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Response to C Moon (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 03:12 AM

6. Confused about how nytimes counts bulk purchases

I poked around and found the following bit in the "About the Best Sellers" page.


Sales are defined as completed transactions by vendors and individual end users during the period on or after the official publication date of a title. Institutional, special interest, group or bulk purchases, if and when they are included, are at the discretion of The New York Times Best-Seller List Desk editors based on standards for inclusion that encompass proprietary vetting and audit protocols, corroborative reporting and other statistical determinations. When included, such bulk purchases appear with a dagger ().

When they say, "such bulk purchases appear with a dagger ()"... where are these "bulk purchases" identified? We don't see a break down anywhere and I've never noticed a dagger symbol anywhere on the best sellers listings pages. What's up with this?

I don't think Triggered could have made the list without inclusion of bulk purchases, so where's the dagger?

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