Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton’s Book Is The No. 2 Hardcover In First Week (It's officially a bomb...)
Posted on 06/18/2014 2:55:00 PM PDT by jimbo123
Hard Choices sells 85,721 hard copies, according to Nielsen figures.
Hillary Clintons new memoir was the second-most purchased hardcover book in its first week, according to Nielsen Bookscan data that records physical book sales at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Wal-Mart, and other retailers.
The BookScan figures, released Wednesday to publishers and obtained by BuzzFeed, account for sales during the week ending on Sunday, June 15 a period covering the first six days Clintons book, Hard Choices, was available for purchase. They reflect strong but not spectacular sales for a book that has dominated the political conversation.
The Bookscan service tracks approximately 85% of retail sales for physical books at the biggest booksellers, but does not account for e-books, made for tablets like Kindle. In addition to tracking Amazon and Barnes & Noble sales, BookScan tracks hundreds of independent bookstores and big-box retailers like Costco.
The figures show Clinton sold 85,721 hardcover copies in its first week.
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Wouldn’t surprise me if the Clintons bought thousands of her book. They can certainly afford to.
“Hard Choices”? That sounds more like a book written by Bill...
What happened to the $14 Million advance she got for the book?
And oh BTW, want to know what the Number 1 selling book is?
Dr. Ben Carson’s ‘One Nation’ Book Tops New York Times’ Best Sellers List
So a $14,000,000 advance divided by 100,000 sales (I’m being generous and allowing an extra 14K for all those — snicker — Hillary! ebook fans) means they’ve paid her $140 per sale. B&N is selling it for $21 online.
Who runs Simon & Schuster, former Obama economic advisers?
Simon and Schuster will do OK. The Hillary camp will simply pull an L Ron Hubbard ploy and enlist supporters, such as labor organizations to buy up all the copies to make it look like it is a best seller.
S&S paid her $140/sale and they’re probably taking in $9/sale. LAYOFFS!
Good, couldn’t happen to a nicer liberal
What difference does it make? Libs would vote for her if every page in the damn book was blank.
With the wholesale price of the book at, $10 which is generous, that is only $850,000 return. The book will be lucky to sell a total of 200,000. That would be a massive loss. The entire $14 million advance Plus several other millions for expenses.
No one LIKES her. No Body trusts her. She is all but intolerable. Yet, she is ‘inevitable’!
Leave it in the bathroom then.
Simon and got Shystere’d by the Hildabook.
Easy Choices...dont buy it and save your money.
Rush reported his source at Simon and Shuster said they printed a million copies and they simply are not being sold
Another sad thing about this: the 2nd most popular book in America only sold 82,000 copies, i.e. people don’t read much anymore.
Nice to see when lieberals lose their money on their precious idols. The smartest woman in the world has the most stupid supporters.
That’s actually not accurate. Ben Carson is No. 2 on the Times’ non-fiction list to Clinton. Carson was No. 1 last week but got bumped to No. 2 this week. The new list just released today.
To be honest, 82,000 for a non-fiction book is a huge week. Not for Hillary’s book because of the huge advance but there hasn’t been a non-fiction book this year that has sold 82,000 copies in a week. It’s not uncommon for a book that sells 20-30,000 copies in a week to be No. 1 on the non-fiction list.
It is a debacle because of the $14,000,000 advance. It will never be recouped and that is equal to the entire profit that Simon and Schuster made in 1st quarter. This debacle wipes out 25% of their annual earnings.
Ben Carson’s sold 33,000 his first week and that was No. 1 as well. Robin Robert’s book was No. 1 on the list in early May and only sold 17,000. Dave Ramsey’s sold 75,000 the week that his book was No. 1. There have been several weeks this year when the No. 1 selling non-fiction hardcover sold fewer than 15,000 copies. Robert Gates sold 80,000 his first week.
