reports from Ayn Rand’s publisher indicates that sales figures for “Atlas
Shrugged” are continuing a remarkable trend.
2011 all English editions of “Atlas Shrugged” sold 445,000 copies.
is incredible,” says Dr. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand
Institute. “Since Obama was elected, ‘Atlas Shrugged’ has sold more than 1.5
million copies. This is unheard of in the publishing industry, for a 55-year-old
novel to register sales of this magnitude. And what’s even more remarkable is
that this is even more than the book sold in 1957 . . . when it was a best seller!”
addition, Penguin’s new “Atlas Shrugged” iPad app recently won the
Publishing Innovation Award for best app in the fiction category.
“Atlas Shrugged” is a mystery story about the disappearance
of America’s great thinkers, industrialists, inventors and artists. Its theme
is the role of the mind in man’s existence. A philosophical novel of
breathtaking scope, “Atlas Shrugged” has been embraced, in recent years, by
people looking for answers to the problems of an ever-expanding federal
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Brook is executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute. He is a columnist at
Forbes.com and his articles have been featured in major publications such as
the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Investor’s Business Daily. Dr. Brook is
often interviewed on radio and is a frequent guest on a variety of national TV programs. He is co-author of “Neoconservatism: An
Obituary for an Idea” and a contributor to “Winning the Unwinnable War: America’s
Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism.” Dr. Brook, a former finance
professor, is an internationally sought after speaker on such topics as the causes
of the financial crisis, the morality of capitalism, and US foreign policy.