Good point for sure - plus we're talking about a guy who has been writing for how many years now? A long time since his first book was published.That would be assuming only one publisher was involved. Scribner now is publishing books that were originally published by Penguin or Doubleday. Those sales records aren't necessarily carried forward for the next publisher's record keeping. The paperback books are in a completely different division even if they're under the same parent company. And then you have all of the international publishers. When they put out those numbers about XXX million books sold, they are taking their best guess estimate.
Hope you feel better so you can have a good weekend, too! Not a long weekend but it is my week coming up that I work at home Monday, Tuesday and Thursday so almost as good as having holidays off.Good point for sure - plus we're talking about a guy who has been writing for how many years now? A long time since his first book was published.
Have a good weekend - too bad it's not another long one!
Yeah, I read that The Tommyknockers sold the most during the time ('87/'88) he had four books on the NYT bestseller list, but I'm curious about total sales as of 2018.I’m pretty sure The Tommyknockers was his bestselling novel, ironic considering how even he hates it. It makes sense considering it was published during one of his highest peaks of popularity and would’ve sold a gajillion copies off his name alone. I heard this somewhere but haven’t fact checked it, so take it with a grain of salt.
Most of the population doesn't even read books.It sort of surprises me how few books even a best selling author like King sells. If a new books sells in the 100K range for a hardcover edition, that is basically equivalent to a large NFL crowd for one game (most of whom are paying five-ten times the cost of a book for a ticket). That is not a whole lot of constant readers relative to the entire US population of over 300 million people.
Misery or It would be my guess also.I think one of his books that he wrote in the mid to late 1980's when he was mega popular(not that he isn't now). I don't think he is as popular now because the horror thing has died out (not that King is just a horror writer). I would say maybe Misery.