Just a reminder that ebook sales numbers include a lot of ”clicked on for other reason” transactions. Manipulating people to hit buy is not the same as reading.
Comedians from The NSFW Show completely crowd-sourced a fake erotica book for the iBookstore. They compiled a collection of submissions from readers as The Diamond Club byPatricia Harkins-Bradley–telling readers to “please purchase and post a hilarious 5-star review” for the 99-cent title.
The video embedded above explains everything–what do you think? The fake book currently has 1,124 five star reviews and 12 one-star reviews. As you can see by the screen shot from iTunes, as of this writing, the book is currently ranked No. 4 out of all books in the iBookstore–topped only by the Fifty Shades of Greytrilogy.