A motivational speaker just sent me a free review copy of his new book, published earlier this month.
A banner on the front cover proclaims the book is an “international best-seller.”
Yet when I check it online, the book is ranked #292,514 on Amazon.
Surely, if this just-published book were in fact an international bestseller, it would be at least in the top 100,000 on Amazon right now, no?
Does the author realize how silly, or at least unbelievable, his claim to bestsellerdom looks to the intelligent reader who bothers to check?
Or is his assumption that people today are so naive they will believe anything correct?
My experience, by the way, is the opposite: people are more skeptical than ever today, and their B.S. detectors have never been more accurate.