Stephen King's 1974 novel, Carrie, was rejected by 30 publishers before Doubleday bought it and paid him a $2,500 advance. The hardcover sold only 13,000 copies, but Signet bought the paperback rights for $400,000, finally allowing King to quit teaching and become a full-time writer. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
From 1980 to 1983, there were two National Book Award Winners for Fiction per year: one for paperback, one for hardcover. nationalbook.org/national…
To circumvent US laws banning the export of cryptography software as "ammunition", PGP inventor Phill Zimmermann published the entire sourcecode in a hardcover book. The export of books is fully legal. philzimmermann.com/EN/ess…
James Patterson is the author with the most New York Times best-selling hardcover fiction books, selling more than 350 million worldwide, and his success in brand management even became a case study at Harvard Business School. biography.com/people/jame…
Since 2006, 1 out of every 17 hardcover books sold are by James Patterson apbspeakers.com/speaker/j…
Mailed packages sent to Guinea sometimes arrive with missing items. However, marking a package "educational materials" can increase the chances of the item arriving intact files.peacecorps.gov/manu…
Moby Dick was translated into emoji and added to the Library of Congress blogs.loc.gov/loc/2013/02…

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