List of best-selling books

List of best-selling books

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.

Religious books, especially the Bible and the Qur'an, are probably the most-printed books, but it is nearly impossible to find reliable sales figures for them. Print figures are missing or unreliable since these books are produced by many different and unrelated publishers. Furthermore, many copies of the Bible and the Qur'an are printed and given away free, instead of being sold. The same goes for some political books, such as the works of Mao Zedong or Adolf Hitler. Thus it is impossible to determine either the number printed, or the proportion of those printed that are sold. All such books have been excluded from this list for those reasons.


List of best-selling single-volume books

More than 100 million copies

Book Author(s) Genre Original language First published Approximate sales
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens Historical fiction English 1859 200 million[1]
Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Fantasy French 1943 200 million[2]
The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien High fantasy English 1954–1955 150 million[3]
The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien Juvenile fantasy English 1937 100 million[4]
红楼梦 (Dream of the Red Chamber) Cao Xueqin Historical fiction Chinese 1759-1791 100 million [5]
And Then There Were None Agatha Christie Mystery English 1939 100 million[6]

Between 50 million and 100 million copies

Book Author(s) Original language First published Approximate sales
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C. S. Lewis English 1950 85 million[7]
She H. Rider Haggard English 1887 83 million[8]
The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown English 2003 80 million [9]
Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill English 1937 70 million[10]
The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger English 1951 65 million[11]
O Alquimista (The Alchemist) Paulo Coelho Portuguese 1988 65 million[12]
Steps to Christ Ellen G. White English 1892 60 million[13]
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov English 1955 50 million[14]
Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre (Heidi's Years of Wandering and Learning) Johanna Spyri German 1880 50 million[15]
The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care Dr. Benjamin Spock English 1946 50 million[16]
Anne of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery English 1908 50 million[17]
Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions: The autobiography of a horse Anna Sewell English 1877 50 million[18]
Il Nome della Rosa (The Name of the Rose) Umberto Eco Italian 1980 50 million[19]

Between 30 million and 50 million copies

Book Author(s) Original language First published Approximate sales
The Hite Report Shere Hite English 1976 48 million[20]
Charlotte's Web E.B. White; illustrated by Garth Williams English 1952 45 million[21]
The Ginger Man J. P. Donleavy English 1955 45 million[22]
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter English 1902 45 million[23]
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows[24] J. K. Rowling English 2007 44 million[25]
Jonathan Livingston Seagull Richard Bach English 1970 40 million[26]
A Message to Garcia Elbert Hubbard English 1899 40 million[16]
Angels and Demons Dan Brown English 2000 39 million[27]
Как закалялась сталь (Kak zakalyalas' stal'; How the Steel Was Tempered) Nikolai Ostrovsky Russian 1932 36.4 million copies in USSR[28]
Война и мир (Voyna i mir; War and Peace) Leo Tolstoy Russian 1869 36.0 million copies in USSR[28]
Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino (The Adventures of Pinocchio) Carlo Collodi Italian 1881 35 million[29]
You Can Heal Your Life Louise Hay English 1984 35 million[30]
Kane and Abel Jeffrey Archer English 1979 34 million[31]
Het Achterhuis (The Diary of a Young Girl, The Diary of Anne Frank) Anne Frank Dutch 1947 30 million[32]
In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do? Charles M. Sheldon English 1896 30 million[16]
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee English 1960 30 million [33]
Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann English 1966 30 million[16]
Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell English 1936 30 million [34]
Cien Años de Soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude) Gabriel García Márquez Spanish 1967 30 million[35][36]
The Purpose Driven Life Rick Warren English 2002 30 million[37]
The Thorn Birds Colleen McCullough English 1977 30 million[38]
The Revolt of Mamie Stover William Bradford Huie English 1951 30 million [39]
Män som hatar kvinnor (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) Stieg Larsson Swedish 2005 30 million[40]
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle English 1969 30 million[41]
Sofies verden (Sophie's World) Jostein Gaarder Norwegian 1991 30 million[42]

Between 20 million and 30 million copies

Book Author(s) Original language First published Approximate sales
The Late, Great Planet Earth Hal Lindsey, C. C. Carlson English 1970 28 million[43]
Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson English 1998 26 million[44]
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame English 1908 25 million[45]
Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell English 1949 25 million[46]
The Celestine Prophecy James Redfield English 1993 23 million[47]
The Godfather Mario Puzo English 1969 21 million [48]
Love Story Erich Segal English 1970 21 million[49]
狼图腾 (Wolf Totem) Jiang Rong Chinese 2004 20 million[50]
The Happy Hooker: My Own Story Xaviera Hollander English 1971 20 million[51]
Jaws Peter Benchley English 1974 20 million[52]
Love You Forever Robert Munsch English 1986 20 million[53]
The Women's Room Marilyn French English 1977 20 million[54]
What to Expect When You're Expecting Arlene Eisenberg and Heidi Murkoff English 1984 20 million[55]

