You probably get asked this question a lot but what in particular do you look at when you look at plot and how do you know it’s good?
What if you have absolutely no money for marketing, because you've already used up your allocated budget for failed marketing attempts, how does a truly poor author get exposed without spamming facebook and twitter?
Is there a webinar we can attend to learn about the algorithm or the secrets?
How can an algorithm tell us anything meaningful about an unfolding empirical historical process that does not repeat itself and is riddled with unpredictable contingency?
Do you look at the text itself or the way a reader behaves when reading?
If you can predict a bestseller, can you also tell us what is the recipe of a book that is unlikely to sell?
Hey Jodie and Matthew,
my question(s) would be: how far into a manuscript do you "usually" know this is going to be a smash? If a work is not intriguing enough, is it dropped or given the time to turn it into a smash? And: How do you detect trends or, given the many genres, does a great work need to follow a trend (in theme) in order to become a bestseller?
Does this method work for all genres?
Have you analyzed Pride and Prejudice?
Does the algorithm sacrifice originality? Does it work only for specific genres or age groups?
Ever wondered what the ingredients behind a bestselling book are?
No matter where you are in the world, this is the AMA worth tuning in for!
Jodie Archer and Matthew Jockers, authors of The Bestseller Code believe they have invented an algorithm that exposes the success behind bestselling novels with stunning accuracy. They say that they not only know the secret behind the success of genre writers like John Grisham and Danielle Steel but also claim that authors such as Junot Diaz, Jodi Picoult and Donna Tartt had signs of New York Times bestseller before they were printed!
Archer and Jockers fine tuned over 20,000 contemporary novels, analyzing themes, plot, character, setting, and significant elements of style.
Their book also offers a new theory on the success of Fifty Shades of Grey. It explains why Gone Girl sold millions of copies and reveals the most important theme in bestselling fiction.
Their algorithm also claims to know which topics won’t sell.
We know you’re itching to ask HOW.
Now is your chance!
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