Monday, September 26, 2011
You wanna be a writer eh?
Then I have a few interesting tid-bits for you.
Less than ONE percent of all books published sell
50,000 books or more!
The youngest published author is Virginia's
Dorothy Straight who wrote "How the World Began"
(Pantheon,1964) when she was just 4 years old.
The Best-Selling novel of all time is Dicken's
"Tale of Two Cities", which has sold over 200
Million copies. "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R.
Tolkien has sold about 150 Million.
Catch-22 Never appeared on any Best-Seller list.
In Herman Melville's lifetime, "Moby Dick" sold
less than 10 Thousand copies!
Washington Irving was the First American to earn
a living SOLELY by writing.
'USA Today' has the largest daily circulation of
any US newspaper with 2.5 Million.
"Gone With the Wind" was the only novel that Margaret
Mitchel had published.
Lewis Carroll, Winston Churchill, Charles Dickens, Earnest
Hemingway, Thomas Jefferson, and George Sand....
All wrote while standing up!
Now Mr. Knowitall is going to sleep laying down...Peace!