British creator Salman Rushdie poses behind some copies of his ebook “Joseph Anton” in Berlin on October 1, 2012. Creator Salman Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses” topped a number of Amazon bestseller lists on Tuesday after he was critically injured in a stabbing at a lecture in New York.
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Creator Salman Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses” topped a number of Amazon bestseller lists on Tuesday after he was critically injured in a stabbing at a lecture in New York.
His agent, Andrew Wyllie, mentioned the author could have misplaced a watch after the assault, which additionally broken his liver and ruptured nerves in an arm. Since then, the award-winning novelist was taken off the ventilator on Saturday and, in response to Wylie, was in a position to speak once more.
Rushdie has put greater than 30 years of dying threats and a $3 million bounty on his head for “The Satanic Verses.” Iran’s former Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa for Rushdie’s dying following the 1988 publication of “The Satanic Verses”, which some readers discovered blasphemous for its portrayal of Islam.
“The Satanic Verses” topped a number of Amazon bestselling books on Monday and Tuesday over the weekend after Rushdie was stabbed.
The ebook got here in as a #1 finest vendor on Amazon’s literary satirical fiction listing and on the Up to date British and Irish Literature listing. The Spanish model of the novel additionally topped the perfect vendor in Literature and Fiction within the Spanish web page. These are in stark distinction to final Friday when Rushdie’s books weren’t even within the prime 100, in response to the archives of Salman Rushdie’s Amazon web page, recovered by the nonprofit Web Archives’ Wayback Machine.
The title claimed the twenty seventh spot on the general Amazon Finest Sellers listing on Tuesday, The place it did not even make the highest 100 final week, as seen within the Wayback Machine’s assortment of Amazon’s finest sellers web page.
His different books, together with “Midnight’s Kids” and “Joseph Anton: A Memoir,” topped the perfect vendor lists for the Asia Delusion and Legend and Non secular Intolerance part, respectively, the place the previous did not break the highest 50 final month.
Police haven’t confirmed the motive of the person arrested after the assault on Rushdie.
When requested whether or not gross sales of Rushdie’s books have been stronger after Friday’s incident, Amazon was unable to offer proprietary gross sales knowledge. Amazon has additionally directed CNBC to Rushdie’s writer, Random Home, who was not out there for remark.