Monday, September 17, 2007

Atlas Rocketed

After this article appeared in the New York Times citing numerous successful businessmen who are Ayn Rand fans and declaring Rand's Atlas Shrugged "one of the most influential business books ever written," the Amazon ranking of Atlas jumped from a healthy 388 to a positively euphoric 52.

Gus van Horn has the news, and plenty of links and commentary.

UPDATE: Stephen Hicks tells me the euphoria is even healthier. After the Times piece, the highest he saw for the paperback version was:

Amazon.com Sales Rank: #29 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

Also, the hardcover of Atlas moved up strongly:

Amazon.com Sales Rank: #89 in Books

And here’s The Fountainhead:

Amazon.com Sales Rank: #167 in Books

Even today the paperback of Atlas is doing well and is at:

Amazon.com Sales Rank: #35 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

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5 Comments:

Blogger ZenTiger said...

Well, its one of the books in my library (along with The Fountainhead)

Who is John Galt BTW?

9/17/2007 03:33:00 pm  
Blogger PC said...

Ah, that would be telling. ;^)

9/17/2007 04:55:00 pm  
Anonymous LGM said...

I went to school with him. He's a good man.

LGM

9/18/2007 08:58:00 am  
Blogger PC said...

You went to school with John Galt?

9/18/2007 10:39:00 am  
Anonymous LGM said...

Oh yes. He was very popular. Many learned from his example.

LGM

PS he was also popular with the young ladies

9/18/2007 03:34:00 pm  

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