(NEWSER) – Ted Cruz sold nearly 12,000 copies of his biography A Time for Truth in its first week (it was published June 30), which in terms of raw numbers would make him No. 3 among this week's best sellers in the New York Times. But you won't see Cruz's name anywhere on the list, reports Politico. The Times told HarperCollins it wouldn't be including the book; it cites concerns about "strategic bulk purchases," suggesting the Cruz campaign is buying as many books as it can to goose the numbers.

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