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ˈbɛstˈsɛl ərbest·seller

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. best seller, bestsellernoun

    a book that has had a large and rapid sale


  1. bestsellernoun

    A book or other product that has sold in large numbers.


  1. Bestseller

    A bestseller is a book that is identified as extremely popular by its inclusion on lists of currently top selling or frequently borrowed titles that are based on publishing industry and book trade figures and library circulation statistics and then published by newspapers, magazines, or bookstore chains. Some lists are broken down into classifications and specialities. The New York Times Best Seller list is one of the best-known bestseller lists for the US. The New York Times Best Seller list tracks National and Independent book stores, as well as sales from major Internet retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Another well-regarded list is published by Publishers Weekly. In everyday use, the term bestseller is not usually associated with a specified level of sales, and may be used very loosely indeed in publisher's publicity. Bestsellers tend not to be books considered of superior academic value or literary quality, though there are exceptions. Lists simply give the highest-selling titles in the category over the stated period. Some books have sold many more copies than contemporary "bestsellers", but over a long period of time.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bestseller in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bestseller in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of bestseller in a Sentence

  1. Larry Starr:

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  2. Spencer Pratt:

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  3. Simon Schuster:

    Carolyn Reidy was equally attentive, on a personal level, to our authors, to whom Carolyn Reidy sent handwritten notes when they received awards, made the bestseller list, or simply to let them know when Carolyn Reidy finished reading Avon Books.

  4. Jean Guerrero:

    They never reviewed the book, they've never reviewed the movie, my first book, 'The 10 Things You Can't Say in America' made the LA Times bestseller list, as I mentioned.

  5. Francis Ford Coppola:

    Mario Puzo wrote some beautiful novels, but he wrote ‘The Godfather’ to make money, mario loved his family and he wanted to take care of them, so he wrote a book he thought would be a bestseller, but it was a bit of a potboiler.

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