The History of the Guinness Book
Posted September 7, 2009on:
The Guinness Book of World Records was created over fifty years ago. The first edition was published on August 27th, 1995. A year later, it was sold in America and sold over 70,000 copies. Chris Chataway was the creator of the idea for the Guinness Book of World Records. He knew two sports writers that happened to be twins, that inspired him to create the book. Mr. Chataway knew their love of facts, and thought they would be perfect to help with the attempt to create the book. The book became an instant success and spread like wildfire. It was a bestseller in Britain before Christmas that year, and gained respect and popularity quickly across the globe. Since the book was such a surprisingly good seller, the writers of the book began making revisions every year in October, and publishing a new edition of the book. The Guinness Book of World Records itself holds a world record as the best-selling copyrighted series of all time. Another interesting fact, is that it is one of the most stolen books from public libraries in America today.