Between 10 million and 20 million copies

Book Author(s) Original language First published Approximate sales
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak English 1963 19 million [56]
The Secret Rhonda Byrne English 2006 19 million[57]
Fear of Flying Erica Jong English 1973 18 million [58]
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown English 1947 16 million[59]
Guess How Much I Love You Sam McBratney English 1994 15 million[60]
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen R. Covey English 1989 15 million[61]
Shōgun James Clavell English 1975 15 million[62]
The Poky Little Puppy Janette Sebring Lowrey English 1942 15 million[63]
The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett English 1989 15 million[64]
How to Win Friends and Influence People Dale Carnegie English 1936 15 million [65]
Das Parfum (Perfume) Patrick Süskind German 1985 15 million [66]
The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck English 1939 15 million[67]
The Horse Whisperer Nicholas Evans English 1995 15 million[68]
La sombra del viento (The Shadow of the Wind) Carlos Ruiz Zafón Spanish 2001 15 million[69]
The Shack William P. Young English 2007 15 million[70]
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams English 1979 14 million [71]
Tuesdays with Morrie Mitch Albom English 1997 14 million [72]
God's Little Acre Erskine Caldwell English 1933 14 million [73]
Va' dove ti porta il cuore (Follow Your Heart) Susanna Tamaro Italian 1994 14 million [74]
The Outsiders S. E. Hinton English 1967 13 million [75]
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl English 1964 13 million[76]
ノルウェイの森, Noruwei no Mori (Norwegian Wood) Haruki Murakami Japanese 1987 12 million[77]
Peyton Place Grace Metalious English 1956 12 million [78]
Dune Frank Herbert English 1965 12 million[79]
La Peste (The Plague) Albert Camus French 1947 12 million [80]
人間失格 (No Longer Human) Osamu Dazai Japanese 1948 12 million[81]
The Naked Ape Desmond Morris English 1968 12 million[82]
The Bridges of Madison County Robert James Waller English 1992 12 million[83]
Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager (Man's Search for Meaning) Viktor Frankl German 1946 12 million[84]
Divina Commedia (Divine Comedy) Dante Alighieri Italian 1304 11-12 million (during 20th century)[85]
Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe English 1958 11 million[86]
The Prophet Khalil Gibran English 1923 11 million[87]
The Exorcist William Peter Blatty English 1971 11 million [88]
The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson English 1999 10.5 million[89]
Catch-22 Joseph Heller English 1961 10 million[90]
Eye of the Needle Ken Follett English 1978 10 million[91]
A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking English 1988 10 million [92]
The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss English 1957 10 million [93]
The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold English 2002 10 million [94]
Wild Swans Jung Chang English 1992 10 million [95]
Santa Evita Tomás Eloy Martínez Spanish 1995 10 million [96]
Un di Velt Hot Geshvign (Night) Elie Wiesel Yiddish 1958 10 million[97]
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini English 2003 10 million[98]
于丹《论语》心得 (Confucius from the Heart) Yu Dan Chinese 2006 10 million[99]
The Total Woman Marabel Morgan English 1974 10 million[100]
知価革命 (Knowledge-value Revolution) Taichi Sakaiya Japanese 1985 10 million[101]
中国社会主义经济问题研究 (Problems in China's Socialist Economy) Xue Muqiao Chinese 1979 10 million[102]
What Color is Your Parachute? Richard Nelson Bolles English 1970 10 million[103]
The Dukan Diet Pierre Dukan French 10 million[104]

List of best-selling book series

At least 100 million copies

Book series Author Original language No. of installments First published Approximate sales
Harry Potter J. K. Rowling English 7 + 3 companion books 1997–2007 450 million[105]
Goosebumps R. L. Stine English 62 + spin off series 1992–1997-present 350 million[106]
Perry Mason Erle Stanley Gardner English 82 1933 — 1970 300 million[107]
Berenstain Bears Stan and Jan Berenstain English over 300 1962 — present 260 million [108]
Choose Your Own Adventure various authors English 185 1979 — 1998 250 million [109]
Sweet Valley High Francine Pascal and ghostwriters English 400 1983–2003 250 million [110]
Noddy Enid Blyton English 24 1949–present 200 million[111]
Nancy Drew various authors as Carolyn Keene English 175 1930 — present 200 million[112]
The Railway Series
(spawned Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends)
Rev. W. Awdry, Christopher Awdry English 41 1945–2007 200 million[113]
The Baby-sitters Club Ann Martin English 335 1986 — present 172 million[114]
Star Wars various authors English over 200 1977 — present 160 million [115]
Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter English 6 1902–1930 150 million[116]
Chicken Soup for the Soul Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen English 105 1997 — present 130 million[117]
Frank Merriwell Gilbert Patten English 209 1896 - 125 million[118]
Dirk Pitt Clive Cussler English 19 1973 — present 120 million[119]
宮本武蔵 (Musashi) Eiji Yoshikawa Japanese 7 1935–1939 120 million[120]
American Girl various authors English 1986 — present 120 million[121]
The Chronicles of Narnia C. S. Lewis English 7 1949–1954 120 million[122]
Mr. Men Roger Hargreaves, Adam Hargreaves English 43 1971 — present 120 million[123]
Twilight Stephenie Meyer English 4 + 1 Novella + 1 Graphic Novel + 1 Guide 2005–2011 116 million [124]
Clifford the Big Red Dog Norman Bridwell English 1963 — present 110 million[125]
James Bond Ian Fleming English 14 1953–1966 100 million[126]
Martine Gilbert Delahaye, Marcel Marlier French 60 1954 — present 100 million[127]

