Definition of bestseller in English:

bestseller

noun

  • A book or other product that sells in very large numbers.

    ‘her autobiography is an international bestseller’
    as modifier ‘the bestseller list’
    • ‘Readers seem to like the move and six ‘big print’ paperbacks have been on The New York Times paperback best-seller list since last month.’
    • ‘Well, right after I wrote that book and it got on the best-seller list, publishers came to me with offers.’
    • ‘The fact that they produce fiction that tops the secular best-seller lists, almost all of it apocalyptic, suggests that the charm remains.’
    • ‘If a book lands on the best-seller list and nobody hears it, did it really happen?’
    • ‘When a book makes a best-seller list it is instantly less interesting to me We are awash in great books, more than we could possibly read’
    • ‘How do you send a book soaring on the best-seller list even before it's been published?’
    • ‘It's a story that needs to be told more often, rather than the warm, pink fuzziness we get from books on the best-seller lists.’
    • ‘Atkins and South Beach diet books are on the best-seller list.’
    • ‘To the surprise of everyone involved, the book shot up the best-seller list.’
    • ‘It had a lock on the best-seller list for over three years and eventually sold more than 3 million copies.’
    • ‘The fact that conservative books dominate the best-seller list demonstrates how bogus such measures are as evidence of bias.’
    • ‘It also reached the best-seller list in Ireland, selling out this week in some Dublin book stores.’
    • ‘So when in 1971 he produced his best-seller, the Atlas, combining travel and wine, it was not a surprise.’
    • ‘Cookery shows are absolutely on the TV almost every day of the week, cookery books are in the best-seller list yet people cook less than ever before.’
    • ‘They were confident that the book would sell well; indeed it appeared on the New York Times paperback best-seller list in October, if only for a week.’
    • ‘He's got a new hit book out already the best-seller list called ‘How to Know God.’’
    • ‘So when I started writing, if someone said you're going to have a book in the best-seller list, I would have thought that's amazing and I would give my right arm for that.’
    • ‘Having sold over 1.5 million copies, the book ranks second on the best-seller list, right after the famous writer Chi Li's novel.’
    • ‘He pointed to the best-seller list, at the top of which sat All The President's Men.’
    • ‘The latest, Seven-Up, is currently on every hardcover best-seller list.’
    success, brand leader
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Pronunciation

bestseller

/bɛstˈsɛlə/