January 17, 2005
5,000 Copies to #1
Elvis Presley just scored the 1,000th #1 single in the U.K., selling only 25,000 copies. A Yorkshire Post article (which loads with a big ad over the text in my browser) explores the history of the singles chart and its waning significance.
Seth Godin comments that being #1 isn't what it used to be, pointing out that selling 5,000 copies of a hardcover novel in one week could land you at the top of the New York Times bestseller list. 5,000 copies? That almost sounds easy.
Posted by kevin at January 17, 2005 9:43 AM
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