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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.

https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/methodology/

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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