Bob Dylan book sales soar after Nobel announcement

2016-10-14 12:25

New York - He won his Nobel for writing songs, but Bob Dylan's unexpected honour also is providing a boost for his books.

Dylan's memoir Chronicles: Volume One and a bound compilation, The Lyrics: 1961-2012, were among two of's fastest sellers on Thursday. 

His book of lyrics jumped from No 73 543 on Amazon's best-seller list the night before Thursday's announcement to No 209. Over the same 24-hour period, Chronicles soared from No 15 690 to No 278 and was out of stock by the end of the day.

Not surprisingly, sales were up on Amazon for many of his albums. Two of them, Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits and Blonde on Blonde, were in the top 25 for CDs and vinyl by Thursday night.

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