The Best­seller Code: Anatomy of the Block­buster Novel

Bloomberg Businessweek (Asia) - - NEWS -

It sounds like some­thing straight out of

The Da Vinci Code: a hid­den al­go­rithm that con­sid­ers plot, pac­ing and even punc­tu­a­tion to pre­dict with 97 per­cent cer­tainty if a novel will claw its way to the top of the New York

Times best­seller list. Tip No. 1: Try to make your main char­ac­ter a 28-year-old woman who owns a dog.

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