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The Resource The bestseller code : anatomy of the blockbuster novel, Jodie Archer and Matthew L. Jockers

The bestseller code : anatomy of the blockbuster novel, Jodie Archer and Matthew L. Jockers

Label
The bestseller code : anatomy of the blockbuster novel
Title
The bestseller code
Title remainder
anatomy of the blockbuster novel
Statement of responsibility
Jodie Archer and Matthew L. Jockers
Title variation
anatomy of the blockbuster novel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What if there was an algorithm that could predict which novels become mega-bestsellers? Are books like Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl the Gladwellian outliers of publishing? The Bestseller Code boldly claims that the New York Times bestsellers in fiction are predictable and that it's possible to know with 97% certainty if a manuscript is likely to hit number one on the list as opposed to numbers two through fifteen. The algorithm does exist; the code has been cracked; the results are in; and they are stunning. The system analyzes themes, plot, character, pacing, even the frequency of words and punctuation, to predict which stories will resonate with readers. A 28-year-old heroine is a big plus. So is realism. Giving 30% of your novel to only two specific topics. And if you can include a dog rather than a cat and few sex scenes, you have a better chance of writing a bestselling novel. The project is an investigation into our intellectual and emotional responses as humans and readers to books of all genres. It is a big idea book that will appeal to fans of The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb, a book for data-mining nerds, as well as a book about writing, reading, and publishing. Anyone who has ever wondered why Gone Girl, Girl on the Train or The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo captured so many readers worldwide will find their interest piqued"--
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Archer, Jodie
Dewey number
028/.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z1033.B3
LC item number
A73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
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Jockers, Matthew Lee
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Best sellers
  • Fiction
  • Popular literature
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Books and reading
Label
The bestseller code : anatomy of the blockbuster novel, Jodie Archer and Matthew L. Jockers
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Bestseller-ometer, or, How Texting Mining Might Change Publishing -- The Godparents, or, Why You Must Take Time to Date -- The Lists: Theme -- The Sensations, or, How to Form Some Perfect Curves -- The Lists: Plot -- The Debutantes, or, Why Every Comma Matters -- The Lists: Style -- The Noirs, or, What the Girl Needs -- The Lists: Character -- The One, or, When the Algorithm Winked -- The Lists: All Data Points
Control code
sky282624208
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781250088277
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016014363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 10/16
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The bestseller code : anatomy of the blockbuster novel, Jodie Archer and Matthew L. Jockers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Bestseller-ometer, or, How Texting Mining Might Change Publishing -- The Godparents, or, Why You Must Take Time to Date -- The Lists: Theme -- The Sensations, or, How to Form Some Perfect Curves -- The Lists: Plot -- The Debutantes, or, Why Every Comma Matters -- The Lists: Style -- The Noirs, or, What the Girl Needs -- The Lists: Character -- The One, or, When the Algorithm Winked -- The Lists: All Data Points
Control code
sky282624208
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781250088277
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016014363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 10/16
Other physical details
illustrations

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