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Publishing Source: Hillary Book a 'Bomb'
Weekly Standard ^

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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1 posted on 06/16/2014 6:54:44 PM PDT by bryan999
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To: bryan999

Her campaign got the money, that’s all that matters.


2 posted on 06/16/2014 6:55:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bryan999

Leftists need book advances because they sure can’t move product based on quality.


3 posted on 06/16/2014 6:56:20 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: bryan999

People know Hillary’s book is just filled with gas.


4 posted on 06/16/2014 6:58:09 PM PDT by boycott
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To: bryan999

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.


5 posted on 06/16/2014 6:59:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: bryan999
I think anyone who wants a copy already has it. After a disastrous first week of interviews, no one is going to be encouraged to go out and get it.
6 posted on 06/16/2014 6:59:26 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: bryan999

If more of Hillary supporters could read


7 posted on 06/16/2014 7:00:26 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: bryan999

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...


8 posted on 06/16/2014 7:00:56 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: bryan999

The doormat is unfit for dog catcher.


9 posted on 06/16/2014 7:01:40 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: bryan999

Surely a friend could order 100K copies...?


10 posted on 06/16/2014 7:02:11 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

one will. Expect a sudden surge and great secondary reviews.


11 posted on 06/16/2014 7:06:46 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: bryan999
Amazon reviews:

635 Reviews, 5 star: (177) 4 star: (17) 3 star: (18) 2 star: (24) 1 star: (399)

12 posted on 06/16/2014 7:07:33 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: dfwgator

it is a good way to launder money a la Jim Wright.


13 posted on 06/16/2014 7:08:34 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: bryan999
Hmmm.....

Read Hillary's book.....

eat ground glass........

bang my head against the wall repeatedly........

watch paint dry.......

Those are some Hard Choices.

14 posted on 06/16/2014 7:09:05 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Tea: A beverage best served cold. With RINO meat.)
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To: bryan999

A “bomb” or a stink bomb? Sounds like S&S just assumed that the Clinton brand was a sure sell. What could go wrong?


15 posted on 06/16/2014 7:09:40 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: JPG

2.3 stars


16 posted on 06/16/2014 7:10:19 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: bryan999

there is a history of people like this buying up large quantities of the books to make the sales look better.


17 posted on 06/16/2014 7:10:48 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Who wrote U.S. Marshals? I couldn’t find it on my library’s website by the title alone.


18 posted on 06/16/2014 7:11:25 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: bryan999

the SOLE aim of the book was to LAUNDER MONAY —she didn’t write squat..!

The publisher sees this as INSURANCE, that’s all.


19 posted on 06/16/2014 7:12:16 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: dfwgator; bryan999

Her campaign got the money, that’s all that matters.

20 posted on 06/16/2014 7:12:56 PM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

Believe it or not, a guy named Mike EARP. No relation.


21 posted on 06/16/2014 7:13:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: bryan999

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.


22 posted on 06/16/2014 7:13:46 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: bryan999

Ah. A little good news for today.


23 posted on 06/16/2014 7:14:12 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: bryan999

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!


24 posted on 06/16/2014 7:14:34 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: boycott

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.


25 posted on 06/16/2014 7:15:09 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: bryan999

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.


26 posted on 06/16/2014 7:16:20 PM PDT by BobL
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To: molson209
...If more of Hillary supporters could read...

Those that can cannot comprehend.

27 posted on 06/16/2014 7:16:41 PM PDT by chopperman
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To: bryan999

“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.


28 posted on 06/16/2014 7:18:20 PM PDT by BobL
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To: BobL

Rush Reviere sold 160,000 its first week.


29 posted on 06/16/2014 7:18:42 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: elcid1970
--All Ms. Olson has to do to update it..

I wish Barbara Olson was still around to be able to do that. She is missed.

30 posted on 06/16/2014 7:18:44 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: bryan999

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.


31 posted on 06/16/2014 7:19:12 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: bryan999

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.


32 posted on 06/16/2014 7:19:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Perdogg

“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.


33 posted on 06/16/2014 7:19:33 PM PDT by BobL
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To: bryan999

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.


34 posted on 06/16/2014 7:20:59 PM PDT by EDINVA
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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!

(snark)


35 posted on 06/16/2014 7:21:30 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: elcid1970

Barbara Olsen was killed on 9/11 in the plane that hit the Pentagon.


36 posted on 06/16/2014 7:21:30 PM PDT by packrat35 (Pelosi is only on loan to the world from Satan. Hopefully he will soon want his baby killer back)
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To: elcid1970

Barbara Olson died on 9/11.


37 posted on 06/16/2014 7:22:00 PM PDT by GenXFreedomFighter
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To: jimbo123

“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.

...oh, wait.


38 posted on 06/16/2014 7:23:31 PM PDT by BobL
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To: bryan999

The unions, LGHFBTMS organizations, Marxists, and islamists will jump in to purchase pallet loads of the books. That has always been the standard practice.


39 posted on 06/16/2014 7:24:01 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: elpadre

Newspapers and unions probably ordering that their underlings buy this work of fiction.


40 posted on 06/16/2014 7:25:23 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: bryan999

If sales don’t pick up she’ll be dead broke again.


41 posted on 06/16/2014 7:26:00 PM PDT by A message
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To: MuttTheHoople

Advances are just that, advances on royalties. Must be repaid if royalties do not cover.


42 posted on 06/16/2014 7:28:15 PM PDT by all the best
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To: JPG

Ouch!!


43 posted on 06/16/2014 7:30:23 PM PDT by mylife
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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.


44 posted on 06/16/2014 7:30:29 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: dfwgator

Didn’t she get something like 14 million? Liberal elites - padding each others pockets...


45 posted on 06/16/2014 7:39:14 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: JPG

“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?


46 posted on 06/16/2014 7:39:32 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: JPG

399 x 1 star only because Amazon doesn’t offer negative number reviews.


47 posted on 06/16/2014 7:41:01 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: molson209

“If more of Hillary supporters could read”

What difference does it make!! ?


48 posted on 06/16/2014 7:43:26 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: bryan999

EDITOR: WHAT HAPPEN?
CONTROLLER: YOU SET UP US THE BOMB.


49 posted on 06/16/2014 7:44:25 PM PDT by RichInOC (HA HA HA HA....)
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To: jimbo123
What if the entire advance was not paid by Simon & Shuster?

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?

50 posted on 06/16/2014 7:44:40 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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