Richard Bachman

Topping off the list are three books that continually rank among the most sought-after: "Sex" by Madonna, "Rage" by Stephen King, under his pseudonym Richard Bachman, and "Promise Me Tomorrow" by Nora Roberts. Another Stephen King book, "My Pretty Pony," comes in at number four.

CBS Corp., the parent company of Simon & Schuster, has released the publisher’s second-quarter revenue results, for the quarter ending on June 30. Revenue for Simon & Schuster increased 14 percent to $200.3 million compared to $176 million in the second quarter of 2006. The report cited that the growth was a result of higher sales from several best-selling titles, including “Blaze” by Stephen King, written under his pseudonym Richard Bachman, and “The Secret” by Rhonda Bryne. This brings the publisher’s 2007 revenue total to $429.6 million thus far, a 20-percent increase compared to $357.1 million in 2006. The company also

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