Between 50 million and 100 million copies

Book series Author Original language No. of installments First published Approximate sales
Nijntje (Miffy) Dick Bruna Dutch 119 1955 — present 85 million[128]
Fear Street R. L. Stine English 114 1989 — present 80 million[129]
The Vampire Chronicles Anne Rice English 12 1976-2003 80 million[130]
OSS 117 Jean Bruce French 265 1949–1992 75 million[131]
Winnie-the-Pooh A. A. Milne; illustrated by E. H. Shepard English 4 1926–1928 70 million[132]
Magic Tree House series Mary Pope Osborne English 43 1992–present 70 million[133]
Left Behind Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins English 16 1996 — 2007 65 million[134]
A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket aka Daniel Handler English 13 1999–2006 60 million[135]
Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder English 12 1932–2006 60 million[136]
Arch Books (Lantern Books) various authors English 1958 — present 58 million[137]
Discworld Terry Pratchett English 38 1983–present 55 million[138]
Millennium Trilogy Stieg Larsson Swedish 3 2005–2007 53 million[139]
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus John Gray English 15 1992–present 50 million[140]
The Hardy Boys various authors as Franklin W. Dixon English 190 1927-present 50 million[141]
The Bobbsey Twins various authors as Laura Lee Hope English 72 1904-79 50 million[142]
アンパンマン (Anpanman) Takashi Yanase Japanese more than 678 1970 — present 50 million[143]
Tarzan Edgar Rice Burroughs English 26 1914–1995 50 million[144]

Between 30 million and 50 million copies

Book series Author Original language No. of installments First published Approximate sales
Where's Wally?[145] Martin Handford English 13 1987–present 46 million[146]
A Child's First Library Of Learning various authors English 1980 - 45 million[147]
Junie B. Jones Barbara Park English 1992 - 44 million[148]
The Wheel of Time Robert Jordan English Currently 13. 14 planned 1990 - 44 million[149]
Jack Reacher Lee Child English 15 1997–present 40 million[150]
Harry Hole Jo Nesbø Norwegian 9 1997–present 40 million[151]
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney English 5 2007–present 37 million[152]
连环画 铁道游击队 (Picture-and-story book Railway Guerilla) original author: Liu Zhixia Chinese 10 1955–1962 36.52 million[153]
Paddington Bear Michael Bond English 70 1958–present 35 million[154]
徳川家康 (Tokugawa Ieyasu) Sohachi Yamaoka Japanese 26 1950–1967 30 million[155]
Ramona Beverly Cleary English 8 1955–1999 30 million[156]
The Dark Tower Stephen King English 7 1982-2004 30 million[157]

Between 20 million and 30 million copies

Book series Author Original language No. of installments First published Approximate sales
ノンタン (Nontan) Sachiko Kiyono Japanese 25 1976–2006 28 million[158]
Curious George Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey English 58 1941–present 27 million[159]
グイン・サーガ (Guin Saga) Kaoru Kurimoto Japanese 118 1979–2009 26 million[160]
Captain Underpants Dav Pilkey English 1997–present 26 million[161]
三毛猫ホームズシリーズ (Mike-neko Holmes series) Jirō Akagawa Japanese 43 1978–present 26 million[162]
Rich Dad, Poor Dad Robert Kiyosaki Sharon Lechter English 18 1997- 26 million [163]
Kurt Wallander Henning Mankell Swedish 10 1991–2002 25 million[164]
Sagaen om Isfolket (The Legend of the Ice People) Margit Sandemo Norwegian 47 1982–1989 25 million[165]
The Inheritance Cycle Christopher Paolini English 4 2002–present 25 million [166]
鬼平犯科帳 (Onihei Hankachō) Shōtarō Ikenami Japanese 24 1968–1990 24.4 million, only bunkobon[167]
Brain Quest series various authors English 1992–present 23.7 million[168]
かいけつゾロリ (Kaiketsu Zorori) Yutaka Hara Japanese 41 1987–present 23 million[169]
South Beach Diet Arthur Agatston English 6 2003–present 22 million[170]
竜馬がゆく (Ryoma ga Yuku) Ryōtarō Shiba Japanese 5 1963–1966 21.5 million[171]
ズッコケ三人組 (Zukkoke Sanningumi) Masamoto Nasu Japanese 50 1978–2004 21 million[172]
Shannara Terry Brooks English 20 1977–present 21 million[173]
Redwall Brian Jacques English 22 1986–present 20 million[174]
Maisy Lucy Cousins English 23 1990–present 20 million[60]
Dragonlance various authors English more than 150 1984 — present 20 million[175]
幻魔大戦 (Genma Taisen) Kazumasa Hirai Japanese 20 1979–1983 20 million[176]
青春の門 (The Gate of Youth) Hiroyuki Itsuki Japanese 1970–present 20 million[177]
The Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov English 3[178] 1950–1953 20 million[179]
Horrible Histories Terry Deary English 24 1993–present 20 million[180]
Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer English 7 2001–present 20 million[181]
Rainbow Magic Daisy Meadows English 80+ 2003–present 20 million[182]
Morgan Kane Louis Masterson Norwegian 90 1966– 20 million[183]

