Aquesta pàgina proporciona les llistes dels llibres i sèries de llibres individuals més venuts fins al moment i en qualsevol idioma. El concepte de"més venut" (que generalment s'expressa amb els termes supervendes o best-seller) es refereix al nombre de còpies (o una estimació) venudes de cada llibre, i no a les que van ser impresses o distribuïdes gratuïtament. No s'inclouen en aquesta llistes ni els còmics ni els llibres de text. Els llibres es llisten segons les vendes màximes estimades i reportades per fonts independents i fidedignes.
Hi ha diversos casos, significativament el de El Quixot -de Miguel de Cervantes (1605-1615), en espanyol- per als que se sol reclamar un gran nombre d'exemplars venuts al llarg de la història, essent la xifra més alta de la llista, però per als que cap font fiable dona una xifra concreta.
De la mateixa manera, moltes sèries notables de llibres que es van vendre àmpliament estan poc documentades (El màgic d'Oz) o consisteixen en diverses sub-sèries (Tom Swift).
Després de més de 500 milions d'exemplars venuts a tot el món,Harry Potter de JK Rowling és la sèrie de llibres més venuda de la història. La primera novel·la de la sèrie, Harry Potter i la pedra filosofal, ha venut més de 120 milions d'exemplars, convertint-la en un dels llibres més venuts de tots els temps. A partir del juny del 2017, la sèrie s'ha anat traduint a 80 idiomes, situant Harry Potter entre les obres literàries més traduïdes de la història. Els últims quatre llibres de la sèrie van establir rècords consecutivament com els llibres més venuts de tots els temps, amb l'entrega final, Harry Potter i els Deathly Hallows, que va vendre aproximadament quinze milions d'exemplars arreu del món en les vint-i-quatre hores posteriors al llançament. Amb dotze milions de llibres impresos a la primera edició dels EUA, també manté el rècord de la impressió inicial més alta de qualsevol llibre en la història.
La sèrie Perry Rhodan ha venut més de mil milions d'exemplars, però no apareix a la llista perquè aquesta figura inclou vendes de revistes, no només novel·les. [cal citació] De la mateixa manera, la sèrie de Jerry Cotton ha venut més de 300 milions de còpies, però la majoria d'elles eren en format de revista.
Les xifres indicades per alguns llibres corresponen al número d'impressions en lloc de vendes confirmades.
Llista de llibres regularment actualitzats més venuts[modifica]
Entre 50 milions i 100 milions d'exemplars[modifica]
↑«Home» (en anglès). [Consulta: 21 juny 2020]. «Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra fue el más destacado dramaturgo, poeta y novelista español, y el autor de la novela El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha, considerada como la primera novela moderna de la literatura universal y el libro más vendido y más traducido después de La Biblia en todo el mundo»
↑HybableArxivat 2017-09-06 a Wayback Machine. on Harry Potter: "Collectively, the seven Harry Potter books have sold nearly 500 million copies since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 1997, making Harry Potter the bestselling book series of all time." (29 abril 2012)
↑The TelegraphArxivat 2017-10-04 a Wayback Machine. on Harry Potter: "More than 500 million copies of the books have been sold worldwide and the series has been translated into 79 languages." (26 juny 2017)
↑J.K. RowlingArxivat 2017-07-31 a Wayback Machine. on Harry Potter: "20 years after it was first published in the UK in 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is to be translated into its 80th language – Scots!" (28 juny 2017)
↑Forbes on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: "The final one, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, has sold 44 million since it was published last July, including 15 million in the first 24 hours." (19 desembre 2008)
↑World Record Academy on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – the seventh and last novel in the series – sold around 15 million copies worldwide in its first day and set the new world record for the fastest selling book." (23 juliol 2007)
