Salman Rushdie’s books leading Amazon’s bestseller lists after stabbing

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Salman Rushdie's books top Amazon's bestseller lists after stabbing

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British author Salman Rushdie postures behind some copies of his book “Joseph Anton” on October 1, 2012 inBerlin Author Salman Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses” topped numerous Amazon’s bestsellers lists on Tuesday, days after he sustained major injuries in a stabbing at a lecture in New York.

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Author Salman Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses” topped numerous Amazon bestsellers lists on Tuesday, days after he sustained major injuries in a stabbing at a lecture in New York.

His representative Andrew Wylie stated the author might lose an eye after the attack, which likewise harmed his liver and severed nerves in one arm. Since then, the acclaimed author was removed a ventilator on Saturday and had the ability to talk once again, according to Wylie.

Rushdie has actually handled more than 30 years of death risks and a $3 million bounty on his head over “The Satanic Verses.” Former supreme leader of Iran Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini released a fatwa requiring Rushdie’s death following the 1988 publication of “The Satanic Verses,” which some readers discovered blasphemous for its representation of Islam.

“The Satanic Verses” over the period of the weekend after Rushdie’s stabbing escalated to the top of numerous Amazon’s bestselling books lists on Monday and Tuesday.

The book was available in as the # 1 Best Seller in Amazon’s Literary Satire Fiction list and in the Contemporary British & &(****************************************************************************** )(*********************************************************************** )list.(************************************************ )(************************************************* )variation of the book likewise topped the Best Sellers in Literature & &(***************************************************************************************** )in Spanish page. These remain in contrast to last Friday when Rushdie’s books did not even make the top 100, according to archives of Salman Rushdie’s Amazon page recuperated by the non-profit Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.

The title likewise declared 27 th location in the general Amazon Best Sellers list on Tuesday, where it likewise had actually not made the top 100 recently, as seen in Wayback Machine’s archive of Amazon’s Best Seller page.

His other books, consisting of “Midnight’s Children” and “Joseph Anton: A Memoir” had actually likewise topped the Best Sellers list for the Asia Myth & & Legend and Religious Intolerance area respectively, where the previous had formerly not damaged top 50 last month.

Police have actually not verified the intention of the private apprehended following the attack on Rushdie.

Amazon was not able to offer exclusive sales information when asked if sales of Rushdie’s books were more robust after Friday’s event. Amazon has actually likewise directed CNBC to Rushdie’s publisher, Random House, who were likewise not available for remark.

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