When is the best time to buy books?
Jodi Picoult, who is the author of Outlander and The Normal People, says her books have become the best-seller list at least twice a year.
And the sales figures don’t lie.
“The fact that we sell five million copies a year, it’s like the first time I was a mom, it felt so good,” Picoult told USA TODAY.
“We’ve done a lot of really good sales.
It feels like we’ve been selling the books for so long.”
But the author is also aware of her critics.
“Some of the criticism that I’ve gotten is that I’m selling the wrong books,” Picush said.
“But when people have said it, I think it’s really a question of whether they’ve read my books or not.”
She said she is confident the best way to sell a book is to make it available to a wide audience, including those who don’t necessarily buy a book for its literary value.
“If you want to do that, you have to make sure you get people who are not already reading books,” she said.
The sales figures have been coming in from all over the world.
But the best place to start is at your local bookstore.
“I have been getting emails from the local bookstores, asking what books are the best for them,” Picouch said.