Skip to comments.Publishing Source: Hillary Book a 'Bomb'
Posted on 06/16/2014 6:54:44 PM PDT by bryan999
In an email this evening, a veteran publishing source calls the latest Hillary Clinton book, Hard Choices, a memoir of her State Department years, a "bomb." The source is referring to the early but underwhelming sales figures.
"Between us, they are nervous at S&S [Simon & Schuster]," says the source, who gave permission for his email to be published. "Sales were well below expectations and the media was a disaster."
According to this source, a Simon & Schuster insider, "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."
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Her campaign got the money, that’s all that matters.
Leftists need book advances because they sure can’t move product based on quality.
People know Hillary’s book is just filled with gas.
You have to be a real sicko to waste time reading a “book” about Slick Willie’s wife. I’ll stick with “U.S. Marshals” that I’m reading now.
If more of Hillary supporters could read
If it is a bomb, is it like plastic explosive that I can put in something I want to blow up? Or, is it more like a smoke bomb making a fog all around it? Something tells me, in fact it is more like a stink ‘bomb’ smelling and skunking up the place...
The doormat is unfit for dog catcher.
Surely a friend could order 100K copies...?
one will. Expect a sudden surge and great secondary reviews.
635 Reviews, 5 star: (177) 4 star: (17) 3 star: (18) 2 star: (24) 1 star: (399)
it is a good way to launder money a la Jim Wright.
Read Hillary's book.....
eat ground glass........
bang my head against the wall repeatedly........
watch paint dry.......
Those are some Hard Choices.
A “bomb” or a stink bomb? Sounds like S&S just assumed that the Clinton brand was a sure sell. What could go wrong?
there is a history of people like this buying up large quantities of the books to make the sales look better.
Who wrote U.S. Marshals? I couldn’t find it on my library’s website by the title alone.
the SOLE aim of the book was to LAUNDER MONAY —she didn’t write squat..!
The publisher sees this as INSURANCE, that’s all.
Her campaign got the money, thats all that matters.
Believe it or not, a guy named Mike EARP. No relation.
I used to track Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance book.
The way they maximized sales on it, which were never high, was for at least two years they would periodically give him an award for the book, which would give the media an excuse to pump it again for a few weeks.
Ah. A little good news for today.
Layoffs for Simon and Shuster employees on the way. Hillary’s advance is 15% of their annual profit so look for 15% of their employees to get the boot in July. This is just too good!
The Flying Buttress was unable to sufficiently buttress her arguments, apparently.
I’m reading Barbara Olson’s 1999 Hillary expose “Hell To Pay”. No hit on the author but it’s in my bathroom reading stack.
All Ms. Olson has to do to update it is include all that’s gone down the last fifteen years & call it “Hell To Pay: The Sequel” & it will sell. Nothing has changed; Hillary is the same insufferable power mad b!tch as before.
Don’t know how anyone can breathe the same air in the room with her; it must reek of sulfur.
I cannot help but remember Rush’s first book. I think they printed 20,000 copies. I don’t think any made it to the shelves as the truck drivers and store workers bought that bunch, then they printed several million more...a little at a time, because they didn’t believe a conservative could actually sell books. Kinda like The Passion of the Christ.
Those that can cannot comprehend.
“They sold 60,000 hard covers first week and 24,000 ebooks.”
Actually I was wondering just how many reporters there are in DC. There was an article about how Cantor was clocked and they mentioned that DC is bursting at the seams with reporters, but none of them bothered driving 60 miles to see what was going on in Cantor’s district.
Rush Reviere sold 160,000 its first week.
I wish Barbara Olson was still around to be able to do that. She is missed.
It won’t be a bomb.
Progressive organizations and high rollers who have maxed out their contributions through legal mechanisms will purchase the boot in bulk to fund her campaign.
It’s all about campaign finance and a little PR.
What are they surprised about? Everyone knew that the huge advance Hillary received was nothing but a gift and they never really expected to make their money back.
“it is a good way to launder money a la Jim Wright.”
Probably legal too, as she’s not a politician, at this point. If the sales start taking a huge turn up, we’ll know why.
oh, their affiliated organizations will buy them, to give as thank you/birthday/Christmas/Chanukah gifts. I actually know a woman who stood in line to “meet” Hillary, buy her book, and get it signed. Oh, well.
But, but ABC News said that people were camped out for a few days in line and the line was around the corner with people waiting to get to meet her and get a copy of her book!
Barbara Olsen was killed on 9/11 in the plane that hit the Pentagon.
Barbara Olson died on 9/11.
“Rush Reviere sold 160,000 its first week.”
Well that was only because of all the FREE PUBLICITY it got. Surely you remember Rush on all the TV shows and all of the hype from the media.
The unions, LGHFBTMS organizations, Marxists, and islamists will jump in to purchase pallet loads of the books. That has always been the standard practice.
Newspapers and unions probably ordering that their underlings buy this work of fiction.
If sales don’t pick up she’ll be dead broke again.
Advances are just that, advances on royalties. Must be repaid if royalties do not cover.
The numbers were leaked by a simon and shuster employee because there will be layoffs. They’re pissed because its going to be a bloodbath.
Didn’t she get something like 14 million? Liberal elites - padding each others pockets...
“I wish Barbara Olson was still around to be able to do that”
She died in one of the 9-11 plane highjackings, didn’t she?
399 x 1 star only because Amazon doesn’t offer negative number reviews.
“If more of Hillary supporters could read”
What difference does it make!! ?
EDITOR: WHAT HAPPEN?
CONTROLLER: YOU SET UP US THE BOMB.
What if the laundering is not in straw purchases of books, but in giving her the advance?
I wonder if that would be considered legal or even ethical?
I wonder if someone could find the smoking gun regarding this theory if such exists?