INFOGRAPHIC: The Most Popular Books of All Time Lincoln Michel December 2, 2014 Books 19 Comments There is no way to objectively know the most popular books in world history, but the following infographic (from Lovereading.co.uk) gives a good guess based on estimated editions, translations, and copies sold. Note: Jane Austen’s name is misspelled as “Jane Austin” here. 19 Responses The amazing Ms Rowlings | sitanaiksblog December 3, 2014 […] among the various notifications from random sites that you ‘like’ or sign up for, I had this one from the Huff Post. Its an Infographic ( a popular new tool!) on the most popular books of all […] Reply Matt December 7, 2014 Agreed. How do you possibly make this infographic and only list only one translation of the Bible? It is The (Capitalized) most popular book of all time and any infographic on the topic is non-credible for not making that point abundantly clear. If not for that blatantly missing piece, it would be great! Reply mar June 4, 2015 why not read TIME magazine’s top ten list of everything in 2009 the bible has more than 6 billon copies that landed on the number spot 1 while Communist Mao Tze tong ‘s writing only came second with 900 millon copies… Time is one of pretigious publications and they don’t publish fictions figure or informations I believe Erik December 3, 2014 Great infographic! Not to be terribly pedantic, but it’s “Jane Austen,” not “Jane Austin.” Reply Otakore Literantadodist December 3, 2014 @Erik, Jane Austin in the US. Jane Austen in the UK. Hahaha Reply Daniel Magalhães December 4, 2014 I thought I’d see The Alchemist among them. Great chart though! Reply Pip December 4, 2014 Why isn’t the Bible on here? It’s translated into over 1000 languages, some with hundreds of editions and has sold untold numbers! Reply Lincoln Michel December 4, 2014 The Bible is on there (or the King James Bible is) Reply Steve Turtell December 6, 2014 The King James Bible is itself a translation of The Bible, so this is somewhat misleading, as The Bible is not one of the books listed here, only a single translation of it. Les livres les plus populaires au monde : Homère, le Coran et Shakespeare « Equilibrium News December 5, 2014 […] Allez, c’est probablement farfelu, mais ça fait passer le temps. (via Electric Lit) […] Reply Weekend Links: Barbie’s Lifetime Résumé | Technology, Social Media, Digital | Digital News Hub December 6, 2014 […] impressively comprehensive infographic lays out some of the most popular published books of all time, ranging from religious texts and fairy tales to The Very Hungry […] Reply INFOGRAPHIC – SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR BOOKS | Wyrdwend December 8, 2014 […] Michel December 2, 2014 Books 10 Comments Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email Share on […] Reply The Porcupine’s Quill January 9, 2015 […] Literature published an infographic of the most popular books of all time. Some staggering numbers here, people, and presented in such a delightfully trendy […] Reply Lit on the Web – Electric Literature | Hemmo and Co. January 16, 2015 […] cool little info-graphics that depress you (age authors wrote their first book) and surprise you (most popular books of all time), insightful opinion pieces on the state of the literary communities around the world AND, an […] Reply Claudio Soares September 1, 2015 Lincoln, of course, The alchemist, by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, should be in that infographic. This book is for 8 years – without interruption – in the bestseller list of The New York Times and has been translated into more than 60 languages, with more than 65 million copies sold. Best regards. Reply Lincoln Michel September 2, 2015 I didn’t make the infographic, only reposted, but it does seem like that one should be on here somewhere. Reply Krisz September 2, 2015 Well, I don’t like this IG, a chart would have been much better for the purpose. And I’ve watched a TED Talk where it was pointed out that “Fifty shades” managed to outsell the Holy Bible, so… Reply This week in...: Volume 31 - September 4, 2015 […] of a couple of these). There’s this really cool infographic on Electric Literature with the most popular books of all time. Cracked had a post with the 8 creepiest identity theft cases of all time. And finally, this […] Reply » Sunday Sundries: Literary Links from Around the Web (Dec. 7th) May 16, 2016 […] INFOGRAPHIC: The Most Popular Books of All Time […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.