Krantz, Judith: Princess Daisy
(researched by Catherine Collins)

Assignment 1: Bibliographical Description
1 First edition publication information (publisher, place, date, etc.)
The Book was published in New York, New York in 1980 by Crown Publishers, Inc. The copyright statement is held by Steve Krantz Productions. This book was published simultaneously in Canada by General Publishing Company Limited. Sources: 1st edition of the book, Bibliofind
2 First edition published in cloth, paper, or both? If both, simultaneous or staggered?
The first American edition is published in linen trade cloth binding on the spine and smooth paper text on the front and back covers. Sources: 1st edition of the book, Gaskell's A new Introduction to Bibliography
3 JPEG image of cover art from first edition, if available
4 Pagination
234 leaves, pp.[12]1-464[4] Source: Inspection of the 1st edition
5 Edited or Introduced? If so, by whom?
This book is neither edited nor introduced.
6 Illustrated? If so, by whom?
This book is not illustrated.
7 JPEG image of sample illustration, if available
8 General physical appearance of book (Is the physical presentation of the text attractive? Is the typography readable? Is the book well printed?)
The presentation of the text is clear and easily readable. The size of the type measures at 90R. The bottom margins of the pages measure at 23mm, the top margin measures at 18mm, the right side margin measures at 22mm. The opening of each chapter is presented by a number adn the first letter of the opening paragraph is enlarged to a half-inch with a cursive font. the spine and approximately one and a half inches of the front and back covers are bound in a pale white linen trade cloth, embossed with greenish blue vertical line on both covers. The rest of the book is bound in a strong greenish blue paper textured cloth. The text on the spine is a cursive font in the same greenish blue color as the binding of the majority of the book. There is no cover artwork on the book itself. The dust jacket portrays a photographed blonde woman, with a blank expression, and her eyes facing to the right side. The image is imposed onto a cream background with daisies faintly super-imposed on the bottom portion of the jacket. The title and author of the book is embossed in a greenish blue gilt matching the writing on the spine. The back side of the dust jacket offers a full size black and white photo of the author. Sources: inspection of the 1st edition, Gaskell's A New Introduction to Bibliography
9 JPEG image of sample chapter page, if available
10 Paper (Assess the original quality of the paper used for the book. Is the paper in the copy or copies you examined holding up physically over time?)
The paper used is a sturdy cotton-like blend which has held up over the past 20 years in excellent condition. There are no rips or tears. There is no discoloration or severe yellowing. The utmost ends of the paper are a bit discolored due to the book's age and it is a used book.
11 Description of binding(s)
The front and back covers are bound in a greenish blue paper cloth texture. Both covers have no artwork, except the back cover has a serial number on the lower right side near the spine. The spine and one and a half inches of the front and back covers are bound in a pale white linen trade cloth, with a greenish blue vertical stripe embossed on each portion of the back and front covers. The spine has the title in a cusive font with the author's name in block type on the top and the publisher's imprint on the bottom stamped in the same color as the greenish blue binding. Sources: inspection of the 1st edition and Gaskell's A New Introduction to Bibliography
12 Transcription of title page
Judith Krantz|Princess|Daisy|Crown Publishers|New York. Sources: inspection of the 1st edition and Gaskell's A new Introduction to Bibliography
13 JPEG image of title page, if available
14 Manuscript Holdings
n/a
15 Other (typograpical information from title page, etc.)
The end paper of the book on the inside covers of both the front and back sides of the book is slightly yellowed. The endpaper is a cream background with a wallpaper of yellow daisies in round clusters of six organized by space evenly on the paper. Sources: inspection of the 1st edition. A movie version of the novel was released in 1986 entitled Judith Krantz's Princess Daisy . This movie was published by RCA/ Columbia House Pictures Home Video in Burbank, CA. Source: RLIN
Assignment 2: Publication and Performance History
1 Did the original publisher issue the book in more than one edition? If so, briefly describe distinguishing features of each (illustrations, cover art, typography, etc.); if not, enter N/A
Crown Publishers released a book club edition of "Princess Daisy" in 1980. Source: WorldCat