↑BBCArxivat 2008-11-28 a Wayback Machine. on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: "The book had a print run of 12 million in the US, compared with 10.8 million for the last book, according to Lisa Holton of the book's US publisher Scholastic." (23 juliol 2007)
↑Inshorts on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: "The final instalment of the Harry Potter series, 'The Deathly Hallows' is recognised by Guinness World Records as 'the fastest selling book of fiction in 24 hours' with a total of 15 million books sold. With 12 million books printed in the first run, it also holds a record for the 'highest initial print run for a fiction book'." (4 juliol 2016)
↑The TelegraphArxivat 2010-04-06 a Wayback Machine. on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: "This classic story has sold more than 85 million copies in 29 different languages since its publication in 1950." (3 abril 2010)
↑The IndependentArxivat 2016-01-29 a Wayback Machine. on She: "His next novel, She, about a beautiful ageless sorceress, was a smashing success, and by 1965 had sold 83 million copies." (3 abril 2010)
↑San José Mercury NewsArxivat 2012-01-13 a Wayback Machine. on The Da Vinci Code: "That earlier book has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide, was adapted into a movie and made hits out of Brown's previous novels, including "Angels & Demons," whose film version is now in theaters." (5 juny 2009)
↑HypableArxivat 2017-09-06 a Wayback Machine. on Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: "As of 2012, the book has sold 77 million copies worldwide and been translated into 72 languages." (April 2012)
↑FanSidedArxivat 2017-08-24 a Wayback Machine. on Harry Potter: "The success of the books — every one of which has sold over 65 million copies — and the films — which have done billions of dollars worth of box office sales worldwide — is perhaps the easiest way to demonstrate the sheer size of the Harry Potter fandom." (November 2016)
↑ABC AustraliaArxivat 2014-04-26 a Wayback Machine. on Heidi: "Johanna Spyri's story has been translated into fifty languages and sold fifty million copies, but the marketing juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down – fat from it. Heidi now has her own theme park." (5 agost 2002)
↑ReutersArxivat 2010-01-13 a Wayback Machine. on Anne of Green Gables: ""Anne of Green Gables" has sold more than 50 million copies and been translated into 20 languages, according to Penguin." (19 març 2008)
↑The TimesArxivat 2008-07-18 a Wayback Machine. on Black Beauty: "Fifty million copies of Black Beauty have been sold in the years since Anna Sewell's publisher paid her £20 for the story." (29 febrer 2008)
↑Pocono RecordArxivat 2014-01-21 a Wayback Machine. on Charlotte's Web: " It has sold over 50 million copies, been translated into 23 languages, and shown in three major movie versions." (06 juliol 2007)
↑Sunday WorldArxivat 2014-01-18 at Archive.is on The Ginger Man: "Donleavy, who lives near Mullingar, has previously rejected repeated attempts by Hollywood to make a film version of his book, which has sold 50 million copies worldwide and been translated into 18 languages." (5 agost 2008)
↑The Global TimesArxivat 2012-07-22 a Wayback Machine. on Who Moved My Cheese: "Who Moved My Cheese has sold over 26 million copies, staying on the New York Times bestseller list since its release in 1998." (23 novembre 2009
↑The Columbus Dispatch on The Wind in the Willows: "More than 25 million copies of the book have been sold in 70 countries since 1908, according to the Copyrights Group, which is presently promoting a new edition." (4 maig 2008)
↑ForbesArxivat 2017-03-29 a Wayback Machine. on Covey: "Stephen Covey will be remembered most as the author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, which sold over 25 million copies." (16 juliol 2012)
↑The AgeArxivat 2008-12-05 a Wayback Machine. on The Celestine Prophecy: "it has sold in the vicinity of 23 million copies since its publication in 1993" (22 març 2008
↑The Toronto StarArxivat 2012-11-05 a Wayback Machine. on Mario Puzo: "According to the Official Mario Puzo Library website, the book sold 21 million copies in hardback and paper by 1997." (21 juliol 2007)
