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Article: Bestsellers List Explained
« on: September 13, 2017, 02:58:43 PM »
Link: https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/9/13/16257084/bestseller-lists-explained

Surprised this wasn't posted. Or if it has, sorry. :)

I'm not exactly sure this really explained it. 5,000 sales doesn't really seem to be enough to get close to a NYT list. And they reference something from 2004 about a boost in sales for people who were on the list.

Erm...I've been on a few lists. I'm not really seeing the lists being the source of the sales. Maybe if I had been on there in 2004.

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Re: Article: Bestsellers List Explained
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 08:30:48 PM »
Link: https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/9/13/16257084/bestseller-lists-explained

Surprised this wasn't posted. Or if it has, sorry. :)

I'm not exactly sure this really explained it. 5,000 sales doesn't really seem to be enough to get close to a NYT list. And they reference something from 2004 about a boost in sales for people who were on the list.

Erm...I've been on a few lists. I'm not really seeing the lists being the source of the sales. Maybe if I had been on there in 2004.

Vox defending the NYT list is an indication the list is biased in case that hadn't occurred to anyone.