Friday, December 12, 2014

4 % of all Books Sold in the US are from James Patterson


VanityFair wrote about James Patterson:  
"With 305 million copies of his books in print worldwide, Patterson is the great white shark of novelists, a relentless writing machine who has to keep swimming forward in order to feed, and who, together with his army of about two dozen credited co-writers, has been the planet’s best-selling author since 2001 (ahead of J. K. Rowling, Nora Roberts, Dr. Seuss, and John Grisham).  
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Of all the hardcover fiction sold in the U.S. in 2013, books by Patterson accounted for one out of every 26.  Altogether, he has produced more than 130 separate works—the “books by” page in his latest novels actually takes up three full pages."  Well, and over 100 pages on Amazon, including 28 pages of Children's Books I might add.
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Just in Time for Christmas Gifts: 
... or to soften the tough e-book prices, some of James Patterson's hardcover books are reduced:
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James Patterson's publisher explains on his official website:
“He's been called the busiest man in publishing, and that's not just because of his own books. For the past decade, James Patterson has been devoting more and more of his time to championing books and reading.”

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VanityFair:  “James Patterson acted as the creative director of an International ad agency while writing fiction on the side.  His first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, about a Nashville newspaperman on a murderer’s trail, was rejected by 31 (in words: thirty-one!) publishers before Little, Brown published it, in 1976.”
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Think About It:  
Would James Patterson not have been persistent, sending out queries, and writing for hours and hours every day of the week, he might not be where he stands now… and he still works sixty to eighty hours a week, doing what he likes best.  Patterson writes seven days a week, 365 days a year, typically rising with the sun.  Patterson himself says his obituary would begin, “He was slowing down at 101, and had only finished four novels that year.”

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