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  • 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    The nation's largest chain of Christian retail stores has withdrawn its controversial bankruptcy plan, according to a court filing yesterday.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 ^ | 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 ( 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 ^ | 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.
  • How Obama Himself Made More Than 'Enough Money'

    05/03/2010 3:34:46 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies · 564+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 03, 2010 | Jack Cashill
    In defending his administration's efforts at putative financial reform, President Obama suggested a ceiling, perhaps government-imposed, for Wall Street executives. Although he did not begrudge them income that is "fairly earned," he added ominously, "I do think that at a certain point, you've made enough money." The president may be projecting guilt from his own excellent adventures in greed. A surprising 2006 article for the American Century Foundation by liberal publisher Peter Osnos sheds useful light on this subject. As Osnos relates, a 1990 New York Times profile on The Harvard Law Review's first black president caught the eye of...
  • Beck Sends Freeper LS to #1 on Amazon

    02/08/2010 5:07:26 PM PST · by LS · 163 replies · 3,027+ views
    Glenn Beck Show/Amazon ^ | 2/8/2010 | LS
    Truly amazing: the power of Glenn Beck. He mentioned A Patriot's History of the U.S. today on his radio show, then again on the TV show, and lo and behold, #1. Big stuff happening. Can't tell all yet, but watch our web pages, and Oh, and if anyone knows how to do a screen saver, I'd like to bronze this one.
  • Sarah Palin Uses PAC to Buy Her Own Book (as did Hillary Clinton with Living History)

    02/01/2010 2:22:09 PM PST · by kristinn · 39 replies · 1,272+ views
    ABC News ^ | Monday, February 1, 2010 | Matthew Mosk of MD4Bush Infamy
    Sarah Palin has been using her political action committee to buy up thousands of copies of her book, "Going Rogue," in order to mail copies of the memoir to her donors, newly filed campaign records show.The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate had her political organization spend more than $63,000 on what her reports describe as "books for fundraising donor fulfillment." The payments went to Harper Collins, her publisher, and in some instances to HSP Direct, a Virginia-based direct mail fundraising firm that serves a number of well-known conservative politicians and pundits. Sarah PAC spent another $8,000...
  • Palin's Going Rogue hits top spot in US (Outsells James Patterson's book more than 3 to 1)

    12/01/2009 4:36:22 PM PST · by SmokingJoe · 18 replies · 1,137+ views ^ | 26.11.09 | Philip Stone
    Sarah Palin's much-anticipated memoir, Going Rogue (Harper), sold 469,400 copies in just six days upon its release in the United States—sending it comfortably to the top of the US bestseller lists. It outsold runner-up James Patterson's I, Alex Cross (Little, Brown) by more than three copies to one, and on its 469,400 sale alone enters the US year-to-date non-fiction charts in eighth position overall, just ahead of film-maker Stephen Kendrick's Christian marriage guidance tome, The Love Dare (B&H—410,483 copies sold this year) and just behind the late Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture (Hyperion). Although Going Rogue's sale is dwarfed by...
  • NY Times Bestseller No. 1 Sarah Palin No. 4 Glenn Beck No. 5 Huckabee

    11/30/2009 6:58:11 AM PST · by MaxCUA · 8 replies · 817+ views
    1 GOING ROGUE, by Sarah Palin. (Harper/HarperCollins, $28.99.) A memoir by the former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate. 2 OPEN, by Andre Agassi. (Knopf, $28.95.) The tennis champion’s autobiography. 3 HAVE A LITTLE FAITH, by Mitch Albom. (Hyperion, $23.99.) A suburban rabbi and a Detroit pastor teach lessons about the comfort of belief. 4 ARGUING WITH IDIOTS, written and edited by Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe and others. (Mercury Radio Arts/Threshold Editions, $29.99.) The case against big government. (†) With Talk radio, conservatives not only taking over the publishing industry but saving it, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and the...
  • Sarah Palin's Book Sales Soar To 700,000 In First Week

