November 24, 2002
ROPE AND TIE AND RAND 'EM:GORE BOOK SALES TANK, SUPPORTERS CLAIM UNFAIR TACTICS (APUPI, November 22, 2002)
Former Vice President Al Gore's new book, "Spirit of Family," has been out for over a week and a half, but it's selling poorly, despite an expensive campaign by Al and Tipper, and much free publicity from the media. Yesterday, it was #11,231 on Amazon.com's list of top-selling books.
Supporters of the former Vice President are calling foul, however, claiming that the Amazon web site is very confusing, and makes it difficult to purchase the book properly. They have airlifted a large number of hired lawyers into Seattle to sue Amazon, in order to force it to issue refunds on mistakenly purchased books, and instead send copies of the Gore book to Amazon customers.
Rand Simberg with a stroke of genius. Posted by Orrin Judd at November 24, 2002 9:05 AM