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Gayle Lemmon's Dressmaker of Khair Khana is a New Kind of Bestseller
Books | April 06, 2011

Gayle Lemmon's Dressmaker of Khair Khana is a New Kind of Bestseller

With her instant New York Times bestseller, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon has set a digital milestone that could signal big changes for a publishing industry in the midst of reinventing itself. According to the Wall Street Journal, Lemmon’s book — about a female Afghan entrepreneur under Taliban rule — has become Harper Publishing’s first leading non-fiction title to have higher digital than hardcover sales in its first two weeks. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana is currently #12 on the Times hardcover non-fiction list and #10 on its new (and increasingly important) combined print and eBooks list. Says Lemmon’s editor, Julia Cheiffetz, “The moms of America finally have Kindles and Nooks.”


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