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Top 10 richest authors of all time

Sneha S.K

JK Rowling achieved record book sales following the publication of her Harry Potter series, making her one of the richest authors in the world. Here is a list of the top 10 richest authors of all time.

Top 10 non-fiction books of 2022

Rakshanda Sharma

Here are the books that have made to the list of top 10 non-fiction books of 2022 by Penguin Random House.

Best selling comic books of all time

Ajay Rag

Children are very fond if reading fiction books. Here are the top five  children’s books sold across the world.

Source: Polygon

Top five Children’s books sold


Children are very fond if reading fiction books. Here are the top five  children’s books sold across the world

Source:  infoplease

Most Translated Books


The Bible’s Old Testament has been translated 2000 times, while the New Testament has been translated 700 times. Since religious texts are more often translated for greater propagation, The Quran has also made it to the list.

Top five best selling Manga series of 2022

Anuja Mistry

The top most Manga series as of November 2022, is Tatsuya Endo’s SPY x FAMILY which has so far sold 1,732,983 copies. The all time favorite Manga series, One Piece, published by Shueisha and created by Eiichiro Oda is still in the race at number five with 517,648 copies sold this year.

World’s Top Five Expensive Books

Yogada Sharma

Codex Leicester is one of the most expensive books in the world as it was Leonardo da Vinci’s science diary. Other books such as The Book of Mormon, The Gospels of Henry the Lion, The Magna Carta, The St. Cuthbert Gospel come in the top five list of world’s most expensive books

Top 10 bestselling books of 2022

Navya Sruthi

Majority books in top 10 are written by Colleen Hoover. She is one among the New York Times paperback fiction best-seller list.

Best Mystery Novelists of All Time

Shreya Chekkilla

These are eight of the best mystery novelists of all time. Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is the world’s best-selling mystery novel and sold over 100 million copies

Top 10 richest authors in the world

Aanchal Kumari

Elisabeth Badinter tops the list of richest authors in 2022 with 19 million shares in advertising and public relations giant Publicis Groupe.

Top 10 toughest books to read

Deepali Jain

Finnegans Wake by James Joyce tops the list as the hardest book  to read in the world of fiction. It is written partially in a made-up language and is full of puns, this novel has also been considered unreadable.

Source: Hindustan Times

Number of libraries established in each state

Sai Aravindh C P

States like Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Kerala has the highest number libraries established in the state. North Indian states have less number of libraries compared to the southern states in the country.

Top Eight Motivational Books of All Time

Janvi Goel

Here are the top eight motivational books of all time. ‘Drive’ by Daniel H. Pink and ‘Don’t sweat the small stuff with your family’ by Richard Carlson are the most popular motivational books ever written.

Top Fiction Authors and their genres of writing


Dr Seuss invented the word ‘nerd’ and used it in his book ‘If I Ran the Zoo’.

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