f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n: Tough Business

f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n

Friday, March 11, 2005

Tough Business

From a more recent Entertainment Weekly article detailing some books with HUGE expectations that have failed (including Tom Wolfe's I Am Charlotte Simmons) comes the information that The Pope's latest book, Rise, Let Us Be On Our Way, has sold only about 40,000 copies so far, as reported by Nielsen Book Scan. The Pope! Are you kidding me? How are we supposed to turn an unknown author into a best-seller if the Pope can't even reach 100,000?