    11/24/2009 12:47:40 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 8 replies · 667+ views ^ | 11/24/2009 | Gary P.
    “Going Rogue” sold 700,000 copies — a number that includes pre-orders — in its first week of release, according to a publishing official close to the former Alaska governor. The official was not authorized to release the sales figure and asked not to be identified.
  • Sales of Palin’s ‘Going Rogue’ Prompt Another Press Run

    11/18/2009 12:59:00 PM PST · by euram · 20 replies · 1,411+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-18-09 | Susan Davis
    UPDATE: Three major booksellers declined to release sales figures for “Going Rogue” on Tuesday. However, a spokeswoman for Inc.’s Web site noted in an email that the title “is already one of our bestselling nonfiction books of 2009.” At 2:40 p.m., the book ranked No. 1 on Amazon’s list of best sellers, with six customer reviews and 393 customer discussions. Amazon is selling the book for $14.50, a 50% discount from its $28.99 retail price.
  • HuffPo Ponders Separate NY Times Bestsellers List for 'Conservative Blockbusters'

    11/10/2009 11:52:13 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 45 replies · 1,335+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 10, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    According to The Huffington Post, Michelle Malkin, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck and other right-of-center stars that regularly dominate the New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Bestsellers List are - or should be - in a league of their own. No, that isn't Arianna Huffington's blog heaping praise on conservative authors. It's a literal suggestion. With right-leaning books and authors holding so many spots on the list, and more to come - former Sarah Palin, former Dick Cheney and President George W. Bush all have books due out -Huffington Post suggests conservatives should have their own category to differentiate from other works...
  • Wal-Mart and trade price cuts on books

    10/16/2009 10:09:57 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 14 replies · 889+ views
    AP ^ | 101609
    NEW YORK – An online book special offered by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is turning into a full-fledged price war with Wal-Mart got things started Thursday, offering $10 prices on such upcoming hardcover releases as Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue" and John Grisham's "Ford County," a cut of 60 percent or more from the regular cost. Wal-Mart will also offer free shipping., the largest online bookseller, matched the $10 price, prompting Wal-Mart to take its offer to $9. By Friday morning, also had priced the books at $9. The price cuts come at a time when Seattle-based and...
  • Wal-Mart Strafes Amazon in Book War

    10/16/2009 12:13:07 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies · 1,717+ views ^ | 10/16/09 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO and JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. launched a brash price war against Inc. on Thursday, saying it would sell 10 hotly anticipated new books for just $10 apiece through its online site, That was just the beginning.
  • Amazing: Palin’s book number one on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller list

    10/02/2009 5:41:30 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 21 replies · 1,186+ views
    hot air ^ | 10/2/2009 | Allahpundit
    Forty-eight days before the release and she’s already topped Dan Brown’s latest conspiracy-theory casserole at both top retailers. To put that in perspective, note that the book doesn’t even have a cover yet. So much for the Page Six hit piece about demand for her being slack. No way to tell yet, obviously, whether the monster launch will have legs or whether it’ll deflate a bit next week after Palinistas are all done ordering their advance copies. But if it goes on to become a mega-seller, it’s a game-changer insofar as it’ll establish her unquestionably as the most prominent Republican...
  • Never Reviewed by NYT or WashPost, Mark Levin's 'Liberty and Tyranny' Has Now Sold 1 Million Copies

    09/15/2009 2:13:57 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 19 replies · 960+ views via Drudge ^ | Tuesday, September 15, 2009 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Without ever having been reviewed by either the New York Times or the Washington Post, Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto has now sold one million copies, according to its publisher, Threshold Editions. Levin is a nationally syndicated radio host, president of the Landmark Legal Foundation, and served as chief of staff to Atty. Gen. Ed Meese in the Reagan Justice Department. Liberty and Tyranny has been riding high on non-fiction bestseller lists ever since it was released in late March. It debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times best seller list and has remained in...
  • NY Times Nonfiction Bestseller List

