Homocon Milo Busted Lying About Book Sales

The Guardian reports:

Rightwing controversialist Milo Yiannopoulos has branded reported low sales of his new book “fake news” after official figures revealed the writer has failed to rock the book charts on either side of the Atlantic, despite his claims to the contrary.

According to Nielsen Bookscan, which monitors book sales through almost all outlets, including Amazon, the former Breitbart technology editor has sold only 18,268 copies of his book in the US and 152 in the UK since its launch on 4 July.

The figure is far below the 100,000 copies, including pre-orders, that his PR team claimed had sold through Amazon alone on the day of the book’s launch.

Though ebook sales are excluded from the charts, Andre Breedt, managing director of Nielsen Book Research, said: “As our sales include Amazon sales it is unlikely to be higher.”

  • kareemachan

    Quelle surprise.

    And I’m willing to bet that most of those were sold below the stated cost. Or to repub entities that give them to fellow repubs. On the remainder table in 3… 2… 1…

    ETA: I love the 152 sold in Britain. Lulz.

    • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

      Recycling

      • kareemachan

        I just read The Guardian article. He claims he was citing orders by wholesalers, not actually purchased. Well, the thing about a book by a publisher like S&S is that the wholesalers *return* the unbought copies. Like I’m sure they did with this monstrosity. Post-haste.

        • MonochromeMouse
        • Skokieguy [Larry]

          And end up at the Dollar Store, where I will buy them as gag gifts.

          • Dazzer

            Careful what you wish for.

            Milo Hannigan (his real name) will be so desperate for publicity by then that he will probably offer to do personal signings at Dollar Stores.

          • RJ Bone

            And probably back alleys, at that point 😛

          • djcoastermark

            And I’m sure many of the recipients of your gift will be gagging.

          • Skokieguy [Larry]

            Hey, many people have birdcages to line and fish to wrap.

          • Frostbite

            Why do you hate your friends so much?

          • JPH

            It’d sure make me gag.

  • Talisman

    A conservative lying?

    This is my shocked face.

    • Acronym Jim

      This is mine.
      ._.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Loser! Sad!

  • bobbyjoe

    OT, but I suspect we’ll all be hearing a little more about this today (reported this morning on NBC News):

    The Russian lawyer who met with the Trump team after a promise of
    compromising material on Hillary Clinton was accompanied by a
    Russian-American lobbyist — a former Soviet counter intelligence officer
    who is suspected by some U.S. officials of having ongoing ties to
    Russian intelligence
    , NBC News has learned.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/russian-lawyer-brought-ex-soviet-counter-intelligence-officer-trump-team-n782851

    Deeper and deeper and deeper….

    • Ernest Endevor

      Oh thankGod! It’s almost eight and I’d seen no fresh developments, no new scandals brewing. Now I can enjoy my coffee.

      • Gustav2

        The biggest scandal is the meeting itself. In order to get just a phone call returned by one person at this level in a presidential campaign you have to be a MAJOR donor.

        To have a sit down meeting with THREE high level campaign operatives you have to have funded a Super PAC or the RNC for a long time.

        They knew what they were getting into.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      Along with the “suicide” of the man who confessed to trying to obtain Clinton emails from Russian hackers

      “A Republican operative who had attempted to obtain Hillary Clinton’s missing emails from alleged Russian hackers, killed himself in Minnesota
      in May… In a hotel room near Rochester’s Mayo Clinic, Peter W. Smith, 81, of Lake Forest left documents, including a statement police described as a suicide note.

      In the note recovered by police, Smith apologized to authorities and said that “NO FOUL PLAY WHATSOEVER” was involved in his death. He wrote that he was taking his own life because of a “RECENT BAD TURN IN HEALTH SINCE JANUARY, 2017” and timing related “TO LIFE INSURANCE OF $5 MILLION EXPIRING.”

      https://patch.com/illinois/skokie/s/g6gts/illinois-gop-operative-who-chased-clinton-emails-killed-self-in-minnesota-report

      When his obituary was originally published, no cause of death was listed. Totally not suspicious, right?

      • Leo
        • Skokieguy [Larry]

          Twitter items don’t display for me >sad face<. What did you post?

