Well, this is a learning moment.
Amazon has labelled Jann Wenner’s new book, “The Masters,” a best seller. That would imply maybe top 20 or 30 on their list, right?
But two days after publication, “The Masters” in hardcover is number 9,411. The Kindle version is well over 79,000.
It’s pretty clear this book is NOT a best seller. It’s not selling at all from the looks of those numbers.
Wenner killed the book’s sales two weeks ago when he belittled Black and female music artists, saying they weren’t articulate enough to be interviewed by him. “The Masters” has interviews with John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Bono, etc.
Wenner was summarily cancelled by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and by Rolling Stone. Today it was announced that HBO would not be broadcasting the Rock Hall show, as they’ve done for years. The show has moved to Disney Plus, where it will be watched live with a subscription. There will be a delayed one hour special on January 1st on ABC, guaranteeing no one will watch it.
But how could that book be a best seller? And if that’s a best seller, what about the book at number 9,440?