“Atlas Shrugged” Sets a New Record!
January 21, 2010
Irvine, CA--Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” sold more than 500,000
copies in 2009, more than double the previous record set in 2008, reports Penguin
USA, publisher of the four American editions. For the first time, combined
annual sales of Ayn Rand’s four novels totaled more than 1,000,000 copies.
in sales of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ more than a half century after its initial
publication is truly remarkable,” said Dr. Yaron Brook, president of the Ayn
Rand Institute. “Annual sales of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ have been increasing for
decades to a level never seen in Ayn Rand’s lifetime.
“People are discovering the prescience of Ayn Rand’s
writing. They’re seeing the policies of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ villains Wesley Mouch
and Cuffy Meigs acted out by our government officials today. They’re looking
for answers on how to stop government intrusion in our lives. ‘Atlas Shrugged’
provides those answers, and many more.”
First published in 1957, “Atlas Shrugged” continues to draw
media attention, including a recent episode of “Stossel” on Fox Business
Network dedicated to the novel. More than 7,000,000 copies of “Atlas Shrugged”
have been sold since it was first published.
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