Re: Splitting the NY Best Seller List to avoid Harry Potter
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 100 09:45:28 -0700
Subject: Re: Splitting the NY Best Seller List to avoid Harry Potter
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From: Steve Lamont
Subject: Re: with enough lists, all books can be best-sellers digest #1
> As I recall, they performed a similar split a number of years ago to
> ensure that self-help books wouldn't pollute the best-seller list. It
> turns out that something like 8 out of the top 10 selling books in the
> US at any given time are of the self-improvement variety.
> [Even with this split, _The Road less travelled_ was on the
> best seller list for something like 600 weeks (yes, 12
> years). ---pozzo]
Robert Frost wrote a self-help book?
I suppose you could call all books of poetry "self-help" books, now
that I think about it.
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