best-seller


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best-seller

noun success, hit (informal), winner, smash (informal), belter (slang), sensation, blockbuster (informal), wow (slang), market leader, smash hit (informal), chart-topper (informal), runaway success, number one an international best-seller
failure, turkey (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), flop (informal), dud (informal), clunker (informal)
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This honest, beautifully written story has risen in the best-seller ranks purely by the recommendations of one reader to another to another.
Bird Street Books Inc, a US publisher of health, fitness and lifestyle titles, announced on Monday that Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World by Dr Phil McGraw, which it released on 12 February 2013, has achieved New York Times best-seller status.
Summary: The Xbox hands-free game controller Kinect has gone on sale in the UK with retailers expecting it to be a Christmas best-seller.
She is best known for her 1991 best-seller Anne Sexton: A Biography, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and Her Husband: Ted Hughes & Sylvia Plath, a Marriage, a 2003 best-seller about the tumultuous marriage of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.
Best-seller The Dangerous Book For Boys is to be turned into a film.
Released to a whirlwind of publicity in the run-up to midterm elections, this instant best-seller lays out the all-American Senator's thoughtful political solutions.
Actually, it's just typical Gnostic fluff, but this story will have legs for the same reason "The Da Vinci Code" became a best-seller.
The book, which reveled in the mysterious and scandalous details of two gay lovers' murderous quarrel, broke the New York Times record for the most consecutive weeks on the nonfiction best-seller list, causing Savannah tourism to explode.
It was followed by The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres, and Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss, the surprise best-seller about the correct use of grammar.
In his new best-seller, Pete Rose: My Prison Without Bars, the all-time hits leader admits that when he retired as an active player, he should have read up on how other great athletes handled their post-playing days.
IN BRIEF: In the field of digital cameras and cellphones, many thin-style devices came out in the fall and winter of 2002, and these models occupy the top ranks in the best-seller charts.
Death of the West is a best-seller and is in its fourth printing.