Top conservative publisher ditches NYT’s best-seller list

A top conservative publisher is cutting ties with The New York Times’s best-seller list and will no longer allow writers to bill themselves as having appeared on the list.

Regnery Publishing, which has published conservative authors like Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter, announced the decision Monday after company leaders were frustrated that its authors weren’t ranked as high on the list as they believed they should be, The Associated Press reported.

Regnery is claiming that the list gives preference to books by liberal authors.

{mosads}The decision comes after conservative author Dinesh D’Souza’s “The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left” only landed on the list’s seventh spot after nabbing a top-ranking spot on another list.

D’Souza blasted the Times’s list on Twitter while sharing news of the publisher’s decision.

“Our goal is that the lists reflect authentic best sellers,” Times spokesman Jordan Cohen told the AP. “The political views of authors have no bearing on our rankings, and the notion that we would manipulate the lists to exclude books for political reasons is simply ludicrous.”

Ditching the Times’s list also means the authors won’t be able to earn bonuses from their books landing on the list, according to the AP.

“I ask you to consider this: We are often told it’s foolish to bite the hand that feeds you,” Regnery president and publisher Marji Ross wrote in a letter to the company’s authors. “I say it’s just as foolish to feed the hand that bites you.”

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