Was Dawkins’ Book a Flop?

It looks to me like Richard Dawkins’ latest atheism book has turned out to be a flop.  Right now, over at Amazon.com, it is ranked around 2800.  And every time I have checked, it has never been less than 900.  In other words, it has never come close to breaking into Amazon’s top 100 books.  And I don’t think it has made it to any Bestseller’s List.  What’s more, there is no news buzz associated with the book.  And that last time he tweeted about his own book was on Oct 13th.

Also, I noticed that Tom Gilson’s review seems to be buried now.

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5 Responses to Was Dawkins’ Book a Flop?

  1. Dhay says:

    > Also, I noticed that Tom Gilson’s review seems to be buried now.

    I see Gilson’s one-star review is still viewable, but to see it you need to use the direct link to it, the one provided in the “The Dawkins Retread” OP and repeated here:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R10PDYGF2B1J49/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1984853910

    But it doesn’t appear in the list of one-star (or ‘All’) reviews; it’s not buried by sheer volume of other reviews, it’s absent from the current list:

    https://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/1984853910/ref=acr_dp_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&reviewerType=all_reviews#reviews-filter-bar

    It’s critical but not abusive, no abuse to report; censorship?

    *

    There’s still no gushing fan mail on the RDF website: Jerry Coyne repeatedly posts that Dawkins’ fan mail is evidence of his influence, but the current evidence is otherwise: the last fan mail (‘Converts Corner’) was 18 April 2019 (with the previous one six months before that); looks like Dawkins and his books have lost ability to make atheist converts, and this latest book hasn’t got it either.

    https://www.richarddawkins.net/mailbox/

    It’s a dead mailbox, bar a very slow drip of fan mail; that’s it: there’s been no mail expressing ‘Disagreement’ or ‘Hate’ in many years.

  2. nsr says:

    Who’d have thought the secular world would get bored of Dawkins and move on? It must be torture for a narcissist like him.

  3. Nicholas Harmon says:

    When I look at the 1 star ratings, Gilson’s is highlighted at the most helpful critical review.

  4. Dhay says:

    Nicholas Harmon > When I look at the 1 star ratings, Gilson’s is highlighted at the most helpful critical review.

    I’m very puzzled that I could have missed it, it is indeed there, and thanks for pointing that out.

  5. Michael says:

    I’m very puzzled that I could have missed it, it is indeed there, and thanks for pointing that out.

    It was missing yesterday (and a couple of days before that). It must have been a glitch.

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