iUniverse Publishing Presents 6 Bestsellers That were Self-published
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James is not the only self-published book to become a best seller, although it is probably the most popular. The novel is number 1 on the New York Times Bestseller List and has been on the list for 26 weeks. The book has sold 20 million copies in the United States and 31 million worldwide since March. Her subsequent Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has sold over 40 million copies worldwide.
iUniverse Publishing presents 5 other bestsellers which were also self-published
- Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield – Mr. Redfield sold his novel out of the trunk of his car until Warner Books offered him $800,000 for the publishing rights. It was a Number 1 bestseller in 1996, spent 165 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List and has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
- The Elements of Style by Strunk and White – Cornell English professor William Strunk Jr. privately published his writing style guide for use in the classroom. In 1959, Macmillan and Company commissioned E.B. White to revise the book. It is now the all-time best-selling writing reference in the United States.