaisms"

Akira
Matsumura

Japanese

1960

11 million[272]

(Sanseido Kokugo Jiten)


Kenb
"Sanseido Dictionary of the Japanese
Hidetoshi
Language"

Japanese

1960

10 million[273]

(Katei
Ni Okeru Jissaiteki Kango No Hiketsu)
"Key to Practical Personal Care at Home"

Takichi
Tsukuda

Japanese

1925

10 million[274]

C (C Program Design)

Tan,
Haoqiang

Chinese

1991

10 million[275]

Book

(Chart Shiki)

various
authors

Japanese

See also
The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written
List of best-selling manga
List of best-selling fiction authors
List of bestselling novels in the United States
List of literary works by number of languages translated into
Lists of books
Literature
Novel

References
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Footnotes
1. ^ Some confusion and controversy is commonly attached to the publication data for The Little Prince and its
French companion Le Petit Prince. Saint-Exupry, its author, spoke almost no English and wrote exclusively
in French. His handwritten (and almost illegible) French manuscript was converted by his secretary into a
French typescript, which he submitted to his New York City publisher Reynal & Hitchcock in late 1942,
which was then translated to English by their own translator. The story was first published in New York in
English in April 1943, followed a week later by its French counterpart, Le Petit Prince. It was also licensed
for publication in other countries by Reynal & Hitchcock before being published by Saint-Exupry's normal
publisher in France after the end of the Second World War. Le Petit Prince would not be published in France
until its liberation, with Gallimard's first French printing in November 1945, which they say they did not
release for sale until 1946. In approximately 1947 Gallimard sued Reynal & Hitchcock claiming it had an
'exclusive' publishing agreement with Saint-Exupry (who was killed during the war), and later reached a
rights agreement with them.

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The Telegraph: "Charles Dickens second stab at a historical novel, A Tale of Two Cities, has sold more than
200 million copies to date, making it the bestselling novel in any genre of all time...."
6. ^ The Lord of the Rings is considered by most people to be a single book, because it was written and planned
by the author to be such. It is written in the preface to many editions that the book is sometimes 'erroneously'
referred to as a trilogy, and goes on to state that it is one book in three volumes. Some people consider it to
instead be a trilogy or series of three books, because it was originally published as a series of three volumes:
The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. Lord of the Rings
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than 100 million copies of the book have been sold up to date, in 44 different languages." (2013)
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copies in 29 different languages since its publication in 1950." (3 April 2010)
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"That earlier book has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide, was adapted into a movie and made hits
out of Brown's previous novels, including "Angels & Demons," whose film version is now in theaters." (5
June 2009)
17. ^ Forbes (http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2011/0411/opinions-rich-karlgaard-innovation-rules-americanreligion.html) on Think and Grow Rich: "It has sold more than 70 million copies since its publication in 1937
and continues to sell robustly today." (March 2011)
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Priess, Julia Clark Robinson, Paul Seaburn, Heidi Stevens, and Steve Theunissen (14 September 2007). "21
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mogul Harvey Weinstein on Sunday announced the screen adaptation of the novel, written 20 years ago and
translated into 56 languages, with more than 65 million copies sold." (19 May 2008)
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Priess, Julia Clark Robinson, Paul Seaburn, Heidi Stevens, and Steve Theunissen (14 September 2007). "21
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Priess, Julia Clark Robinson, Paul Seaburn, Heidi Stevens, and Steve Theunissen (14 September 2007). "21
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Priess, Julia Clark Robinson, Paul Seaburn, Heidi Stevens, and Steve Theunissen (14 September 2007). "21
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Priess, Julia Clark Robinson, Paul Seaburn, Heidi Stevens, and Steve Theunissen (14 September 2007). "21
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been translated into fifty languages and sold fifty million copies, but the marketing juggernaut shows no signs
of slowing down - fat from it. Heidi now has her own theme park." (5 August 2002)
31. ^ a b c d e The Top 10 of Everything 2002 by Russell Ash
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""Anne of Green Gables" has sold more than 50 million copies and been translated into 20 languages,
according to Penguin." (19 March 2008)
33. ^ The Times
(http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/children/article3459873.ece) on Black
Beauty: "Fifty million copies of Black Beauty have been sold in the years since Anna Sewell's publisher paid
her 20 for the story." (29 February 2008)
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(no date)
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December 2011)
37. ^ Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-499995/Why-women-worst-ENEMIES.html) on The
Hite Report: "Author of the groundbreaking 1976 Hite Report: A Nationwide Study Of Female Sexuality,
Shere Hite has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide." (06 December 2007)
38. ^ Pocono Record (http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070706/NEWS/707060353) on
Charlotte's Web: " It has sold over 50 million copies, been translated into 23 languages, and shown in three
major movie versions." (06 July 2007)
39. ^ Sunday World (http://www.sundayworld.com/entertainment/showbiz/here-s-johnny-5-8-2008) on The
Ginger Man: "Donleavy, who lives near Mullingar, has previously rejected repeated attempts by Hollywood to
make a film version of his book, which has sold 50 million copies worldwide and been translated into 18
languages." (5 August 2008)
40. ^ The Sydney Morning Herald (http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/wellread-fictions-big-sensations20140123-319pz.html) on The Bridges of Madison County: "It stayed on The New York Times' bestseller list
for more than three years and has sold 50 million copies." (25 January 2014)
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(http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=105175). Prnewswire.co.uk. 2003-07-10. Retrieved
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2009-08-31.
43. ^ The National: Sophie's World author turns from philosophy to climate change
(http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/sophies-world-author-turns-from-philosophy-to-climate-change)
on Sophie's World: "The novel has now been translated into 59 languages, and has sold an estimated 40
million copies." (14 March 2011)
44. ^ People (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20777037,00.html) on Flowers in the Attic: "Since the late
1970s, Andrews's Flowers novel has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, has been translated into 22
languages and was banned by schools across the country all while being passed from bunk to bunk at
sleepaway camp." (17 January 2014)
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pinocchio: "The Adventures of Pinocchio translated in more of 260 languages." (1 July 2001)
48. ^ The New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/04/magazine/04Hay-t.html) on You Can Heal Your
Life: "You Can Heal Your Life immediately landed on the New York Times best-seller list. More than 35
million copies are now in print around the world." (4 May 2008)
49. ^ To Bryce Harper and Davey Johnson, play me or trade me is just a healthy joke
(http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/to-bryce-harper-and-davey-johnson-play-me-or-trade-meis-just-a-healthy-joke/2013/07/07/80af5a18-e73c-11e2-a301-ea5a8116d211_story.html). Thomas Boswell for
The Washington Post: "If [Johnson] has to call on the wisdom of an old 70s self-help bestseller like Your
Erroneous Zones, hell whip it out. Hes still got one of the 35 million copies sold." (8 July 2013)
50. ^ ABC News (http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/WolfFiles/story?id=2073602&page=2) on The Late,
Great Planet Earth: "Hal Lindsey's "The Late Great Planet Earth" was one of the best-selling nonfiction
works of the 1970s, according to The New York Times, with publishers shipping out more than 35 million
copies in 52 languages." (6 June 2006)
51. ^ The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/jun/15/jeffrey-archer-rewrites-kane-abel) on Kane
and Abel: "Kane and Abel, first published in 1979, is Archer's bestselling novel Pan says it has sold around
34m copies worldwide." (15 June 2009)
52. ^ The Orlando Sentinel (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/booksmag/orlharperlee06jun11,0,2989830,full.story?coll=orl_entertainment_booksmag_util) on To Kill a Mockingbird:
"Thirty million copies of To Kill a Mockingbird have been sold since that coming-of-age novel, about a
Southern lawyer who believed that no man should be denied justice because of the color of his skin, was first
published in 1960 to critical acclaim." (11 June 2006)