2 JPEG image of cover art from one subsequent edition, if available
3 JPEG image of sample illustration from one subsequent edition, if available
4 How many printings or impressions of the first edition?
First edition printing 210,000 copies
5 Editions from other publishers? If so, list their dates and publishers; if not, enter N/A
Macmillan Library Resource, 1985 (large print edition) Thorndike Press, 1985 (large print edition) Bantam Books, 1984 (trade paper) Bantam Books, 1980 1981 Angus and Robertson, 1980 Sydney, Australia Inner Circle, 1980, 1980 London, England Sidgwick and Jackson, 1980 London, England Corgi, 1980, 1981, London, England Sources: WorldCat, and the Library of Congress
6 Last date in print?
"Princess Daisy" is still listed as an active book under Bantam Books as trade paper seller Sorce: World Cat
7 Total copies sold? (source and date of information?)
210, 000 copies of the first edition were sold
8 Sales figures by year? (source and date of information?)
"Judith Krantz is interviewed at having broken the all-time record by selling her novel Princess Daisy for $3.2 million" as broadcasted on NBC-TV, March 1980 with author interview with Jane Pauley.
9 Advertising copy (transcribe significant excerpts, briefly identify where ads were placed)
What follows is an ad placed in Publisher's Weekly December 24, 1979 vol. 216 no.25 The front cover of the journal has the copy of the book and a cream background, the writing on the cover is green to match the writing on the book. It reads: 1980 the year of Princess Daisy and much more from Crown. The inside cover of the journal hosts a half page ad for the book reading: The book of the year, with unprecedented publicity, breaking records all over the world, sure to be the #1 bestseller. Already the years' most talked about novel. PRINCESS DAISY is the story of an outragiously beautiful, modern-day princess who loses her fortune...and finds herself. Daisy's drama stretches from the the palaces of St. Petersburg to the Polo fields of Deauville, to London's elegant Belgravia, from the coast of Normandy to Big Sur. Her fortune gone--guarding a family secret that haunts her--Daisy struggles to survive in the tough, glittering arenas of New York TV production and Fashion industries. How she does it...passionately, with enormous flair and success...is the type of story, Judith Krantz tells best. PRINCESS DAISY--the most exciting, romantic novel of the year! Published March 9 (536064) $12.95 * $210,000 initial advertising, promotion, and publicity budget * massive 20--city nationwide author tour * Literary Guild Main Selection * 210,000 copy--first printing * DAISY window streamers and posters with every order Princess Daisy a novel by Judith Krantz author of Scruples (to the right of the writing is the picture of Daisy that is used on the Front cover of the book) Another ad placed in the Publisher's Weekly Jan 25, 1980 vol 217. no. 3 p 264 reads: Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz(12.95) is the story of a princess "who loses her fortune and finds...herself" A novel by the author of "Scruples." 210,000 First printing. $210,000 ad/promo budget. Literary Guild Selection. Author Tour.
10 JPEG image of sample advertisement, if available
11 Other promotion
As noted before in #9 , book posters and window streamers were produced for the marketing of the book adn given out with every order.
12 Performances in other media? If so, list media, date, title, production information; if not, enter N/A
The story of "Princess Daisy" is recorded in audiovisual and audio cassettes. "Judith Krantz's Princess Daisy", 2 videocassettes (376 min) was published by RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video adn NBC Enterprises, in Burbank, CA. notes: Based on the novel by Judith Krantz. Filmed on location in New York, Los Angelos, London and France. Also issued as a television mini-series. Stacy Keach, Claudia Cardinale, lindasy Wagner, Paul Michael Glaser, Robert Urich, Rupert Everett, Sada Thompson, Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach, Sal Viscuso, Merete Van Kamp. Princess Daisy, the beautiful and tormented daughter of a Russian Prince and a Hollywood movie goddess, rises from a tragic childhood in Europe, and arrives in America penniless to become the richest and most beautiful model in the world. This videocassettes were re-released by Starmaker in 1992 in Eatontown, NJ In audio cassettes: Durkin Hayes Audio, Burlington, Ont.; Niagara Falls, N.Y., 1994 2 sound cassettes (165 min) read by Linda Dano Source: WorldCat
13 Translations? If translated, give standard bibliographic information for each translation. If none, enter N/A
