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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

New York Times Riggs Best Seller List?

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(WND)  -  Many conservative authors have complained that the New York Times Best Seller List has not reflected the sales of their books. Now, an industry insider suspects a former Obama adviser is getting the reverse treatment.
Valerie Jarrett’s new book made the vaunted list at No. 14 despite being 1,030 on the Amazon sales chart with just three reviews, the Daily Caller reported.
Calling the scenario “inconceivable,” the insider suspects Jarrett paid a company that helps authors buy their way onto the list.
“Given the organic sales of that book and the fact that during the entire week of rollout it barely cracked the top 100 on Amazon, there’s no way the book should have a place on the NYT Best Seller list. Inconceivable,” the insider told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
“There’s likely an effort to game the system; it’s the only explanation,” said the insider, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The Daily Caller noted that one company that “games the system” will purchase 10,000 copies of an author’s book while attempting to disguise the source.
The industry expert said there are “some industry sources who don’t think she should be on the list because of fraudulent reporting” of sales.
Jarrett is rumored to have received an advance of more than $1 million for the book, “Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward.”
The Daily Caller noted that hitting the best-seller list burnishes the image of public figures. Jarrett’s web page advertising her as a paid speaker describes her as a “Former Senior Advisor, Obama Administration; Bestselling Author.”
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