Featured Press:

October 18, 2018 | Diesel’s New “Faggot” Jacket Caused Fervent Backlash. Does the Context of Why They Made it Matter? | Mic

“’I don’t think Diesel gets to ‘reclaim’ this term for our community,’ queer author Phil Stamper said. ‘It’s still pretty divisive, and brings up a lot of trauma for queer people.’”

June 22, 2018 | Episode Eight: Phil Stamper & The Not So Secret Zelda Fan Fic | Write or Die Podcast

“Join me and this week’s guest Phil Stamper as we talk Zelda fan fic, leaving your first agent, taking down Lani Sarem and his upcoming debut THE GRAVITY OF US!”

May 17, 2018 | Spitefully Outed (Ep. 169 – So You Think You Can Dance) | The Sewers of Paris Podcast

“My guest this week is Phil Stamper, whose book The Gravity of Us tells the story of two young men who fall in love amidst the drama of a mission to Mars.”

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:

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

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