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Top three best-selling books of all time in their first week? The memoirs of both Obamas then those of Prince Harry…

24 Jan

Ugh:

Claims have proliferated that Harry Windsor’s memoir was the best-selling book of all time in the United States in its first week. The good news is that this is untrue (i.e., false, a lie, an inoperable statement, etc.). According to the Wall Street Journal on January 20, 2023, his first-week sales were 629,300 hardcover copies. That trails two other books that sold 831,300 copies and 645,900 copies. The bad news is that those two books were the Barack Obama and Michele Obama memoirs.

Honk, honk!

Are real people really buying these, or are they all being purchased by Soros / Gates / somebody?

Honestly, you can’t even trust the markets any more, the way unpopular TV shows / movies / etc. keep getting bankrolled by… whoever.

Manufactured popularity, like opinion polls are manufactured consent.

It’s all so tiresome…

 

6 responses to “Top three best-selling books of all time in their first week? The memoirs of both Obamas then those of Prince Harry…

  1. feeriker

    January 24, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    Are real people really buying these, or are they all being purchased by Soros / Gates / somebody?

    Your second assumptions is probably much closer to the truth. Most “real people” don’t read AT ALL (“so 19th Century!”), even about the celebrities they worship (and most people hate Mr. and Mrs. Markle’s guts).

    Nope. The idea of anyone spending money to read these people’s ghost-written blasts of narcissistic verbal diarrhea just doesn’t make any sense.

     
  2. awildgoose

    January 24, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    It’s hard to say.

    I saw a couple behind me in line at Target (yeah, I know) pick up Harry’s book because it was 30% off.

    I guess they could have been SWPLs.

     
    • Will S.

      January 24, 2023 at 10:58 pm

      Ugh.

      I’d ask them, “Please tell me you’re buying this to virtue-signal to your friends, not to actually read it; that you’re gonna do the King James / Gabbing Nuisance thing of fake-reading the first page for your Instagrams, you loser idiots.”

       
  3. dave snope

    January 24, 2023 at 9:57 pm

    They’re just counting the number of books Amazon and BN bought from the publisher.

     
    • Will S.

      January 24, 2023 at 10:59 pm

      That makes sense to me; perfect way to juice the figures. Never mind most will end up remaindered or in the landfill…

       

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