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  • MILO: Barnes and Noble Not Selling ‘Dangerous’ Is ‘Almost Certainly Political’

    07/21/2017 6:38:01 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 20, 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO appeared alongside Breitbart Editor-In-Chief Alex Marlow on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 to discuss the success of MILO’s new book and the state of the American left. ... “Not to give too much praise to old school Republicans, but I used to laugh slightly when conservatives in America would say how difficult it was to get a book off the ground or to have a successful media career as a Republican or as a conservative,” he continued. “Launching this book I’ve realised they were right, and I think the left hates me...
  • John Lewis books sell out on Amazon day after Trump’s tweets

    01/15/2017 4:14:50 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 46 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | January 15, 2017 5:43 pm | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Two of John Lewis’ books have sold out on Amazon after the Democratic congressman claimed the top spots on the retailer’s best-seller list. Sales of the civil rights leader’s graphic novel “March” and his 2015 memoir “Walking With the Wind” skyrocketed following his feud with President-elect Donald Trump over the Martin Luther King Jr.
  • GOP senators challenge Ted Cruz book claims

    07/15/2015 7:48:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/15/2015 | By MANU RAJU
    Rand Paul takes issue with one anecdote, and another claim is called ‘pure fantasy.’ Cruz’s camp stands by the book. In his new book, Ted Cruz writes that Rand Paul let him down on Obamacare. During Cruz’s now-infamous 21-hour speech on the eve of the 2013 government shutdown, Paul came to the floor to speak for a few minutes about the health care law. But according to the book, Paul seemed intent on bolstering the GOP leadership’s “skeptical attacks,” which were “deliberately designed to undermine our efforts.” “I marveled that Rand had decided not to be with us in this...
  • Ben Carson: Is He the Real 'Progressive' on Homosexuality?

    03/23/2015 12:21:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/23/2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Ben Carson got himself into some trouble a couple of weeks back for remarks concerning homosexuality that he made during an exchange with CNN’s Chris Cuomo. However, I’m not sure what exactly it is that Carson said that ignited such controversy—or any controversy. Carson expressed his position that homosexuality—presumably, homosexual desire, not just conduct—is the product of choice. To substantiate his thesis, Carson alluded to the phenomenon of (ostensibly) heterosexual prisoners who, upon engaging in homosexual relations while incarcerated, “become” gay. Cuomo agreed that such a phenomenon occurs. But—for reasons that he failed to specify—Cuomo disagreed that this example vindicates...
  • Family Christian Stores Withdraws Bankruptcy Plan

    03/17/2015 7:41:52 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 1 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 3/17/15 | Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra
    The nation's largest chain of Christian retail stores has withdrawn its controversial bankruptcy plan, according to a court filing yesterday. The decision by Family Christian Stores (FCS) comes after dozens of Christian publishers sued the ministry over $20 million of consignment inventory, and both the US Trustee and creditors committee objected to how the sale plan would allegedly benefit one of FCS' owners.
  • America's Largest Christian Bookstore Chain Files for Bankruptcy

    02/14/2015 11:00:52 AM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 2/12/15 | Morgan Lee
    CEO: 'We have carefully and prayerfully considered every option.'Family Christian Stores (FCS) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Yet the ministry assured customers yesterday that it "does not expect" to close any of its more than 250 stores or lay off any of its approximately 4,000 employees. “We strive to serve God in all that we do and trust His guidance in all our decisions, especially this very important one,” stated FCS president and CEO Chuck Bengochea. “We have carefully and prayerfully considered every option. This action allows us to stay in business and continue to serve our customers,...
  • How the Religious Right Scams Its Way Onto the New York Times Bestseller List

    11/18/2014 10:11:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/18/2014 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    What’s Christian about evangelical authors using shady business tactics in a bid to boost visibility on bestseller lists? In January 2012, former megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll’s book Real Marriage went to the top spot on the Hardcover Advice section of The New York Times best-seller list. In March 2014, it was disclosed by evangelical magazine, World, that Driscoll’s publishing success was aided by a consulting firm called ResultSource, which purchased books on behalf of Driscoll in a coordinated effort to spike sales and give the impression that the book was popular with thousands of book buyers. Driscoll recently resigned from...
  • Book sales figures tumble for Hillary's 'Hard Choices'

    06/26/2014 10:24:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/26/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Let’s stipulate up front that most authors with contracts at major publishers would love to see their book sales fall to 48,000 in the second week, but Hillary Clinton is not most authors. She has global name recognition and was assumed to have a story to tell in Hard Choices, and got nearly $14 million from Simon & Schuster for publication rights. After the relatively inauspicious debut or what turned out to be a dull campaign tome on the charts of 85,721 in first-week hard-copy sales, the book fell to 48,227 in its second week, signifying a sharp decline...
  • Dr. Ben Carson's 'One Nation' Book Tops New York Times' Best Sellers List

    06/17/2014 7:56:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/17/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    Neurosurgeon and notable conservative speaker Dr. Ben Carson's most recent book has made it to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times' best sellers list. Dr. Carson's One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future, debuted on the "Hardcover Nonfiction" list at No. 1 last week and remains so this week. In the Hardcover Nonfiction category, One Nation is trailed by French economist Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century at No. 2, and Mariano Rivera's memoir, The Closer at No. 3. One Nation also is found at No. 2 for the "Combined Print and...
  • J K Rowling's book skyrockets to instant hit (After people discover real author behind pseudonym)