    08/15/2009 12:53:53 PM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 14 replies · 1,362+ views
    1 CULTURE OF CORRUPTION, by Michelle Malkin. (Regnery, $27.95.) President Obama and his team of tax cheats, petty crooks, influence peddlers and Wall Street cronies. 2 OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunity as well as talent — from the author of “Blink.” 3 IN THE PRESIDENT’S SECRET SERVICE, by Ronald Kessler. (Crown, $26.) Agents and the presidents they protect. 4* CATASTROPHE, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. (Harper/HarperCollins, $26.99.) Stopping President Obama before he transforms America into a socialist state and destroys the health care system....
  • Audacity of Nope: US prison tells inmate that Obama's books harmful to national security

    07/09/2009 5:21:44 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 10 replies · 506+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July, 9, 2009 | Matthew Barakat
    <p>MCLEAN, Virginia - The federal government's most secure prison has determined that two books written by President Barack Obama contain material "potentially detrimental to national security" and rejected an inmate's request to read them.</p> <p>Ahmed Omar Abu Ali is serving a 30-year sentence at the federal supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, for joining al-Qaida and plotting to assassinate then-President George W. Bush. Last year, Abu Ali requested two books written by Obama: "Dreams from My Father" and "The Audacity of Hope."</p>
  • June 7: New York Times bestsellers list

    06/08/2009 3:19:44 PM PDT · by pissant · 5 replies · 445+ views
    Sarasota Herald Trib ^ | 6/6/09 | staff
    Nonfiction 1. Liberty and Tyranny, Mark R. Levin. A conservative manifesto from a talk-show host and president of Landmark Legal Foundation. 2. Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell. Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent — from the author of Blink and The Tipping Point. 3. Resilience, Elizabeth Edwards. Dealing with life's challenges, including cancer and her husband's infidelity. 4. The Girls from Ames, Jeffrey Zaslow. An enduring friendship among a group of Midwestern women. 5. Always Looking Up, Michael J. Fox. Fox's last 10 years, since he retired from Spin City; his...
  • May 24 New York Times bestsellers list

    05/26/2009 1:16:34 PM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies · 667+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | 5/24/09 | staff
    NON-FICTION 1. LIBERTY AND TYRANNY, by Mark R. Levin. (Threshold Editions, $25.) (7) 2. ALWAYS LOOKING UP, by Michael J. Fox. (Hyperion, $25.99.) (6) 3. RESILIENCE, by Elizabeth Edwards. (Broadway, $22.95.) Dealing with life’s challenges, including cancer and her husband’s infidelity. (1) 4. OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) (25) 5. THE GIRLS FROM AMES, by Jeffrey Zaslow. (Gotham, $26.) (3)
  • Liberty and Tyranny

    05/01/2009 4:17:32 PM PDT · by Kansas58 · 14 replies · 729+ views
    NYT Best Seller List ^ | 05/01/2009 | Mark R. Levin
    Mark R. Levin, New York Times Best Selling Author and Nationally Syndicated Radio Host, Still at # 1 on the Charts with his book: Liberty and Tyranny, A Conservative Manifesto!
  • Congrats to Mark Levin and Liberty!

    04/29/2009 12:37:30 AM PDT · by pissant · 7 replies · 607+ views
    NRO ^ | 4/28/09 | klo
    Congrats to Mark Levin and Liberty! [Kathryn Jean Lopez] Via press release: Mark Levin’s LIBERTY & TYRANNY Hits 1,000,000 Copies in Print New York, NY (April 28, 2009) - Louise Burke, Threshold Editions’ Executive Vice President and Publisher, announced today that after eighteen printings, Mark Levin’s clarion call to conservative America, LIBERTY & TYRANNY: A Conservative Manifesto, has now reached 1,000,000 copies in print. Published on March 24th, 2009, LIBERTY & TYRANNY debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list in its first week on sale, and has remained in that position for four consecutive weeks. “Mark Levin’s...
  • Chavez Gift (to fellow Marxist) is #2 on Amazon

