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also best seller  (bĕst′sĕl′ər)
A product, such as a book, that is among those sold in the largest numbers.

best′sell′er·dom n.
best′-sell′ing adj.


the state or accomplishment of being a bestseller
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Several essays, such as Gideon Mailer's on Rowson's Charlotte Temple and James Russell's on Wallace's Ben-Hur, reveal how their authors deployed, respectively, conventions of sentimental or sensation fiction in the service of a moral or religious purpose; more to the point, such sentimental or sensational fantasy was key to these texts' bestsellerdom.
Sales of the boxed set (10) boosted Faulkner into bestsellerdom, again, and led not only to more readers but, as we have seen, to continued popular engagement through television and movies.
In our analysis, the Ditz Lit formula for bestsellerdom breaks down into two main parts: (1) write to the emotional level of a fourteen-year-old; (2) apply huge amounts of marketing to the book," says Richard Buzzell, founder of the New Edge Authors.
s Georgetown neighborhood, even as he fades into disgraced bestsellerdom.
Hence the delicious irony implicit in Dawkins's remark: "I would happily have foregone bestsellerdom if there had been the slightest hope of Duns Scotus illuminating my central question of whether God exists.
Professor and chair of Harvard's Department of the History of Science Harrington looks at how faith or "the power of positive thinking" or its opposite have crept in the last hundred years from the twilight zone to mainstream bestsellerdom.
The big lottery of metropolitan success and bestsellerdom sits out there like gold at the end of the rainbow.
But he seems himself, with this book, to be trading, on the one hand, on the obvious currency of the financial crisis and, on the other, on the still persisting bestsellerdom of Roche's book.
The bestsellerdom of Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner" couldn't make a Stateside hit of the 2007 film version, but it should provide ample subscription bait for regional theaters via Matthew Spangler's sturdy stage adaptation.
By 1837, all the preconditions for bestsellerdom were in place: cheap paper strong enough for rotary steam presses, competing publishing houses, a sizable literate public, and a bit of extra time.
Berry, and Diane Glancy, yet all contributing to a canon of American fiction that is no more hampered by the academic politics of creative writing programs than it is by the constraints of bestsellerdom.
The subject of the book - an alphabetical listing, with details, of every cinema that had opened in Liverpool - might not seem the stuff of bestsellerdom.