Tuesday, December 10, 2013
It's Been a Roller-Coaster Sales Ride Since Scott Walker's "Unintimidated" Peaked on Its 3rd Day of Publication
The best the book could do: #181 on Thursday, November 21. (Which translates into sales of about 250 in one day.)
The post-Thanksgiving rally, when the book started to rebound from a ranking of 892, can probably be attributed to an ill-advised Amazon-bombing campaign of 1-star reviews. In response, Walker's supporters launched a 5-star campaign of their own, cranking out 290 "rave" reviews in 3 days (December 2-4), which certainly must have generated a burst of sales.
It would have been better to allow the book to pass away quietly, on its own sinking lack of merit.
As for the reviews, well, it's been very quiet on this front for nearly a week now. The bombing missions are apparently at an end.
Other Unintimidated posts:
Dear V S, Thanks for your fake review of Scott Walker's "Unintimidated". (12/6/2013)
Scott Walker's "Unintimidated" book review parties seem to be over. (12/6/2013)
"Unintimidated" book reviewers running out of steam? (12/5/2013)
A variation on a theme: Like little Mighty Mice coming to their hero's rescue. (12/4/2013)
In one day: Fans of Scott Walker "Unintimidated" to post 115 five-star reviews on Amazon. (12/3/2013)
Scott Walker's Fans Accuse "Union Thugs" of Writing Fake Reviews of "Unintimidated", Then Do Likewise. (12/2/2013)
Scott Walker "Unintimidated" by roller coaster ride on Amazon. (11/28/2013)
Scott Walker "Unintimidated" to peak early on Amazon during first week of book's publication. (11/26)
On day 6, Scott Walker's "Unintimidated" reverses course, but the bad reviews keep rolling in. (11/24/2013)
Day 5: Scott Walker's "Unintimidated" experiences that overnight sinking feeling. (11/24/2013)
Day 4: Scott Walker Unintimidated As his book slowly slip slides away. (11/23/2013)
On day 3, Scott Walker Unintimidated to tread water. (11/22/2013)
On day 2, "Unintimidated" Shows Sales Momentum, but Reviews Still Split. (11/21/2013)
Day one: Amazon's best-selling books "Unintimidated" by Scott Walker. (11/19/2013)
Once again, Scott Walker is unintimidated by the facts. (11/2/2013)
Unintimidated by the facts. (10/28/2013)