Inside the Bestsellers by Jerrold R. Jenkins
Inside the Bestsellers is for all of you who have dreamed of writing a best-seller. It's about ordinary people who overcame rejection and persisted with their vision to ultimately become a best-selling author. Full of human drama and rags-to-riches stories, Inside the Bestsellers also reveals how the business of publishing has changed forever.
You will discover ....
How James Redfield hawked copies of his self-published Celestine Prophecy out of the trunk of his Honda to eventually cell the rights to Warner for $800,000
How the Chicken Soup of the Soul authors went from attracting six people at their first book signing to promoting their book to the top of The New York Times best-seller list
How letters of wisdom written by a father to his college-bound son were published by a small publisher, as Life's Little Instruction Book, who then sold seven million copies
How Richard Paul Evans went from self-published regional bestseller to national best-seller and signed a $4.2 million dollar contract with Simon & Schuster for The Christmas Box
- Hardback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Rhodes & Easton; 1 edition (August 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0964940116
- ISBN-13: 978-0-9649401-1-6
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 1 inches
This is a delightful and encouraging book. The
stories prove that making it to the top of the charts has little to do
with luck and a lot to do with tenacity, determination and work. Jenkins
and Link reveal the stories behind the headlines of 18 best-selling
books. (And 80% of these best-selling books were originally
self-published.) This book will edify and delight every author,
publisher, book promoter and bookseller."
Dan Poynter - Founder of Para Publishing, industry guru, Author, Speaker and Publisher