Skip to comments.Dinesh's "America" now the #1 bestseller on Amazon for all books.
Posted on 07/10/2014 8:26:28 AM PDT by smartyaz
Any thoughts why?
I’m wondering if the dumbazzes at Coscto actually did him a favor.
Sometimes these mistakes are done by accident. Sometimes on purpose. This one helped D’Souza.
Why? Because Hillary is taking a break from her book tour?
Hillary’s book has now fallen out of the 100!
and it will cost them sales as well $$$$$
Looks like Costco’s little stunt backfired big-time.
As Obama was the best small arms salesman in history, so to is he proving to be the best motive for Constitution related studies.Presence of predators alerts prey and makes them pay attention.
I saw a display of Hillary’s books at a wholesale club last week (not Costco). It was up right at one of the checkouts. Walking up and seeing a red display with a dozen copies of that book with that cover photo...for a moment I thought it was Halloween!
It looked like one copy, perhaps two, had been removed from the display. I used another checkout.
I agree with this, but I think there is also more to it. There is always a hunger for the truth. There is a unrepresented portion of the U.S. populace interested in learning the truth about the country they live in. Look at the popularity of Limbaugh’s books.
Just bought my copy last night at Walmart.
For political books, Dinesh holds the number ONE ranking, the number TWO ranking and the number FOUR ranking. Different formats:
It was #38 IIRC without any promotion of the book by the LSM, but with the Costco controversy it has given it free advertising.
The Ward and watch Society of Boston would review books and ‘Ban” them. Thus the phrase “Banned in Boston”. It guaranteed big sales.
He’s a good thinker and a good writer. I’m not sure he’s anywhere near as talented as a filmmaker although I plan on seeing his new movie.
Dinesh ought to send CostCo a commission check.
The co-founders of the Issaquah-based retail giant, Jim Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman, both hosted the 44th president in 2012 for fundraisers in their homes. Both Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have visited Costco stores, and Sinegal spoke at the 2012 Democratic Convention.
The official reason for removal of the book is slow sales, a Costco official [said]. The book had reportedly sold 3,600 copies at Costco, 700 of them [the previous] week.
Costco’s response to inquiries about the issue has been to assert that their motivation for pulling DSouzas book from their shelves was based on sales rather than politics:
Costco is not influenced by political considerations in selecting product for sale in our warehouses or on Costco.com. This includes our selection of books. Our book buyers are solely interested in book sales, and do not favor any political persuasion over another. Recently, after deciding to sell the book “America: Imagine the World Without Her”, beginning on June 1, a decision was made to pull the book from sale on July 1. This decision was based solely on the number of copies sold during that month, and had nothing to do with the content of the book.
Costco is not a book store. Our book shelf space is very limited. We exercise discipline in the best utilization of that limited space based solely on what our members are buying. We can’t carry every title that our members are interested in reading. We are constantly monitoring book sales, and make decisions to pull books off the shelves frequently based on sales volume to make room for other titles. Politics or controversy over content do not influence our decisions.
By the end of the day on 8 July 2014, Costco began adding a paragraph to their standard customer response indicating that they had reversed their position and would be re-stocking D’Souza’s America: Imagine a World Without Her:
After we made the return, a documentary was released about the book. Since then there has been heightened interest by our membership base and brisk sales at locations still in stock. Therefore, we have made the decision to reorder the book.
Marketing and visibility.
I'd bet dollars to doughnut holes that the didn't pull Hillary's book, no matter how dismal the sales.
It’s there, I put “Depends” on the stack when I’m shopping.
I scooted over to Amazon and downloaded the Kindle version, AFTER hearing the Costco story.
But....that’s just me....
Tuesday morning I went from Costco to Sam’s and bought my copy.
Amazon has now added a ‘#1 Best Seller in Gender Studies’ to provide some pimpage to the sales of Hillary’s book...
Listening to it now. Spot on. Some rehash of his book “What’s So Great About America”, but well done.
His discussion of Alinsky is also spot on.
Yet Costco still has her book for sale in its stores.
I am behind a firewall and can’t see it. I will look at it tonight when I get home.
Lefty progs, the masters of unintended consequences.
“Gee, maybe we didn’t really think about this...”
I thought it was because of Rush getting involved the other day.
They haven’t pulled it as of yesterday. I went to buy a copy of America but it was not restocked (never saw it when it was supposedly in stock). Meanwhile, the pile of Hillary’s books were still displayed and not even marked down. I’m a long time member of Costco who has long noted their left leaning politics through their publications. Saw the same bias in Consumer Reports, Reader’s Digest, and some other publications which I cancelled, but have no choice here without canceling membership (which I did in AARP).