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53. ^ The Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/bazbamigboye.html?


in_page_id=1794&in_article_id=556688) on Gone with the Wind: "The book has sold more than 30 million
copies in the decades since the publication of Margaret Mitchell's gripping tale of the Old South gasping its
last breath, as the U.S. was torn apart by Civil War and its bitter aftermath." (4 April 2008)
54. ^ Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,262525,00.html) on Het Achterhuis: "Thirty million
copies of her diary have been sold, and it has been translated into 65 languages. " (29 March 2007)
55. ^ ABC News (http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=2914953&page=1) on The Purpose-Driven Life:
"His book, "The Purpose Driven Life," has been translated into 56 languages and has sold 30 million copies."
(7 March 2007)
56. ^ Wales Online (http://www.walesonline.co.uk/showbiz-and-lifestyle/2009/04/11/the-thorn-birds-author-onwhy-she-ll-never-write-a-sequel-91466-23353969/) on The Thorn Birds: "Her original novel, published in
1977 following a battle between two publishing houses that both wanted the manuscript, has sold around 30
million copies worldwide." (11 April 2009)]
57. ^ The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature (http://books.google.com/books?
id=LyJqIfNPSgcC&pg=PA421&dq=%22perry+mason%22+%22million+copies%22&as_brr=3&ei=Ve9CSLFBYGGzgTx__WxBQ&cd=8#v=onepage&q=%22million%20copies%22&f=false), p. 559, on The Revolt of
Mamie Stover: "The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1951), which sold almost thirty million copies worldwide, [...]"
(2005)
58. ^ Winnipeg Free Press (http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/entertainment/the_tab/swede-success-or-tattooedfailure-90919119.html) on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: "The first book sold 30 million copies and is
available in 44 languages." (15 April 2010)
59. ^ The Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/books-life/7545438/The-20-greatest-childrensbooks-ever.html) on The Very Hungry Caterpillar: "It has been translated into more than 50 languages and its
sales have now surpassed the 30 million mark." (3 April 2010)
60. ^ The Global Times (http://life.globaltimes.cn/art/2009-11/486848.html) on Who Moved My Cheese: "Who
Moved My Cheese has sold over 26 million copies, staying on the New York Times bestseller list since its
release in 1998." (23 November 2009
61. ^ Donahue, Deirdre (7 May 2013). "The Great Gatsby by the numbers"
(http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2013/05/07/the-great-gatsby-is-a-bestseller-this-week/2133269/).
USA Today. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
62. ^ The Columbus Dispatch
(http://www.columbusdispatch.com/live/content/arts/stories/2008/05/04/2_WILLOWS_100.ART_ART_0504-08_E4_RPA2K8F.html?sid=101) on The Wind in the Willows: "More than 25 million copies of the book
have been sold in 70 countries since 1908, according to the Copyrights Group, which is presently promoting a
new edition." (4 May 2008)
63. ^ The Philadelphia Inquirer
(http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20090622_Orwell_s__1984__even_more_pertinent_today.html) on
Nineteen Eighty-Four: "Nineteen Eighty-Four has sold 25 million copies, is still read in high school and
college, and remains the best-known example of anti-utopian literature." (22 June 2009)
64. ^ Forbes (http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2012/07/16/the-7-habits/) on Covey: "Stephen Covey will
be remembered most as the author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, which sold over 25
million copies." (16 July 2012)

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65. ^ The Age (http://www.theage.com.au/news/in-depth/strongselfhelpstrong-celestine-prophecy-author-comingto-town/2008/03/21/1205602651103.html) on The Celestine Prophecy: "it has sold in the vicinity of 23
million copies since its publication in 1993" (22 March 2008
66. ^ The Hunger Games trilogy reaches 50 million copies in print milestone
(http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2012/07/hunger-games-trilogy-reaches-50-million-copies-print-milestone)
67. ^ The Toronto Star (http://www.thestar.com/Unassigned/article/238311) on Mario Puzo: "According to the
Official Mario Puzo Library website, the book sold 21 million copies in hardback and paper by 1997." (21
July 2007)
68. ^ Playbill (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/141436-Michael-Ball-to-Make-Producing-Debut-with-LoveStory-at-West-Ends-Duchess) on Love Story: "Erich Segal's best-selling novel, which has sold 21 million
copies worldwide in 33 languages[...]" (23 July 2010)
69. ^ The Financial Times (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/afc7e59c-ee43-11dc-a5c1-0000779fd2ac.html) on Wolf
Totem: "Since it first appeared in 2004, Jiang Rongs Wolf Totem has sold as many as 20 million copies."
(15 March 2008)
70. ^ The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://www.philly.com/inquirer/magazine/20080626_Philmadelphia.html) on The
Happy Hooker: "He said he found it fascinating that her book, which has sold 20 million copies to date, is still
being picked up today." (26 June 2008)
71. ^ The Times (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article730440.ece) on Jaws:
"Jaws stayed for 40 weeks in the bestseller charts of The New York Times, eventually selling 20 million
copies [...]" (13 February 2006)
72. ^ The Huntsville Forester (http://www.huntsvilleforester.com/article/120556) on Love You Forever: "The
childrens classic Love You Forever has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and is in its 65th printing."
(29 October 2008)
73. ^ CBC (http://www.cbc.ca/arts/books/story/2009/05/05/marilyn-french-obit.html) on The Women's Room: "It
sold 20 million copies and was widely translated, despite poor reviews." (5 May 2009)
74. ^ The Australian (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/influential-pregnancy-book-what-toexpect-when-youre-expecting-to-become-movie/story-fn3dxity-1225944076975) on What to Expect When
You're Expecting: "What to Expect When You're Expecting, in its fourth edition, was first published in 1984
and has sold more than 20 million copies." (27 October 2010)
75. ^ New York Times Upfront (http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/features/index.asp?
article=f030110_twain) on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: "This year marks the 125th anniversary of
the publication of Huckleberry Finn in the U.S., and the book is still sellingmore than 20 million copies
worldwide to dateand still generating controversy." (10 March 2010)
76. ^ Eureka!: Inventors describe the moment they realised theyd created a hit
(http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/eureka-inventors-describe-the-momentthey-realised-theyd-created-a-hit-6251893.html?pageToolsFontSize=130%25) on The Secret Diary of Adrian
Mole, Aged 13: " 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13' has sold more than 20 million copies." (29
October 2011)
77. ^ John J. Miller on Thor Heyerdahl on National Review Online
(http://old.nationalreview.com/miller/miller041902.asp) on Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft: ""Our
intention was to test the performance and quality of the Inca raft, its seaworthiness and loading capacity, and
to ascertain whether the elements would really propel it across the sea to Polynesia with its crew still on
board," he wrote in Kon-Tiki, a book that has sold 20 million copies." (April 19, 2002)