          • zhera

            “Police found a receipt from a local Walmart time stamped from the previous day, May 13 at 12:53 p.m. The receipt was for the purchase of “Helium Jumbo” and other items. Police also noted that the two helium tanks in the room were draped with vinyl-covered exercise ankle or wrist weights. The report did not offer an explanation for the weights. Police said that because they did not suspect foul play, they had not viewed any security video from the Walmart store to confirm that Smith had bought the tanks himself.”

          • Skokieguy [Larry]

            Thank you and wow. Considering the breathtaking implications if there were foul play, you’d think that viewing the security tapes would be reasonable due diligence.

            That being said, if this were a nefarious situation, why would such a public and verifiable purchase have been made?

          • zhera

            How many suicide notes have you heard of that said NO FOUL PLAY! JUST ME DOING MY THING! NOTHING TO SEE HERE!

          • Skokieguy [Larry]

            REMINDS YOU OF TRUMP TWEETS, YES?

          • alguien

            and drumpf on air interviews

          • liondon#iamnotatraitor

            Did the Trump’s have this done?…. Asking for my friend Vince Foster.

          • zhera

            They do have plenty of mafia connections…

      • And a Russian euthanizer would probably not know that a life insurance policy is null & void upon suicide.

    • TrueWords

      Damn you now I have Madonna in my head

    • Leo
      • David Walker

        I heard/read/concocted a story that she was in a money laundering case in Bahrete’s district which Beauregard’s “Justice” department stopped prosecuting in June. I heard/read/concocted it only once, though, and you’d think that would be juicy enough to be repeated.

    • SoCalGal20

      NBC didn’t ID the guy but it’s apparently Rinat Almetshin.

      https://twitter.com/malcolmnance/status/885825579089629186

  • MonochromeMouse

    And a good chunk of that 18k were probably “bought” by the publisher to give away so they could have a better chance of reaching the bestseller mark.

    • Gustav2

      Or by the Mercers for party favors.

      • Dazzer

        That’d be one hell of a shitty party.

      • KarenAtFOH

        Do people need that many door stops?

        • Gustav2

          When you have several huge houses…

  • Phaius

    His publicist/hired rat/whoever claims that those are WHOLESALE units that were reported as sold (each and every one of them, apparently) and that yes, they sold all 100K.

    • Gustav2

      …and will be bought back by the publisher.

  • shellback

    If not for JMG, I would never have heard of this creep. I suspect I am not alone.

    • GeneInSJ

      No, you’re not. I would have had no idea he existed.

    • TrueWords

      I appreciate JMG for shedding light on these cockroaches because when the light is bright and truth is revealed they truly run and hide…

      I guess the only question for Milo and his 152 supporters are :

      Can YOU Deal With it Darling???

      • RaygunsGoZap

        This avatar pic and the last have been so great. Your face is dreamy!

    • I had heard of him from other sources, but at this point I wouldn’t have heard anything about him since his meltdown (whenever that was…it’s not important enough for me to google). I’d actually forgotten about him until I saw this.

    • kcken

      A (straight/white) PS4 buddy told me about him about 2 years ago.
      He said: “I only read breitfart for Milo”

      • barrixines

        Only straight men ever did. His duckfaced limpwristed arse bandit act was straightforward pandering. Inadequate heterosexuals read him just to remind themselves they were better than the fags.

        • Acronym Jim

          Yes, if you see earlier videos of his interviews and compare them to today’s Milo you see he is nothing more than Al Jolson in rainbow face without the talent or the decency.

    • zhera

      Who?

    • VodkaAndPolitics

      This is especially interesting because when a bottom feeder like Milo publishes a book, their publishing company usually buys enough copies themselves to send it to the top of the NYT best seller list. If that didn’t happen, that means that he’s lost the support of not not just his minions, but the powers at be as well. This marks the beginning of the end for Milo Whatsitspoulis

      • VodkaAndPolitics

        All that being said, I’d still hate fuck him.

        • ChrisInKansas

          Ew.

        • Drink more vodka, dear. 😛

      • jerry

        I think he ended up self-publishing…because of various controversies, his publisher cancelled the deal, and I don’t think another company picked it up.

