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Avalon Sparks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:45 PM
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New York Times Top 5 Best Seller vs: Amazon.com Top Five
Here's the NYTimes:

1. LIES (AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM), by Al Franken
2. WHY AMERICA SLEPT, by Gerald Posner
3. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, by Walter Isaacson
4. THE GREAT UNRAVELING, by Paul Krugman
5. UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN, by Jon Krakauer

Here's the top 5 on Amazon.com


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1. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right by Al Franken


2. Who's Looking Out for You by Bill O'Reilly

3. Persecution: How Liberals Are Waging War Against Christianity
by David Limbaugh

4. Dude, Where's My Country? by Michael Moore

5. The Question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life
by Jr. Armand M. Nicholi

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I also wanted to post a funny Amazon review for the David Limbaugh book:


Another Weiner, September 22, 2003
Reviewer: ceetee99 (see more about me) from Omaha, Ne USA
What will be the title of Davey Limbaugh's next book?
1) Hey Everybody, Rush is my Brother!
2) Did You See My Last Name is Limbaugh?
3) Uncle Rush's Cabin
4) Changing One's Name to O'Reilly, Hannity or Weiner
5) Thats L-I-M-B-A-U-G-H as in Rush
6) Rush Has Me Beat In Every Way, Including Total Marriages
7) Nepotism in American Society
8) Its Hell Being White Male Christians
9) Bible Quotes Justifying Whining
10)If My Name Was Lumpblob, Nobody Would Buy This


Don't really have a point to posting this, just thought it was interesting, and the Limbaugh review funny...
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mainer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:48 PM
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1. Ollie North's new bestseller
Jericho Sanction appears at #13 on the New York Times hardcover list for September 28. (check it out on their online edition.) Interesting to note: it has a dagger symbol, meaning it got on the list because of bulk orders. Why is it all these rightwing "bestsellers" have to rely on "bulk orders" to make the bestseller lists?
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 08:45 AM
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5. Because big Corp are buying up the printers.
The corp are starting to tell the book people who and what they can print.Bottom line and then they push what they print like crazy. Many of those books you can now buy for a dollar in the cut-rate store in No. Conway, NH and I am sure other states have the same thing.
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mainer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:56 PM
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2. about amazon vs. ny times
Amazon's top-100 list is updated every hour. The NY Times list covers a week of sales, and you don't see the actual rankings until a week AFTER those sales were finalized. Also, the NYT includes sales info from outlets that range from bookstores to wholesale clubs (like Sam's and Costco) to newsstands. Amazon's a good, quick indicator of instantaneous reaction to media coverage of books. I know a number of book publicists who use Amazon to gauge the effect of a particular ad.

btw, Jericho Sanction seems to be selling much slower than Ollie North's last book did. I guess rightwing buyers will shell out only so much money for a man who doesn't know how to write.
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mark0rama Donating Member (930 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:30 PM
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4. Amazon's rankings include preorders too.
Several of those books, including O'Reilly's and Moore's, aren't shipping yet, IIRC.
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SweetZombieJesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:08 PM
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3. Here's ceetee's review of Treason
Attention Freepers: You Have No Chance with Her July 23, 2003
Upcoming books being scribbled by the bulimic bombshell:
1) If I Looked Like Lucianne Goldberg, I'd Sell Nothing
2) Will You Freepers Please Stop Abusing the Dust Jacket
3) Throwing Up For Beginners
4) When 41 Equals 39
5) Joe McCarthy,Charlie McCarthy and Their Similar IQ's
6) Sirhan, Oswald and Ray: American Heroes
7) Smoking, Drinking and Dating Muslims: My Story
8) How to Make a Living as a Lawyer and Never Enter a Courtroom
9) What To Do About a Secret Love Named Bill

I don't know who ceetee is, but I must meet him/her and buy him/her a beer/engagement ring.

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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 08:50 AM
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6. When the reviewer writes "Secret Love Named Bill"
I wonder if they mean Clinton or Maher?
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