Featured Press:

Apr 16, 2018 | How to Hack the New York Times Bestseller List | Annotated Podcast (BookRiot)

Nov 27, 2017 | The Year in Best-Sellers | Slate

“[Sarem’s] shenanigans were sniffed out in August by a member of the tightknit and often ferociously self-protective YA Twitter scene, author Phil Stamper.”

Aug 25, 2017 | New York Times Pulls YA Novel from Bestseller List After Reports of Fake Sales | The Guardian (United Kingdom)

“A young adult novel has been removed from the No 1 position on the New York Times bestseller lists, after detective work worthy of Nancy Drew…”

Aug 25, 2017 | The Brief, Tumultuous Reign Of An Erstwhile Best-Seller | NPR / All Things Considered

“Within hours of Stamper and West’s initial tweets, Handbook for Mortals had been stripped of its crown and ejected from the list, returning The Hate U Give to the throne it has long occupied.”


More Press:

Sept 29, 2017 | The Making (and Unmaking) of a 23-Hour New York Times Best Seller | Vulture

Sept 1, 2017 | Handbook for Mortals: The Strange Tale of a Bestseller that Wasn’t | The Times (United Kingdom)

Aug 30, 2017 | A First-time Author Unwittingly Exposed the House of Cards Beneath “Bestseller” BooksQuartz

Aug 30, 2017 | La truffa che ha fatto entrare un libro sconosciuto nella classifica del New York Times | ilPOST (Italy)

Aug 28, 2017 | How YA Authors and Online Sleuths Got a Book Pulled from a New York Times Bestseller List | CBC / As It Happens (Canada)

Aug 25, 2017 | Une écrivaine achète ses propres livres pour se retrouver en tête des ventesGlamour Paris (France)

Aug 25, 2017 | Handbook for Mortals: A YA Literary Agent Breaks Down the DramaEntertainment Weekly

Aug 25, 2017 | ‘Handbook For Mortals’ Author Accuses YA Community Of Keeping Out New Voices | Huffington Post

Aug 25, 2017 | New York Times Removes Book From Bestseller List Amid Accusations It Gamed System | Consumerist