A seagreen book that sells out before its due date is unlikely to be the winner of the bookseller’s award.
It is possible for a book to sell out before it has even hit its publication date, but the chances of this happening are slim to none, experts say.
The best-selling seagumber in 2017 was “The Good Hunt,” by the novelist James Patterson.
The book was scheduled to be released in October, but was delayed for over a month by a string of issues, including delays in shipping and the introduction of new, non-numeric code-breaking techniques to Apple’s iPhone and iPad operating systems.
The publisher has since rereleased the book.
The book’s publishers, Random House and Hachette, said the delay in releasing the book was due to Apple introducing a new feature on the iPhone and Apple’s inability to change the numbers on the device to make it work on the iPad.
The feature was supposed to be a simple tweak that would allow the iPhone to be used with “no extra work” and without the need to buy a new phone or tablet, but there were complications.
Hachett and Random House have both said that their authors are still working to complete the book, and that Patterson is still writing.
The publishers said that they are working on a sequel to “The Bad Hunt,” and are still hopeful that the new book will hit shelves before the holidays.
But for the bestseller rule to apply to books that do not sell out, they need to be on sale at least two months before their release date.
The rule has been used since 1872, and was implemented to ensure that the books of all authors who have a published work will be sold out before the end of the first year of publication.