Mute by Michael Knowles of the eponymous Daily thread the show skyrocketed to # 1 on Amazon across all categories.
Knowles, author of the classic without words Reasons to vote for Democrats: A Complete Guide, wrote another book that tops the charts.
Speechless: control words, control minds even surpasses Quentin Tarantino’s long-awaited fictional work Once upon a time in hollywood, a novelization of the Oscar-winning film from the acclaimed director.
Knowles has sold nearly 18,000 copies of Mute During the week ending June 26, thousands of advances on the finalists of former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell, according to Publisher’s Weekly.
What’s special is that Knowles wrote the best-selling non-fiction book in the country, but the book is missing from The New York Times bestseller list of the top 15 books featured by the left-hand publication for the same week.
Instead, the outlet lists books as June 17, which BookScan says sold less than 5,000 copies that week, just over a quarter of Knowles’ sales. To hold 13th place is Someone’s daughter, a memoir on “growing up a poor black girl in Indiana with a family shattered by incarceration,” which does not appear anywhere in Publisher’s Weekly.
The New York Times claims that its list is based on sales figures, but that it obtains its data on a “confidential basis” from selected booksellers, then estimates total sales based on an extrapolation, the Daily thread reports. “The panel of reporting retailers is comprehensive and reflects sales in tens of thousands of stores of all sizes and demographics across the United States,” the Time says the methodology.
The site says its ranking reflects the unit sales reported by sellers “offering a wide variety of public interest titles published in the United States.”
This means that the Time the numbers are not meant to follow the same as the numbers from BookScan, which form the basis of the lists published by The Wall Street Journal and other journal publications, the Daily thread reports.
Regnery chairman Tom Spence, who heads the publishing house responsible for Knowles’ book, said something clearly was wrong, if it is reported that the work would have far surpassed all other works by no. -fiction, according to BookScan, but didn’t even make it into the top 15 by Time Standard.
“One of the results of the BookScan service, which now reports almost all retail book sales, is that there are two types of bestseller lists: those that reflect the number of books sold and the New York list. Times, which reflects – who knows “The omission (yet again) of the week’s bestseller from the Times so-called bestseller list confirms that journalism without facts has found a comfortable place in the old benchmark log, ”Spence commented.
The response of Time solidifies the double standard, in which the classification of the books of the store is editorialized. The publication said Daily thread that the book did not meet its “standards for inclusion this week.”
“The New York TimesThe bestseller lists are based on a detailed analysis of book sales from a wide range of retailers who provide us with a specific and confidential context of their sales each week. These standards are applied consistently, at all levels in order to provide Time readers our best assessment of the most popular books at the time, ” Time the spokesperson said in an email.
But to combat the notion of political bias, the Time The spokesperson added that other books published by Regenry include works by Sens. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) have been included in his previous rosters.