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'The Da Vinci Code' sparks growth in conspiracy genre.


Publishers are rushing to latch on to the religious and conspiracy theory trend which has grown out of the success of 'The Da Vinci Code'.

Booksellers, publishers and distributors are pushing a slew of publications that examine Christian orthodoxy and if Christ was indeed a bachelor when he died.

'The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail', which first examined the theory presented in Dan Brown's bestseller that Christ had a child, had sold around 600 copies a year since its release in 1980 but after the success of Brown's book it has sold 10,000 copies in April 2004 alone.

A spokesperson for Australian bookstore Dymocks said that the growth of the conspiracy genre is a worldwide trend and that it has kick started a 'resurgence in new age, self-help motivational books that explore spirituality', reports Sydney Morning Herald.
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Date:May 18, 2004
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