↑PlaybillArxivat 2010-07-26 a Wayback Machine. on Love Story: "Erich Segal's best-selling novel, which has sold 21 million copies worldwide in 33 languages[...]" (23 juliol 2010)
↑The TimesArxivat 2007-03-09 a Wayback Machine. on Jaws: "Jaws stayed for 40 weeks in the bestseller charts of The New York Times, eventually selling 20 million copies [...]" (13 febrer 2006)
↑The Huntsville Forester on Love You Forever: "The children's classic Love You Forever has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and is in its 65th printing." (29 octubre 2008)
↑CBCArxivat 2009-05-08 a Wayback Machine. on The Women's Room: "It sold 20 million copies and was widely translated, despite poor reviews." (5 maig 2009)
↑The AustralianArxivat 2012-01-09 a Wayback Machine. on What to Expect When You're Expecting: "What to Expect When You're Expecting, in its fourth edition, was first published in 1984 and has sold more than 20 million copies." (27 octubre 2010)
↑New York Times UpfrontArxivat 2013-11-05 a Wayback Machine. on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: "This year marks the 125th anniversary of the publication of Huckleberry Finn in the U.S., and the book is still selling—more than 20 million copies worldwide to date—and still generating controversy." (10 març 2010)
↑John J. Miller on Thor Heyerdahl on National Review OnlineArxivat 2013-06-15 a Wayback Machine. on Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft: ""Our intention was to test the performance and quality of the Inca raft, its seaworthiness and loading capacity, and to ascertain whether the elements would really propel it across the sea to Polynesia with its crew still on board," he wrote in Kon-Tiki, a book that has sold 20 million copies." (April 19, 2002)
↑The New York TimesArxivat 2017-08-03 a Wayback Machine. on The Power of Positive Thinking: "Ruth Stafford Peale, the author's widow (he died last Christmas Eve) feels that the book is as viable today as it was 20 million copies ago." (May 31, 1994)
↑Belfast Telegraph on The Secret: "Publishers Simon & Schuster expect sales to be on a par with – if not bigger than – 'The Secret', which has so far notched up 20 million copies in 46 languages." (19 agost 2010)
↑Washington PostArxivat 2014-04-26 a Wayback Machine. on Fear of Flying: "It has been 40 years since “Fear” and its glamorous author landed like feminist blonde bombshells on American culture, selling 20 million copies here and abroad." (7 octubre 2013)
↑CBSArxivat 2008-04-13 a Wayback Machine. on Ken Follett: "But since it was published in 1989, "The Pillars of the Earth" has become an international sensation, selling 15 million copies worldwide." (7 octubre 2007)
↑The Financial PostArxivat 2008-10-09 a Wayback Machine. on Dale Carnegie: "Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People, the gold standard of the genre, has sold more than 15 million copies since it was first published in 1937." (5 abril 2008)
↑The Patriot LedgerArxivat 2011-07-16 a Wayback Machine. on Perfume: "Yet the scene, like the movie, is so daring, so challenging, you cannot help but respect Tykwer’s unerring desire to remain true to the source novel, a book that has sold 15 million copies and has been credited with inspiring Kurt Cobain to write the Nirvana classic ‘‘Scentless Apprentice.’’" (5 gener 2007)
↑Irish TimesArxivat 2012-01-05 a Wayback Machine. on The Shadow of the Wind: "[...]his novel The Shadow of the Wind has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, writes Arminta Wallace" (13 juny 2009)
↑USA TodayArxivat 2012-01-05 a Wayback Machine. on Tuesdays with Morrie: "The book has sold more than 14 million copies worldwide since 1997 and became an Oprah Winfrey-produced TV movie. " (8 abril 2008)
↑The International Herald Tribune on Follow Your Heart: "But Susanna Tamaro's "Follow Your Heart," the biggest selling Italian postwar novel, with more than 14 million copies sold, according to its publisher, Baldini Castoldi, as it was known then, sold barely 25,000 copies in the United States." (3 agost 2008)