Between 15 million and 20 million copies

Book series Author Original language No. of installments First published Approximate sales
科学のアルバム (Kagaku no album) various authors Japanese 1970–present 19 million[184]
剣客商売 (Kenkaku Shobai) Shotaro Ikenami Japanese 18 1972–1989 18 million[185]
Erast Fandorin Boris Akunin Russian 12 1998–present 18 million[186]
吸血鬼ハンターD (Vampire Hunter D) Hideyuki Kikuchi Japanese 17 1983–present 17 million[187]
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams, plus a final book by Eoin Colfer English 6 1979–2008 16 million[188]
Bridget Jones Helen Fielding English 2 1996–present 15 million [189]
The Riftwar Cycle Raymond E. Feist English 25 1982–present 15 million [190]
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Alexander McCall Smith English 9 1999–present 15 million[191]
ぼくらシリーズ(Bokura series) Osamu Soda Japanese 36 1985–present 15 million[192]
His Dark Materials Philip Pullman English 3 1995–2000 15 million [193]
銀河英雄伝説 (Legend of the Galactic Heroes) Yoshiki Tanaka Japanese 14 1982–1989 15 million[194]
Der Regenbogenfisch (Rainbow Fish) Marcus Pfister German 1992–present 15 million[195]
A Song of Ice and Fire George R. R. Martin English 5 1996–present 15 million[196]


The Perry Rhodan series has sold more than 1 billion copies,[197] 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.[198]

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.

List of best-selling regularly updated books

More than 100 million copies

Book Author(s) Original language First published Approximate sales
新华字典 (Xinhua Zidian / Xinhua Dictionary) Chief editor: Wei Jiangong Chinese 1957 400 million[199]
Scouting for Boys Robert Baden-Powell English 1908 100-150 million[200]
The McGuffey Readers William Holmes McGuffey English 1853 125 million[201]
Guinness World Records (published every year) various authors English 1955 — present 115 million[202]
American Spelling Book (Webster's Dictionary) Noah Webster English 1783 100 million[16]

Between 50 million and 100 million copies

Book Author(s) Original language First published Approximate sales
World Almanac (published every year) various authors English 1868 — 1876; 1886–present 80 million[203]
六星占術によるあなたの運命 (Rokusei Senjutsu (Six-Star Astrology) Tells Your Fortune) Kazuko Hosoki Japanese 1986 — Present 79 million[204]
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary Merriam-Webster English 1898 55 million[205]

Between 30 million and 50 million copies

Book Author(s) Original language First published Approximate sales
Roget's Thesaurus Peter Mark Roget English 1852 - 40 million[206]
できるシリーズ (Dekiru Series) Impress Dekiru Series Editorial Desk Japanese 1994–present 40 million[207]
수학의 정석 (數學의 定石) (The principle of Mathematics - Mathematics reference book) Hong Sung-dae Korean 1966–present (current edition since 1997) 40 million[208]
~ 37 million [209]
Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book various authors English 1930 - 38 million [210]
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary A. S. Hornby English 1948 30 million[211]
Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Bill Wilson English 1939 30 million [212][213]
Le guide Michelin France (The Michelin Guide France) (published every year) various authors French 1900–present 30 million[214]

Between 20 million and 30 million copies

Book Author(s) Original language First published Approximate sales
Betty Crocker Cookbook various authors as Betty Crocker English 1955- 27 million [215]
超図解シリーズ (Cho-Zukai series) X media Japanese 1996–2007 25 million[216]
自由自在 (Jiyu Jizai) various authors Japanese 1953–present 24 million[217]
新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai kokugo jiten) Tadao Yamada Japanese 1972 20.4 million[218]
English Grammar Lindley Murray English 1795 20 million[219]

