Mark Driscoll is a Fraud: Mars Hill Paid $210,000 to get his Book on the Best Seller List

Seattle’s Mars Hill Church paid a California-based marketing company at least $210,000 in 2011 and 2012 to ensure that Real Marriage, a book written by Mark Driscoll, the church’s founding pastor, and his wife Grace, made the New York Times best-seller list.

According to a document obtained by WORLD, Result Source Inc. (RSI) contracted with Mars Hill “to conduct a bestseller campaign for your book, Real Marriage on the week of January 2, 2012. The bestseller campaign is intended to place Real Marriage on The New York Times bestseller list for the Advice How-To list.”

The marketing company also promised to help place Real Marriage on the Wall Street Journal Business, USA Today Money, BN.com (Barnes & Noble), and Amazon.com best-seller lists.

The publishing industry just dropped about 50 out of 60 possible points in my estimation given its willingness to fraudulently pad sales for a price.  I’m beyond disgusted.  What this means is that the ‘bestseller’ lists of these companies, and more, cannot be trusted.

Mark Driscoll obviously knew what his company was doing (I say company because Mars Hill has lost the right to be called a Church as it has refused to take the steps necessary to expel a man who has been shown numerous times to be a plagiarist and thus a thief).  As the C.E.O. he’s responsible whether he had knowledge of the ‘payments’ (we call them bribes).

Disgusting.  Just absolutely disgusting.  What an absolutely unethical person Driscoll is.  What a fraud.  What a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

9 thoughts on “Mark Driscoll is a Fraud: Mars Hill Paid $210,000 to get his Book on the Best Seller List

  1. www.joezias.com 5 Mar 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Don’t be surprised, making the NYT best sellers list as some of the BAR Crowd authors have done is not all that difficult. Just need to know how to play the game, in fact, after one of their books made the list for a week, people read it, reviewed it and it sort of disappeared from the shelves.

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    • Jim 5 Mar 2014 at 3:26 pm

      that’s seriously depressing.

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  2. Tim 5 Mar 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I’d like to hope this will cause the people who give money to Mars Hill to think closely on the wisdom of their giving, but I fear most will see nothing wrong with the church spending their tithes this way.

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    • Jim 5 Mar 2014 at 3:31 pm

      indeed. if they cared about right and wrong they would have ousted him when he was first going off the rails with word of his personal erotic visions about members of the church.

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  3. Truth2Freedom 5 Mar 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Reblogged this on Truth2Freedom's Blog.

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  4. SLIMJIM 6 Mar 2014 at 2:57 am

    The news about Driscoll don’t get better with the passing of years

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  5. shepherdguardian 6 Mar 2014 at 11:52 am

    Reblogged this on The Shepherd/Guardian.

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    • Jim 6 Mar 2014 at 1:56 pm

      i hadn’t = thanks

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