“We Should Have Been Number One”: DrDisrespect Feels the New York Times Bestsellers List Is a Scam

Published 08/13/2021, 1:49 PM EDT


DrDisrespect isn’t one to hold back. And in a recent stream, he spoke about how the New York Times bestsellers list is nothing but a scam. He seems to be of the opinion that unless a person indulges in politics and other morally unsound behavior, they can’t have a book sitting at the top of the bestsellers list. A lot of viewers, who weren’t aware that DrDisrespect held these views, were genuinely surprised. Some people agreed with his views. And others thought he was still bitter that his own book didn’t top the list.

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Why does DrDisrespect think the New York Times bestsellers list is a scam?

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DrDisrespect released a book a couple of months ago. Violence. Speed. Momentum is the name of the book, and he claims his book outsold the book that was in second place by “3 times“, and yet his book was not at the top. And he also claims that he has numbers and statistics that point towards his book being number one. “We should have been number one,” he emphasizes.

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He feels that he and the people that helped him write the book were robbed of the number one spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. And he also seems to know a great deal about the technicalities involved with having a book on the bestsellers list. “The understanding of making the New York Times bestsellers list is to hit a certain threshold of number of copies sold,” he explains to his viewers. “We did all the steps right,” he informs his viewers.

The only way to make the list, he believes, is through indulging in politics and by buying slots. “I’m a hundred percent convinced you gotta buy slots to get on that thing,” he reiterates. Whatever the case, in his mind, his book was number one, and in reality, it wasn’t. This discrepancy doesn’t sit well with him. And a lot of viewers were sympathetic towards him let his frustrations known.

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His fans can only hope he releases a second book soon. And maybe his next book will top the list, and there will be no shenanigans.

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Soumyadyuti Ghosh

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An eSports writer at EssentiallySports, Soumyadyuti Ghosh is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Management. Before becoming an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, he worked as a freelance content writer, editor, and proofreader and primarily worked on projects revolving around insurance, travel, and gadgets. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things eSports, a rather unhealthy obsession with playing video games, and an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the gaming industry make him a video game aficionado.

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