Dan Brown-Best Selling Thriller-Fiction Writer of all Time

Dan Brown

Dan Brown, widely known for his bestselling “The Vinci Code” is one of the finest thriller fiction writers of our times, probably will be in the list of the entire best author list. He was born in 22ndJune 1964. He grew up in Exeter and studied in Exeter academy school. After schooling Brown graduated from Amherst College in Spanish & English in 1986. In his early life, he used to teacher in Spanish in Beverly Hills Preparatory School.

Brown’s inspiration of becoming a writer is quite interesting. He never thought that he could be a write and definitely even not dreamed that he could be as accomplished as he is today. In 1994, while traveling in Tahiti, he bought Sidney Sheldon’s book –“Doomsday Conspiracy”- and started to believe that it is not that hard to write any thriller fiction. And this was the beginning of a bestselling writer. Finally, in 1998 he published his first thriller “Digital Fortress”.

His most famous and bestselling book-The Da Vinci Code– was published March 3rd , 2003 and sold over 6,000 at the very same day of publishing and was also rated as New York Times Best Seller. This thriller based novel is still the fastest selling novel with more the record sales of 40 million. Copies. This huge sales margin earned brown almost 140 million British Pounds by the end of 2006! Also he got a deal with Columbia picture for the film version of Da Vinci Code, starred by pioneer Hollywood acting genius Tom Hanks play the lead of Robert Langdon-this film was directed by Ron Howard.

Best Selling Books of all Time

best selling books

Interestingly the bestselling book of the world in not any popular novel. The Bible, a religious holy book , almost 2000 years old, with sales volume approximately 2.5 billion to 6 billion- is holding the position of the bestselling book with a mammoth margin with the second highest sold books-the Little Red Book- quotations from chairman Mao, sold over 800 millions. The third highest sold book is “The Quran”, sold almost 800 million copies.  “Xinhua Dictionary”, a Chinese dictionary, is the number four in the list of best selling books, with sales of 400 million. The next best selling is another Chinese book called “Chairman Mao’s Poems” by Mao Zedong, sold approximately 400 million, followed by another Mao Zedong book “Chairman Mao’s Poems”. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, written of 1859, is the seventh bestselling books of our planet with over 200 million sales world-wide.

It is not difficult to understand why there are several number of Chinese books topping the list of best selling books of all time-they have on fifth of the world population.Yet, if population is an important parameter and deciding factor for best selling books, then there should be many Indian authors’ books in the top 10 best seller list, since population wise India is also comparable to Chinese. The trend of the kind of books remain best seller will change over time, who knows in the next decade you book may become the top 10 best seller of all time-who knows!

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