Author of Fake Book Lands Book Deal

By Dianna Dilworth 

41nSKTvrU4L._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Brent Underwood, an author who made headlines for creating a fake bestseller on Amazon, has inked a book deal.

To prove how meaningless the bestseller label on Amazon is, Underwood self-published a fake book of a photo of his foot. The book was called, Putting My Foot Down: A Book Featuring My Foot by My Foot. After he uploaded the title and sold three editions it earned the “No. 1 best seller” title in several categories. Underwood exposed this event in a column for The New York Observer and Amazon removed the title for being fake.

Now Thought Catalog has picked up the book and published a paperback about Underwood’s whole ordeal. The paperback is already listed on Amazon.