The 20 best-selling books of all time on Amazon - Business InsiderScholars can debate endlessly over which book is the "best" of all time , but finding out which ones have enjoyed the most commercial success should be a more concrete endeavor. We can just look at the sales numbers and rank them. Unfortunately, this turns out to be quite a challenge itself. There is no central repository for total sales numbers for books. Publishers may not share sales numbers for individual books, or their reported numbers may be inaccurate they seem prone to creative exaggeration, particularly when a movie version of the book is coming out soon. It gets even worse when you consider that many books are put out in multiple editions over the years, often by entirely different publishers. Older works that are in the public domain might be published simultaneously by several different publishers.
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The 20 best-selling books of all time on Amazon — from epic trilogies to 'The Great Gatsby'
But as much as we all love a good film, that term can also apply to good old-fashioned books, as well. Whether you pluck your reads off an IRL bookshelf or download them on a digital device like the snazzy, high-powered Microsoft Surface Pro 6 , see how many of these you have in your library. The story follows a Hidalgo, Alonso Quixano, who proves that chivalry will in fact never die. Chances are, you read A Tale of Two Cities or at least pretended to in a high school class. The best-selling fantasy novel and series, The Lord of the Rings , has only grown in popularity since it was released, spawning a veritable armada of films, theatre, music, artwork, video games, and even board games.
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Fifty Shades of Grey is Britain's best-selling book ever - according to the publishers at least - but how does it compare? Publisher Cornerstone part of Random House announced this week that the erotic novel has sold in excess of 5. The book has remained in the top slot in the UK bestseller lists for the 16th week running. Combined UK sales for the trilogy are in excess of 12m copies, with rights to the book sold around the world and published in languages including Albanian, Chinese, Russian, Serbian and Vietnamese. But is it right? Proving sales across platforms independently is very difficult as there are so many outlets.
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