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By the Book: What Sells vs. Critical Darlings

The literary novel praised by respected critics at numerous news outlets languished on your nightstand. But the book with an eye-catching cover that didn't get much ink, but came recommended by a friend in a sci-fi book club, kept you riveted. That's one of many reasons best-sellers and buzzworthy books don't always match up. We consider the cultural factors that bring a book to readers' attention and what it takes for a title to keep it.

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