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    Bästsäljare är böcker som säljer i stora upplagor, som får ett stort antal läsare och är omtalade i medier och bland läsare. Trots att bästsäljare kan anses vara den mest synliga litteraturen på bokmarknaden har forskning om hur de skapas, framställs och mottas varit begränsad, likaså forskning kring bästsäljares kulturella och sociala betydelse. I forskningsantologin Hype är bästsäljaren som ... Read more

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  • Hype

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    In the world of books and literature, “hype” is associated with bestsellerism - the books that sell the most, are read by vast numbers, and constantly talked about in media and staff rooms. Often, it is the success in itself that generates an interest because popularity begets popularity. Quite often though, a hyped bestseller is met with a skeptic criticism of poor language, a badly constructed ... Read more

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