Conservative publishers at odds with NY Times

Published 06.09.2017 00:00

A company that publishes books by Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, Ann Coulter and other conservative authors says it wants nothing to do anymore with The New York Times and its best-seller list. Regnery Publishing said it will no longer recognize the Times' accounting of book sales, meaning its writers can no longer claim to be "New York Times best-selling authors."

That's a big deal in the book business. Regnery is annoyed that its book "The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left" was only No. 7 on the Times' latest best-sellers list even though another organization that tracks sales ranked it No. 1. Regnery says another of its books, "No Go Zones: How Sharia Law is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You," is also not ranked as highly by the Times as it deserves to be.

The Times had no immediate comment. The newspaper is a frequent target of conservatives and Republicans, including President Donald Trump. Regnery says the Times' list gives priority to liberal books. The publishing company's writers, besides no longer being allowed to use the Times' rankings to promote themselves, will no longer get bonuses tied to their books appearing on the newspaper's list.

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