Dinesh D'Souza Mysteriously Absent From New York Times Bestseller List
Kara Jones | Jun 20, 2014
Dinesh D’Souza’s new book, America: Imagine a World Without Her, has been in bookstores for three weeks but is mysteriously missing from the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List. Sales show that America should be ranked higher than 13 of the 25 books on this week's list, yet it is nowhere to be found.
The Washington Examiner explains:
According to sales reports provided to Secrets, D'Souza's new book America: Imagine a World Without Her, sold 4,915 in the first week and 5,592 in the second week. Had it been included on the upcoming June 22 Times hardcover nonfiction list, it would have ranked No. 8, and then No. 11 on the June 29 list...The lists are widely circulated in the publishing industry before they go public.
The book aims to answer the questions: "Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world?"
D’Souza, a well known film-maker and the author of 17 books, is no stranger to the New York Times Bestseller List. His last book, 2016: Obama’s America even landed the No. 1 spot.
However, D’Souza has recently come under fire for his January indictment of making illegal campaign contributions in a federal election and has since pleaded guilty. This has tarnished his image.
Despite the controversy, D'Souza's message of hope is resonating well with the American public. To get a feel for how well America is faring via online sales, The Blaze shows that D'Souza's ranking on Amazon is actually higher than three of the top 10 books on the New York Times list:
America has an accompanying documentary set to be released next week. Since D'Souza's last documentary raked in nearly 33 million dollars, it will be interesting to see the spike in book sales that should occur after America hits the big screen. Maybe then it will take its rightful place on the New York Times bestseller list.
You can watch the trailer for D’Souza’s documentary here: