Skip to comments.Publishing Source: Hillary Book a 'Bomb'
Posted on 06/17/2014 2:21:43 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
In an email this evening, a veteran publishing source calls the latest Hillary Clinton book...a "bomb."
"They sold 60,000 hard covers first week and 24,000 ebooks." The publishing house was "hoping and praying for 150,000 print first week."
"The 60k represents a less than 10% sell thru based on what they shipped,"
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She peaked in 2008. I hope she is the 2016 nominee.
Then again she lies like a rug too..all day long, all over the room.
If the book is such a bomb -- load up an aircraft full of them, send it to Iran and have McCain toss 'em out.
I don't know if that would make Hillary or many Iranians happy, but if McCain didn't get shot down he may enjoy it, and just the thought of him "bombing" Iran with Hillary's crappy book puts a smile on my face, anyway...
the “book scam” is just another way to launder money. it’s up there with the million dollar “speaking fees.”
I can’t believe so MANY bought her stupid book!!
Well, I think there are plenty of outhouses around the U.S.A. that could use a source of paper for cleaning up after going No. 2. Ship them there and let them be put to a real use.
All I know is that compared to a Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck book, Hillary is overpriced.
“I cant believe so MANY bought her stupid book!!”
I suspect there are lots of people who want to be members of a cult. They’re political addicts who want to be abused. I have often thought Democrats resemble abused wives. If their husband dies they find another abuser just like him.
Waters World was on Fox last night and he was interviewing the people standing in line to buy her book. OMG!!!! First the people in N.Y. city are brain died on there best day. Second to be that uber left without being able to even give a good reason for your position is mind blowing. These are the folks of the first die off when the SHTF comes.
The books are bought in bulk. It’s a scam.
One of the things former Speaker of the House Jim Wright got caught doing. One of the unions bought 5,000 copies of his autobiography.
Given McCain's history as a pilot it's more likely he would simply crash the plane.
I really hope the publisher had the stones to make it a contingent-on-sales deal. IOW, she has to pay most of it back.
Her off spring, chelsea, received $600,000 per year from nbc news, which worked out to $27,643 per minute on air.
nbc/comcast continue to pay off the bribes to the grifters from Arkansas.
.....When the revolt comes.
The books/speeches are always written by professional ghostwriters. The public servant receiving the kickback doesn't actually do anything but show up. Fedzilla must be paid their cut.
I don’t want her as the nominee. I know too many people who have already voted for her in their mind.
And this is Texas!
Most of those were probably bought by PACs to be give-aways with donations. E.g., "Donate $75 and we'll send you Hillary's new book. Donate $200 and we won't!"
The more I watch her on her book tour the more I am coming to believe that the Dems are looking for some excuse, any excuse, to get rid of her. My guess will be something health related.
To paraphrase a saying by Mark Twain regarding Hillary’s book, “once you put it down you can’t pick it up”.
$14 million is not a book advance; it is a down payment for future services to be rendered.
Guess all the public libraries bought multiple copies and the Clinton Presidential Library was good for the rest.
I had to laugh when I went on Amazon and found Hillary’s book is getting an average of 2.5 stars. I really expected to see 4-5 stars. I knew she’s disliked by MOST Americans but I really expected the Hillary promoters to come out in full force and carry her on the ratings pages.
What was even funnier was reading all the 5-star reviews that spent more time slamming the Tea Party and conservatives and their reviews than supporting her book.
More than one 5-star reviewer commented on the impossibility of having read a 600-page book quickly enough to be able to comment on it only hours after it came out. Ignorance never stops liberals from commenting on anything and the same person that trashed negative reviewers had NOTHING AT ALL to say about positive reviews that were comin out just as quickly.
One person went so far as to allege that conservatives who were slamming the book couldn’t have read the book because conservatives can’t read. Apparently we’re not able to READ but yet we’re somehow able to WRITE a response what we couldn’t read in the first place. Oh, the “logic” of libs.
I seriously kicked around spending the $14 to buy the book just so I could go on their and slam those idiotic libs making comments like that in the review question. And then it occurred to me that they probably wrote those comments intending to create that EXACT response. Goad people into buying the book so they can review it negatively.
60,000 hardcover copies and only 20,000 or so e-books in the first week. The disparity is odd until you figure out that 75% of those hardcover purchases are going to public libraries.
All in all, I think it’s safe to say that Hillary’s book is probably the biggest bomb in history. And Rush hit on the head when he mentioned that she also got $50,000,000 in free publicity from the mainstream media. And now that Hillary’s side of the Benghazi scandal has been officially made public, it’s interesting that they started rounding up the perpetrators. I wonder what tales THEY will have to tell.
That was a “peak”? Lol.
You have to remember who runs the public libraries in this country and how many public libraries there are. THAT is where MOST of the hardcover copies are headed.
Straight to your local public library, public school library and college library.
Even a fair number of the e-book copies are probably going to public libraries since a lot of public libraries also have e-book borrowing systems now. Either that or they’re getting the e-book rights free if they buy the hardcover.
Either way, selling WAY under 100,000 TOTAL copies of a supposed “blockbuster” book is hardly a “how did she sell THAT MANY” performance in a country of 300,000,000+ people.
It’s particularly bad given how “loved” we’re told the Clintons are on an almost daily basis.
When it’s all said and done you have to think that there are probably fewer than 25,000 actual people who have purchased the book for themselves.
Is that surprising? It’s a book about a Clinton allegedly written by a Clinton. If you’ve read any of their other books you’ve already read this one. I read a few pages of the free sample on Amazon and it was EXACTLY what I expected after having read “My Story” and “Living History”. Every other word is me, my, mine or I and the victimhood starts in about the middle of the third paragraph.