Ksieznicka Daisy, Oficyna Wydawnicza Alma--Press, 1991, 1992 Warszawa, Poland (Polish) Princesa Daisy, Zalozba Obzorja, 1981, Maribor (Slovenian) Prinses Deyzi, Schocken, 1984 Tel Aviv, Israel (Hebrew) La Princesa Daisy, Emec'e Editores, 1981, Buenos Aires (spanish) Tai-hsi kung chu, Huang kuan ch'u pan she, 1984 T'ai-pei shih, China (Chinese) Princess Daisy, A. Mondadori, 1980, 1981, Milan, Italy (Italian) Teiji kongju, Chonyewon 1983, Seoul, Korea (Korean) Princesa Daisy, Livaria Bertrand, 1982: Amadora, Portugal (Portuguese) Princesa Daisy, Plaza y Janes, 1980, 1990, 1993: Barcelona, Spain (Spanish) Prinzessin Daisy, verlag Fritz Molden, 1980, 1989: Wein, Germany (German) Daisy, Otava, 1980: Helsingissa, Finland (Finnish) Kniazhna Dezi, VAGRIUS, 1995: Moskva, Russia (Russian) Princezna Daisy, Knizni klub, 1997: Praha, Source: World Cat
14 Serialization? If serialized, give standard bibliographic information for serial publication. If none, enter N/A
The only serialization that appears is in some of the translated texts as follows: Princesa Daisy, Zalozba Obzorja, 1981, Maribor (Slovenian) Series: Svet v Knjigi; 184 Prinses Deyzi, Schocken, 1984 Tel Aviv, Israel (Hebrew)Series: Sifre dudaim La Princesa Daisy, Emec'e Editores, 1981, Buenos Aires (spanish) Series: Grandes novelistas Tai-hsi kung chu, Huang kuan ch'u pan she, 1984 T'ai-pei shih, China (Chinese)Huang kuan ts'ung shu; 1038 tang tai ming chu ching hsua;194 Princess Daisy, A. Mondadori, 1980, 1981, Milan, Italy (Italian)Series: oscar Narrativa Princesa Daisy, Livaria Bertrand, 1982: Amadora, Portugal (Portuguese) Series: Coleccao Autores universais Princesa Daisy, Plaza y Janes, 1980, 1990, 1993: Barcelona, Spain (Spanish) Series: Jet de Plaza & Janes; 163/2 Biblioteca de Judith Krantz Kniazhna Dezi, VAGRIUS, 1995: Moskva, Russia (Russian)Series: afrodita Sources: Worldcat
15 Sequels/Prequels? Give standard bibliographic information for each. If none, enter N/A
Assignment 3: Biographical Sketch of the Author
1 Paste your biographical sketch here (maximum 500 words)
For more information on Judith Tarcher Krantz's biography consult the Scruples entry by Leigh Waldron. After a great success with her first novel, Scruples, Krantz began writing her second, soon to be best seller, Princess Daisy. Krantz's new novel had a $210,000 initial publicity budget in order to promote the book before it had even been released. The front cover of the December 24, 1979 volume of Publisher's Weekly displayed the book stating "1980 the year of Princess Daisy and much more from Crown." The book was being hailed in the ad as "the book of the year, with unprecedented publicity, breaking all records all over the world"(Publisher's Weekly vol.216 no. 25) Krantz's book was breaking records even before the book had been released. Six months prior to the hard cover release; Bantam Books bought the paperback rights to Princess Daisy for $3,208,875. As of Septmeber 1979, this sale was "the highest price ever paid for the reprint rights to a work of fiction" (Galenet.Com). The New York Times described the sale as a "fourteen and a half hour auction that involved eight of the nine leading paperback [publishing] houses"(Galenet. Com). Criticism arose in the publishing field after this blockbuster purchase "concerning the high fees paid to successful authors for their work"(Contemporary Authors vol.33). However, Mark Jaffe, the president and the publisher of Bantam Books at that time rebutted against the criticism saying "[Princess Daisy] is a book that will pull people into bookstores....a big best seller to pull the industry along"(Galenet.Com). Thus Jaffe's comment reminds people that the publishing industry is a business. Larry Freundlich, Krantz's former editor at Crown states that the "amount of money should not be considered anything other than investment capital---no publisher will pay it unless he is more than reasonably certain that it can be earned back"(Galenet.Com). Krantz's book was a successful investment. Princess Daisy went on to remain on the best seller list for several months. THe book even set off a TV miniseries produced by RCA/ Columbia Pictures and NBC Enterprises in 1983. Yet, perhaps more importantly it is with the success of her second novel. Princess Daisy, that Krantz's proceeding novels "have stuck to the popular formula" of showing how the "rich, beautiful, and powerful play"(Galenet.Com). Helen Gurly Brown, the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, says of Krantz's ability "so many people act as if it's easy to write like Judy; as if they could do it, too, if only they would denigrate themselves. They're insane with jealousy! The most difficult thing in the world is to make things simple enough, and enticing enough, to cause readers to turn the page"(Galenet.Com). Sources: www.galenet.com, Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series vol. 33, Publisher's Weekly vol 216. no 25
Assignment 4: Reception History
1 Paste contemporary reception history in here (maximum 500 words)
Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz is best described as "the book that every man claims is the perfect woman's novel?.a riches-to-near-rags?to riches Cinderella story. " Publisher's Weekly continues in its review of Krantz describing her ability to write "smoothly, sensuously and with nice touches of humor." She is able to eloquently describe foreign cities like Venice. As well as creating a main character who makes her career as a TV commercial producer, "a neat well-done background we haven't had much of fictionally"(Publisher's Weekly vol. 217). Jean Stouse of Newsweek continues to praise Krantz's work writing "this novel [ Princess Daisy] is verbal popcorn- light, addictive, not exactly nourishing but not really bad for you either." M. A. Pradt of Library J states that "Princess Daisy is also a rewarding read with a memorable heroine?.Tolstoy Krantz isn't, yet this tale has vivid settings, credible characters, and careful plotting?.It's better written than either [Jacqueline] Susann (with whom Krantz has been compared) or Krantz's own 1978 best-seller, Scruples." Charlotte Curtis harbors that Krantz's writing is "fantasy, not reality?and she is good at it." Curtis continues saying "Mrs. Krantz writes in a florid, effusive and exclamatory style, punctuated by scenic catalogues. She knows the rules by which the rich, beautiful, and powerful play, and she articulates them effectively. Her conservation, however, are routinely unreal until she gets to her hip and knowing New Yorkers. Princess Daisy certainly isn't literature. It's money: a record $3.2 million for paperback rights." Sources: Galenet. Com New York Times Book Review www.nytimes.com Library J vol. 528 February 15, 1980 Newsweek vol. 95 February 18, 1980 Publisher's Weekly vol. 217 January 30, 1980 Book Review Digest March 1980-February 1981 Book Review Index vol. 4 1965-1984 :
2 Paste subsequent reception history in here (maximum 500 words)
Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz is best described as "the book that every man claims is the perfect woman's novel?.a riches-to-near-rags?to riches Cinderella story. " Publisher's Weekly continues in its review of Krantz describing her ability to write "smoothly, sensuously and with nice touches of humor." She is able to eloquently describe foreign cities like Venice. As well as creating a main character who makes her career as a TV commercial producer, "a neat well-done background we haven't had much of fictionally"(Publisher's Weekly vol. 217). Jean Stouse of Newsweek continues to praise Krantz's work writing "this novel [ Princess Daisy] is verbal popcorn- light, addictive, not exactly nourishing but not really bad for you either." M. A. Pradt of Library J states that "Princess Daisy is also a rewarding read with a memorable heroine?.Tolstoy Krantz isn't, yet this tale has vivid settings, credible characters, and careful plotting?.It's better written than either [Jacqueline] Susann (with whom Krantz has been compared) or Krantz's own 1978 best-seller, Scruples." Charlotte Curtis harbors that Krantz's writing is "fantasy, not reality?and she is good at it." Curtis continues saying "Mrs. Krantz writes in a florid, effusive and exclamatory style, punctuated by scenic catalogues. She knows the rules by which the rich, beautiful, and powerful play, and she articulates them effectively. Her conservation, however, are routinely unreal until she gets to her hip and knowing New Yorkers. Princess Daisy certainly isn't literature. It's money: a record $3.2 million for paperback rights." Sources: Galenet. Com New York Times Book Review www.nytimes.com Library J vol. 528 February 15, 1980 Newsweek vol. 95 February 18, 1980 Publisher's Weekly vol. 217 January 30, 1980 Book Review Digest March 1980-February 1981 Book Review Index vol. 4 1965-1984 :
Assignment 5: Critical Analysis
1 Paste your critical analysis in here (maximum 2500 words)
Having sold well over "60 million copies of her books (paperback and hardcover) worldwide and in thirty different languages" (Rochlin 2-3), Judith Krantz definitely knows how to write a bestseller. Princess Daisy, Krantz's second bestseller teaches that bestsellers can be written like a screenplay, that fairy tales can make bestsellers, and that authors of best sellers can be a part of their own marketing and promoting process for their books. Judith Krantz's Princess Daisy teaches one that the style of writing in bestsellers can be very similar to the style of writing in screenplays. In her opening scene of the novel, Krantz creates an image, which could be easily visualized. Krantz writes "the man in uniform watched, motionless in surprise, as Daisy leapt high and held on to a rung of the railing with one strong hand. With her other hand she took off the sailor hat under which she had tucked her hair and let it blow free" (1). More than just creating visual imagery, Krantz's writing style could easily be the script for a character's action in a movie, because it is so exact in the description of character's movements and that it is so simple in form. Yet, it is not just Krantz's ability to write simple script that makes her books seem like screenplays. Margy Rochlin writes that Krantz's "overblown characters and plots" make her books perfect for "small screen dramas"(8). Krantz's writing style is similar to those authors who have gone from writing screenplays to writing novels. William Blatty's