UCLA Physicist Applies Physics to Best-Selling Books

Anonymous Patron writes UCLA News:
Can physics help explain what makes a book a best seller?

Yes, says UCLA physicist and complex systems theorist Didier Sornette, who used statistical physics and mathematics to analyze 138 books that made Amazon.com’s best-seller list between 1997 and April 2004. His team’s initial results are published in Physical Review Letters Nov. 26.”