bestseller bestseller  /ˈbɛst ˈsɛ lər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a book that has had a large and rapid sale

Usage(s):

  1. It's the greatest force in publishing today, with the power to raise authors from the dead and banish them from the bestseller lists.
  2. Novelist Pearl Buck has published eleven books, and five of them have been bestsellers.
  3. Author Helen Fielding discusses her bestseller, Bridget Jones's Diary.

News

  1. The Secret To Perfect Landings That's Helped Hundreds of Pilots Land Safer, Smoother, and More on Centerline than Ever ...

    Just released and already climbing the bestseller list, "The Secret To Perfect Landings" combines interactive video instruction inside the new "vook" (video book) model; helping general aviation pilots across the globe fly safer and land better. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10821992.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. 'Someone Knows My Name' Bestseller Being Adapted as Miniseries for BET

    By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Lawrence Hill's bestseller "Someone Knows My Name" is coming to the small screen, in a big way. Originally published in Canada as "The Book of Negroes," the 2007 novel is being adapted into a miniseries that will air on BET in America and CBC in Canada, under its original title. Shooting begins in South Africa in the fall. Clement Virgo ("The Wire" is ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Auburn graduate having success with his novels

    Another Spenser bestseller. Another popular Quinn Colson novel. Another novel optioned for a TV series. In short, just another year for author Ace Atkins.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

Quotes

  1. "It's ridiculous, time goes by so fast when you're having fun. I think I am the only writer still on the bestseller list all these years later," said Collins, who still handwrites her novels on yellow legal notepads.
    on Jun 10, 2008 By: Jackie Collins Source: Reuters

  2. "We wanted to start with the good stuff," Dick Smothers, 68, said in an interview after the awards. "It's like when an author hits with a bestseller. All his earlier books sell after that."
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Dick Smothers Source: 660 News

  3. "I don't pretend this is going to be a bestseller. I think Sarah Palin, they printed 2 million books. We're printing like 100,000 books," said Romney.
    on Mar 1, 2010 By: Mitt Romney Source: Boston Globe

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