The Exorcist had a tremendous success when it came off the screen and into writing, by immediately making it to the Bestsellers list. Even though Krantz's novel was not written as a screenplay first like The Exorcist, it is interesting to note that both Krantz and Blatty have similar styles in the writing. Blatty sets up each scene in his novel as if one were watching the movie version detailing the actions of his characters. This type of writing style is also found in Princess Daisy. Although, Krantz offers some more insight to the character's thoughts, she does include a detailed list of the character's actions in each episode. For example, Krantz writes "'Daisy, come sit down. There.' He nestled her close to him on the couch, one arm protectively around her shoulders. He found another handkerchief in his trousers and mopped gently at her face, but soon gave up the hopeless job and simply took both her hands in his free one. She sighed deeply and laid the whole weight of her head on his shoulder"(439-440). In this description, the reader and perhaps even a screenwriter understands how the entire scene should be acted if performed. Kathy Henderson writes, " Mrs. Krantz's books have been criticized for sounding more like screenplays than novels."(3-4). Just like her contemporary, Danielle Steel, the two authors have been criticized for directing their books to the movies. In the television production of the bestselling novel, "Message from Nam", Danielle Steel worked very closely with the television producers and executives to get the movies very similar to the script of her book (Pratsch, Assignment #3). It is interesting to note that Judith's husband, Steve Krantz, produces all of Judith Krantz's books into mini-series. Judith also gets movie version of her books made as closely to her original script, because her producing husband asks the screenwriters to "use the original dialogue wherever possible, because Judy's dialogue is very good"(Henderson 3). The two Krantz's also jointly own Steve Krantz Productions (Henderson 4) which governs the copyrights to Judith's novels and also governs the rights to her books' mini-series. This close connection in the two realms of literary property and TV property add to the mystique that Judith is writing her books to be made into screenplays. Henderson adds that even "her [Judith Krantz's] husband admits he sometimes thinks ahead to television translation when reading a work-in-progress"(4). Steve Krantz's reading of his wife's work is a probably a good call since "like clockwork, about 24 months after each book was published, it has shown up as a TV extravaganza"(Rochlin 8). Since Krantz's novels end up on the small screen, her novels are awarded the same privileges in book sales as other books that are put into cinema. All of these books receive the same type of commercial boost in the resuscitation of paperback sales as those books that are translated out of cinema form and into literary form. Just like Terry McMillan's best-selling novel, Waiting to Exhale (George Assignment #5), Krantz's books receive more readership and a boost in book sales after they show up on the screen. Thus, it is also interesting to note how bestsellers that become dramatized increase the further sales and readership of their literary form, the novel. Another aspect in which Princess Daisy teaches one about bestsellers is that fairy tales can make best sellers. Princess Daisy is like a "Cinderella story" in the aspect that a young woman goes from riches to near rags to riches. Krantz creates a story that seems to get more fantastical at every step. Rochlin writes, "few of Krantz's theatrically romantic figures could exist in real life"(2). This claim is definitely true in Princess Daisy, since Daisy is born to "a sultry movie queen and her polo-playing Russian prince husband."(Publisher's Weekly). The story only continues to grow because "Daisy is not born alone, and therefore hangs the tale?she has a secret, retarded half sister to whom she will be emotionally linked all of her life?. a sinister half-brother, Ram, who rapes Daisy early on and pursues her relentlessly?.her mother and father part dramatically" ( Publisher's Weekly) and then Daisy loses all of he money due to poor investing and makes it on her own as a TV commercial producer where she becomes discovered as a model. Not to mention that Krantz makes Daisy an avid horsewoman whose best friend is heir to the General Motors dynasty. Krantz's critics assert say that "it is fantasy not reality that Mrs. Krantz is after"(Curtis 683) in her novels. Even though Krantz creates fantasy, that is what her readers want because "in Krantz's tales, one is always assured of both a happy ending and villains"(Rochlin 3). This kind of writing proves that escapist, modern day fairy tale literature creates bestsellers, because the public buys these kind of stories. Madonne Minor says that "we live in a culture where lots of women feel very empty?.they feel that they haven't been nurtured, that they haven't been