    • TheMiddlist

      I could imagine that a lot of people heard of him because of attempts of disinivite him from all speaking during his Dangerous Faggot tour… that’s how I heard of him anyway + Gamergate

  • hdtex
  • netxtown

    Oh Milley. However will you be able to afford them Ivanka pumps? It’s not like you can depend on the kindness of strangers.

    • TrueWords

      I know right…they discarded him like their morals and standards…

  • it’s been known for a long time now that rethugs have to have some rich concern willing to mass purchase their crap just to make it on the charts. iirc the NYT got busted for not mentioning that on their “best seller” lists and had to modify them to reflect the fact with a little symbol next to any book that had been bought en mass.

    homocons lying is as expected as the sun rising every morning. i’m glad this one is so lame he can’t even sell a thousand books in the UK. /nelson ha-ha voice

    • jerry

      It’s mostly various PAC groups that buy them, and then “If you donate at least $20, we’ll send a FREE copy of (right-wing asshole)’s new book!!” But yes, every time Hannity, Coulter, O’Reilly, etc. come out with a new diatribe (same as the last, worded a little differently), they automatically hit the bestsellers list because of bulk purchases by the political action committees.

  • Dazzer

    Just to add a little more information to this re: his UK sales.

    That 152 figure in sales in the UK doesn’t mean that !52 people have made a purchase. The most likely explanation is that automated library services have bought the majority of those books in case they’re ordered through inter-library loans. His name will be on a watch list as a writer and a bot will have bought up the books.

    Milo is now claiming on Facebook that we shouldn’t be laughing at his UK sales because the book isn’t on sale in the UK. The poor idiot seems totally unaware of how books are bought and sold in the international market these days. even if the book isn’t published in the UK, it’s entirely possible to order it internationally from the US.

    !52 copies have been sold in the UK – pure and simple. And the majority have been bought by automated library systems and will be sold on to the general public for 10p in the not to distant future when libraries want to clear out the unloaned booked from their stacks.

    • Câl

      ….and will be put on sale to the general public for 10p (but then given to charity shops when failing to sell) in the not to distant future when libraries want to clear out the unloaned booked from their stacks.

      There, fixed your final sentence for you!

  • Rex

    Exaggerating size again – typical.

  • barrixines

    The thing is by the time the book came out it was hopelessly out of date. It was the literary equivalent of deeley boppers. Laugh at how I shitty to a woman who committed the crime of being black whilst acting! Thrill to how encouraged hordes of fifty year old misogynists to threaten the lives of twelve year old girls with an X-Box! Gasp at my Auntie Tom faggotry! Did I tell you feminists are fat and ugly? Lookatmelookatmelookatme. It wasn’t as if the screeching ninny was that entertaining first time round that the hordes would be prepared to pay premium for the re-run.

    Poor Milo. If I wanted to read the memoirs of someone being an arsehole on the internet I’d re-read my own comment history here.

    • The Milkman

      I would read that. 🙂

    • Wayne Alan Blood

      Your comments are FAR more entertaining.

      • barrixines

        What a nice thing to say – thank you. (I’m still sure most of the upvotes were because people agreed with the arsehole bit 😉 )

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        • Marti386

          Being an aresehole is the spice of life. 😛

    • hudson11

      Yer on a roll today!!

      • barrixines

        It’s just because – and I am sure Dazzer would agree with me – he gives all of us good decent sourfaced bitter British queens a bad name.

    • Todd20036

      Milo’s book would have sold more if he didn’t out himself as a pedophile.

      • RJ Bone

        That depends on who bought it 😉 😉

      • Marti386

        The thing is, Milo isn’t a pedophile. He was never molested by a priest. He doesn’t believe most of the crap he says. He just makes it up.

        That was just Milo being Milo, doing what he does for a living. And his living is being outrageous. The problem is, people who sell outrage for a living are beginning to discover that there IS a limit to the outrageousness they can sell.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      Late to the party, but this is rather jaw-dropping:

      Leaked Documents Suggest Secretive Billionaire Trump Donors Are Milo’s Patrons. The Mercer family helped Donald Trump become President — and they appear to be funding the controversial Yiannopoulos.