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78. ^ The Voice of Russia: vejkv otec stoj v Moskv mezi svtovou elitou
(http://czech.ruvr.ru/2013_04_26/Svejkuv-otec-stoji-v-Moskve-mezi-svetovou-elitou/) "Jaroslav Haek and
his vejk are still popular in Russia. More than 20 million copies were already produced."
79. ^ USA Today (http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2013/11/20/where-the-wild-things-are-by-mauricesendak/3532135/) on Where the Wild Things are: "More than 20 million copies have been sold in 32
languages." (November 21, 2013)
80. ^ The New York Times (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wpdyn/content/article/2007/06/25/AR2007062500032.html) on The Power of Positive Thinking: "Ruth Stafford
Peale, the author's widow (he died last Christmas Eve) feels that the book is as viable today as it was 20
million copies ago." (May 31, 1994)
81. ^ The Salvation Army (http://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/our-community/faith-in-life/soul-food/inside-theshack) on The Shack: "Today, there are more than 20 million copies of The Shack in print, in 40 languages."
(10 March 2012)
82. ^ Belfast Telegraph (http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/books/booksellers-hoping-the-power-will-top-thesecret-28553596.html) on The Secret: "Publishers Simon & Schuster expect sales to be on a par with -- if not
bigger than -- 'The Secret', which has so far notched up 20 million copies in 46 languages." (19 August 2010)
83. ^ Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/fear-of-flying-author-erica-jong-zipsalong-40-years-after-dropping-her-literary-bombshell/2013/10/07/23fb65f8-29ce-11e3-b139029811dbb57f_story.html) on Fear of Flying : "It has been 40 years since Fear and its glamorous author
landed like feminist blonde bombshells on American culture, selling 20 million copies here and abroad." (7
October 2013)
84. ^ Playthings (http://www.playthings.com/article/CA6431998.html) (1 April 2007)
85. ^ OBITUARY: Michael Ende - People - News - The Independent
(http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituarymichael-ende-1598926.html) on The Neverending Story:
"Translated into 30 languages and selling over 16 million copies, it starts when 10-year-old Bastian,
overweight and undervalued, decides he will read a fantastic book rather than endure another day's bullying at
school." (Friday 01 September 1995)
86. ^ a b RJM Licensing (http://www.rjmlicensing.com/clients.html)
87. ^ Time 26 November 1990.
88. ^ "Golden Books : Poky Little Puppy (Little Golden Book)" (http://jp.bookmooch.com/detail/0307748057).
Jp.bookmooch.com. 1992-06-01. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
89. ^ CBS (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/10/07/sunday/main3339866.shtml?source=search_story) on
Ken Follett: "But since it was published in 1989, "The Pillars of the Earth" has become an international
sensation, selling 15 million copies worldwide." (7 October 2007)
90. ^ The Financial Post (http://www.financialpost.com/money/story.html?id=423190) on Dale Carnegie: "Dale
Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People, the gold standard of the genre, has sold more than 15
million copies since it was first published in 1937." (5 April 2008)
91. ^ The Patriot Ledger (http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2007/01/05/life/life01.txt) on Perfume: "Yet the
scene, like the movie, is so daring, so challenging, you cannot help but respect Tykwers unerring desire to
remain true to the source novel, a book that has sold 15 million copies and has been credited with inspiring
Kurt Cobain to write the Nirvana classic Scentless Apprentice." (5 January 2007)
92. ^ http://www.bookrags.com/research/the-grapes-of-wrath-john-steinbeck--ltsd/

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93. ^ The Forres Gazette (http://www.forresgazette.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/3475/Poisoning_drama_for_local_landowner.html) on The Horse


Whisperer: "Mr Evans is the author of "The Horse Whisperer", which sold 15 million copies worldwide and
was made into a Hollywood film in 1998 directed by and starring Robert Redford." (10 September 2008)
94. ^ Irish Times (http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2009/0613/1224248732329.html?via=mr) on
The Shadow of the Wind: "[...]his novel The Shadow of the Wind has sold more than 15 million copies
worldwide, writes Arminta Wallace" (13 June 2009)
95. ^
(http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/gossip/2014/05/22/0006983183.shtml), Daily Sports (22 May 2014)
96. ^ (http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/local/nagano/news/20140522OYTNT50149.html), Yomiuri Shimbun (22 May 2014)
97. ^ "Don't Panic: Douglas Adams and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Neil Gaiman"
(http://contemporarylit.about.com/od/memoir/fr/dontPanic.htm). Contemporarylit.about.com. 2005-04-29.
Retrieved 2011-05-26.
98. ^ USA Today (http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2008-04-07-pausch_N.htm) on Tuesdays with
Morrie: "The book has sold more than 14 million copies worldwide since 1997 and became an Oprah
Winfrey-produced TV movie. " (8 April 2008)
99. ^ "Erskine Caldwell Biography" (http://id.mind.net/~fletch/biography.html). Id.mind.net. 1987-04-11.
Retrieved 2009-08-31.
100. ^ The International Herald Tribune (http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/08/03/business/publish04.php) on
Follow Your Heart: "But Susanna Tamaro's "Follow Your Heart," the biggest selling Italian postwar novel,
with more than 14 million copies sold, according to its publisher, Baldini Castoldi, as it was known then, sold
barely 25,000 copies in the United States." (3 August 2008)
101. ^ Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Sep29/0,4670,BooksSEHinton,00.html) on The Outsiders:
"According to Viking, a division of Penguin Group USA, "The Outsiders" has sold more than 13 million
copies and still sells more than 500,000 a year." (29 September 2007)
102. ^ Los Angeles Times (http://www.calendarlive.com/movies/turan/cl-et-charlie15jul15,0,150671.story) 15 July
2005
103. ^ Towards the light (http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/03/22/1079939578423.html)
104. ^ Associated Press
(http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iaNUeQjpbAcjtQCYKo8eXLGn9IyQD9HVP6J00) on
Norwegian Wood: "More than 10 million copies of the book have been sold in Japan alone, with 2.6 million
more sold in another 33 languages." (2 September 2010)
105. ^ The Toronto Star (http://www.thestar.com/Unassigned/article/238311) on Grace Metalious: "It sold 100,000
copies in its first month and went on to sell another 12 million copies, was made into a film and eventually
into a prime-time television series that made the young Mia Farrow a star." (21 July 2007)
106. ^ Britannica (http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9104367/Frank-Herbert) on Dune: "the epic Dune (1965;
filmed by David Lynch in 1984), which was translated into 14 languages and sold some 12 million copies,
more than any other science-fiction book in history;" (24 November 2007)
107. ^ China View (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-04/09/content_7944793.htm) on La Peste: "Translated
into 28 languages, the book has sold more than 12 million copies around the world." (9 April 2008)
108. ^ Yomiuri Shimbun (http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/entertainment/cinema/topics/20090821et08.htm) (21 April
2009)

