Monday, July 24, 2017

NYTimes Snubs Mark Levin's Number One Seller

Radio host Mark Levin’s newest book, “Rediscovering Americanism,” has killed its competition. But that didn’t stop the New York Times from snubbing Levin and his book on the paper’s coveted best-selling book chart.

According to TheBlaze, Levin’s book, released on June 27, has already sold more than 115,000 copies — a feat that is rarely attained in the publishing industry.

Levin’s sales put him number one on the Times’ best seller’s list for hardcover nonfiction for the book’s first two weeks, but the newspaper dropped Levin one spot this week, despite the book’s sales being through the roof.

Who did the Times’ put above Levin?

Progressive darling scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson and his latest book, “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.” The book, which has been on the best selling list for 11 consecutive weeks, has been in the list’s top five since its release, but was topped by Levin’s book when it finally hit shelves.

However, according to Levin, his book is still the best-selling nonfiction book according to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks book sales. In fact, Levin said on his radio show last week that Nielsen shows his book as the number one best-selling hardcover nonfiction book by more than 2,500 sales.

“That’s not a minimal amount,” Levin said Wednesday.

According to Levin, DeGrasse Tyson’s book is actually the third best-selling hardcover nonfiction book, while “Hillbilly Elegy,” a book that’s been on the bestseller list for nearly a year straight, was actually number two in sales last week. The Times’ placed “Hillbilly Elegy” in third.

Levin said the Times’ “secretive process” is “not fair to any author,” and suggested that someone write an expose about the process.

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