The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien – Over 150 million copies sold. The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien’s 1937 children’s fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work.
This page includes a list of the 25 best-selling books of all-time as well as the 25 best-selling book series of all-time. Best-selling books are ranked by number of copies sold, not my personal ratings. Also, it is worth noting that some religious and political books such as The Bible, Quran, and Quotations from Chairman Mao are believed to have more than a billion copies each in existence.
And Then There Were None – 100 million This is the best-selling book by British mystery legend Agatha Christie, first printed in 1939. It details a series of murders on an island in which each death coincides with a line from an old nursery rhyme, with the seemingly impossible crime explained in Christie's ingenious epilogue.
Benjamin Spock's The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care is one of the best-selling books of the twentieth century, selling 500,000 copies in the six months after its initial publication in 1946, and 50 million by the time of Spock’s death in 1998. As of 2011, the book had been translated into 39 languages.
Anne of Green Gables is the first and most popular novel in a nine book series written by Canadian author L.M. Montgomery (also known as Lucy Maud Montgomery). The series centers around the main character, Anne Shirley, a strong-willed, and imaginative orphan girl.
The novel became an immediate best-seller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, but having lived long enough to see her only novel become a success. With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time.
What are the best selling books of all time? Since religious and political books, such as The Holy Bible, are often given away for free, they have not been included on this list. These top selling books span multiple centuries, covering many genres (like horror and romance), writers, and original languages.
The figures in these lists cover sales from the original date of publication through the end of 2000. We asked publishers to supply us with figures for hardcover books that have sold more than 750,000 copies and paperback books with sales over one million copies.
The film will be titled Beatrix Potter's The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Friends and will be released on July 28th, 2018. One of the stories adapted for the film is The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Peter will be voiced by child actress Sienna Adams. John Patrick has released a preview clip of the film to YouTube.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach, and illustrated by Russell Munson is a fable in novella form about a seagull who is trying to learn about life and flight, and a homily about self-perfection. Bach wrote it as a series of short stories that were published in a soaring magazine in the late 1960's.
A Message to Garcia was originally published as filler without a title in the March 1899 issue of The Philistine, a periodical which, at that time, was written entirely by Elbert Hubbard. His complaints about lazy and incompetent workers struck a chord with many corporate executives.
Human character is tempered like steel and the person becomes more beautiful through the various struggles of his life, alongwith the will to do good and to be better. 'How the steel was tempered' (translated in Bengali as 'ইসপাত') is a wonderful book, a fictionalised autobiography of Nikolai Ostrovsky.
The sequel to Kane and Abel is The Prodigal Daughter, in which Florentyna Kane is the protagonist. Kane & Abel is among the top 100 list of best-selling books in the world, with a similar number of copies sold as To Kill a Mockingbird and Gone with the Wind.
The Purpose Driven Life book cover The Purpose Driven Life (2002) is a devotional book written by Christian author Rick Warren and published by Zondervan. The book topped the Wall Street Journal best seller charts as well as Publishers Weekly charts, with over 30 million copies sold by 2007.
The Thorn Birds is a 1977 best-selling novel by the Australian author Colleen McCullough. Set primarily on Drogheda—a fictional sheep station in the Australian Outback named after Drogheda, Ireland—the story focuses on the Cleary family and spans the years 1915 to 1969.
OUR SUMMARY OF THINK AND GROW RICH. If you would like to download the below summary of Think and Grow Rich in .pdf format, follow the link. Chapter 1: THE POWER OF THOUGHT. In this section, Napoleon Hill talks about how your thoughts can truly help you achieve whatever you want.
Who Moved My Cheese Inc. In 1999, Who Moved My Cheese Inc was founded to handle the Who Moved My Cheese? book order demands from businesses. In 2005, the company was reorganized as Spencer Johnson Partners with the idea of bringing in partners and additional content from Dr. Spencer Johnson, the author.