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    Default Cancelled Hawley book now a Bestseller

    The Republican, who recently published "The Tyranny of Big Tech," has a publishing success on his hands, according to reports.

    On Publishers Weekly’s lasted list of hardcover nonfiction titles, Hawley’s takedown of Silicon Valley ranked No. 6, with more than 20,000 copies sold.

    The book also ranked No. 15 on Amazon’s "Top 20 Most Sold & Most Read Books of the Week."

    The results appear to be a turnaround from January, when publisher Simon & Schuster canceled plans to release Hawley’s book – a decision that Hawley described as "a direct assault on the First Amendment."

    "Simon & Schuster is canceling my contract because I was representing my constituents, leading a debate on the Senate floor on voter integrity, which they have now decided to redefine as sedition," Hawley wrote at the time.
    The publisher said it opted against issuing Hawley’s book because of "his role in what became a dangerous threat" – a reference to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

    A widely distributed photograph of Hawley holding up a fist in the direction of the Capitol crowd had helped link him to the day of destruction in Washington, D.C.

    Conservative publisher Regnery Publishing took over rights to the book after Simon & Schuster pulled out.

    In the book, Hawley compares today’s tech titans to the robber barons of the past – and warns that Americans’ liberties are at stake if the business giants are allowed to continue gaining economic and political power.
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    Calling the publisher's decision a "direct assault on the First Amendment" is a bit alarming coming from someone who helps make our laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BartenderElite View Post
    Calling the publisher's decision a "direct assault on the First Amendment" is a bit alarming coming from someone who helps make our laws.
    why? he's not a cancel culture freak, he's a victim of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukkha View Post
    why? he's not a cancel culture freak, he's a victim of it
    You think the 1st amendment guarantees everyone a right to be published?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BartenderElite View Post
    You think the 1st amendment guarantees everyone a right to be published?
    no,but that wasn't the point you made.
    I do believe people need more speech,not less and certainly not big tech regulating it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukkha View Post
    no,but that wasn't the point you made.
    I do believe people need more speech,not less and certainly not big tech regulating it
    It was the point I was trying to make. His statement is a pretty woeful understanding of the 1st amendment.

    Lawmakers should know & understand the Constitution.

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    And you want more speech? Aren't you against the NFL players who kneel during the anthem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BartenderElite View Post
    And you want more speech? Aren't you against the NFL players who kneel during the anthem?
    sure I am. but they get to kneel, and I get to oppose it..that's free speech
    embargo are free speech as well no matter whom its used against.

    The big danger is publishing houses not publishing, and platforms cancelling accounts

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    The Republican National Committee and three other party-affiliated organizations spent more than $1 million mass purchasing books by GOP candidates in the past election cycle, according to reports from the Federal Election Commission.

    Yeah, now we know why Hawley's book, became a "best seller".

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    Quote Originally Posted by no worries View Post
    The Republican National Committee and three other party-affiliated organizations spent more than $1 million mass purchasing books by GOP candidates in the past election cycle, according to reports from the Federal Election Commission.
    Yeah, now we know why Hawley's book, became a "best seller".
    thats not going to put anything on the best sellers list

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukkha View Post
    Cancelled Hawley book now a Bestseller
    Doesn't sound like it was cancelled then, does it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    Doesn't sound like it was cancelled then, does it?
    Conservative publisher Regnery Publishing took over rights to the book after Simon & Schuster pulled out.
    read the OP

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukkha View Post
    thats not going to put anything on the best sellers list
    Sure it could, along with gullible, teabaggers (www.teaparty.org) buying the traitors, toilet paper.

    It worked for Dotard Jr.

    The Republican National Committee purchased nearly $100,000 worth of Donald Trump Jr.'s book 'Triggered' a few days before it hit shelves, which critics insist is why his book performed so well in sales.

    A spokesperson for the RNC told The New York Times that the single October purchased for $94,800, confirmed on a recent FEC filing, was an expenditure connected to promoting the book from Donald Trump's eldest son.

    The bulk buy ahead of the November 5 release date, many claim, have contributed to the book's swift rise to the New York Times best seller list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukkha View Post
    read the OP
    So not cancelled. Good to know.

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    "Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley's The Tyranny of Big Tech sold 20,900 print books in its first week, according to NPD BookScan data provided to Forbes, landing on bestseller lists after his first publisher Simon & Schuster dumped the book over his objections to the presidential election results—and with the help of the GOP book-buying machine and one of the senator's favorite targets: Amazon," Forbes reported Friday.

    "The Times' bestseller list listed Hawley's book with a dagger symbol, which the publication uses to denote books that made the list with the help of bulk purchases or other potentially 'suspicious' methods," Forbes explained.
    "Hawley's book, like a number of his GOP colleagues before him, has benefitted from a large purchase by a Republican donor group: So far, the Federal Election Commission data shows the Senate Conservatives Fund paid Hawley's publisher Regnery Publishing $64,750 in February for 'donor books' supporting Hawley."

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