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Sun Jun 5, 2016, 11:20 AM

 

Why do the cons pre-order a book that the bulk buyers will be giving away in a few weeks

There is a book that has been at the top of Amazon's best-seller list since a little news aggregator site 1st flogged it yesterday.

I'm sure we all know that conservative groups bulk purchase these things to inflate the numbers and get them listed on NYT Best Seller list then pass them out at their rallies.

And by the end of the month it'll be on the bargain table at Sam's club, Walmart, Costco and whats left of Barnes & Noble

So why do they pre-order from Amazon


*Amazon makes up a higher percentage of the total US ebook market than the oft-cited 65% figure: when indie books without ISBNs are included in the statistics, Amazon accounts for 74% of all US ebook purchases and 71% of all US consumer dollars spent on ebooks.*

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StarTrombone Jun 2016 OP
Agnosticsherbet Jun 2016 #1
Initech Jun 2016 #2
mainer Jun 2016 #3
lpbk2713 Jun 2016 #4
Bigredhunk Jun 2016 #5

Response to StarTrombone (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 11:22 AM

1. Group Think on steroids.

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Response to StarTrombone (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 03:43 PM

2. Because nobody buys those books otherwise.

Just like how churches buy up movie theaters in droves every time an ultra religious movie like "God's Not Dead 2" comes out. Pretty much everything the cons do is artificially inflated to make their numbers look good.

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Response to StarTrombone (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 04:08 PM

3. Because Amazon preorders count as sales on the first day of release

It leads to a big number for first week sales, boosting your chances on bestseller lists.

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Response to StarTrombone (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 05:10 PM

4. That's the normal course for books by Hannity, Coulter and the Half Governor.




RW entities buy them in bulk so they can say they made the Best Seller list.
A month later they are on the clearance rack at the Dollar Store.

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Response to StarTrombone (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 05:19 PM

5. Yup

And the shit conservative sites like townhall and dailycaller buy them in bulk and give them away with subscriptions, which also inflates the sales #'s.

Within a year they end up in the bargain sections of all bookstores. There are a ton of them. I can't believe how many pieces of shit they print. What a waste of trees.

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