    07/17/2013 8:13:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 07/16/2013 | Julie Bosman
    By the end of last week, "The Cuckoo's Calling," by the debut mystery novelist Robert Galbraith, was as good as dead. Bookstores with unsold copies on hand were contemplating shipping them back to the publisher. Reviews, while generally positive, had tapered off. According to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks about 85 percent of print sales, only about 500 copies had sold in the United States since the book went on sale in April. Then J K Rowling, easily one of the most bankable authors on the planet, admitted over the weekend to The Sunday Times of London that she — and...
  • Sales of Orwell's "1984" up 4,556% on Amazon over last 24 hours

    06/11/2013 11:26:36 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 6/11/2013
    LINKThe statistics are updated hourly, so this number will change shortly.5. -- 4,556% Sales rank: 164 (was 7,636)
  • Bible becomes unlikely top-seller in secular Norway

    06/09/2013 8:00:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/07/2013
    OSLO, NORWAY: It may sound like an unlikely No. 1 best-seller for any country, but in Norway — one of the most secular nations in an increasingly godless Europe — the runaway popularity of the Bible has caught the country by surprise. The Scriptures, in a new Norwegian language version, even outpaced "Fifty Shades of Grey" to become Norway's best-selling book. The sudden burst of interest in God's word has also spread to the stage, with a six-hour play called "Bibelen," Norwegian for "the Bible," drawing 16,000 people in a three-month run that recently ended at one of Oslo's most...
  • Pre-election America Reads In Red And Blue (Amazon.com poll predicts Romney landslide)

    08/26/2012 9:49:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 26, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    If the following "heatmap" of readership political bent by state from Amazon is any indication of the votership inclination in the coming election, then Mitt Romney, more natural disasters notwithstanding, has nothing to worry about. Then again in the world of oxymorons, there are few quite as potent as "America Reads" (with the exception of the occasional money-losing Kindle for the aspirationally cool reader).
  • Maraniss Gets Testy as New Obama Bio Tanks

    07/30/2012 12:08:05 AM PDT · by Kukai · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 30, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Barack Obama: The Story, is getting testy. And it is not hard to understand why. The Washington Post diva spent the last four years on his career book, released it in the heart of a heated re-election season, got the kind of exposure a Kardashian would envy, and now finds the book heading for the remainder racks weeks after its release. Oy vey! As of this writing, the book ranks 1,696 on Amazon's bestseller list. By contrast, Edward Klein's unfriendly Obama tome, The Amateur, has outsold just every book this summer not centered on...
  • One-Third of Obama’s Earnings 2009-2011 From Foreign Sources

    07/17/2012 7:17:49 AM PDT · by Baynative · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/16/12 | Ben Shapiro
    During the time that President Obama has been in office, he has earned some $2,711,340 from foreign sources. That’s 30.1 percent of Obama’s total income during that time. During that period, Obama forked over $87,429 to foreign countries. Most of that cash comes from book sales. That’s an inordinately large amount of money coming from overseas – far more than the typical American, certainly. And the question becomes whether President Obama is outsourcing his book sales. After all, why not pay American tax rates on that income? Why not ship from the United States, rather than printing abroad?
  • Why isn’t Sarah running?

    02/12/2012 3:21:23 PM PST · by Lakeshark · 135 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/12/12 | J.E. Dyer
    Her CPAC speech today was a barn-burner, hitting every conservative, small-government point and pumping out soundbites that will no doubt resonate in the public dialogue for days to come. Some of my favorites: “Drain the Jacuzzi!” “This government isn’t too big to fail, it’s too big to succeed.” “We don’t want an economy built to last, we want an economy built to grow.” “This is Obama’s Washington.” Her signature line in this speech was “The door is open.” She meant that political conditions are becoming conducive to a renewed commitment to small government and liberty. People’s mindsets are changing. We...
  • An Open Letter To Sarah Palin:

    02/01/2012 5:43:41 AM PST · by veritas2002 · 35 replies
    Veritas2002 | 02-01-12 | Vanity
    Dear Sarah, I hope you are enjoying this year's fight for the Republican Presidential nomination. However, many of us out here are not pleased with the trashing, backed by Big Money, that Romney and his minions have heaped on Gingrich - mostly based on falsehoods. Romney and his backers in the MSM and the Old Guard of the Republican Party (Rove, McCain, Dole, et al) are trying their hardest to once again hoodwink the party base. In order to upset the establishment and to garner favor among those of us who are Tea-Partying conservatives, I would encourage you to send...
  • Barnes & Noble may split off Nook business (Liberal bookseller preparing for Chapter 11?)

    01/05/2012 6:14:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/5/12 | Brad Dorfman
    Bookstore owner Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS.N) on Thursday said it is considering splitting off its Nook electronic reader business, which has been the main growth engine for the company.
  • Borders to Shut Down

    07/18/2011 3:21:56 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 49 replies
    Wall Street Journal via Drudge ^ | 7/18/20111 | MIKE SPECTOR
    Borders Group Inc. said it would liquidate after the second-largest U.S. bookstore chain failed to receive any offers to save it. Borders, which employs about 10,700 people, scrapped a bankruptcy-court auction scheduled for Tuesday amid the dearth of bids. The chain said it will ask a judge Thursday to approve a sale to liquidators led by Hilco Merchant Resources and Gordon Brothers Group. The liquidation of the company's remaining 399 stores could start as soon as Friday, and the chain is expected to go out of business for good by the end of September, the company said.
  • Atlas Shrugged Movie Boosts Book to #4 on Amazon Bestseller List

    04/17/2011 9:43:01 AM PDT · by RonDog · 103 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | April 17, 2011 | MARC E. BABEJ
    Here’s a marketing question I thought I’d never ask: Would you think that a critically panned, low-budget movie, with a virtually unknown director and cast, could catapult a more than 50 year-old book near the top of the Amazon bestseller list? Well, exactly that appears to be happening with the movie adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.