Media mogul Mark R. Levin's new conservative book, Rediscovering Americanism, has swamped the competition, selling over 100,000 copies in three weeks, but its deserved No. 1 ranking in the New York Times best-seller list is over.
Despite leading all nonfiction hardcovers in sales for three weeks, the upcoming Times rankings will have the book at No. 2 in their secretive process. That list is for the issue of July 30. A copy is shown below.
"The New York Times obviously hates" the book, said the top-rated conservative talk show host on the "Mark Levin Show" this week.
He added in a note to Secrets, "This is a disgrace."
Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism debuted on the list at No. 1 and has retained its fast selling pace.
It is Levin's fifth book on the uniqueness of America and the Constitution and in it he warns that the nation is at a crossroads, and will either cave into a century of progressive giveaways, or take charge by "rediscovering Americanism."
The Times doesn't talk about its counting process but promises that it is not politically biased. However, there have been several conservative books left off or pushed down the list despite being top sellers.
Said Levin, "Despite the fact that my book sold more hardcover copies than any other non-fiction book last week, the New York Times just announced it was declaring a different book #1 on its list and my book would be dropped to #2. This isn't the first time the New York Times has done this to one of my books. There really needs to be an expose of this secretive process. It's one thing to ignore my books and not review them, it is quite another ignore the facts. The book sale numbers speak for themselves."
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at email@example.com