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What does a “best selling book” really mean these days? Perfectly timed affiliate marketing and joint ventures can easily produce an Amazon “bestseller” because Amazon updates its book rankings every hour. I’ve heard of authors hiring companies to strategically purchase their new books, which in effect manipulates the New York Times bestseller list.

The Myth of the Best Selling Book

Image from flickr user: Alex de Carvalho | cc


Bestseller does not automatically mean good. I’ve read many great books that never won literary awards or reached mass-market penetration.

You’ve read great content, too, that was not written by a household name. Continue Reading…

Did you know there was a dark side to the New York Times bestseller book list?

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“The New York Times” | image source flickr user: Alec Perkins | cc

By “dark side” I mean: if you have enough money, you can manipulate the list.

The Dark Side to Bestselling Book Lists

There are people who’ve bought their way into getting a #1 bestselling book.  Yikes! Continue Reading…

In the following video, David Hancock, founder of Morgan James Publishing, explains to Patryk Wezowski how your book can get on the New York Times bestseller list.

(Video on YouTube: Morgan James interview with David Hancock: How to Get Your Book on the New York Times Bestseller List)

The following notes are from this video and from what I learned at the recent jvAlert Live event:

How Do You Get on the New York Times Bestseller List?

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