HarperCollins, the publisher of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz‘s newest book, hit back at The New York Times for leaving the book off of their bestsellers list over bulk purchases the publisher says never happened.
Politico’s Dylan Byers broke the news Thursday that the Times intentionally keeping “A Time for Truth” off their bestsellers list. Eventually, the Times claimed that “the overwhelming preponderance of evidence was that sales were limited to strategic bulk purchases.”
“HarperCollins Publishers has investigated the sales pattern for Ted Cruz’s book A TIME FOR TRUTH and has found no evidence of bulk orders or sales through any retailer or organization” the publisher said in a statement. They note that The Wall Street Journal, Barnes and Noble, and Nielsen all listed Cruz’s book as a bestseller, and all three organizations omit bulk sales.
The candidate himself has yet to comment on the allegations, although his communications staff reached out to Mediaite on Twitter saying, “Cruz did nothing to inflate book numbers.”
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