Mark Twain's Autobiography is the surprise best-seller of the season. It has gone back to press seven times. More than 350,000 copies of the four pound heavy book have been printed so far. Yet bookstores across the country are running out of copies and are having a hard time keeping up with demand.
Publisher's Weekly, December 6, 2010 reports that the printer of the book, Thomson-Shore located in Dexter, MI rehired employees they laid off in 2009 to fill all three printing shifts. Mark Twain's book is creating jobs!
It has reached the No. 5 spot on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction best-seller list.
Mark Twain's Autobiography Flying Off the Shelves article by Julie Bosman, published in the New York Times Nov. 19, 2010
The University of California Press has published a website for the book with audio, pictures and a timeline of Twain's life.
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