Wednesday, March 06, 2002

DON'T TRUST THE TOP TEN
I always knew the music industry charts were bogus, bought and sold as part of a marketing plan. It was rather fun to learn book sales charts are manipulated in much the same way. A recent article online by Publishers Weekly, explains how one author, David Vise, did a bulk purchase of 17,000 copies of his latest novel from B&N.comm, then returned most of them. Vise says says both the figure and the story are a result of misunderstandings. Most everybody else says bullshit. BTW - the book hit the bestseller charts.

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