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Amazon: No Evidence of Unusual Bulk Sales of Ted Cruz's Book

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By    |   Monday, 13 Jul 2015 10:58 AM

Amazon is bolstering assertions by publishing house HarperCollins that bulk sales are not responsible for the popularity of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s memoir, a charge waged by The New York Times to keep the book off its best-seller list, Politico media blogger Dylan Byers reports.

The New York Times has come under fire for its refusal to include Cruz's book, "A Time for Truth," on its best-seller list, first by saying that it did not meet the newspaper’s "uniform standards" — which includes "an analysis of book sales that goes beyond simply the number of books sold"— that are applied to its best-seller list, followed by an explanation that "the overwhelming preponderance of evidence was that sales were limited to strategic bulk purchases."

But a spokeswoman for Amazon, the country’s largest Internet retailer, tells Politico that a review of company sales data showed no evidence of unusual bulk purchase activity.

"As of yesterday, 'A Time for Truth' was the No. 13 best-selling book, and there is no evidence of unusual bulk purchase activity in our sales data," said Sarah Gelman, Amazon's director of press relations.

HarperCollins own investigation turned up similar findings.

On Friday, the Cruz campaign issued a statement blasting the Times and demanding it release its "evidence" of bulk sales or issue a public apology.

"The Times is presumably embarrassed by having their obvious partisan bias called out. But their response — alleging 'strategic bulk purchases' — is a blatant falsehood," Cruz campaign spokesperson Rick Tyler said in the statement. "The evidence is directly to the contrary. In leveling this false charge, the Times has tried to impugn the integrity of Senator Cruz and of his publisher HarperCollins."

He continued: "We call on the Times, release your so-called 'evidence.' Demonstrate that your charge isn’t simply a naked fabrication, designed to cover up your own partisan agenda. And, if you cannot do so, then issue a public apology to Senator Cruz and HarperCollins editor Adam Bellow for making false charges against them."

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Amazon is bolstering assertions by publishing house HarperCollins' that bulk sales are not responsible for the popularity of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's memoir, a charge waged by The New York Times, Politico media blogger Dylan Byers reports.
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