Was Dr. Seuss an actual doctor?
Theodore Seuss Geisel was the editor-in-chief of the humor magazine at Dartmouth college. One day he was caught drinking gin with some friends, and the Dean forced him to resign from all extracurricular activities. In order to keep writing for the magazine, he began to go by the pen name, "Dr. Seuss."
How many books did Harper S. Lee (author of "To Kill a Mockingbird") write in her lifetime?
A close friend of Lee's, Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts, said in an interview that Lee told him why she never published another book after "To Kill a Mockingbird": "Two reasons: one, I wouldn't go through the pressure and publicity I went through with To Kill A Mockingbird for any amount of money. Second, I have said what I wanted to say and I will not say it again."
How many copies of "The Secret," by Rhonda Byrne, been sold worldwide?
As of 2006, how many different books were there in the "Chicken Soup For the Soul" series?
Which of the following is NOT a title of a poem in Shel Silverstein's "Where the Sidewalk Ends"?
"Too Many Daves" is actually a poem by Dr. Seuss, found in his book "The Sneetches and Other Stories."
How many publishers rejected the first Harry Potter manuscript before it was finally accepted?
The Harry Potter series has gone on to sell 450 million copies worldwide. I'm guessing that's the best decision the editor at Bloomsbury (the publishing house that eventually accepted the manuscript) ever made.
Who's review of J.R.R. Tolkein's book "The Hobbit" led to Stanley Unwin's decision to actually publish it?