Re: [mythsoc] Sales of _The Lord of the Rings_
- At 05:54 AM 1/16/2004 -0500, WendellWag@... wrote:
>Here's a website that quotes a HarperCollins statement that the total sales"Well on the way to 100 million" which is promotional person weasel-talk
>of _The Lord of the Rings_ is about 100 million:
for "well, we know that it's more than 50 million."
>Please note that this is not counting all Tolkien's books. It's countingWhat's not clear is if the three-volume edition only counts if you buy it
>complete copies of _The Lord of the Rings_. In other words, a copy of the
>one-volume edition counts as one copy of the book. Each set of all three
>the three-volume edition counts as one copy of the book.
as a set. What if you buy the three volumes separately at once? Actually,
it's not entirely clear from what's stated there whether sales of the
individual volumes figure in at all, and if so how they're counted.
>Also, I failed toThis one is an estimated world-wide figure.
>comment earlier that just counting Houghton-Mifflin's editions is
- David Bratman