Definition of bestselling in English:



  • Selling in greater quantities than others of same same kind.

    ‘a bestselling novel’
    ‘he is also a bestselling author’
    • ‘Screenwriters wade into turbulent water when they adapt screenplays from best-selling books.’
    • ‘He wrote the bestselling biography of U2 in 1985, just before the band became rock superstars.’
    • ‘In fact, the trash compactor became the bestselling home appliance of that year.’
    • ‘The first film was a hit, and the bestselling series has won three children's book prizes.’
    • ‘The following passages are all from bestselling novels that have been made into movies.’
    • ‘The comics have gone through a series of artists, and have proven to be best-selling graphic novels.’
    • ‘So it's a good time to take a fresh look at the best-selling business magazine in the world.’
    • ‘Do you have what it takes to define a new genre and create a bestselling title?’
    • ‘He is a fluent speaker of English, the author of best-selling books on the art.’
    • ‘Based on the bestselling novel by Sebastian Faulks, but with some thoroughgoing shifts in tone and narrative, Charlotte Gray centres on a heroine joining the Second World War effort and falling in love.’
    • ‘He now writes bestselling crime novels at his home in New South Wales.’
    • ‘Hollywood has always excelled in turning bestselling books into movies.’
    • ‘Readers will delight in the amazing illustrations from bestselling novels around the world.’
    • ‘She turned her experiences into two hilarious bestselling books.’
    • ‘The bestselling single in 2000 was Bob the Builder's Can We Fix It?’
    • ‘Was it possible to write the bestselling biography to match the box-office hit?’
    • ‘For a surprisingly long time, it was either the #1 bestselling ebook on the entire Amazon website or in the top 100.’
    • ‘It now makes and markets the top three bestselling disposable lenses worldwide.’
    • ‘The English-language version of his best-selling life story is to be published by Haynes in September.’
    • ‘I'm going to collate all the poems into a bestselling anthology.’
    top-selling, very successful, very popular
    number-one, chart-topping, hit, smash
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