↑Associated PressArxivat 2010-09-06 a Wayback Machine. on Norwegian Wood: "More than 10 million copies of the book have been sold in Japan alone, with 2.6 million more sold in another 33 languages." (2 setembre 2010)
↑The Toronto StarArxivat 2012-11-05 a Wayback Machine. on Grace Metalious: "It sold 100,000 copies in its first month and went on to sell another 12 million copies, was made into a film and eventually into a prime-time television series that made the young Mia Farrow a star." (21 juliol 2007)
↑China ViewArxivat 2009-01-10 a Wayback Machine. on La Peste: "Translated into 28 languages, the book has sold more than 12 million copies around the world." (9 abril 2008)
↑The AustralianArxivat 2012-01-09 a Wayback Machine. on Man's Search for Meaning: "It's the 75th edition of a book that has sold 12 million copies and is one of the most read Holocaust texts." (14 maig 2011)
↑The Wall Street Journal on The Exorcist: "Back in the 1970s, those smaller, rack-sized paperbacks were the blockbusters of the business, led by such best sellers as William Peter Blatty's "The Exorcist" (11 million copies sold); Peter Benchley's "Jaws" (more than nine million copies), and Sidney Sheldon's "The Other Side of Midnight" (six million copies plus)." (14 setembre 2007)
↑The TelegraphArxivat 2010-04-06 a Wayback Machine. on The Gruffalo: "The Gruffalo has sold more than 10.5 million copies, been adapted for stage in both the West End and Broadway, and in 2009 was made into a 30-minute animated film" (3 abril 2010)
↑TVNZArxivat 2009-09-25 a Wayback Machine. on The Lovely Bones: "Published in 2002, Lovely Bones is the second novel by Alice Sebold, and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, remaining on the New York Times hardback bestseller list for over a year." (5 maig 2007)
↑The Telegraph on Wild Swans: "Selling more than 10 million copies and topping the "most borrowed historical biography" chart in British libraries year after year, it proved a publishing phenomenon" (21 juliol 2007)
↑BritannicaArxivat 2007-08-31 a Wayback Machine. on Santa Evita: "Martínez was best known as the author of two classics of Argentine and Latin American literature: La novela de Perón (1985, The Perón Novel, 1988) and Santa Evita (1995, Eng. trans., 1995); the latter was translated into 30 languages and sold more than 10 million copies." (22 novembre 2007)
↑The New York TimesArxivat 2017-09-04 a Wayback Machine. on Night: "Indeed, since it appeared in 1960, “Night” has sold an estimated 10 million copies — three million of them since Winfrey chose the book in gener 2006 (and traveled with Wiesel to Auschwitz)." (20 gener 2008)
↑ABC NewsArxivat 2008-04-16 a Wayback Machine. on The Total Woman: "One of the first books to address the issue was Marabel Morgan's "The Total Woman," which sold more than 10 million copies to women of all religious persuasions, making it the best-selling nonfiction book of 1974." (15 abril 2008)
↑U.S. News & World ReportArxivat 2009-05-08 a Wayback Machine. on What Color is Your Parachute: "Today, Parachute is one of the all-time bestselling careers books, with more than 10 million copies of 37 editions snapped up since 1970. " (1 octubre 2008)
↑The Toronto StarArxivat 2012-10-24 a Wayback Machine. on The Dukan Diet: "The book has sold 10 million copies worldwide, but didn't really make an impression on North America until [...]" (18 abril 2011)
↑BBC MagazineArxivat 2011-10-26 a Wayback Machine. on The Joy of Sex: "The Joy of Sex ended up selling more than 10 million copies around the world – more than five million in the United States alone, where it stayed in the New York Times best-seller list for a decade." (26 octubre 2011).
↑«Archived copy». Arxivat de l'original el 2009-11-13. [Consulta: 29 octubre 2009]. on The Gospel according to Peanuts: "The Gospel according to Peanuts ended up selling more than 10 million copies around the world."
↑«Archived copy». Arxivat de l'original el 2013-02-23. [Consulta: 25 febrer 2013]. on Life of Pi: "It was based on a popular novel by Yann Martel that has sold more than 10 million copies around the world."
