Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Bans Ad for Pro-Trump Book
Advertising for ‘Killing the Deep State” the best political book YTD is banned on Amazon.
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is refusing to accept advertising for a pro-Trump bestselling book because it carries a picture of the President on its cover.
The e-Commerce giant of Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post, has been a target of President Trump’s Tweets for biased press coverage and getting postal benefits for Amazon at the expense of America’s taxpayers and other retailers.
Amazon told publisher Humanix Books by e-Mail this week that its ads promoting “Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump” were “rejected because of the political content.”
The book by New York Times bestselling author Jerome Corsi describes “deep state” efforts at agencies like the FBI, Department of Justice and NSA aimed at destroying Donald Trump’s Presidency.
Soon after release, “Killing the Deep State” soared on bestseller lists and hit the #1 spot on Amazon’s own coveted rankings in several categories.
“Technically, our policies say you cannot advertise anything related to a’‘political candidate, political party or issue related ads,” an Amazon representative emailed the distributor for Humanix, a subsidiary of Newsmax Media.
“With Trump on the cover you may continue to get rejected across Amazon Marketing Services … according to our policies, this book is not allowed to be advertised.”
But Amazon did not explain why it is currently running ads from other publishers that promote Trump-related books, including ones critical of the President such as “Russian Roulette” by Michael Isikoff and David Corn, “Fire and Fury” by Michael Wolff and “Trumpocracy” by David Frum.
Amazon’s refusal to accept the ads for “Killing the Deep State” comes amid severe criticism of the company by President Trump, who is reportedly considering anti-trust action and tighter regulation against the company, claiming “they pay little or no state taxes” and have taken advantage of the US Postal Service.
Amazon’s rejection of ads for “Killing the Deep State” comes as The New York Times (NYSE:NYT) continues to refuse to list the book on its bestseller list.
“Killing the Deep State” debuted at #10 on the non-fiction hardcover list compiled by Nielsen BookScan, the book industry’s only nationally recognized sales tracking list.
Though “Killing the Deep State” has sold more copies than half of the books on the New York Times bestseller non-fiction hardcover list for 2 weeks in a row, the newspaper has banned the title from its rankings.
“Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump” focuses on what author Corsi says is “a criminal conspiracy to remove the commander-in-chief from office.”
“Killing the Deep State” the “political book of the year.” And this is a real trade war!
Corsi has authored two New York Times runaway bestsellers, “Unfit for Command” and “Obama Nation.”
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