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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_fiction_authors

This page provides a list of best-selling fiction authors to date and in any language. While a precise number for any given author is near impossible, the list is ... number of copies sold of all fiction books written or co-written by an author.

electricliterature.com/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-book-sales-but-were-afraid-to-ask-1fe6bc00aa2d

Jun 30, 2016 ... What's the actual number of books sold? ... Most authors do not make any money off of actual book sales because most books do not “earn out” ...

www.lib.umn.edu/faq/108

Check biographies of the author and bibliographies of works about him or her. Books that identify first editions for the rare/used book trade, such as FIRST ... you can assume that a title that has gone back to press several times has sold well.

www.quora.com/Can-you-tell-how-many-copies-of-a-book-has-been-sold-by-Amazon-rank

Yes you can...and thankfully, there are some really useful tools to show you this. If you just want ... They presume that Amazon always sells the same number of books without fluctuation, ... another author's book which has a sales ranking of # 15,223 has recently sold more copies than one of my books but less than the other.

authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/help?topicID=200580390

If a disproportionate number of your books are sold by stores that do not report to Nielsen, your ... Author Central obtains sales data from Nielsen BookScan.

www.kameronhurley.com/the-cold-publishing-equations-books-sold-marketability-love

Sep 17, 2015 ... I want to talk about the reality of being a debut author, because nobody actually talked to me about those numbers. What defined success?

stevelaube.com/what-are-average-book-sales

Sep 12, 2011 ... Let me give you some real numbers but not revealing the author name .... For example: Author #2 has 12 books that each sold an average of ...

writers.stackexchange.com/questions/1483/where-can-i-find-sales-numbers-for-books

Any author can see their up-to-date & historical BookScan numbers at ... idea of whether you're talking about a book that sold 1,000 copies, ...

ask.metafilter.com/31252/How-many-copies-a-book-has-sold

And the Point of Sale on Bookscan (if you can get the numbers) only covers the major chains and not all the independents or books sold ...

www.npr.org/2015/09/19/441459103/when-it-comes-to-book-sales-what-counts-as-success-might-surprise-you

Sep 19, 2015 ... A survey from the Authors Guild reveals a 30 percent decline in author ... Washington Post critic Ron Charles reviews the kinds of books that get ... Obioma's debut novel, The Fishermen, sold just under 3,000 copies, which ...