fed. And what they love is talk of material culture?they love detail?repetitive romance novel reading is what fills up those empty fantasy spaces"(Rochlin 5). Krantz like her other romance contemporaries, Danielle Steele, Jackie Collins, and Sidney Sheldon offer their readers with these fantasies and descriptions of the glamorous and romantic life. By writing about the fantasy fairy tale life of their characters, these authors provide their readers with an escape from reality. Princess Daisy, like any fairy tale shows how the main character becomes a success through his or her own will. Daisy loses all of her wealth and must support her twin sister on her own, so she takes the skills she has learned in college with play directing and sets off for the world of television commercial producing. Daisy becomes a success through her own hard ambition. Other best sellers show this same trend in "making it on one's own," because the public buys success stories. Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn tells a much less glamorous story of a young girl who lives in almost poverty and grows up to go to work to help support her family. The young woman, Francie Nolan, battles against her circumstances to eventually get away from New York City and go to college in Michigan. Not only does she succeed, but also her entire family seems to work themselves out of poverty and into a better way of life. Both of these novels represent one of the trends in bestsellers which is to show how people overcome adversity. On a final note, Princess Daisy teaches one that authors of bestsellers can be a part of the marketing strategy of their books in order to make it a success. The publishing world still credits Krantz with her record breaking $3,208,875 sale of the paperback rights of Princess Daisy in 1980. Judith Krantz is a commodity for Crown Publishing, because before her "Crown Publishers Inc. was a house bereft of authors who appealed to the female demographic"(Rochlin 4). The executive vice president of Crown Publishers, Michelle Sidrane says that "we consider her [Krantz] a partner in that process"(Rochlin 3) of promoting and marketing her books. Before Krantz began writing her novels, she was already well known for her work at Cosmopolitan magazine. Therefore, the women who read her work in Cosmo became her "target audience" in her novel career (Rochlin 9-10). Krantz's friend, Helen Gurly-Brown, the editor of Cosmopolitan even helped promote Princess Daisy by putting the book into serialized form in the magazine (Waldron, Assignment 5) Krantz believes that she "knows her reader's turn-offs and turn-ons"(Rochlin 3) when it comes to making a dust jacket. Krantz rewrites the blurbs to make them sound more enticing. For example, Krantz describes one of her characters in Dazzle as "an electric hussy who is potent, determined, and fierce as she fights for those she loves"(Rochlin 3). Not only does Krantz have a part in the writing of her blurbs, but she also has the final say in her own publicity pictures. Krantz's picture covers the backside of her dust jackets. Rochlin writes that "Krantz makes sure that not too many age lines are airbrushed out because 'that way, you look real but not plastic"(3). Krantz realizes that she has become a celebrity and therefore understands that in marketing her book she must also market her own image. Judith Krantz may not be writing the kind of novels critically acclaimed as great literature but she is producing a best selling entertainment with her fantasy like tales of romance and passion. At entertaining, Krantz appears to be a success, her novels quickly cross the written medium to television mini-series. Krantz knows how to appeal to her audience's need to escape the realm of reality and so she makes modern day fairy tales come to life through her writing. One can learn by reading her bestsellers what it takes to become a success in her field, be imaginative, be prepared to create a book ready for movie production, and be ready to market an image as the author to propel your sales. Sources: George, Preethy. 20th Century Bestsellers Web Page: Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan. Assignment #5 www.engl.virginia.edu:8000/courses/bestsellers. Pratsch. Candice. 20th Century Bestsellers Web Page: Message from Nam by Danielle Steel. Assignment #3 www.engl.virginia.edu:8000/courses/bestsellers Waldron, Leigh. 20th Century Bestsellers Web Page: Scruples by Judith Krantz. Assignment #5 www.engl.virginia.edu:8000/courses/bestsellers Henderson, Kathy. "They're Keeping Their Mini-Series All in the Family." New York Times Late City Final Edition. August 10, 1986. Rochlin, Margy. "The Hardest Working Woman In Trash Fiction." Los Angelos Times Home Edition. December 2, 1990. http://web.lexis-nexis.com Book Review Digest 1980 Curtis, Charlotte. New York Times Book Review. 85:9. March 2, 1980 Publisher's Weekly. Vol. 217. January 11, 1980. P.78 Krantz, Judith. Princess Daisy. New York: Crown. 1980.
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