    04/20/2009 2:03:46 PM PDT · by pissant · 9 replies · 402+ views
    Newsweak ^ | 4/20/09 | Kate Connoly
    Eduardo Galeano should write a thank you note to Hugo Chavez today because thanks to him, Galeano's 1971 text "The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent" is the second best-selling book on today. As Gaggle readers would know, Chavez gave Obama a copy of this book during a meeting of South American leaders. Interestingly, the number 1 book on Amazon couldn't be more of a contrast: "Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto" by Mark Levin.
  • Mark Levin's Book #1 on Amazon, Atlas Shrugged(50+yrs old and 1200 pages long) #22. Amazing!

    04/04/2009 10:24:02 PM PDT · by jeltz25 · 62 replies · 2,520+ views
    Bestsellers in Books Any Category > Books The most popular items in Books. Updated hourly. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto by Mark R. Levin (Author) 299 Reviews 5 star: (243) 4 star: (12) 3 star: (5) 2 star: (5) 1 star: (34) › See all 299 customer reviews... (299 customer reviews) | 31 customer discussions Usually ships in 1 to 3 weeks List Price: $25.00 Price: $13.75 You Save: $11.25 (45%) 26 used & new from $13.75 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 22. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (Author) 1,738 Reviews 5 star: (1,029) 4 star: (247) 3 star: (143) 2...
  • Mark Levin's book in 11th printing-March 31

    04/02/2009 3:18:25 PM PDT · by rvoitier · 12 replies · 529+ views
    Link is to March 31 interview
  • Vanity: Does anyone know how many of Pelosi's books have been sold vs. Joe the Plumber's book?

    03/30/2009 2:26:35 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 24 replies · 2,604+ views
    Some liberal idiot in a DC area radio & TV industry blog is challenging me saying that Nancy Pelosi's book has sold more copies than Joe the Plumber's book. I beg to differ. How do I find book sales & stats? HELP!

    03/24/2009 1:00:00 PM PDT · by pissant · 57 replies · 1,919+ views
    Drudge/Amazon ^ | 3/24/09 | Drudge
  • Bargain books have an unexpected cost

    12/28/2008 1:17:30 PM PST · by decimon · 197 replies · 3,906+ views
    IHT ^ | Dec. 28, 2008 | David Streitfeld
    U.S. book publishers and booksellers are full of foreboding - even more than usual for an industry that has been anticipating its demise since the advent of television. The holiday season that just ended is likely to have been one of the worst in decades. Publishers have been cutting back and laying off. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that it would not acquire any new manuscripts, a move akin to a butcher shop proclaiming it had stopped ordering fresh meat. American bookstores, both new and secondhand, are faltering as well.
  • ‘The Audacity of Deceit: Barack Obama’s War on American Values’ Outselling Moore and Obama books

    09/26/2008 3:30:08 PM PDT · by RogerFGay · 7 replies · 815+ views ^ | September 26, 2008 | Jim Kouri, CPP
    Despite running into a censorship blockade in several media outlets, Brad O’Leary’s blockbuster new book, The Audacity of Deceit: Barack Obama’s War on American Values, is enjoying success thanks to the power of talk radio. The book’s website,, is also spreading like wildfire. The site has exploded on the electoral scene and attracted over a quarter million visitors in just two weeks. All of this success has come despite Time Warner refusing to run paid print advertisements in the conglomerate’s Money and Fortune magazines. Surprisingly, paid advertising for the book was also rejected by nearly all Catholic diocesan newspapers...
  • Best-sellers Books Top 10

    09/25/2008 2:41:51 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies · 865+ views
    AP ^ | September 25, 2008 | AP
    Best-sellers Books Top 10
  • Amazon maps red, blue states

