Cruz and his publisher, HarperCollins, said Friday the books were not sold in bulk.
“A Time For Truth” ranked high on the other publishing industry bestseller lists including Nielsen Bookscan (#4), a subscription service that tracks the vast majority of book sales in America, The Wall Street Journal (#4) and Barnes and Noble (#7),” HarperCollins publicity director Tina Andreadis said in a statement provided to BuzzFeed.
“The Times is presumably embarrassed by having their obvious partisan bias called out,” the Cruz campaign said in a statement Friday. “But their response — alleging ‘strategic bulk purchases’ — is a blatant falsehood. The evidence is directly to the contrary.”
“Demonstrate that your charge isn’t simply a naked fabrication, designed to cover up your own partisan agenda,” the campaign added. “And, if you cannot do so, then issue a public apology to Senator Cruz and Harper Collins editor Adam Bellow for making false charges against them.”