‘Still Alice’ Self-Pub to Bestseller

In the new Time magazine (2/2), critic Lev Grossman gives his view of the future of publishing. No particular revelations here, even though he claims that book publishing is “evolving, and so radically that we may hardly recognize it when it’s done.”

He kicks the piece off with the story of how Still Alice, by Lisa Genova, went from self-published, to traditional publishing and then debuted on the 1/25 NYT bestseller list.

#5 NYT Paperback Trade Fiction, 1/25
#79 USA Today, 1/22, after two weeks — up from #95 last week

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Still Alice, Lisa Genova

NYT annotation: “The story of a 50-year-old woman’s sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer’s.”

  • Paperback: $15;  320 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket (January 6, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 1439102813
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439102817

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