Between 10 million and 20 million copies

Book Author(s) Original language First published Approximate sales
The Joy of Cooking various authors English 1936 18 million [220]
スーパーマップル (Super Mapple) various authors Japanese 1991–present 18 million[221]
チャート式 (Chart Shiki) various authors Japanese 1927–present 17.44 million, only for the first grade of high-school[222]
英語基本単語集 (Eigo Kihon Tangoshu) "Compilation of basic English vocabulary" Yoshio Akao Japanese, English 1942 17.2 million[222]
試験に出る英単語 (Siken Ni Deru Eitango) "English vocabulary in examinations" Ichiro Mori Japanese, English 1967 15 million[223]
新英和中辞典 (Shin Eiwa Chu Jiten) "New English-Japanese-Chinese Dictionary" Shigeru Takebayashi Japanese, English 1967 12 million[224]
広辞苑 (Kōjien) Izuru Shinmura Japanese 1955 11 million[218][225]
旺文社古語辞典 (Obunsha Kogo Jiten) "Obunsha Dictionary of Archaisms" Akira Matsumura Japanese 1960 11 million[226]
三省堂国語辞典 (Sanseido Kokugo Jiten) "Sanseido Dictionary of the Japanese Language" Kenbō Hidetoshi Japanese 1960 10 million[227]
家庭に於ける實際的看護の秘訣 (Katei Ni Okeru Jissaiteki Kango No Hiketsu) "Key to Practical Personal Care at Home" Takichi Tsukuda Japanese 1925 10 million[228]
C程序设计 (C Program Design) Tan, Haoqiang Chinese 1991 10 million [229]

