New York Times Stands by Claims on Ted Cruz’s; Says Book Could Make the List Next Week

The New York Times told me this morning that Ted Cruz's book could make the best seller list next reporting period if sales warrant. The paper also stands behind the claim that "the overwhelming preponderance of evidence was that sales were limited to strategic bulk purchases."Times spokeswoman Denise Rhoades Ha said this morning that "The book could appear on a future list. Every week is a new sales reporting period and could have a different outcome." Thus, if strong sales have resulted … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz Accused of Gaming the New York Times Best Seller List

HarperCollins has been around this block before.According to Politico, the New York Times informed HarperCollins that Ted Cruz's new book won't be on the best seller list because the reported sales didn't meet the Times "standards."Clarifying, the Times rep Eileen Murphy told Politico that bulk sales kept Cruz's book off the list.I asked Times spokeswoman Denise Rhoades Ha if the Times might go back and remove some best sellers now that we know that the authors used strategic sales … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll and Result Source: What About the Other Best Seller Lists?

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By now, most people know that Mars Hill Church entered into a contract with ResultSource Inc. to place Mark and Grace Driscoll's book Real Marriage on to the New York Times Best Seller List. World Magazine broke that story and then I posted the contract between MHC and RSI. Overlooked in the fallout from that story is that Real Marriage also made it on other best seller lists. According to the contract, this was by design.Note that RSI pledged to attempt to Real Marriage on best seller … [Read more...]


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