↑Author Examines Gay AthletesArxivat 2016-02-16 a Wayback Machine. on The Front Runner: "The Front Runner long ago leapt from the shelves of so-called 'gay fiction' to become one of the best-selling novels of recent times, selling 10 million copies in eight languages."
↑Books ApartArxivat 2017-08-19 a Wayback Machine. on The Goal: "The Goal is one of the best selling business novels. It has sold around 10 million copies and has been translated in over 35 languages."
↑ForbesArxivat 2017-08-25 a Wayback Machine. on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: "In juny 2016, J.K. Rowling’s latest book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, not only shifted 8.3 million units in the first 24 hours and 11.5 million in the first 10 days but, according to Barnes & Noble, it also became the most pre-ordered book since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." (27 juny 2017)
↑BooksellerArxivat 2015-07-10 a Wayback Machine. on Goosebumps: "Goosebumps is the second- bestselling series of all time globally, selling over 480 million books across 32 languages [...]" (14 octubre 2014)
↑VarietyArxivat 2008-04-13 a Wayback Machine. on the Berenstain Bears: "The company also is offering a new animated series based on the Berenstain Bears, the hugely popular children's brand that has sold more than 260 million books worldwide." (7 abril 2002)
↑The Globe and Mail on Choose Your Own Adventure: "The Choose Your Own Adventure DVD movies are adaptations of the original books, which sold more than 250 million copies. " (22 agost 2006)
↑ForbesArxivat 2017-08-12 a Wayback Machine. on Sweet Valley High: "But despite 250 million copies in print, in 25 languages, Sweet Valley's sugar rush has been on the decline. " (28 octubre 2002)
↑BBC NewsArxivat 2011-08-11 a Wayback Machine. on Mr. Men: "The famous books have gone on to sell 120 million copies and have been translated into 15 different languages. " (11 agost 2011)
↑«Archived copy». Arxivat de l'original el 2017-08-16. [Consulta: 18 juliol 2017]. on Twilight: "Stephanie Meyer dwarfed the success of Brown's work with the Twilight series, selling over 120 million copies in less than seven years." (26 abril 2012)
↑USA TodayArxivat 2016-06-10 a Wayback Machine. on James Patterson's Alex Cross by the numbers: "81 million: Copies sold of series, starting with Along Came a Spider in 1993.""with Alex, it just seems to come together so naturally that I've kept him for myself. I suppose you could say Alex is the co-author." (27 novembre 2013)
↑Lexington Herald-LeaderArxivat 2020-10-09 a Wayback Machine. on the Magic Tree House series: "The series has sold 70 million copies in North America and has been translated into 28 different languages in 31 countries." (25 novembre 2010)
↑Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye. «Home». Left Behind, 11-09-2001. Arxivat de l'original el 2009-08-30. [Consulta: 31 agost 2009].
