Fastest-Selling Book

Wendell Willkie's One World (Simon and Schuster, $1 and $2) got off last week to the fastest start of any book in the memory of U.S. booksellers. It easily outstripped Gone With the Wind, How to Win Friends and Influence People and Your Income Tax. Within eight days, there were half a million copies in print, breaking all records.

The book was selling at the rate of 50,000 copies a day. . It was being produced from four sets of plates and at two binderies. Rights were already sold for British, Swedish and Spanish editions. Bound galley proofs had been...

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