• Book review: The Bestseller Code by Jodie Archer
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  • The Bestseller Code Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel
  • The Bestseller Code Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel
  • The Bestseller Code Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel
  • The Bestseller Code Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel
  • The Bestseller Code Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel
  • The Bestseller Code Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel
  • The Bestseller Code Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel
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What if an algorithm could predict which manuscripts would become mega-bestsellers?

Girl on the Train. Fifty Shades. The Goldfinch. Why do some books capture the whole world's attention? What secret DNA do they share? In The Bestseller Code, Archer and Jockers boldly claim that blockbuster hits are highly predictable, and they have created the algorithm to prove it. Using cutting-edge text mining techniques, they have developed a model that analyses theme, plot, style and character to explain why some books resonate more than others with readers. Provocative, entertaining, and ground-breaking, The Bestseller Code explores the hidden patterns at work in the biggest hits and, more importantly, the real reasons we love to read.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2867 KB
  • Print Length: 238 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1250088275
  • Publisher: Penguin (13 Sept. 2016)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01FVDGRB6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

Customer Reviews

Interesting insights, but, as they admit, the authors found what they were looking for

20 people found this helpful.
 on 14 July 2016
By Martin Turner
This is a fascinating but ultimately futile use of multi-variate analysis to search for common characteristics in best sellers. The authors are aware of the limitations of their method, and point them out, but they still do fall into them.
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