Friday, 4 November 2011

Terry Pratchett's latest breaks 2011 sales record

In the first three days following its release on 13 October, the 39th Discword novel sold 54,687 copies in UK retail outlets.

This figure makes it one of the fastest-selling adult fiction titles since records began. The only authors to top him for initial sales are Dan Brown's 2009 The Lost Symbol and Thomas Harris' 1999 Hannibal.

In the next issue of Writing Magazine, Terry Pratchett talks at length to editor Jonathan Telfer about writing, his landmark 50th novel and why he wouldn't want to win the Booker.

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