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A book only needs to sell 3,000 copies to top the Irish bestseller list.
Editor Bennett Cerf challenged Dr. Seuss to write a book using no more than 50 different words. The result? ” Green Eggs and Ham “.
Duncan Hines was a real person. He was a popular restaurant critic who also wrote a book of hotel recommendations.
Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
Brazilian prisoners can reduce their sentence by 4 days for every book they read and write a report on.
The most overdue library book was returned 288 years late.
A day’s worth of Twitter posts would fill a 10-million-page book.
Author J. K. Rowling wrote the final chapter of the last Harry Potter book in 1990, 7 years before the release of the first book.
The King James Bible has inspired the lyrics of more pop songs than any other book.
A quarter of all Americans did not read a single book in 2013.
World speed reading champion Anne Jones read all 607 pages of the last Harry Potter book in just 47 minutes.
Pope Pius II wrote a popular erotic book called “The Tale Of Two Lovers” before assuming office.
Theodore Roosevelt read one book every day.
Only 351 copies of Freud’s book “The Interpretation of Dreams” were sold in its first 6 years.
There’s a bookstore in Australia where books are wrapped in paper with short descriptions so no one can “judge a book by its cover.”
The NAZI banned and burned copies of the book “Bambi” because it was made by a Jewish author.
“101 Dalmatians” was based on a book that had a sequel called “The Starlight Barking” in which dogs could fly and meet an alien dog.
During Hitler’s years in power, his book “Mein Kampf” was given away for free to every newlywed couple.
Nelson Mandela co-authored a book with Fidel Castro.
In 1898, 14 years before the Titanic sank, author Morgan Robertson wrote a book about an “unsinkable” ship called the “Titan” that crashed into an iceberg and sank.