Selling Books A Newfangled Way: Buying Them

As an author of another business book that is now on the shelves, I resent Michael Treacy's assertion in "Did dirty tricks create a best-seller?" (News: Analysis & Commentary, Aug. 7) that the tactics used constituted "creative marketing." If the market accepts the tactics used by CSC Index and the two authors, we will quickly arrive at a point where only those with deep pockets will be able to present their ideas to the business community. There are some creative ways of promoting a book, but deliberately inflating the sales figures is not one of them.

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