Click images for more details



Recent comments
Recent posts
Currently discussing

A few sites I've stumbled across recently....

Powered by Squarespace
« ++++Statement from Norfolk Police++++ | Main | An interesting take on a climate poll »

Something's up

The Hockey Stick Illusion currently has an Amazon sales rank of around 200, its highest to date. Yesterday it was at something like 17,000.

What happened?


PrintView Printer Friendly Version

Reader Comments (20)

Maybe this:

Jan 8, 2010 at 4:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterKevin_S

Be happy --

I hope you have sent review copies to various anti AGW politicians. You do need a PR blitz about now and that is hard to do without money, but having Lord Monckton wave a copy around will help your sales. You have managed to time the book very well indeed, even if by accident.

Jan 8, 2010 at 4:48 PM | Unregistered CommenterDon Pablo de la Sierra

There is something odd in the Review section on that Amazon page. Each reviewer seems to have made exactly the same quote?

[BH adds: Yes, I've just pointed that out to the publisher.]

Jan 8, 2010 at 4:48 PM | Unregistered CommenterHotRod

Congratulations Bish, I hope you make some money from this book. I know that wouldn't been have been your primary motivation in writing the book, but it would be nice to see your efforts rewarded. I had a quick browse of the Amazon charts, and noticed the pseudo-sceptic Ben Goldacre in at number 33. That made my blood boil for a moment, then I noticed how heavily his book was discounted.

Jan 8, 2010 at 4:54 PM | Unregistered Commenteradamskirving

I did enjoy the juxtaposition:

"Severe weather conditions are affecting deliveries across the country. Some deliveries could take 1-2 days longer than usual to be delivered."

Jan 8, 2010 at 5:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterMr Eugenides

Ah, yes, I know what that is... all your excellent readers buying the I have just done! Looking forward to its arrival.

Jan 8, 2010 at 5:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterDavid

That is weird. Perhaps it is due to the cold?
I know people have been burning books to keep warm...
I also cannot think of any event that would cause a sales spike. But let's be thankful that it is selling.

Jan 8, 2010 at 5:46 PM | Unregistered CommenterP Gosselin

Whatever it is - enjoy it while it lasts!


Jan 8, 2010 at 5:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterPlatoSays

Congratulations anyway, hope the book does exceptionally well.

Jan 8, 2010 at 6:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterPeter Risdon

Could this be another hockey stick illusion?

sorry, couldn't resist.

Jan 8, 2010 at 6:39 PM | Unregistered CommenterJeremy

More good news. Well done Bishop.

Jan 8, 2010 at 6:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterTheSkyIsFalling

Nice one - congratulations.

Excuse me while I hurry across to amazon and add my personal little uptick to that ranking!

Jan 8, 2010 at 7:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterViv Evans

I hope they have counted my copy. Oh, forget it, I bought it from another bookshop.

Jan 8, 2010 at 7:35 PM | Unregistered Commentercogito

Way to kick it... I'm looking forward to reading it.

Jan 8, 2010 at 9:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterKevin

Can be me; mine's been on order since well before Christmas.

pseudo-sceptic Ben Goldacre in at number 33.

Ah good old Ben Wiseacre - pseudo-sceptic indeed. As mainstream as they come.

Jan 8, 2010 at 9:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterMikeE

I was looking into sales figures for books with my niece the other day and it's surprising how low they actually are, if you're not in the Dan Brown category. Because of the way Amazon works it's possible for sales of a dozen or so (or even less) to push you right up the ranks for a couple of hours. Then you go back down again.

Jan 8, 2010 at 10:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames Smith

Well, I ordered in November but they have still neither charged me nor despatched my copy; so I suspect your uptick is something to do with them finally getting around to fulfilling their pre-orders...

Jan 9, 2010 at 12:40 AM | Unregistered CommenterJon

Just maybe some people are realising that this is an important book.

Maybe "The Team" are buying up copies.

Whatever the reason(s), congratulations.

Jan 9, 2010 at 10:38 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlan Bates

I hope your sales are sustained sir, your blog has been indispensible over the last months and you deserve it. 'One click purchase' here I come.

Jan 10, 2010 at 12:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterNB.

Briffa, Hansen, Jones, Mann, Trenberth et al. of a sudden caught wind of this, thine opus, and hit up Ban Ki-moon plus Adnan Pachauri to buy up all copies but a wretched residue. Sequestered volumes will be distributed to U.K. pensioners as suitable fuel for hearthfires, Warmists' typical approach to meliorating the effects of their cynical, deceitful scams. The upside is that scarce supplies of this seminal work will make it a collector's item, each copy bid up on E-bay to a price approaching a round-lot of Albert the Gore's gilt-edged Carbon Offsets. Meantime, press on!

Jan 10, 2010 at 5:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Blake

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>