JewishPress.com bloggers JoeSettler and Jameel of The Muqata blog posted a book review on Sunday of a new book by Assaf A. Voll, entitled, A History of the Palestinian People – From Ancient Times to the Modern Era.
The book provides an extensive and comprehensive review of 3000 years of Palestinian history.
In short, nearly all 132 pages are blank, except the dedication by George Costanza.
In an interview on Monday on the Mako website , Voll said that he made hundreds of sales since yesterday.
Have you sold any copies yet?
“A few dozen were sold in the Hebrew edition, and a few hundred in the English edition. I tried to understand how they got to me, and it turned out that someone had put it on the Jewish Press site and there were people who understood the pun a little more, but that it’s not just for the troll. If you buy a physical copy it augments your argument. If you hand it to someone who is arguing with you, it’s a hard argument to contradict.”
We checked and he’s right.
As of Monday afternoon, in the category of Israel & Palestine, the book is ranked #2 on Amazon, beating out Michael Oren’s Six Days of War at #5, and Dan Senor’s and Saul Singer’s Start-up Nation at #10.
In the Middle East History category, the book is ranked #9, and it is ranked overall a respectable 2,360 of all books on Amazon.
Update: As of Monday night, it is now #6 in the Middle East History category, and 1,780 in all books.
Update: As of Tuesday morning, it is now the #2 ranked book on Amazon for New Releases in the Middle East History category.
That’s the power and influence of our amazing bloggers and readers on JewishPress.com.
The book can be purchased on Amazon at this link.
Book Review/Blog Post: A History of the Palestinian People – From Ancient Times to the Modern Era