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"Jalapeño was our first bagel to go platinum."
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"I want you to meet What's-His-Name, the much-misunderstood writer."
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"It's a terrifically gripping detective thriller, but we were wondering if you could make it Swedish."
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'And THIS is our top seller! It's a couch that looks like potatoes for couch potatoes!'
"Your book stinks—we want to publish it."
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The Pill-of-the-Month Club!
"I haven't read it, but it's excellent."
"The art lady came in and told me all people want is derivative crap."
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Last Chance To Read The Book Before Seeing The Movie
"This is shit. We're going to publish it."
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"What did you think of that book that I already know everyone else in the world's opinion about?"
"It's structured as a set of two parallel stories that no one would ever want to read."
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Gorbachev Adds An Unscheduled Stop To His Itinerary"I'm sorry, sir, but we do not have your new book in stock, and I don't know when we'll get it."
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Best selling books, 'Sorry, sold out!'
"Great news! Your novel is in a medium-size pile in the middle of the floor about four feet from the left side of Oprah's assistant's desk."
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War and Peace, 150% More Volume than the Leading Best Seller.
"What do you mean, my pen name can't be 'J. K. Rowling'?"
"Page 1 is 'Best-Sellers.' Page 2 is 'Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous,' and on the back is 'And Bear in Mind.' "
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The Best-Seller of 1994: The Last Taboo
" will enver read that book, and I"m eagerly waiting to avoid the movie."
Best seller! 50 Shades of White.
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"My latest book has so far failed to make a dent in any of their charts, e-book or normal."
Popular college book: How to say 'Send money' in 101 languages.
'These pills are out BEST sellers. I guarantee you'll lose 50 pounds as soon as you pay me.'
"Our interview with the author of the best-selling book, 'how I never paid taxes', has been postponed 5 to 10 years."