Re-post from huffingtonpost.com
Posted: 07/03/2013 4:16 pm EDT | Updated: 07/03/2013 4:50 pm EDT
Ballantine Books may have been put off enough by Paula Deen’s racially insensitive history to cancel the October release of her next cookbook, Paula Deen’s New Testament, despite enough receiving pre-orders to briefly make the book the bestselling item on Amazon. But the cancellation hasn’t stopped Deen’s fans (some, perhaps, brand-new converts to her cult) from snatching up copies of the Savannah chef’s other cookbooks in the wake of the scandal. Au contraire!
Sales data provided to The Huffington Post by Nielsen show that sales of Deen’s recent cookbooks have exploded since the scandal.
On the week ending June 30, which immediately followed the Food Network’s decision to drop Deen from its lineup, Americans bought a total of 2,950 copies of Deen’s last nine books at the bookstores participating in Nielsen BookScan, which currently covers approximately 85 percent of the print book market. That’s nearly seven times as many copies as were sold in each of three weeks before the National Enquirer unearthed a videotape showing Deen making controversial statements about race Read more…
Published on: July 3, 2013
by NATIONAL ENQUIRER staff
Photography by: The National Enquirer
WORLD EXCLUSIVE! O.J. SIMPSON: “LEAVE PAULA ALONE!”
PAULA DEEN has been widely blasted for admitting she used the N-word and worse and as The ENQUIRER predicted when we broke the scandalous story, her business empire has now crumbled.
But the now former Food Network star has an unlikely champion – O.J. Simpson!
In a bombshell world exclusive, The ENQUIRER reveals that the disgraced football great reached out to Paula from his prison cell in Nevada to declare: “Leave Paula Deen alone!” Read more…