      Leaked documents, including a promissory note and emails, as well as conversations with several people familiar with the matter, strongly
      imply that the Mercers funded Yiannopoulos following his resignation
      from Breitbart News after video surfaced in which he appeared to
      condone pedophilia. Together, they suggest that the financiers of the
      new conservative politics aren’t simply interested in protecting their
      money, but in winning a brutal new culture war waged largely online.

      More than that, the documents point to a relationship that Yiannopoulos
      seems to regard as a kind of personal patronage, expecting from the
      family not just financial but legal support, after the British citizen’s
      visa status became tenuous post-Breitbart.

      https://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/leaked-documents-suggest-secretive-billionaire-trump-donors?bfsource=bbf_enau&utm_term=.oabNJvpvm5#.arJBgNENb5

      • barrixines

        Such a malignant family.

        • Skokieguy [Larry]

          And talk about “politics makes strange bedfellows”. The Mercers are hard core right wing and would like to turn the US into a theocracy, but they will consort with trash like Milo if they feel it will help to achieve their goals.

      • JCF

        If there’s EVIL, the Mercers must be nearby.

        • Marti386

          The Mercers are even bigger sh*ts than the Trumps.

          • Nixon is Lord

            Not Johnny Mercer, surely!!

      • Randy503

        From the article: the family sees the British shock-meister as a way to capture the attention of a generation who grew up on the internet and represents the future of the kind of anti-establishment Republican politics that swept Donald Trump to power:

        “The Mercers want to do whatever they can to bring this new style of conservatism to a younger generation. Milo did that for Breitbart with their money and they see no reason to change that.”

        If so, that’s a serious misreading of the millennials. I really don’t think the way to political power is to insult everyone. And if they really think that there is such a thing as “anti-establishment republicans,” they are smoking some serious crack.

  • TrueWords

    The majority of those books were probably bought by library services or maybe Milo bought them to give to his friends…oh wait…he does not have 150 friends…maybe he wanted to build a fire…

  • bambinoitaliano

    How stupid can the publisher be? Why in the world would they think his base are individuals who would spend money on reading material?

    • CB

      It’s self-published, so they probably only produce when they get orders. From Amazon’s page:
      “Inventory is currently limited on this title, but we’re working hard to get more. Orders may be delayed by several weeks. We’ll notify you by email as soon as we have an estimated delivery date.”

      • barrixines

        That must mean Milo’s inkjet has run out.

    • Like so many right-wing “authors” he is being propped up by some very wealthy people who can afford to buy up copies of the book. This has been going on for a very long time. I suspect they learned this from the $cientologists who have long ago been caught shipping copies of Dianetics to retail outlets with the store’s own pricetag already attached because they were reselling them to the same store.

  • Boreal
  • CB

    The 100K may represent a commitment by booksellers, but it in no way can be extrapolated to retail sales or final orders. Like everything related to Milo, this is ridiculous.

    • Reality.Bites

      Doubtful booksellers would commit to 100k copies of a self-published book.

      Interestingly there’s a notice at Amazon:

      Inventory is currently limited on this title, but we’re working hard to get more. Orders may be delayed by several weeks. We’ll notify you by email as soon as we have an estimated delivery date.

  • LovesIrony

    The toilet paper market is saturated

  • Hanwi

    I don’t think conservatives read anything other than Ayn Rand…..

    • Tawreos

      They don’t even read that, they may have it on the bookshelf, but just like the bible they also claim to love the covers have barely been opened.

  • barrixines

    Perhaps he should Tweet his next book. I am sure his audience would appreciate only having to run their Cheeto stained fingers under one hundred and forty characters as they tried to read it.

    Oh he’s be banned hasn’t he? Ah well. I am sure employment opportunities for a maladjusted simpering Nancy/Nazi are flooding in as we speak.

  • KP

    Robert and Rebecca Mercer of Cambridge Analytica infamy are supporting this douche bag. The ones folks are painting as the likely helpers to the Russia disinformation campaign.

  • Tawreos

    Someone is making a very sad attempt to extend their 15 minutes.