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109. ^ The Sunday Herald (http://www.sundayherald.com/life/people/display.var.1945224.0.monkey_man.php?


act=login) on The Naked Ape: "Morris is still flabbergasted that the book caused such a furore, although the
publicity helped it sell 12 million copies." (11 March 2008)
110. ^ The Australian (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/refusing-the-life-rafts/story-e6frg8nf1226054074631) on Man's Search for Meaning: "It's the 75th edition of a book that has sold 12 million copies
and is one of the most read Holocaust texts." (14 May 2011)
111. ^ estimate of Giuliano Vigini (http://www.pinocchioamarcord.it/i_libri_di_pinocchio_1.htm) (1999)
112. ^ The Standard (http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?
we_cat=16&art_id=63036&sid=18059567&con_type=3&d_str=&fc=10) on Chinua Achebe: "That Things Fall
Apart, published in 1958, would sell about 11 million copies in about 45 languages?" (14 March 2008)
113. ^ "Kahlil Gibran" (http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/kahlil_gibran.html). Selfgrowth.com. Retrieved
2011-05-26.
114. ^ Joan Acocella (January 7, 2008). "Prophet Motive"
(http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2008/01/07/080107crbo_books_acocella?currentPage=all). The
New Yorker. Retrieved May 21, 2014. "Since its publication, in 1923, The Prophet has sold more than nine
million copies in its American edition alone."
115. ^ The Wall Street Journal (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118972984449527200.html?
mod=googlenews_wsj) on The Exorcist: "Back in the 1970s, those smaller, rack-sized paperbacks were the
blockbusters of the business, led by such best sellers as William Peter Blatty's "The Exorcist" (11 million
copies sold); Peter Benchley's "Jaws" (more than nine million copies), and Sidney Sheldon's "The Other Side
of Midnight" (six million copies plus)." (14 September 2007)
116. ^ The Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/books-life/7545438/The-20-greatest-childrensbooks-ever.html) on The Gruffalo: "The Gruffalo has sold more than 10.5 million copies, been adapted for
stage in both the West End and Broadway, and in 2009 was made into a 30-minute animated film" (3April
2010)
117. ^ " 'Catch-22' Author Joseph Heller Dies" (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wpsrv/pmextra/dec99/13/heller.htm). Washingtonpost.com. 1999-12-13. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
118. ^ Carlos Ramet in Ken Follett: The Transformation of a Writer (http://books.google.com/books?
id=xkGlUNW09eEC&pg=PA44&dq=%22eye+of+the+needle%22+%2210+million+copies%22&ei=lI70R7Tp
JYWwzgSGgvnIAQ&sig=_3n61rMQugtQjVN8U--Wd2Cvw7g) page 44 on Ken Follett: "The first two
editions alone sold over 10 million copies worldwide" (1999)
119. ^ The Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/04/26/whawking126.xml) on
Stephen Hawking: "Prof Hawking is the author of A Brief History of Time which has sold 10 million
copies and is currently writing two books." (27 April 2007)
120. ^ The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=590928) on The Cat in the
Hat: "There are more than 10 million copies in print today in more than a dozen languages, including the
Latin, "Cattus Petasatus."" (14 April 2007)
121. ^ TVNZ (http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411319/1098660) on The Lovely Bones: "Published in 2002, Lovely
Bones is the second novel by Alice Sebold, and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, remaining on the
New York Times hardback bestseller list for over a year." (5 May 2007)
122. ^ The Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2007/07/21/nosplit/bochina121.xml)
on Wild Swans: "Selling more than 10 million copies and topping the "most borrowed historical biography"
chart in British libraries year after year, it proved a publishing phenomenon" (21 July 2007)

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123. ^ Britannica (http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9389979/Martinez-Tomas-Eloy) on Santa Evita: "Martnez


