Book pulled from #1 spot on NY Times young adult bestseller list after listing revealed to be a scam

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Book pulled from #1 spot on NY Times young adult bestseller list after listing revealed to be a scam

Aug 25 2017

When the New York Times released its young-adult bestseller list for the week of Sep. 3, it came as a huge surprise. Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give, a story about a young black girl whose friend is killed by the police, had been on the list for 25 weeks - but was knocked out of the top spot by a newcomer: Handbook for Mortals by Lani Sarem. The problem was that no one had ever heard of this book.

Within 12 hours the listing had been revealed for the scam it was, and the book had been removed from the NY Times list. Full story at EW...

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