Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The story that changed the world - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Books - A&E

How a subtitle became a bestseller
By Mark Feeney, Globe Staff | July 25, 2005

It's easy to name the elements that can contribute to a book's success: the story, the author, the title. Even the dust jacket can make a difference. But the subtitle?

As publishing sensations go, it's not exactly Harry Potter or ''The Da Vinci Code." But for several years, nonfiction titles containing the words ''changed the world" (or a variation thereon) have become a publishing standby. (See accompanying list on B9.)

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