February 11, 2005
News & Opinion: DisneyWar Excerpt in WSJ
Slate thinks this business scandal book will sell while others haven't. The article quotes sales numbers from others in the genre. These are from Bookscan, which capture retail data and represents about 70% of the U.S. market.
- 24 Days: How Two Wall Street Journal Reporters Uncovered the Lies That Destroyed Faith in Corporate America by Rebecca Smith and John R. Emshwiller - 16,765 copies
- Stealing Time: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Collapse of AOL Time Warner by Alec Klein - 9,176 copies
- Perfect Enough: Carly Fiorina and the Reinvention of Hewlett Packard by George Anders - 8,081 copies
- Fools Rush In: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Unmaking of AOL Time Warner by Nina Munk - 5,000 copies
- There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future by Kara Swisher - 3,744 copies
- The Man Who Tried to Buy the World: Jean-Marie Messier and Vivendi Universal by Jo Johnson and Martine Orange - 654 copies
Simon & Schuster has printed 200,000 copies of DisneyWar. I guess we'll see.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.