    09/25/2008 5:34:37 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 26 replies · 1,149+ views ^ | September 25. 2008 | AMY MARTINEZ has found a way to capitalize on one of the most interesting presidential elections in U.S. history. The Seattle-based retailer introduced an interactive map of the U.S. showing which states are "red" or "blue" based on their online book purchases. Although it's not meant to predict the next president, it suggests that the right's slant on the Obama-McCain matchup is more widely read than the left's. For now, 36 states are pink or red. Six are blue. And eight, including Washington and Oregon, are purple, meaning residents are virtually split in their political book purchases between Republican and Democratic...
  • O'Reilly's New Book To Hit Bookstands Tuesday, Sarah Palin Biography Jumps To #3

    09/21/2008 7:36:23 AM PDT · by Jabrown · 10 replies · 297+ views
    PDOP ^ | 09/21/2008 | J Brown
    Last week and Barnes & Noble once again reported they were sold out of "Sarah- How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment Upside Down" written by Kaylene Johnson and first released months ago. But with the rights picked up by a second publisher and a new edition with a print run of 300,000, book stocks were replenished on September 20th and once again ready to be shipped. Today, "Sarah- How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment Upside Down" continued its climb up the New York Times Best Seller list, reaching the ...
  • Who reads more, Republicans or Democrats?

    09/09/2008 2:55:09 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies · 94+ views ^ | September 9, 2008 | Andrea James today launched a site that tracks America's political book buying. Books are classified as red, for right-wing, blue for left-wing and purple for neutral. How does it look as of today? Most of America appears to be reading red. Check it out. The site will be updated daily, and allows people to track book buying over time. It also has a tab to compare the 2008 election to 2004. Amazon created the map using its political book sales data.
  • Rush Promotes Teens Book, Now #5 on Amazon Bestseller list

    08/22/2008 7:35:43 PM PDT · by edzo4 · 41 replies · 577+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 8/22/08 | Edzo
    CALLER: Hello, Mr. Limbaugh? My name is David Beatty, and I'm 16 years old. I want to thank you for the work you do to educate America and reinforce what my parents teach us. Something I believe needs to be re-taught is the value of a strong work ethic. I want people to know that the American dream is still alive. I live in the northwest where many people sing songs of socialism. Kids at school have no idea what it really means to have a socialist society, giving up their freedoms to, quote, "Spread the wealth." And last year,...
  • Early Sales of a [Sycophantic] Book on Obama Anger Stores

    08/19/2008 8:15:23 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 22 replies · 150+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 18, 2008 | By JULIE BOSMAN
    Barnes & Noble has substantially reduced its 10,000-copy order of “Obama’s Challenge,” by Robert Kuttner, after Chelsea Green, the book’s publisher, announced it would initially be sold exclusively on Mary Ellen Keating, a spokeswoman for Barnes & Noble, said in a statement on Monday evening that the initial order “was based on the book being available to all booksellers simultaneously — an even playing field — which is common practice in book publishing.” She declined to say how many copies the retailer ordered. Katharine Walton, a spokeswoman for Chelsea Green, said Barnes & Noble was angry at being excluded...
  • Corsi's sales dwarf anti-McCain books'

    08/15/2008 9:57:25 AM PDT · by pissant · 11 replies · 187+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/15/08 | Ben Smith
    Jerome Corsi's anti-Obama book is reportedly appearing for the second time atop the New York Times best-seller list. Details of his actual sales, from a source with access to Nielsen BookScan, show that his book has vastly outstripped other recent political titles, notably books critical of John McCain. BookScan reports that Corsi has sold about 40,000 copies last week. (BookScan figures typically though to include about 70 percent of sales, and may further understate the sales of a book that, like Corsi's, has been distributed through nontraditional channels.) By way of comparison, the best week of Fareed Zakaria's new book...