Hugo Chávez Helps Noam Chomsky’s Book Sales

Hey Hugo, I like what you’re reading!  From the New York Times:

Hugo Chávez Helps Noam Chomsky’s Book Sales – 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.

Nice touch.

Thanks to the Saskatchewan Publisher’s Group email listserv for the heads-up.

Regina Indy Media Collective

Back from frolicking in the water, basking in the sun and lazing about the cottage and am now diving back into the fray. Attended the inaugural meeting of the Regina Indy Media Collective where thirteen citizen journalists gathered in preparation to tell the stories that aren’t being told in the MSM.

For now, we’re working from the Act Up in Sask website. Watch for more!