Despite Sex and Scandal, Madoff Books Are a Bust

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 2, 2009 8:34 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Sex and scandal have not been enough to make major sellers out of books about Bernard Madoff. According to Nielsen BookScan, neither a much-discussed tell-all by alleged ex-mistress Sheryl Weinstein nor a recent wave of biographies about the imprisoned financier have caught on with the public. Weinstein's Madoff's Other Secret, has sold just 2,000 copies, ranking it No. 3,506 on Amazon.

Jerry Oppenheimer's Madoff With the Money has sold 1,000 copies. Gerard and Deborah Strober's Catastrophe and Andrew Kirtzman's Betrayal each sold 3,000. Erin Arvedlund's Too Good To Be True has been slightly more successful, selling 5,000 copies. None were in the top 2,000 tonight on Amazon.