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New York Times Bestseller list

Authors need to sell between 5000 and 10,000 copies of their book to make it to the New York Times Bestseller list. The amount sold depends on the author's recognition. A debuting writer must sell closer to 10,000 copies. 1).


Abibliophobia is the name of a phobia connected to books. It means that one is afraid of running out of books to read. 2)


Tsundoku is a Japanese word that took the world of readers by storm. It means buying many books and then not reading them. 3)


Bibliosmia is the smell and aroma of a good book. 4)

In Search of Lost Time

The longest novel in the world is In Search of Lost Time, also translated as Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust (1871–1922). Despite being published in seven tomes, it is just one, over 4000-page long novel.5)

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh is the oldest known piece of literature, an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia. It was written in 2100 BCE. 6)

books.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/27 05:28 by aga