See also


  1. ^ The Telegraph on A Tale of Two Cities: "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." (8 May 2010)
  2. ^ Inman, William H. (2011) "Hotelier Saint-Exupery's Princely Instincts", Institutional Investor, March 2011. Gale document #A253314734, retrieved online from General OneFile, 6 November 2011 (subscription). Quote: "The Prince remains a king among books, with more than 200 million copies sold in more than 190 languages, making it one of the bestselling volumes of any kind."
  3. ^ 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. 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. This move by the publishing house was due largely to post-war paper shortages as well as to minimize the price of the first volume to aid sales. In subsequent printings the book has sometimes appeared as a single volume, and in at least one case was split into The figure of 150 million is a 2007 estimate of copies of the full story sold, whether published as one volume, three, or some other configuration.The Toronto Star 16 April 2007
  4. ^ BBC: Tolkien's memorabilia go on sale. 18 March 2008
  5. ^ "Sun said that the book has sold over 100 million copies worldwide so far." 14 December 2005
  6. ^ Davies, Helen; Marjorie Dorfman, Mary Fons, Deborah Hawkins, Martin Hintz, Linnea Lundgren, David Priess, Julia Clark Robinson, Paul Seaburn, Heidi Stevens, and Steve Theunissen (14 September 2007). "21 Best-Selling Books of All Time". Editors of Publications International, Ltd.. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  7. ^ The Telegraphy on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: "This classic story has sold more than 85 million copies in 29 different languages since its publication in 1950." (3 April 2010)
  8. ^ Time on She: "Since then it has sold 83 million copies in 44 languages." (17 September 1965)
  9. ^ San José Mercury News on The Da Vinci Code: "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)
  10. ^ Forbes 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)
  11. ^ "Foyles". Foyles. 1994-08-04. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  12. ^ AFP on The Alchemist: "Film 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)
  13. ^ Home Health Education Services Online Inc. (2008)
  14. ^
  15. ^ ABC Australia on Heidi: "Johanna Spyri's story has 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)
  16. ^ a b c d e The Top 10 of Everything 2002 by Russell Ash
  17. ^ Reuters on Anne of Green Gables: ""Anne of Green Gables" has sold more than 50 million copies and been translated into 20 languages, according to Penguin." (19 March 2008)
  18. ^ The Times 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)
  19. ^ Library Journal (nd)
  20. ^ USA today (15 May 2006)
  21. ^ "Walden Media". Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  22. ^ The Telegraph on The Ginger Man: "The book was considered so risqué when it was published in 1955 that it was initially banned in Ireland and the US, but went on to sell 45 million copies worldwide. " (16 August 2011)
  23. ^ "Worker's Press acknowledge Frederick Warne's intellectual property rights". 2003-07-10. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  24. ^ An early press report claimed that more than 72 million copies of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" had been sold within the first 48 hours of publication ("New 'Potter' sells 72 mil copies worldwide". 2007-07-24. Retrieved 2009-08-31. [dead link]). However, there has never been any evidence provided for this claim beyond the original source and it is almost certainly an error. All follow-up sales figures (for instance, those discussed on the separate entry for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows") are consistent with total sales figures well below 30 million during the first month of publication. For example, according to Scholastic publishers, there are only 14 million copies of the American edition currently in print, and not all have been sold. At the same time, sales of the American edition were originally reported to be comparable to or greater than the number of copies sold of the British edition. As of 18 September 2007, fewer than 4 million copies of the British edition had been sold in the UK along with a comparable number sold in other countries (Allen, Katie (19 September 2007). "Sprechen Sie Potter? How Harry is spreading the English language". London: Guardian. Retrieved 2009-08-31. ). Thus the total number of copies sold as of September 2007 appears to have been approximately 20-25 million. Translations into other languages began appearing in late September 2007, substantially increasing the estimated number of copies sold worldwide. In June 2008, Forbes magazine reported sales had reached 44 million.
  25. ^ The Celebrity 100 #9: J. K. Rowling "The final one, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, has sold 44 million since it was published last July, including 15 million in the first 24 hours."
  26. ^ "Powell's Books". 2009-08-12. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  27. ^ Michael Fleming (20 April 2009). "Columbia moves on 'Symbol'". Variety Online. Retrieved 1 November 2009. 
  28. ^ a b Евгений Немировский (2000-01-03). "Журнал "КомпьюАрт" | Подводя итоги XX столетия: книгоиздание. Бестселлер – детище рекламы". Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  29. ^ Repubblica Italiana on Le Avventure di pinocchio: "“The Adventures of Pinocchio” translated in more of 260 languages." (1 July 2001)
  30. ^ The New York Times 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)
  31. ^ The Guardian 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)
  32. ^ Fox News on Het Achterhuis: "Thirty million copies of her diary have been sold, and it has been translated into 65 languages. " (29 March 2007)
  33. ^ The Orlando Sentinel 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)
  34. ^ The Daily Mail 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)
  35. ^ The Walrus December 2007 issue
  36. ^ March 6, 2007
  37. ^ ABC News 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)
  38. ^ Wales Online 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)]
  39. ^ The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature, p. 559, on The Revolt of Mamie Stover: "The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1951), which sold almost thirty million copies worldwide, [...]" (2005)
  40. ^ Winnipeg Free Press on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: "The first book sold 30 million copies and is available in 44 languages." (15 April 2010)
  41. ^ The Telegraph 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)
  42. ^ The Bangkok Post on Sophie's World: "Selling over 30 million copies and translated into 53 languages, it has become a seminal work and, naturally, a hard act to follow." (15 May 2011)
  43. ^ "W.W. Norton and Company". Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  44. ^ The Global Times 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
  45. ^ The Columbus Dispatch 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)
  46. ^ The Philadelphia Inquirer 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)
  47. ^ The Age on The Celestine Prophecy: "it has sold in the vicinity of 23 million copies since its publication in 1993" (22 March 2008
