NYT blogger Nate Silver's book sales soar after correctly predicting Obama victory
Nate Silver, the New York Times blogger, who has became a public figure in the final days of the 2012 presidential campaign, has seen an 850 percent spike in his book sales since nailing his electoral predictions.
The book, 'The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don't,' is currently the number two bestseller book on Amazon.com, behind children's book 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel'.
Silver writes the blog FiveThirtyEight for the New York Times, and he, in addition to a number of other pundits, appears to have correctly predicted which states would go for President Barack Obama and which would go for Mitt Romney, CBS News reports.
According to the report, but in the days leading up to the campaign, his blog, on which he predicted Obama victory at over 90 percent, took on a uniquely polarizing status.