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5 Things Long Term Leaders Master (And Quitters Never Do)

Very rarely does success come from jumping from one venture to another every few years.<p>And very rarely does long term impact happen from short term …

Seven Important Marketing Lessons We Can Learn From the Bestselling Books of 2014

Picking books is a fraught business; difficult enough when the audience you have in mind is you, harder still when, like me, your job as Review …

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The Bestselling Books of 2014

Led by John Green’s <i>The Fault in Our Stars</i>, the top of the 2014 print bestseller list was dominated by children’s and young adult titles that sold …

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Amazon’s best-selling books of 2014 led by ‘The Invention of Wings’

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — With Christmas less than two weeks away, and shoppers racing to fulfill their gift lists, Amazon.com Inc. on Friday …

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The Best-selling Books of All Time

<b>How many copies do you think the Harry Potter series has sold, total? How many copies of The DaVinci Code do you think have been sold?</b><p>I took a look …

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Bestselling books of 2014: did the booksellers get it right?

What effect did Super Thursday have on book sales, and how well did eight leading retailers and pundits fare in predicting the top titles of the year?<p>• Readers turn over a new leaf as celebrity sales stutter<p>• ‘Amazon-free’ Christmas campaign diverts reported £5m worth of sales from online retailer<p>• …

Bestselling books 2014: the kids are alright

Books for children and young adults are top of the league, bagging seven of this year’s top 10, but non-fiction has endured another annus horribilis<p>See the chart in full<p>At long last, kids ruled in 2014. Books aimed at them have often figured in the top 10 of the all-year sales chart for printed …

Popular Books for Teens

Over the past year, these books have been the most popular in my classroom. Some are newer releases and some are older classics. But all have been …

5 Reading Truths And How To Work With Them

image from icanread<p>I haven’t been reading much. My current book “Clockwork Princess” by Cassandra Clare mocks me from my bedside table. It is not …

Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read Last Year, But Didn't Get To; Top Ten Tuesday #16

This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke & the Bookish<p>Hello & welcome to this week's post. Last week's topic was my Top 10 Most Anticipated 2015 …

The Best Books Of 2014, According To Goodreads Users

The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major book awards chosen by readers. And the readers have spoken!

What are the best children's books of 2014?

The Guardian children’s books team and site members young and old(er) share their favourite books from the past year – is your top read up there?<p>Want to add your favourite book published in 2014? Email childrens.books@theguardian.com or tweet us @GdnChildrensBks<p>Here members of the Guardian …

The best lessons we've learned from John Green

To quote the lovely Jess Tholmer: everything I need to know, I learned from John Green.<p>If you haven’t heard of him (have you been living under a …

The greatest John Green quotes ever

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of John Green’s first book Looking For Alaska we’ve undertaken the near impossible task of choosing 10 of the best quotes from his books<p>Share your favourite John Green quotes by emailing childrens.books@theguardian.com or on Twitter @GdnChildrensBks and we’ll add …

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The Percy Jackson Problem

About a year ago, the novelist Neil Gaiman delivered a lecture at the Barbican, in London, on behalf of the Reading Agency, a not-for-profit organization that promotes literacy and reading for pleasure among children and adults. In the lecture, which was reprinted in the <i>Guardian</i>, Gaiman came out in …

Young Adult Fiction Doesn't Need to Be a 'Gateway' to the Classics

There's a reason kids prefer Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series to ancient Greek mythology.<p>I tried to get my 10-year-old son to read George Orwell's <i>Animal Farm</i> recently. He read a few pages gamely, but was mostly uninterested. He'd much prefer to chug along in <i>The Blood of Olympus</i>, the last massive …