  48. ^ The Toronto Star 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)
  49. ^ Playbill on Love Story: "Erich Segal's best-selling novel, which has sold 21 million copies worldwide in 33 languages[...]" (23 July 2010)
  50. ^ The Financial Times on Wolf Totem: "Since it first appeared in 2004, Jiang Rong’s Wolf Totem has sold as many as 20 million copies." (15 March 2008)
  51. ^ The Philadelphia Inquirer 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)
  52. ^ The Times on Jaws: "Jaws stayed for 40 weeks in the bestseller charts of The New York Times, eventually selling 20 million copies [...]" (13 February 2006)
  53. ^ The Huntsville Forester on Love You Forever: "The children’s classic Love You Forever has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and is in its 65th printing." (29 October 2008)
  54. ^ CBC on The Women's Room: "It sold 20 million copies and was widely translated, despite poor reviews." (5 May 2009)
  55. ^ The Australian 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)
  56. ^ The Irish Independent on Where the Wild Things are: "Although consisting of just 10 lines of text in total, the book has endured (with some 19 million copies sold) as a -- if not the -- definitive story about the power of a child's imagination." (4 December 2009)
  57. ^ The Hindustan Times on The Secret: "The book became an international best-seller, with a reported 19 million copies in print and translations in 46 languages, and continued to hold spots on best-seller lists through 2009." (16 July 2010)
  58. ^ The New Yorker on Erica Jong: "Erica Jong, the novelist, essayist, and poet, has long lamented that “Fear of Flying,” which has sold more than eighteen million copies worldwide since it was published, in 1973, has overshadowed the remainder of her sizable oeuvre." (14 April 2008, online 7 April 2008)
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  61. ^ Forbes on Covey: "The original title has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide" (15 May 2003
  62. ^ Time 26 November 1990.
  63. ^ "Golden Books : Poky Little Puppy (Little Golden Book)". 1992-06-01. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  64. ^ CBS 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)
  65. ^ The Financial Post 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)
  66. ^ The Patriot Ledger on Perfume: "Yet the scene, like the movie, is so daring, so challenging, you cannot help but respect Tykwer’s 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)
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  68. ^ The Forres Gazette 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)
  69. ^ Irish Times 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)
  70. ^ The Toledo Blade on The Shack: "The Shack, originally self-published, has sold 12 million to 15 million copies since Mr. Young and two friends started a compa-ny, borrowed money, and printed 10,000 copies in May, 2007." (17 April 2010)
  71. ^ "Don't Panic: Douglas Adams and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Neil Gaiman". 2005-04-29. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  72. ^ USA Today 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)
  73. ^ "Erskine Caldwell Biography". 1987-04-11. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  74. ^ The International Herald Tribune 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)
  75. ^ Fox News 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)
  76. ^ Los Angeles Times 15 July 2005
  77. ^ Associated Press 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)
  78. ^ The Toronto Star 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)
  79. ^ Britannica 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)
  80. ^ China View on La Peste: "Translated into 28 languages, the book has sold more than 12 million copies around the world." (9 April 2008)
  81. ^ Yomiuri Shimbun (21 April 2009)
  82. ^ The Sunday Herald 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)
  83. ^ "The Novel". 1998-04-30. Archived from the original on July 12, 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  84. ^ The Australian on Man's Search for Meaning: "It's the 75th edition of a book that has sold 12 million copies and is one one of the most read Holocaust texts." (14 May 2011)
  85. ^ estimate of Giuliano Vigini (1999)
  86. ^ The Standard on Chinua Achebe: "That Things Fall Apart, published in 1958, would sell about 11 million copies in about 45 languages?" (14 March 2008)
  87. ^ "Kahlil Gibran". Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  88. ^ The Wall Street Journal 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)
  89. ^ The Telegraph 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)
  90. ^ "'Catch-22' Author Joseph Heller Dies". 1999-12-13. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  91. ^ Carlos Ramet in Ken Follett: The Transformation of a Writer page 44 on Ken Follett: "The first two editions alone sold over 10 million copies worldwide" (1999)
  92. ^ The Telegraph 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)
  93. ^ The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 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)
  94. ^ TVNZ 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)
  95. ^ The Telegraph 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)
  96. ^ Britannica on Santa Evita: "Martínez was best known as the author of two classics of Argentine and Latin American literature: La novela de Perón (1985, The Perón 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)
  97. ^ The New York Times 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)
  98. ^ The Times on The Kite Runner: "His first novel, The Kite Runner, sold 10 million copies." (11 April 2008)
  99. ^ on Yun Da: "" (14 April 2008)
  100. ^ ABC News 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)
  101. ^ "Waseda University". Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  102. ^ (2 August 2005)
  103. ^ U.S. News and World Report 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)
  104. ^ The Toronto Star on The Dukan Diet: "The book has sold 10 million copies worldwide, but didn’t really make an impression on North America until [...]" (18 April 2011)
  105. ^ ABC News on Harry Potter: "Rowling has sold about 450 million copies of the Harry Potter books worldwide, according to Blair." (4 April 2011)
  106. ^ The Times on Goosebumps: "They are chill-and-thrill children’s tales by America’s answer to J. K. Rowling which have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide, closing in on Harry Potter’s record." (20 September 2008)
  107. ^ Serafin, Steven R.; Bendixen, Alfred (2005). The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 1305. ISBN 9780826417770. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  108. ^ Variety 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)
  109. ^ The Globe and Mail 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)
  110. ^ Forbes 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)
  111. ^ "Happy 50th birthday Noddy". BBC News. 1999-11-22. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  112. ^ USA Today on Nancy Drew: "The series is still in print and has sold over 200 million books in 17 languages." (29 May 2002)
  113. ^ "Thomas the Tank Engine's new friend Hiro". 2010-04-14. Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
