NEW YORK -- Going negative against Democrat Barack Obama isn't just a campaign strategy for Republican John McCain. It's also a good formula for selling books.
Three anti-Obama releases were in the top 20 of Amazon.com's bestseller list on Tuesday, despite little critical attention or mainstream media coverage.
"There's a pent-up demand from people on the right side of the aisle who feel that the mainstream media is effusively covering Barack Obama and not critically covering him," says Marji Ross, president and publisher of Regnery Publishing Inc., which just released David Freddoso's "The Case Against Barack Obama."
Until recently, the most widely read narrative of Sen. Obama's life was written by Obama, in the million-selling "Dreams From My Father" and "The Audacity of Hope." The new releases, like Sen. McCain's campaign ads, attempt a counter-narrative.