was best known as the author of two classics of Argentine and Latin American literature: La novela de Pern
(1985, The Pern Novel, 1988) and Santa Evita (1995, Eng. trans., 1995); the latter was translated into 30
languages and sold more than 10 million copies." (22 November 2007)
124. ^ The New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/20/books/review/Donadio-t.html?
_r=1&ref=books&pagewanted=all) on Night: "Indeed, since it appeared in 1960, Night has sold an
estimated 10 million copies three million of them since Winfrey chose the book in January 2006 (and
traveled with Wiesel to Auschwitz)." (20 January 2008)
125. ^ The Times (http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article3721678.ece) on
The Kite Runner: "His first novel, The Kite Runner, sold 10 million copies." (11 April 2008)
126. ^ Bookseller.com (http://www.thebookseller.com/news/56659-macmillans-100k-chinese-deal.html) on Yun
Da: "" (14 April 2008)
127. ^ ABC News (http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=4651272&page=1) on The Total Woman: "One of the first
books to address the issue was Marabel Morgan's "The Total Woman," which sold more than 10 million
copies to women of all religious persuasions, making it the best-selling nonfiction book of 1974." (15 April
2008)
128. ^ "Waseda University" (http://www.waseda.jp/wnfs/magazine/special/070108/index.html). Waseda.jp.
Retrieved 2009-08-31.
129. ^ people.com.cn (http://finance.people.com.cn/GB/42774/3586529.html) (2 August 2005)
130. ^ U.S. News and World Report (http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/careers/2008/10/01/richard-bollesstays-on-the-job.html) on What Color is Your Parachute: "Today, Parachute is one of the all-time bestselling
careers books, with more than 10 million copies of 37 editions snapped up since 1970. " (1 October 2008)
131. ^ The Toronto Star (http://www.thestar.com/living/article/974396--royal-connection-drives-interest-in-dukandiet) on The Dukan Diet: "The book has sold 10 million copies worldwide, but didnt really make an
impression on North America until [...]" (18 April 2011)
132. ^ BBC Magazine (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15309357) on The Joy of Sex: "The Joy of Sex ended
up selling more than 10 million copies around the world - more than five million in the United States alone,
where it stayed in the New York Times best-seller list for a decade." (26 October 2011).
133. ^ [2] (http://www.nwfdailynews.com/articles/seller-21424-gospel-ago.html) on The Gospel according to
Peanuts: "The Gospel according to Peanuts ended up selling more than 10 million copies around the world."
134. ^ Staff (March 5, 2012). "The Unlikely Best-Seller: 'A Wrinkle In Time' Turns 50"
(http://www.npr.org/2012/03/05/146161011/the-unlikely-best-seller-a-wrinkle-in-time-turns-50?
ft=1&f=1002&sc=igg2). National Public Radio (NPR). Retrieved March 5, 2012. "[A Farrar, Straus and
Giroux editor's] faith in young readers paid off. There are currently 10 million copies of the book in print."
135. ^ [3] (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-life-of-pi20130218,0,3559592.story) on Life of Pi: "It was based on a popular novel by Yann Martel that has sold more
than 10 million copies around the world."
136. ^ New Trailer hits for 'The Giver' (http://www.latino-review.com/news/new-trailer-hits-for-the-giver) on The
Giver: "The film is based on Lois Lowrys beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the
winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide."
137. ^ http://www.vanderbilt.edu/magazines/vanderbilt-magazine/archives/images/inclass_f05.pdf
138. ^ The BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13889578) on Harry Potter: "The Harry Potter
novels have sold more than 450 million copies through Bloomsbury in Britain, and Scholastic in the United
States." (23 June 2011)
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139. ^ Reuters (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/08/02/uk-books-authors-stine-idUKBRE8710FR20120802) on


Goosebumps: "Stine is the author of "Goosebumps" and other series for young readers that have sold more
than 300 million copies in 32 languages [...]" (2 August 2012)
140. ^ Serafin, Steven R.; Bendixen, Alfred (2005). The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature
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141. ^ Variety (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117864900.html?categoryid=1242&cs=1) on the Berenstain
Bears: "The company also is offering a new animated series based on the Berenstain Bears, the hugely
popular children's brand that has sold more than 260 million books worldwide." (7 April 2002)
142. ^ The Globe and Mail
(http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060822.gtstory0822/BNStory/Technology/?
cid=al_gam_nletter_dtechal) on Choose Your Own Adventure: "The Choose Your Own Adventure DVD
movies are adaptations of the original books, which sold more than 250 million copies. " (22 August 2006)
143. ^ Forbes (http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2002/1028/114.html) on Sweet Valley High: "But despite 250 million
copies in print, in 25 languages, Sweet Valley's sugar rush has been on the decline. " (28 October 2002)
144. ^ "Happy 50th birthday Noddy" (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/531557.stm). BBC News. 1999-11-22.
Retrieved 2009-08-31.
145. ^ USA Today (http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/2002/2002-05-29-nancy-drew-author-obit.htm) on Nancy
Drew: "The series is still in print and has sold over 200 million books in 17 languages." (29 May 2002)
146. ^ "Thomas the Tank Engine's new friend Hiro" (http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=1039364).
ninemsn.com.au. 2010-04-14. Retrieved 2010-04-14.
147. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (20 February 2012). "AB lines up 'Waterloo' miniseries: English-lingo battle drama to cost
up to $15 million" (http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns201202201207reedbusivarietynvr1118050502feb20,0,4298706.story). Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 12 March
2012. "Published between 1949 and 2001, the San Antonio anthology is one of the best-selling French novel
series of all times, having sold an estimated 200 million copies."
148. ^ Legge, James (14 May 2013). "Dan Brown's Inferno: Publishers poised for biggest-sales since Harry Potter
as Da Vinci Code author's latest Robert Langdon story hits shelves" (http://www.independent.co.uk/artsentertainment/books/news/dan-browns-inferno-publishers-poised-for-biggestsales-since-harry-potter-as-davinci-code-authors-latest-robert-langdon-story-hits-shelves-8614082.html). The Independent (London).
149. ^ Benjamin M. Compaine and Douglas Gomery (http://books.google.com/books?
id=edrVnwGPUfEC&pg=PA115&dq=millionbooks&lr=&ei=WYriR76UD4HwjAGVp9nWBA&sig=K1mXEngkQ06dgnel3UPb16Eb-fs), 'Who Owns the
Media?: Competition and Concentration in the Mass Media Industry' page 115"
150. ^ The Wall Street Journal (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB111238313723995681.html?mod=googlewsj) on
the Star Wars books: "According to a Random House spokesman, the publisher has more than 160 million
copies of "Star Wars" books in print." (1 April 2005)
151. ^ Mercer Mayer (http://www.harpercollins.com/cr-100745/mercer-mayer), HarperCollins, retrieved
24 October 2014, "His most recognized character, the lovable and charismatic Little Critter, was born in
1975 in the book Just for You. Mercer's Little Critter has since starred in more than two hundred books,
which have sold over one hundred and fifty million copies."
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152. ^ "Peter Rabbit in China copyright stew" (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/entertainment/3014176.stm). BBC


