Best Selling Books In History
Harry Potter and the Philosopher s Stone 107 million
Though the other Harry Potter books all made the list, they have been omitted to keep the list from being monotonous. At positions 11 and 1418, they sold between 5065 million copies each. The first book in this sevenpart fantasy series, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone Sorcerers Stone in the U.S. was J.K. Rowlings first published novel. Twelve publishing houses turned the book down before one finally accepted it. Rowlings writing in this first book has been compared to Ancient Greek poet Homer, childrens author Roald Dahl, and romance writer Jane Austen. As a series, Harry Potter is the bestselling book series in history.