The Chronicles, a book about the life and times of the late writer John Steinbeck, has been on the New York Times bestseller list for four weeks and counting.
But the book is unlikely to hit that threshold this week, with only 10% of the sales of its book edition available for online purchases.
The Times’ bestselling book is also available for free downloads, though it’s a small fraction of the total sales, with the average digital sale coming in at less than $1, and the average print sale coming out to about $2.
In comparison, the bestselling book of all time is the work of the legendary novelist Kurt Vonnegut, with an average sales of more than 1.5 million copies sold.
The story of Steinbeck’s life, published in 1956, has long been considered a work of literary fiction, but it became a popular story in the 1990s as a stand-alone novel with the title “The Catcher in the Rye.”
Steinbeck himself said in 2007 that the book was “an incredible achievement, one that I would be very happy to have published.
But I think that it is more likely that a book like this will become popular.”
It is likely that this will happen this week.
The book is already available for digital purchase on Amazon.com, with one major exception: The Times’ paperback edition is currently only available through the website of the Times Literary Supplement, which is owned by Penguin Random House, which was founded by John Steinbrueck in 1903.
The publication is also currently unavailable through the site of the Newseum, which has not yet released a paperback edition.
While most of the paperback edition will be released on Wednesday, a limited number of copies will be available through Sunday for $19.99.
The online-only edition is priced at $59.99 and is available for download through the Times’ website.