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The Business of Books

With the inauguration of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature this week Kipp skim through the world of books.

March 10, 2011 9:33 by

Top Selling Books

Because Kipp almost implicitly trust the folks at HowStuffWorks, we bring you the list of the top 15 books ever sold. Kipp is aware of how the list is dominated by both holy books and the Harry Potter series—draw your own conclusions.

Title/Author       Copies Sold (millions)

1. The Bible : Copies Sold (millions) 5,000 – 6,000

2. Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong by Mao Zedong: Copies Sold (millions) 900

3. The Qur’an: Copies Sold (millions)        800

4. Xinhua Zidian Copies Sold (millions):   400

5. The Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith, Jr. Copies Sold (millions): 120

6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling. Copies Sold (millions): 107

7. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Copies Sold (millions): 100

8. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien               Copies Sold (millions): 100

9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling: Copies Sold (millions): 65

10. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Copies Sold (millions): Copies Sold (millions): 65

11. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling. Copies Sold (millions): 60

12. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger: Copies Sold (millions):            60

13. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling. Copies Sold (millions): 55

14. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling. Copies Sold (millions): 55

15. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling. Copies Sold (millions): 55


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