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Oprah pick is a quick bestseller

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February 29, 2008|From the Associated Press

Even for an Oprah Winfrey book pick, "A New Earth" has been a sensation.

About 3.5 million copies of Eckhart Tolle's spiritual self-help guide have been shipped since Winfrey, host of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," announced her selection four weeks ago.

The book has topped the bestseller list on Amazon.com virtually from the moment Winfrey's choice was revealed, and it is the fastest-selling pick ever for Barnes & Noble Inc., according to a statement issued Thursday by Winfrey.

It's also a record shipment in a four-week span for any book by Penguin Group (USA), which has published such million sellers as Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat, Pray, Love" and Ken Follett's Winfrey-endorsed "The Pillars of the Earth."

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