News. 2003-06-23. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
153. ^ CityWire (http://www.citywire.co.uk/personal/-/news/other/content.aspx?ID=311197) on Chicken Soup:
"His Chicken Soup for the Soul series, co-authored with Jack Canfield, has sold over 130 million copies in 54
languages and spans 105 different titles." (17 August 2008)
154. ^ Susan Edgerton e.a. in Imagining the Academy: Higher Education and Popular Culture
(http://books.google.com/books?id=dVSElxOM3K8C&pg=PA53&dq=125-millioncopies&lr=&ei=x4LzR9zABYKWzATf_fHJCw&sig=8KN8zuhqePX8USPJ5SCwaip4i2s) page 53, on Gilbert
Patten: "It is estimated that at least 125 million copies of the Frank Merriwell series (which itself ran to at
least 209 books) were sold." (2004)
155. ^ "Crusader Entertainment Acquires the Rights to Clive Cussler's Best-Selling Dirk Pitt Book Series"
(http://us.penguingroup.com/static/packages/us/clivecussler/news3.html). Us.penguingroup.com. 2001-05-14.
Retrieved 2009-08-31.
156. ^ "Way Of The Samurai, Path Of The Tedious" (http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?
res=9C04E0D61639F930A2575AC0A967948260&sec=&pagewanted=all). New York Times. 1981-09-13.
Retrieved 2009-08-31.
157. ^ The Berkshire Eagle (http://www.berkshireeagle.com/ci_8629008?source=most_emailed) on American Girl:
"This extraordinary success has resulted in over 120 million books and 14 million dolls sold (at $90 a pop
these days)" (20 March 2008)
158. ^ Hollywood's liberal losses (http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/_chicsuntimes-hollywood.htm) (20
November 2005)
159. ^ BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14492706) on Mr. Men: "The famous books
have gone on to sell 120 million copies and have been translated into 15 different languages. " (11 August
2011)
160. ^ Splice Today (http://splicetoday.com/digital/fitting-in-means-reading-some-truly-awful-stuff) on Twilight:
"Stephanie Meyer dwarfed the success of Browns work with the Twilight series, selling over 120 million
copies in less than seven years." (26 April 2012)
161. ^ Laroche, Tony (12 October 2014). "Mass. author Jeff Kinney doesn't see an end to 'Wimpy Kid' series"
(http://www.providencejournal.com/features/entertainment/books/20141012-mass.-author-jeff-kinney-doesn-tsee-an-end-to-wimpy-kid-series.ece). Providence Journal. Retrieved 15 October 2014. "The series has been
translated into 30 languages and sold more then 120 million copies worldwide, and has so far spawned three
films."
162. ^ Hult Presents: Clifford The Big Red Dog LIVE! (http://www.hultcenter.org/event.asp?id=4348)
163. ^ "James Bond 007 - News" (http://www.007.info/News88.asp). 007.info. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
164. ^ RTBF (http://www.rtbf.be/info/societe/enfance/marcel-marlier-le-dessinateur-de-martine-est-mort-297287)
on Martine: "Soixante albums de "Martine" ont t publis dans la collection "Farandole" et 100 millions
d'exemplaires vendus dans le monde." (21 January 2011)
165. ^ 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trilogy tops 100 million in worldwide sales
(http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-fifty-shades-of-grey-tops-100-million-in-worldwide-sales20140226,0,2983299.story#axzz2vrJgwBAl) on Fifty Shades of Grey: "This week the erotic "Fifty Shades of
Grey" trilogy reached a huge milestone: It sold more than 100 million copies worldwide." (26 February 2014)
166. ^ "Nijntjes creator turns 80" (http://www.expatica.com/actual/article.asp?
subchannel_id=34&story_id=43185). Expatica.com. Retrieved 2009-08-31.

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167. ^ USA Today (http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2013/11/27/alex-cross-by-jamespatterson/3665579/) on James Patterson's Alex Cross by the numbers: "81 million: Copies sold of series,
starting with Along Came a Spider in 1993.""with Alex, it just seems to come together so naturally that I've
kept him for myself. I suppose you could say Alex is the co-author." (27 November 2013)
168. ^ Luisa Gerasimo e.a. in The Teacher's Calendar of Famous Birthdays (http://books.google.com/books?
id=jibjFgTYKKcC&pg=RA9PA8&dq=%22220+million+copies%22&lr=&ei=nJj0R9KXB4zcygT5rdDLAQ&sig=YHH8Ivavon9oxJAsC0
O7S1QWONc) page 8, on R. L. Stine: "That year he also created Fear Street, the first horror series for
teenagers, which sold 80 million copies." (2003)
169. ^ Husband, Stuart (2 November 2008). "Anne Rice: interview with the vampire writer"
(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/donotmigrate/3562792/Anne-Rice-interview-with-the-vampirewriter.html). The Daily Telegraph (London).
170. ^ news.scotsman.com: Children's writer told 200,000 prize is no fantasy
(http://www.scotsman.com/news/children_s_writer_told_163_200_000_prize_is_no_fantasy_1_740026)
171. ^ "Sequel announced to Stieg Larsson's Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy"
(http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/dec/17/stieg-larsson-girl-with-dragon-tattoo-sequel). The Guardian.
17 December 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
172. ^ The Los AngelesDaily News (http://www.ohio.com/entertainment/movies/26168654.html) on OSS 117:
"Jean Bruce wrote 265 OSS 117 novels, selling some 75 million copies and spawning seven movies between
1956 and 1970." (1 August 2008)
173. ^ "Disney Video and DVD Insider" (http://disney.go.com/disneyvideos/newsletter/jul2001/index.html).
Disney.go.com. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
174. ^ Lexington Herald-Leader (http://www.kentucky.com/2010/11/25/1540188/play-games-and-find-out-moreabout.html) on the Magic Tree House series: "The series has sold 70 million copies in North America and has
been translated into 28 different languages in 31 countries." (25 November 2010)
175. ^ Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye (2001-09-11). "Home" (http://www.leftbehind.com/). Left Behind.
Retrieved 2009-08-31.
176. ^ The Globe and Mail (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/books/daniel-handler-stepping-out-ofsnickets-shadow/article2297535/) on A Series of Unfortunate Events: "whose 13 A Series of Unfortunate
Events books for children have sold an astonishing 65 million copies." (10 January 2012)
177. ^ The Green Bay Press Gazette (http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20100724/GPG04/7240410/Little-House-stars-relive-days-on-prairie) on Little House on the Prairie: "If there was any doubt that a love
for "Little House is an everlasting one, consider not only that 60 million copies of the Wisconsin-born
Wilder's books have been sold since 1932[...]" (24 July 2010)
178. ^ The Belfast Telegraph (http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/books/lee-child-pops-into-belfast-easonsfor-book-signing-16208093.html) on the Jack Reacher books: "2012 marks a landmark year for Lee Child,
whose Jack Reacher thrillers have now sold in excess of 60 million copies worldwide." (7 September 2012)
179. ^ AFP (http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5h_wku-8Lvp-OcJ_1BPpcjM1m3VaQ) on Terry Pratchett: "The
59-year-old author -- whose Discworld books have sold 55 million copies worldwide and have been translated
into some 27 languages -- announced in December that he had been diagnosed with posterior cortical atrophy,
a rare form of the degenerative brain disease." (13 March 2008)
180. ^ U.S. title: Where's Waldo?

