The Economics Of Topping A Best-Selling List

March 18, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

We’ve previously covered the lengths that people go to, to make it onto best-seller lists. Now Patrick Wensink writes that it’s probably not worth the effort:

  • Wensink made just $12,000 after having the book that was number six on the list of best-selling books in America.
  • This is despite the book being ahead of the Hunger Games on the list – and not far behind 50 Shades of Grey.
  • It made it that far up the list by selling 4,000 copies.
  • The disappointing amount is likely why most well-known authors continue to be professors at university.

Read more about the amount that other authors have made, what Wensink did with the money and more over here.

Source: Salon