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    Default How many copies published?

    Hi everyone!

    Do you know how many copies of each King's first edition was published?

    I saw The Collector (very useful website), but it's description is not perfect. For example, Dolores Claiborne, Gerald's Game, and so on. I want to know about all the King's main books.

    Please help me!!!

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    My guess would be that the numbers are different for each book.
    If The Collector doesn't have the information listed, it's probably more work to locate the information than I'm willing to do.....he's pretty thorough and knowledgeable.
    You could try asking some of the guys at darktower.org----they are also extremely knowledgeable.

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    We've never kept a running tally/record of the first edition print runs but Sundrop is correct, it is not the same for every book. I'm not sure if it would be impossible, but to try to reconstruct that information after 38 years would be a nightmare and way more time than we're willing to put in so it won't be something you'll getting from us but perhaps there are others out there who've kept track over the years.


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    I have some rough figures for many of King's trade editions. PM me for specific titles you're interested it.

    John

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    Here's an interesting listing of the estimated sales of the best selling authors of all time. All told, SK is estimated to have sold between 300 million to 350 million books. Astoundingly, this puts him behind JK Rowling who has only 8 novels to her credit.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...iction_authors

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    I think the copies published in 1st printings peaked with IT at 1.5 million?

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    Default Re: How many copies published?

    Please remember that these are numbers I gathered from various sources which may or may not be too accurate.

    Gerald's Game 1,500,000
    Dolores Claiborne 1,500,000
    Nightmares and Dreamscapes 1,500,000
    Rose Madder 1,750,000
    All the Green Mile paperbacks 2,000,000 each
    Desperation 1,750,000
    Regulators 1,250,000
    Packaged set of Desperation and Regulators 200,000
    Green Mile HC 75,000
    Bag of Bones 1,300,000
    Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon 1,250,000
    On Writing 200,000
    Black House 2,000,000
    From a Buick 8 1,750,000
    Revised Gunslinger 60,000
    Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon pop-up book 500,000
    'Salem's Lot Illustrated edition 25,000
    Colorado Kid paperback 1,000,000
    Cell 1,100,000
    Lisey's Story 1,250,000
    Duma Key 1,000,000
    Just After Sunset 900,000
    Under the Dome 950,000
    Blockade Billy 500,000
    Full Dark, No Stars 1,200,000

    And that's about it. If a title isn't listed, I don't have the number for it.

    Again, I want to emphasize that these are rough numbers of first printings of the trade editions I didn't include any of the books from the small publishers (Grant, CD, etc.) because those are fairly easily obtained.

    Hope this helps!

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by fushingfeef View Post
    Here's an interesting listing of the estimated sales of the best selling authors of all time. All told, SK is estimated to have sold between 300 million to 350 million books. Astoundingly, this puts him behind JK Rowling who has only 8 novels to her credit.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...iction_authors
    That's an interesting list. Harold Robbins has sales of 750 million on only 23 books.

    One that was lower than I thought was Ian Flemming. He had 100 million on 14 books which is a lot but as huge as the movie franchise has been for all these years, I thought it would be more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jchanic View Post
    Please remember that these are numbers I gathered from various sources which may or may not be too accurate.

    Gerald's Game 1,500,000
    Dolores Claiborne 1,500,000
    Nightmares and Dreamscapes 1,500,000
    Rose Madder 1,750,000
    All the Green Mile paperbacks 2,000,000 each
    Desperation 1,750,000
    Regulators 1,250,000
    Packaged set of Desperation and Regulators 200,000
    Green Mile HC 75,000
    Bag of Bones 1,300,000
    Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon 1,250,000
    On Writing 200,000
    Black House 2,000,000
    From a Buick 8 1,750,000
    Revised Gunslinger 60,000
    Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon pop-up book 500,000
    'Salem's Lot Illustrated edition 25,000
    Colorado Kid paperback 1,000,000
    Cell 1,100,000
    Lisey's Story 1,250,000
    Duma Key 1,000,000
    Just After Sunset 900,000
    Under the Dome 950,000
    Blockade Billy 500,000
    Full Dark, No Stars 1,200,000

    And that's about it. If a title isn't listed, I don't have the number for it.

    Again, I want to emphasize that these are rough numbers of first printings of the trade editions I didn't include any of the books from the small publishers (Grant, CD, etc.) because those are fairly easily obtained.

    Hope this helps!

    John

    I knew you would have info.......because you're cool like that!!

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