↑The Globe and MailArxivat 2020-10-09 a Wayback Machine. on A Series of Unfortunate Events: "whose 13 “A Series of Unfortunate Events” books for children have sold an astonishing 65 million copies." (10 gener 2012)
↑The Green Bay Press Gazette[Enllaç no actiu] on Little House on the Prairie: "If there was any doubt that a love for "Little House is an everlasting one, consider not only that 60 million copies of the Wisconsin-born Wilder's books have been sold since 1932[...]" (24 juliol 2010)
↑The Belfast Telegraph on the Jack Reacher books: "2012 marks a landmark year for Lee Child, whose Jack Reacher thrillers have now sold in excess of 60 million copies worldwide." (7 setembre 2012)
↑VarietyArxivat 2011-11-09 a Wayback Machine. on Where's Waldo: "The books have sold more than 55 million copies in more than 38 countries and been translated into more than 30 languages" (7 novembre 2011)
↑The StarArxivat 2011-05-21 a Wayback Machine. on the Mars Venus series: " You must be from another planet if you have not heard of Gray and his Mars Venus universe. Fifty million of his books have been sold in 40 different languages." (24 febrer 2008)
↑The Alameda SunArxivat 2008-09-18 a Wayback Machine. on Junie B. Jones: "The series, launched in 1992, offers 27 books and an interactive journal, and has sold 44 million copies around the world." (27 juny 2008)
↑The Irish Independent on Harry Bosch: "Crime writer Michael Connelly's Hieronymous 'Harry' Bosch thrillers have sold 42 million copies, [...]" (5 novembre 2011)
↑ABC NewsArxivat 2010-09-15 a Wayback Machine. on Ramona: "The film is adapted from Beverly Cleary's series of "Ramona" books, which go back more than 50 years and have sold 30 million copies." (23 juliol 2010)
↑ Library of Congress, 2018 National Book Festival. "Rachel Renee Russell has sold over 30 million copies of the New York Times best selling series, Dork Diaries," Monica Valentine. (10 octubre 2018)
↑«Archived copy». Arxivat de l'original el 2010-09-14. [Consulta: 12 agost 2010]. on Redwall: "Brian Jacques' award-winning books, which have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide in 28 languages." (8 maig 2009)
↑However further 'Foundation' books were written by Asimov from 1982, extending the direct series to seven books, however these four further novels tell two largely independent stories. Ultimately many of Asimov's works join to form a single time line encompassing 20,000 years of future-history. To further add the extent of the series, a 'Second Foundation Trilogy' of books by contemporary Sci-Fi writers also explicitly join with the series.
↑The StageArxivat 2011-06-12 a Wayback Machine. on Horrible Histories: "[...] based on the hugely successful (20 million copies sold worldwide) series of children's books by Terry Deary, who also wrote this adaptation." (1 octubre 2008)
↑Brandeton.comArxivat 2020-10-09 a Wayback Machine. on Rainbow Magic: "A publishing phenomenon, “Rainbow Magic” has sold 20+ million copies in 31 languages worldwide, including over 6 million books in print in the U.S." (23 novembre 2010)
↑BBCArxivat 2008-03-13 a Wayback Machine. on Alexander McCall Smith: "His books, featuring the unconventional No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, have sold 15 million copies in English, not counting the 42 languages they've been published in elsewhere." 7 març 2008
↑The New York TimesArxivat 2017-09-04 a Wayback Machine. on His Dark Materials: "His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman's trilogy inspired by Paradise Lost, has sold 15 million copies worldwide, while the film version of the first volume, The Golden Compass, has earned more than $150 million." (13 gener 2008)
↑Extrapolation for global range of other language publications, and related to the number of Scouts, make a realistic estimate of 100 to 150 million books.Jeal, Tim. Baden-Powell. Londres: Hutchinson. ISBN 0-09-170670-X.
↑«Timeline» (en anglès britànic). [Consulta: 26 octubre 2020].
↑The TelegraphArxivat 2012-05-29 at Archive.is on the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary: "Thirty million copies of the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary have been sold since it was first published in 1948. " (3 juny 2005)
↑Akron Beacon JournalArxivat 2011-06-15 a Wayback Machine. on The Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book: While the title of the book is actually Alcoholics Anonymous, the members of AA refer to it as the Big Book. This is the basic text of Alcoholics Anonymous, AA's text on how to stay sober. "And this year is also the 70th anniversary of the publication of A.A.'s Big Book, which has sold nearly 30 million copies since 1939." (11 juny 2009)
↑Twelve Step Programs WorldwideArxivat 2011-08-10 a Wayback Machine. about "Alcoholics Anonymous", the book affectionately known as "The Big Book". The 25 millionth copy of the Big Book was published in 2005, and about 1 million copies are sold each year. This means that as at 2010 there have been about 30 million copies sold, ranking it high on the list of best-selling books ever. More impressive still, it has sold this many copies even though it is available free online in English, Spanish and French – links provided."