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181. ^ Variety (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118045729) on Where's Waldo: "The books have sold more
than 55 million copies in more than 38 countries and been translated into more than 30 languages" (7
November 2011)
182. ^ The Star (http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?
file=/2008/2/24/lifebookshelf/20404808&sec=lifebookshelf) on the Mars Venus series: " You must be from
another planet if you have not heard of Gray and his Mars Venus universe. Fifty million of his books have
been sold in 40 different languages." (24 February 2008)
183. ^ The Unofficial Hardy Boys Home Page, "from the publisher McFarland & Company":
(http://hardyboysunofficial.blogspot.com/) In its 80 year history, the Hardy Boys series has sold over 50
million books in over 25 languages (20 February 2008)
184. ^ The New York Times: The Bobbsey Twins Carry On (And On and On)
(http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?
res=9B0DE2D6123AF934A2575BC0A961948260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1) "...a series of more than 70
books for children 7 to 9 years old that has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide." (17 August 1987)
185. ^ Screening Difference: How Hollywood's Blockbuster Films Imagine Race (http://books.google.com/books?
id=kd8WqdD7qIUC&pg=PA70&dq=Tarzan+%22million+copies%22&lr=&as_brr=3&hl=ja&sig=L4WqSuB
NtDE-pPtPMMGguDtsA6g) Jaap van Ginneken, 2007
186. ^ The Hindustan Times (http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/Chunk-HT-UI-HomePage-Books/TheHunger-Games-reaches-50-million-mark/Article1-894932.aspx) on The Hunger Games: "The Hunger Games
reaches 50 million mark" (24 July 2012)
187. ^ "A Child's First Library of Learning" (http://www.english-time.com/revamp/region/en/aboutus/index.asp).
English-time.com. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
188. ^ The Alameda Sun (http://alamedasun.com/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=3501&Itemid=31) on Junie B. Jones: "The series, launched in 1992,
offers 27 books and an interactive journal, and has sold 44 million copies around the world." (27 June 2008)
189. ^ The Coventry Telegraph (http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/thegeekfiles/2008/08/wheel-of-time-bookseries-begi.html) on The Wheel of Time: "The Wheel of Time series has sold 44 million copies worldwide and
spawned computer, trading-card and role-playing games; a soundtrack; comicbooks; and numerous fan sites."
(18 August 2008)
190. ^ The Irish Independent (http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/arts/bish-bash-bosch-its-the-return-ofhardboiled-harry-2926560.html) on Harry Bosch: "Crime writer Michael Connelly's Hieronymous 'Harry'
Bosch thrillers have sold 42 million copies, [...]" (5 November 2011)
191. ^ The Anniston Star (http://annistonstar.com/view/full_story/14875181/article-Book-review--The-Snowmanby-Jo-Nesbo?instance=entertainment_secondary) on Harry Hole: "The series has been translated into 40
languages and has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide." (29 July 2011)
192. ^ China Pictorial (http://www.rmhb.com.cn/chpic/htdocs/english/200610/6-2.htm) October 2006
193. ^ Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1023569/Bear--Paddington-celebrates-50th-newbook.html) on Paddington Bear: "To date, Paddington books have sold more than 35 million copies
worldwide and are available in more than 40 languages." (2 June 2008)
194. ^ Fortini, Amanda (8 March 2012). "The Prince of Dragons: Christopher Paolini and the Rise of
'Inheritance' " (http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-prince-of-dragons-christopher-paolini-and-therise-of-inheritance-20120308). Rolling Stone. Retrieved 12 March 2012. "His four books have collectively
sold more than 33 million copies worldwide."

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196. ^ ABC News (http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=11239986) on Ramona: "The film is
adapted from Beverly Cleary's series of "Ramona" books, which go back more than 50 years and have sold 30
million copies." (23 July 2010)
197. ^ by SuperHeroHype. "The Dark Tower to Become a Film Trilogy and TV Series"
(http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/106842-the-dark-tower-to-become-a-film-trilogy-and-tv-seriesread-more-the-dark-tower-to-become-a-film-trilogy-and-tv-series). Superhero Hype. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
198. ^ "From Grey To Gray In His New Film, Joel Grey Piles On Years With Makeup"
(http://articles.mcall.com/1985-10-11/features/2504158_1_grey-s-character-james-bond-elderly-man) on The
Destroyer: "The movie, by Dick Clark, Larry Spiegel and Mel Bergman Productions, is based on the
Destroyer novel series of some 62 books which has sold 30 million copies." (11 October 1985)
199. ^ Asahi.com Kids (http://www.asahi.com/kids/news/TKY200812120107.html) (11 December 2008)
200. ^ How Curious George Escaped the Nazis (http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/13/books/13geor.html)
201. ^ Asahi Shimbun (http://book.asahi.com/news/TKY200504090221.html) (9 April 2005)
202. ^ Big Tent Entertainment (http://www.bigtent.tv/dragon.html)
203. ^ Yomiuri Shimbun (http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/junior/articles_2003/030303.htm) (3 March 2003)
204. ^ The Financial Express (http://www.financialexpress.com/news/guruspeak-robert-kiyosaki/331974/) on Rich
Dad, Poor Dad: "He has written 18 books, which have sold over 26 million copies." (6 July 2008)
205. ^ The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/sep/21/theatre.branagh) on Wallander: "[...] the crime
novels by Swedish author Henning Mankell, which have sold 25 million copies worldwide." (21 September
2008)
206. ^ Norwegian best selling author to cast spell on the UK
(http://www.norway.org.uk/News_and_events/culture/literature/margitsandemo/)
207. ^ Outlander: Is this the new Game of Thrones? (http://www.independent.co.uk/artsentertainment/tv/features/outlander-is-this-the-new-game-of-thrones-9685662.html)
208. ^ Nifty.com (http://homepage1.nifty.com/shimizumon/walk/course1/walk_01.html) (Gokujo No Tabi October
2003)
209. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-report-mortal-instruments-612086 (26 August 2013)
210. ^ With swords and suds, 'Game of Thrones' spurs sales for HBO
(http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/20/us-emmys-gameofthrones-idUSBRE98J0W020130920)
211. ^ Storybook Cove
(http://www.storybookcove.com/NASApp/store/Product;jsessionid=abcSzlpRBCl9BdJio5A8q?
s=showproduct&isbn=0761137769)
212. ^ Asahi Shimbun (http://www.asahi.com/ad/clients/origami0505/or_image/origami_poplar.pdf) (5 May 2005)
(PDF file)
213. ^ The Miami Herald (http://www.miamiherald.com/1185/story/378534.html) on the South Beach Diet books:
"The South Beach Diet became a No. 1 New York Times Bestseller and the six books in the series have sold
22 million copies." (15 January 2008
214. ^ Japan Inc. (http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-16256264_ITM) (22 June 2006)
215. ^ Variety (http://variety.com/2013/film/news/disney-developing-artemis-fowl-movie-with-harvey-weinstein1200569446/) on Artemis Fowl: "The Artemis Fowl books have sold more than 21 million copies in print in
44 languages worldwide." (29 July 2013)
216. ^ Yomiuri Shimbun (http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/book/author/20070116bk01.htm) (16 January 2007)
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217. ^ Jivemagazine.com (http://www.jivemagazine.com/article.php?pid=4604) (15 August 2006)


