Runaway Bestseller ‘Deep State’ Banned from NY-T’s List
Jerome Corsi’s bestselling new book “Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump” is a runaway bestseller, but you will not see or read anything about it in the The New York Times.
“Killing the Deep State” debuted last week at #10 on the non-fiction hardcover list compiled by Nielsen BookScan, the book industry’s only nationally recognized sales tracking list.
The influential New York Times Book Review has not listed “Deep State” on its hardcover bestseller list, despite the fact it outsold many of the books that made its list.
For example, going by sales reported by Nielsen, “Killing the Deep State” should have landed at #4 on the Times’ 1 April list of its Top 15 print hardcover bestsellers, just after Tara Westover’s “Educated” (Random House).
Instead, the Times’ # 4 spot is held by “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” by Michelle McNamara, (Harper) even though it sold hundreds of copies less than “Deep State” sold.
“Killing the Deep State” also sold substantially more copies than the 11 other books on the list, including such titles as “Obama” by Pete Souza, “Leonardo Da Vinci” by Walter Isaacson, and “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah.
Now HeffX-LTN learned that the NY-T’s has snubbed “Deep State” on its 8 April bestseller list as well.
Its 2nd week of phenomenal sales should have put “Killing the Deep State” in the # 5 position on the Times’ list. But you will not see it there despite having sold more than 2x the amount of copies of many others that are listed by the Times.
Presales of “Killing the Deep State” shot it to #6 on the Amazon best-seller list earlier this month.
“Killing the Deep State” is published by Humanix, a subsidiary of Newsmax. When Newsmax reached out to Brian Kennedy who answered the phone at The New York Times best-seller list to ask about the book’s absence in the face of Nielsen BookScan’s numbers, he issued a terse, “No comment.”
He declined to answer any other questions according to people familiar with the call.
“Killing the Deep State” author Jerome Corsi said, that he is not surprised the Times has shunned his book.
“They are clearly exerting political bias. These people hate President Trump. They can’t stand that people are reading this book. And they are trying to kill it,” Mr. Corsi said. “They are asserting some petty little sales algorithm as the reason to keep it off the list. I’m outraged, but I’m not surprised.”
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