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  115. ^ The Wall Street Journal 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)
  116. ^ "Peter Rabbit in China copyright stew". BBC News. 2003-06-23. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  117. ^ CityWire 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
  118. ^ Susan Edgerton e.a. in Imagining the Academy: Higher Education and Popular Culture 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)
  119. ^ "Crusader Entertainment Acquires the Rights to Clive Cussler's Best-Selling Dirk Pitt Book Series". 2001-05-14. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  120. ^ "Way Of The Samurai, Path Of The Tedious". New York Times. 1981-09-13. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  121. ^ The Berkshire Eagle 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)
  122. ^ Hollywood's liberal losses (20 November 2005)
  123. ^ BBC News 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)
  124. ^ "Little, Brown to Publish Official 'Twilight' Guide". 2011-10-6. Retrieved 2011-09-8. 
  125. ^ Hult Presents: Clifford The Big Red Dog LIVE!
  126. ^ "James Bond 007 - News". Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  127. ^ RTBF on Martine: "Soixante albums de "Martine" ont été publiés dans la collection "Farandole" et 100 millions d'exemplaires vendus dans le monde." (21 January 2011)
  128. ^ "Nijntje’s creator turns 80". Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  129. ^ Luisa Gerasimo e.a. in The Teacher's Calendar of Famous Birthdays 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)
  130. ^
  131. ^ The Los AngelesDaily News 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)
  132. ^ "Disney Video and DVD Insider". Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  133. ^ Lexington Herald-Leader 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)
  134. ^ Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye (2001-09-11). "Home". Left Behind. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  135. ^ The New York Times on A Series of Unfortunate Events: "The “Series of Unfortunate Events” books, which have sold 60 million copies worldwide, were published in North America by HarperCollins Children’s Books." (5 November 2009)
  136. ^ The Green Bay Press Gazette 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)
  137. ^ "Today's Christian". Archived from the original on July 11, 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  138. ^ AFP 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)
  139. ^ Bloomberg on the Millennium Trilogy: "Stieg Larsson -- the late Swedish author whose “Millennium Trilogy” has sold 53 million copies around the world --" (15 March 2011)
  140. ^ The Star 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)
  141. ^ The Unofficial Hardy Boys Home Page, "from the publisher McFarland & Company": In its 80 year history, the Hardy Boys series has sold over 50 million books in over 25 languages (20 February 2008)
  142. ^ The New York Times: The Bobbsey Twins Carry On (And On and On) "...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)
  143. ^ Shinbunka (25 September 2006)
  144. ^ Screening Difference: How Hollywood's Blockbuster Films Imagine Race Jaap Van Ginneken, 2007
  145. ^ U.S. title: Where's Waldo?
  146. ^ Brandweek on Where's Waldo: "At 46 million books sold, Waldo is the second best-selling book series behind Harry Potter." (9 June 2008)
  147. ^ "A Child's First Library of Learning". Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  148. ^ The Alameda Sun 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)
  149. ^ The Coventry Telegraph 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)
  150. ^ Winnipeg Free Press on Jack Reacher: "There are 15 Reacher books in total, having sold approximately 40 million copies." (18 June 2011)
  151. ^ The Anniston Star on Harry Hole: "The series has been translated into 40 languages and has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide." (29 July 2011)
  152. ^ The Columbus Dispatch on Diary of a Wimpy Kid: "Four books, 37 million copies and one hit movie later, Greg is back and as desperate as ever in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth[...]" (27 November 2010)
  153. ^ China Pictorial October 2006
  154. ^ Daily Mail 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)
  155. ^ "徳川家康(1)出生乱離の巻". Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  156. ^ ABC News 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)
  157. ^ by SuperHeroHype. "The Dark Tower to Become a Film Trilogy and TV Series". Superhero Hype. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  158. ^ Kids (11 December 2008)
  159. ^ How Curious George Escaped the Nazis
  160. ^ Asahi Shimbun (9 April 2005)
  161. ^ Big Tent Entertainment[dead link]
  162. ^ Yomiuri Shimbun (3 March 2003)
  163. ^ The Financial Express on Rich Dad, Poor Dad: "He has written 18 books, which have sold over 26 million copies." (6 July 2008)
  164. ^ The Guardian on Wallander: "[...] the crime novels by Swedish author Henning Mankell, which have sold 25 million copies worldwide." (21 September 2008)
  165. ^ Norwegian best selling author to cast spell on the UK
  166. ^ Canadian Press on The Inheritance Cycle: "Worldwide sales for the series total 25 million copies, according to the publisher." (23 March 2011)
  167. ^ (Gokujo No Tabi October 2003)
  168. ^ Storybook Cove
  169. ^ Asahi Shimbun (5 May 2005) (PDF file)
  170. ^ The Miami Herald 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
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  172. ^ Yomiuri Shimbun (16 January 2007)
  173. ^ (15 August 2006)
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  175. ^ (4 February 2008)
  176. ^ IT Media Mobile (4 April 2005)
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  180. ^ The Stage on Horrible Histories: "[...] based on the hugely successful (20 million copies sold worldwide) series of children’s books by Terry Deary, who also wrote this adaptation." (1 October 2008)
  181. ^ The Irish Times on Artemis Fowl: "Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl titles – Die Hard with Fairies, as it has been described – have sold 20 million copies across the world in the nine years since he published the first one." (24 July 2010)
  182. ^ 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)
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  186. ^ The Telegraph on Erast Fandorin: "The two authors share a quality that has seen Akunin shift 18 million copies of his Fandorin stories" (25 February 2007)
  187. ^ Publishers Weekly on Vampire Hunter D: "The books have sold more than 17 million copies around the world." (30 September 2008)
  188. ^ BBC on The Hichhiker's Guide: "About 16 million copies of the books have been sold worldwide" (17 September 2008)
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  212. ^ Akron Beacon Journal on The Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book: While the title of the book is actually Alcoholics Anonymous, the members of AA refer to it as the Big Book. This is the basic text of Alcoholics Anonymous, AA's text on how to stay sober. "And this year is also the 70th anniversary of the publication of A.A.'s Big Book, which has sold nearly 30 million copies since 1939." (11 June 2009)
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