218. ^ [4] (http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2009/05/08/23661/) on Redwall: "Brian Jacques award-winning
books, which have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide in 28 languages." (8 May 2009)
219. ^ IESB.net (http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4260&Itemid=99) (4
February 2008)
220. ^ IT Media Mobile (http://plusd.itmedia.co.jp/mobile/articles/0504/04/news072.html) (4 April 2005)
221. ^ The Japan Times (http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fd20050320cs.html) (20 March 2005)
222. ^ However further 'Foundation' books were written by Asimov from 1982, extending the direct series to seven
books, however these four further novels tell two largely independent stories. Ultimately many of Asimov's
works join to form a single time line encompassing 20,000 years of future-history. To further add the extent
of the series, a 'Second Foundation Trilogy' of books by contemporary Sci-Fi writers also explicitly join with
the series.
223. ^ IGN (http://movies.ign.com/articles/036/036229p1.html) 27 June 2000
224. ^ The Stage (http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/21934/horrible-histories-the-terrible-tudors) on
Horrible Histories: "[...] based on the hugely successful (20 million copies sold worldwide) series of
childrens books by Terry Deary, who also wrote this adaptation." (1 October 2008)
225. ^ Brandeton.com (http://www.bradenton.com/2010/11/23/2760832/hit-entertainment-and-rosettabooks.html)
on Rainbow Magic: "A publishing phenomenon, Rainbow Magic has sold 20+ million copies in 31
languages worldwide, including over 6 million books in print in the U.S." (23 November 2010)
226. ^ Stavangeravisen.no (http://www.stavangeravisen.com/art.asp?id=17482) (7 Mai 2004)
227. ^ Dinner with a vampire author? (http://www.lovelycitizen.com/story/1728855.html)
228. ^ [5] (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/third-book-in-veronica-roths-blockbuster-divergent-trilogyallegiant-will-be-produced-and-released-as-two-separate-films-2014-04-11)
229. ^ "Akane Shobo" (http://www.hon10.com/07cts/h_about/1_akanesyobo.html). Hon10.com. Retrieved
2009-08-31.
230. ^ Fuji T.V. (http://www.fujitv.co.jp/b_hp/kenkaku5/) (2004)
231. ^ The Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2007/02/25/boaku18.xml) on Erast
Fandorin: "The two authors share a quality that has seen Akunin shift 18 million copies of his Fandorin
stories" (25 February 2007)
232. ^ Publishers Weekly (http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6600565.html) on Vampire Hunter D:
"The books have sold more than 17 million copies around the world." (30 September 2008)
233. ^ Anime News Network (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-20/next-haruhi-novel-getsrecord-513000-set-1st-printing) "over 16.5 million copies of the Haruhi Suzumiya light novel series have been
published in 15 countries" (20 April 2011)
234. ^ BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7619000/7619708.stm) on The Hichhiker's Guide:
"About 16 million copies of the books have been sold worldwide" (17 September 2008)
235. ^ Helen Fielding: Beyond Bridget (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/helen-fielding-beyondbridget-582224.html) The Independent 2003
236. ^ Fantasybookreview.co.uk (http://www.fantasybookreview.co.uk/Raymond-E-Feist/biography.html) 2006
237. ^ www.dailyfinance.com (http://www.dailyfinance.com/2010/06/26/will-percy-jackson-author-rick-riordanever-reach-j-k-rowling) 2010
238. ^ BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7284357.stm) on Alexander McCall Smith: "His
books, featuring the unconventional No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, have sold 15 million copies in English,
not counting the 42 languages they've been published in elsewhere." 7 March 2008
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239. ^ Kyodo Tsushin (http://web.archive.org/web/20030320190359/http://chk.kyodo.co.jp/17kyodo/number05/newsdigest.html)(archive.org) (20 December 2001)


240. ^ The New York Times (http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?
res=9A03E7D7133DF930A25752C0A96E9C8B63&scp=1&sq=sophie+gee&st=nyt) on His Dark Materials:
"His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman's trilogy inspired by Paradise Lost, has sold 15 million copies
worldwide, while the film version of the first volume, The Golden Compass, has earned more than $150
million." (13 January 2008)
241. ^ Impress Watch (http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20080424/ginga.htm) (24 April 2008)
242. ^ Publishers Weekly (http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6359151.html?
nid=2788&rid=#reg_visitor_id) (24 August 2006)
243. ^ Perry Rhodan 35th anniversary Press Release (http://www.perry-rhodan-usa.com/web1998/rdnpres.htm)
(July 1996)
244. ^ Stoehr, Ingo Roland (2001). German literature of the twentieth century (http://books.google.com/books?
id=7Vi3vz7qbtwC&pg=PA258&dq=%22million+copies%22&lr=&as_drrb_is=b&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is
=1995&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=2010&as_brr=3&ei=0vNCS_HVCpzWyATF6vDBw&cd=10#v=onepage&q=%22million%20copies%22&f=false). History of German Literature 10. Boydell &
Brewer. p. 529. ISBN 978-1-57113-157-7. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
245. ^ 400 million copies of Chinese-character dictionary
(http://english.people.com.cn/200402/13/eng20040213_134741.shtml) People's Daily
246. ^ Extrapolation for global range of other language publications, and related to the number of Scouts, make a
realistic estimate of 100 to 150 million books.Jeal, Tim. Baden-Powell. London: Hutchinson. ISBN 0-09170670-X.
247. ^ Federer, William Joseph (1996), "William Holmes McGuffey", America's God and Country: Encyclopedia
of Quotations (http://books.google.com/books?id=BtGzlMatpUUC&pg=PA439&dq=125-millioncopies&lr=&ei=x4LzR9zABYKWzATf_fHJCw&sig=ZrvbFvcxhs05I1Cs4E1h-ZiGjYo), p. 439, "As of
1963, 125 million copies had been sold".
248. ^ "Guinness World Records earmarks licensing growth", Licensing
(http://www.licensing.biz/news/6235/Guinness-World-Records-earmarks-licensing-growth), 26 October 2010,
"The Guinness Book of World Records has been published in 30 languages in more than 100 countries and
has sold in excess of 115 million copies, becoming the biggest selling copyright book of all time.".
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