July 23, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for July 23, 2021

In case you missed yesterday's most popular deals Previous Daily Deals The Color Purple by Alice Walker for $1.99 In the Distance by Hernan Diaz for $1.99 Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa for $4.99 Daring Greatly by Brené Brown for $2.99 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman for $1.99 The Unbroken by C. L. Clark for $4.99 Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins by $2.99 The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson for $2.99 Every Last Secret by A. R. Torre for $1.99 Not Your Sidekick by C....

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Pay the writer

I’m currently reading Capitalism’s Toxic Assumptions (Bloomsbury, 2015) by the brilliant writer, Eve Poole. The book meticulously slays capitalism’s dragons in fairy dresses: the assumptions of competition, the invisible hand, ‘market pricing is just’, the supremacy of the shareholder, the legitimacy of the limited liability model and more. It is a very thorough and intellectually robust read. I strongly recommend it.

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What Are the Fastest Selling Books in U.S. Publishing History?

Content Warning: This post discusses noted transphobic author J.K. Rowling and her wizard series. Can you name any of the fastest-selling books of all time? In the United States? Maybe. But people tend to focus on the best-selling books, which is slightly different. The best-selling books, like the ones the New York Times Best Seller List covers every week, are the ones that sell the highest number of total copies, while the fastest-selling books are those that fly off the shelves at top speed. Among the best-selling books of all time are The Bible, Don Quixote, and The Lord of...

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