Hey Hugo, I like what you’re reading! From the New York Times:
Ever since Mr. Chávez held up a copy of a 301-page book by Noam Chomsky, the linguist and left-wing political commentator, during a speech at the United Nations on Wednesday, sales of the book have climbed best-seller lists at Amazon.com and BN.com, the online site for the book retailer Barnes & Noble, and booksellers around the country have noted a spike in sales.
The paperback edition of “Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance,” a detailed critique of American foreign policy that Mr. Chomsky published two years ago, hit No. 1 on Amazon’s best-seller list yesterday, and the hardcover edition, published in 2003, climbed as high as No. 6. At both Borders Group and Barnes & Noble, sales of the title jumped tenfold in the last two days.
Oh, I can see it now! Writers, desperate to boost their books’ sales send tonnes of books to Venezuela, on the off-chance Hugo would hold it up before a camera.
Thanks to the Saskatchewan Publisher’s Group email listserv for the heads-up.