The 20 Best-Selling Books of 2016: Today in Critical Linking

Below, we’re taking a look at the 20 books that have sold more copies on Amazon than any other so far this calendar year.

You know, this list of the Best-selling books of 2016 is a good reminder of how wide the range of books people buy actually is.

Beyond the issue of simple decency, there’s also the question of the damage this kind of thing will do to KU. Who’s going to put their books in the program if doing so makes one vulnerable to this sort of devastating blow? No one wants to risk account termination. No one. And what readers will sign up for the program if frightened authors pull out all their books?

To be honest, Kindle Unlimited sounds like a mess to me.

The novel was made possible after MI5 in the UK and Germany and Holland released their files on Mata Hari over the last 20 years. Using first-person narrative, Coelho reimagines Mata Hari’s life through her final letter, which was written the week before her execution by firing squad.

If I had 1000 guesses about the subject of Paulo Coehlo’s next novel, Mata Hari would have been guess number 7568.

With the increase in April, bookstore sales have risen every month this year compared to 2015. And, for the first four months of 2016, bookstore sales increased 6.8%, to $3.84 billion, over the comparable period in 2015.

Not bad at all.

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