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If you're someone who dreams of penning a bestseller, read this book (The Week)

Non-formulaic, eye-opening, deeply-researched - and really worth your time (GQ)

[Archer's and Jockers'] enthusiasm and passion for literature shines through ... Thought-provoking and interesting (David Bond Financial Times)

Archer is not some Silicon Valley whizz-kid looking to reduce the novel to 0s and 1s, nor is she a pretentious academic coming over the hills to sling around jargon about middlebrow novels. . . [She] is smart, savvy and full of ideas (The Times)

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Reveals the diverse directions in which popular fiction may be taken . . . The bestseller-ometer may find its most noble application as a democratizing force (Atlantic)

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The Bestseller Code is an intriguing read and its analysis of what makes a plot tick and how readers are grabbed is compelling (Literary Review)

Interesting ... This book is full of fascinating facts (Mark O'Connell Observer) --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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Matthew L. Jockers was the co-founder of Stanford University's Literary Lab in Silicon Valley. His digital humanities work has been profiled in The New York Times, the LA Review of Books and more. He is Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

Jodie Archer bought and edited books for Penguin UK before she decamped for the doctoral program in English at Stanford University. After her PhD, she worked at Apple as their research lead on literature. She is now a full-time writer. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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