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Publishing Source: Hillary Book a 'Bomb'
Weekly Standard ^ | 6/16/14 | Daniel Halper

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,"

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


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$14,000,000 advance payment to the "dead broke" Hitlery.
1 posted on 06/17/2014 2:21:44 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Having had enough of Hillary's lies for free, most Americans prefer not to pay for them.

She peaked in 2008. I hope she is the 2016 nominee.

2 posted on 06/17/2014 2:28:06 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Wow, that's a lot of loot --for a broad who got the job for in the past being married to one of the most flagrant LIARS the U.S. has had to suffer in Presidential office.

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...

3 posted on 06/17/2014 2:29:07 AM PDT by BlueDragon (the wicked flee when none pursueth, but the righteous...are as bold as a lion)
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To: SoFloFreeper

the “book scam” is just another way to launder money. it’s up there with the million dollar “speaking fees.”


4 posted on 06/17/2014 2:37:31 AM PDT by equalator
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To: SoFloFreeper

I can’t believe so MANY bought her stupid book!!


5 posted on 06/17/2014 2:42:10 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 2:42:45 AM PDT by john drake (Lucius Accius-Roman,170 BC - "oderint dum metuant" translated "Let them hate so long as they fear")
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To: SoFloFreeper

All I know is that compared to a Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck book, Hillary is overpriced.


7 posted on 06/17/2014 2:45:18 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Ann Archy

“I can’t 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.


8 posted on 06/17/2014 2:51:11 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Ann Archy

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.


9 posted on 06/17/2014 2:59:46 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: Ann Archy

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.


10 posted on 06/17/2014 3:09:38 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Show me the man and I will find the crime. - Lavrenti Beria)
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To: BlueDragon
...but if McCain didn't get shot down he may enjoy it

Given McCain's history as a pilot it's more likely he would simply crash the plane.

11 posted on 06/17/2014 3:25:35 AM PDT by KevinB (Barack Obama: Our first black, gay, Kenyan, Muslim president!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


12 posted on 06/17/2014 3:27:36 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SoFloFreeper
the unions must be slipping, they're usually good for 1/2 to 3/4 of sales
13 posted on 06/17/2014 3:37:25 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: equalator
the “book scam” is just another way to launder money. it’s up there with the million dollar “speaking fees.”

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.

14 posted on 06/17/2014 3:54:26 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: lostboy61

.....When the revolt comes.


15 posted on 06/17/2014 3:59:13 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: equalator
the “book scam” is just another way to launder money. it’s up there with the million dollar “speaking fees.”

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.

16 posted on 06/17/2014 4:11:20 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: SoFloFreeper
The book is just a money-laundering vehicle anyway.
17 posted on 06/17/2014 5:32:25 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Jacquerie

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!


18 posted on 06/17/2014 5:37:31 AM PDT by Tx Angel
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To: Ann Archy
I can’t believe so MANY bought her stupid book!!

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!"

19 posted on 06/17/2014 5:40:26 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: Jacquerie

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.


20 posted on 06/17/2014 5:43:36 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: SoFloFreeper

To paraphrase a saying by Mark Twain regarding Hillary’s book, “once you put it down you can’t pick it up”.


21 posted on 06/17/2014 5:45:32 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: SoFloFreeper

$14 million is not a book advance; it is a down payment for future services to be rendered.


22 posted on 06/17/2014 5:47:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Gen.Blather

Guess all the public libraries bought multiple copies and the Clinton Presidential Library was good for the rest.


23 posted on 06/17/2014 6:02:50 AM PDT by Boomer One
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


24 posted on 06/17/2014 3:04:50 PM PDT by CJM1
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To: Jacquerie

That was a “peak”? Lol.


25 posted on 06/17/2014 3:04:50 PM PDT by CJM1
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To: Gen.Blather

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.


26 posted on 06/17/2014 3:04:50 PM PDT by CJM1
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