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The Bestseller
The Bestseller
Author: Olivia Goldsmith
At Davis & Dash, one of New York's most prestigious publishing houses, five new authors will be published--but only one of them will be a bestseller. They have worked long and hard to write their novels of romance and murder, drama and love. But the story behind the stories is even more exciting. And the vicious competition to get the right agen...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780061096082
ISBN-10: 0061096083
Publication Date: 8/7/1996
Pages: 720
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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janetlane avatar reviewed The Bestseller on
If you'd like a behind-the-scenes look at the world of publishing, you'll enjoy this novel. Olivia Goldsmith is one of my favorite authors and her descriptions are accurate and delightful. You'll meet the agent from hell, struggling writers that make your heart bleed, and an entertaining inside glimpse of editors and publishers. It's all in good fun, and, again, very entertaining.
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Dishy novel about the glamorous but cutthroat world of Manhattan publishing. Easy and enjoyable read, intriguing plot twists and fun characters.
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An excellent read; a pageturner. Intricate look at the publishing world seen from the experiences of several authors - with romance and revenge thrown in.
Readnmachine avatar reviewed The Bestseller on + 1364 more book reviews
Not one of her better works. This fictional "tell-all" of the publishing world is so bogged down with name-dropping, inside jokes, and romans a clef that it loses sight of the story of the aspiring novelists. Also, Goldsmith seems to have run out of character names -- there's a Susann and a Susan, an Emma and an Emily, a Daniel and a David, AND two Terrys and two Geralds. WTF???
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Olivia Goldsmith gives the reader an inside look at how the big publishing houses operate. I found the book hard to put down. Each of the characters seems very real as they all compete to get their books published as best sellers.


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