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Subject: Re: Amazon.com, Bebe Buell busted AGAIN !!

Thwarted yet again!
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Date Posted: 23:22:08 04/15/02 Mon
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In reply to: How much did the book sell? 's message, "Re: Amazon.com, Bebe Buell busted AGAIN !!" on 19:47:34 04/14/02 Sun

>>With mischief on my mind, then, I resubmitted a review
>>I did last August but gave it 5 stars instead of 1. I
>>originally wrote it as if I believed every word in her
>>delusional book, so it was no big deal.
>I saw that review and thought it was really funny.
>They've taken it down now, though. Probably because
>Bebe read your post here.
>They also just put one up that it so obviously written
>by Bebe -- right down to the the multiple exclamation
>points after every sentences -- that I don't know
>whether to laugh or cry.
>You know, before _Rebel Heart_ came out, I actually
>thought Bebe was kind of cool. Now I think her
>picture ought to be in the dictionary next to the word
>>I remember someone saying that positive reviews did
>>increase the sales of her book, but what are we
>>talking here? Maybe a couple of copies? Ranking around
>>26,000 in sales is not the ďbestsellerĒ Bebe was
>>hoping for.
>That was me, and I take your point. Whatever extra
>profits Amazon.com has made on _Rebel Heart_ have
>probably been outstripped by the wages they've paid
>their poor web lackeys to provide the constant
>ministrations Bebe's gigantic ego requires.
>By the way, does anyone know how much _Rebel Heart_
>really sold? Overall, not just on Amazon.com. I
>noticed one of the
>be claimed it was a "New York Times bestseller".
>Which I guess might be true in some technical sense,
>but clearly the book was no blockbuster. My gut
>feeling is that it was, while not an out-and-out bomb,
>still a money-loser for the publisher.
>Anybody know for sure?

Yeah, I knew that reviewís days at Amazon.com were numbered very early on, which is partially why I Ďfessed up to my attempt at trickery on this board. It was already batting like 1 in 14 in terms of customer approval a few days after it was posted (hello, Der Buell). I donít know if La Beeb visits this site anymore, I havenít seen one of her crazy posts for awhile. Sheís got to be too busy writing her fake Amazon.com reviews, those things must take time (a new one, from Jay Jay, an old rocker in "Motor City" who had to save up his money to buy Rebel Heart is priceless, maybe the best yet). Still, I really thought she might not get it taken down again if it had a five-star rating, but clearly my review really bothers her. Just goes to show you canít put anything past Bebe!

I have a feeling itís pretty hard to get information on how many copies a book has soldó-not that itís top-secret I just donít think itís easy to find--but I too would be interested to know how many copies were printed and how many theyíve sold. Maybe Iíll call up St. Martinís Press, pretend to be from a remainder company, and see if they want to unload copies of Rebel Heart at dirt-cheap prices. That would at least tell us if itís been a flop.

Iím just kidding, of course....

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