  • SoCalGal20

    So NBC didn’t name that person in the meeting with Don Jr, the Russian lawyer, etc. but it was apparently Rinat Almetshin.

    https://twitter.com/malcolmnance/status/885825579089629186

    • DaddyRay

      The old adage that it isn’t the crime it is the coverup just doesn’t seem to applicable – both are equally damning

  • GayOldLady
  • Bad Tom

    So the “Bestseller” claim was a fraud. Actual fake news.
    ——-
    I wondered how a book could be a bestseller before it was released.

    • June Gordon

      Books can be bestsellers before release, based on pre-sales. Of course, that would have nothing to do with this.

      • Bad Tom

        Milo claimed precisely that. Apparently that claim was a lie.

  • Karl Dubhe

    Who? It might be the pot I smoke, but for some reason the name doesn’t ring any bells for me.

    Which is strange, usually I have to sleep with someone to forget them in this manner.

    • barrixines

      It wasn’t as if I stayed waiting by the phone after the first couple of days anyway.

      • Karl Dubhe

        I was once able to ‘date’ someone for a fortnight, before he realized that I didn’t know his name…

        Oops.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          Alternative anonymity

  • June Gordon

    I still can’t believe that Bill Maher gave this alt-right, gay, minstrel act publicity by having him on his show.

  • June Gordon

    I guess, after the last election, America has sufficient stupid shit, and doesn’t need to buy any more from morons. At least for this week . . .

  • Ninja0980

    Shouldn’t he have been deported by now?

    • barrixines

      I’d give all my back gold teeth to see him in an ICE raid. Dragged out into the street by two burly agents as he desperately tries to finish bleaching his anus.

  • agcons

    Milo lied about something? Damn.
    Now where are those pearls; they were right here the last time I had to clutch them.

  • KarenAtFOH

    Really Milo? Did you have Alternative Sales?

  • SFnomad

    Since he has become radioactive, the wingnut welfare gravy train of buying the book in bulk sales (which counts) and giving them away for free has been brought to a halt.

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element
  • mikeinftl

    Must have been those “internet” sales!

  • Michael Angelo

    Gays hate him and conservatives hate his sinful homosexuality. Who on earth did they think would buy his book?

    • Jerry Kott

      People who Hate themselves? Misery loves company.

    • TheMiddlist

      Well, he can be entertaining – sometimes

      • Michael Angelo

        If you find obnoxious twats to be entertaining, then I guess you’d be correct.

    • BillysWilly

      I know he’s a complete idiotic jerk of a homocon, but am I the only gay guy who’d love to see nekkid pics of him? A sex tape, or something salacious?

  • Waarki

    I hate to think that even one tree gave its life that this shitstain’s words got printed

    https://youtu.be/d7epbdQ4YYI

  • Mike

    ..

  • dcurlee

    Let’s see he is a republican……that’s the only thing they know how to do is lie

  • Texndoc

    This IS fake news. His book is on the New York Times Bestseller list at #3, I suppose you could go to the New York Times and see. And his book hasn’t been released outside of the US. It just makes you see why he may be deplorable but he’s sometimes correct. It’s doing very well in sales considering.

    A more interesting piece would be the uncovering I was reading about about a billionaire couple who are very right wing and put over 20 million into his pocket. I suppose that’s lump change to some billionaire couples.

  • TheMiddlist

    Homocon xD – Is there some funny nickname for this guy that plays to his Lady Diana cosplay attempts btw?

  • DesertSun59

    I note that there is only one depth that Righties will not tread: pedophilia.

    I’m guessing that there’s a very large amount of pedophilia and/or incest that runs in Republican families, as witnessed by how they become instantly outraged by the very mention of it.

    1. Someone else has noted that, too. Pizzagate was INVENTED by someone who saw this. The shooter was diddled as a young boy.

    2. When Milo’s interview revealed that he advocated having sex with older men when he was chicken that was SOLE thing that turned Righties off. Everything else was perfectly ‘normal’ about him until that was revealed.

    So, it’s very obvious to me that there is some serious repression of incest in Republican families.

  • JWC

    I sadi the other day, iwith all the the Trumpeseteria it must be a bitch for both the Khardashians and Milo to get a headlines Oh the whore news is so fickle

  • JCF

    Who?

  • Schlukitz

    Aw shit!

    Her again?

  • Marti386