It has long been alleged that the New York Times Bestseller list is manipulated to enable the progressive agenda of the paper's owners.
Skyhorse Publishing's Tony Lyons just went nuclear on the subject as he believes his publications have not received a fair shake from the Grey Lady.
Lyons called the Bestseller List an outright fraud.
You can read his press release below:
The Great Reset: And the War for the World, by Alex Jones, outsold the #1 New York Times bestseller for hardcover non-fiction this week. And yet it was excluded from their bestseller list.
Total consumer preorders from 8/10 to 8/30 were 24,739 copies from Amazon alone, with 11,297 copies ordered during the publication week, for a total of 36,036 copies sold.
I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jeanette McCurdy, which sold 34,686 units this week, was listed as #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
Breaking History, by Jared Kushner, sold 13,356 copies in the same week, and was listed as #2.
The Great Reset is #6 right now on the Amazon weekly bestseller list for all books sold in all genres and formats. In just a little over a week’s time, there are already 417 Amazon customer reviews with a remarkable average of 4.9 out of 5.0 stars.
The Great Reset sold nine times as many copies as the #15 book on the New York Times list, Vacuuming in the Nude by Peggy Rowe, which sold a grand total of 3,587 copies.
Again, the New York Times excluded Alex Jones’s The Great Reset from its rightful place on the list.
When asked for comment on how The Great Reset could have been excluded from the New York Times bestseller list, a spokesman for the NYT insisted it had nothing whatsoever to do with the author or the content of the book. Instead, they falsely claimed it was “just sales pattern.”
For a company that routinely publishes articles excoriating others both for disseminating misinformation and for engaging in heinous acts of censorship, the New York Times should be ashamed. The public should recognize that it can’t trust what they publish. They are an advocacy organization, not a news organization. This is a sad commentary on the state of journalism in the United States.
It is time to end the censorship of conservative voices from bestseller lists.
The false claim from the New York Times that excluding The Great Reset from the bestseller list was due to “just sales pattern,” when the numbers clearly show otherwise, is shocking and unconscionable.
The Great Reset was the bestselling hardcover non-fiction book in America last week. Period.
—Tony Lyons, Publisher
Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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