Scientology goes big with Barnes & Noble and with the Euro 2016 football tournament - 2016-06-19

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F347.png Scientology goes big with Barnes & Noble and with the Euro 2016 football tournament June 19, 2016, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

It's time again for Rod Keller's Scientology Social Media Review. He's made a specialty of hunting down the odd and wonderful things Scientologists post to the 'net. He's a chronicler who piece by piece builds a highly detailed assessment of what Scientology is doing around the world, and this is what he found for us this week...

Scientology followed its dramatic Hollywood Boulevard book launch last week with promotions at individual Barnes & Noble bookstores yesterday. Phil Jones, of "Call Me" billboard fame, showed up at one store, where a life-sized cutout of Terl, the book's villain, invited people to purchase the 34-year-old novel.

In 1990, as part of its landmark series about Scientology, Los Angeles Times reporters Joel Sappell and Robert Welkos revealed that the church had relied on individual members to buy books by the armful in order to get Hubbard's works on New York Times bestsellers lists. More than 25 years later, the strategy is apparently the same, but with social media, Scientology is much more open about what they're doing...


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Scientology goes big with Barnes & Noble and with the Euro 2016 football tournament | url = https://tonyortega.org/2016/06/19/scientology-goes-big-with-barnes-noble-and-with-the-euro-2016-football-tournament/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = June 19, 2016 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}