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From: revpk@cellar.UUCP (Brian 'Rev P-K' Siano)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: L. Ron Hubbard
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Date: 20 Jul 91 00:58:54 GMT
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rick (Richard Ottolini) writes:

> One unsubstantiated rumor is Church members buy out books in markets where > best-seller statistics are compiled. Then many bookstore give prominence > to best-sellers aand even more are sold.

I don't regard it as unsubstantiated. Friends who work in bookstores report that, when a new Hubbard book is released, they have several people come in and buy five or six copies with their credit cards. Always the same people, by the way. Local used bookstores tend to get glutted with the books shortly after. The Time magazine article (if I recall) claimed that bookstore clerks sometimes find the books in the boxes, already pre-stickered- as though the books were bought, turned in to the Church, and then sent out as 'new' copies to bookstores.

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