The Bestseller-ometer

Since our episode on what makes a book a bestseller, Julie and Eve have been eager to determine: Can artificial intelligence help authors get to the top of the New York Times bestseller list? Marc Acito--novelist, cultural critic, playwright, Broadway librettist, film/stage director, and Eve’s high school best friend--runs his novel How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship, and Musical Theater through Authors A.I.’s Marlowe (aka the Bestseller-ometer) in the name of literary science.






How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship, and Musical Theater


”A seriously adult teen novel...Wildly camp and achingly funny.”

BBC



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Book Dreams: Episode 20: “What Makes a Book a Bestseller?”

Matthew Jockers

The Bestseller Code: Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel, by Matthew Jockers and Jodie Archer

Bestseller-ometer aka Marlowe

Authors A.I.

Marc Acito

How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship, and Musical Theater, by Marc Acito

Attack of the Theater People, by Marc Acito

Allegiance (Broadway musical), book by Marc Acito

A Room with a View (musical), book by Marc Acito

Bastard Jones (musical), book by Marc Acito

Birds of a Feather, by Marc Acito

Ken Kesey Award for Fiction

David Sedaris

Glee

High School Musical

The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown

Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James

Synesthesia

Eve Yohalem

Julie Sternberg

Book Dreams Podcast

Podglomerate

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