Articles on Buying Your Way Onto the Best Seller Lists
Here are two articles about buying your way onto a bestselling book list. They given examples of recent book authors that used ResultSource, a San Diego-based marketing firm that assists authors with getting onto the coveted best sellers lists.
- The Mystery of the Book Sales Spike on WSJ
- Here’s How You Buy Your Way Onto The New York Times Bestsellers List on Forbes
As I stated in a previous post, what these authors are doing is not illegal, but it’s a practice that is frowned down upon.
Blogs have been picking up this story as well:
- The Digital Reader
- Mitch Joel provides a more nuanced look at buying your way to the top
- Mercy Pilkington in Good E-Reader