Diet Titles Led Eclectic Advice/Misc. NYT List In 2004

January 2005
Book Publishing Report;1/31/2005, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p6
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The article presents information on the bestsellers of various publishing house in the year-end 2004. Rick Warren's "The Purpose Driven Life," published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc.'s, Zondervan imprint, topped the hardcover list for 21 weeks in 2004. Though hardcover books in the advice/misc. category with a religious bent were popular throughout the year, no other advice title came close to "The Purpose-Driven Life's" success. The book has sold over 20 million copies since its publication in 2002. Random House's Three Rivers imprint saw success with its own irreverent dating guide, "The Sweet Potato Queen's Field Guide to Men" by Jill Conner Browne. The paperback title spent one week at No. 1 after its fall launch.


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