Marc Levy, Ken Follett, P.D. James, Douglas Kennedy and Mary Higgins Clark are all world renowned authors, read by millions. This is nothing new, but the phenomena of best-sellers has been brought to light by the huge success of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code.

The question is why does the entire world take great interest in one book and not another? What are the ingredients for a «Best Seller»? Does a recipe exist?

How does the publishing industry function on a worldwide scale? Vassili Silovic plunges us into this world alongside these well-known writers.