Is it possible for someone's first book to become a best-seller?

State names of first time authors whose books were best-sellers.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Nicholas Sparks

    JK Rowling

    Stephenie Meyer

    Audrey Niffenegger

    Margaret Mitchell

    Harper Lee

    Stephen King

    Ann Rice

    Christopher Paolini

    William P. Young

    That is what I can think of off the top of my head.

    So, yes, it does happen. However, this is a very RARE thing.

  • 1 decade ago

    A few examples ...

    JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    Stephan King - Carrie

    Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird

    Lauren Weisberger - The Devil Wears Prada

    Ann Clancy - The Wild Colonial Girl

    Stephenie Meyer - Twilight

    Anne Rice - Interview with the Vampire

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    JK Rowling

    Stephenie Meyer

    Those are the only authors who spring to mind. If your story appeals to a cult group (IE: A group that will feel passionately about the subjects in your book) you'll do well.

  • rhine
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    tremendously unrealistic. i do no longer think of there is ever been a action picture made that became according to a singular and had the author as a considerable character - no longer even novels that have been written via expert and regular actors. and there is almost no threat of a self-revealed novel becoming to be a ultimate seller.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can also add Christopher Paolini's Eragon to the list. Although not popular as twilight, it became a best seller.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Peter Benchley, Jaws.

  • 1 decade ago

    Stephanie Meyer-Twilight Saga Author-she became a best seling author with her first book Twilight

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You need to consider whether their first books became bestsellers before or after another book of theirs did - or whether they might have written multiple books before getting one published at all.

    But yes, it's possible.

  • 1 decade ago

    Gone with the wind Mitchel it was her only book

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    if its really really good and has lots of adverisement cuz u still have to get urself known by people first

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