Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Short History of Self-Help, The World's Bestselling Genre

Today, self-help is a $1 billion annual business in the United States. It has been around for thousands of years, and it has been loved and hated for just as long.
They're relatively cheap to do and since they're always in demand by universities, but for readers, is there such a thing as too many translations of classics?
More News from PP:
If you know a fan of long form narrative nonfiction of the sort that used to regularly appears in magazines, Byliner might be the perfect holiday gift.
At the New York Times' Drafts blog, comedian Steve Macone offered a helpful, humorous glossary of terms for the modern book business.
From the Archives:
As India becomes increasingly globalized, readers are snapping up new spirituality, self-help and diet books — many of them inspired by ideas from overseas.

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