This debacle with a $14 million advance will wipe out 25% of S&S earning for this year. Lots of layoffs on the way for S&S employees starting in July.
I agree. I was just remarking about how few books are selling these days.
Rush Revere: #1 on Nielsen BookScan
Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims is numero uno in adult, children, hardcover, paperback, fiction, nonfiction, 158,005 copies sold.
I'd cash it right away, boys. Just sayin'...
That's a laugh. My "political conversation" is much more concerned with a government that tries more each day to take my rights, my money, my freedom, and my guns. I give not a crap about Hillary, a statist elite crone who would be glad to do all four every day, and twice on Saturday.
Does her advance include the costs of actually printing, paying editors, promotion, travel, design, shipping, storage, etc., etc., etc.?? Or is the $14M exclusively to her, personally? Whatever .... a $14M advance is obscene.
Wonder where they are getting their numbers to use for copies sold and if they are calling those shipped to book sellers are being sold. If the ones they have for sale don’t sell, will the bookstores be expected to pay for them?
Maybe they are playing the funny numbers game that DC plays every Thursday with the unemployment rate.
And the publisher printed a million of them. Heh. Serves them right for laundering 14-million dollars to her.
Nope. That is on Simon & Schuster. If Barnes & Noble is selling it for $21, S&S is making less than that. After the expenses you listed, let’s say they make $14 per book (which is probably too high a number). That means the advance they paid Hillary is the profit on one million copies. THEN Simon & Schuster begins to earn a profit. Did they really think she would sell millions of books? She may be a witch, but she’s no Harry Potter.
They needed to sell 1.6 million copies of her book just to break even on the advance. That doesn’t include any of the other costs including printing, salaries of the soon-to-be-laid-off S&S employees, etc.
S&S is getting more like $9/book.
Her book was originally titled "To Serve Man."
“Another sad thing about this: the 2nd most popular book in America only sold 82,000 copies, i.e. people dont read much anymore.”
We read books all the time. We just do it on e-readers.
I’m sort of hoping that one of my co-workers will leave a copy by the crapper. To read, dang it, to read.
Hey, Bomb’s actually work. Which is more than we can say for this piece of lie stick.
Waaaaaaay back I worked for a magazine/publishing entity and was told by the publisher that a national “best seller” sold 500K books. That was in the 70s, pre-internet, pre-Kindle, etc. So maybe S&S was just hoping for an inside track, a post-WH Hillary book? A Bill book? Or a discreet political contribution? Who knows?
Apparently “Hard Choices” was the title of a porno film.
Other appropriate titles.
Bill Clinton: “Hard On”
Hillary: “Hard Up”
Hillary: “What Difference Does It Make?”
Hillary: “Benghazi Journal”
Hillary: “How I Worked with the Communist Party to Defend Black Panther Torturers and Murderers, Got Fired as Unethical by the Watergate Committee, Tried to Get a Communist Friend Hired as Secy of Education, Screwed Up the Original “Heathcare” Issue, and Don’t Think that the 4 Graves of American Murdered in Benghazi are Anything Else than Bumps in the Road” to the Presidency”
From what I have read, book sales topped off in 2007 and have been tapering off since.
I read a lot of stuff on-line, including full books from places like Project Gutenberg which didn't get counted.
The only other stuff that doesn't get counted is from smaller bookstores. So if people are buying and reading a lot of used books from small, independent bookstores then that wouldn't show up in the tallies.
I think everyone is missing the gambit here. By releasing Hillary’s ghost-written book at this time, she can stay in the spotlight without being in the political arena. This way she avoids any possibly difficult questions (except, “Are you running for President?”, which will be coyly evaded)while she spouts founts of focus-group tested phrases and bumper sticker platitudes.
She will throw her hat in the ring late in the campaign to avoid making her more haggard than she is. Behind the scene, the DNC black ops machine will reward S&S for their trouble.
You were lied to. Only books like the Bible sell in the millions on a regualr basis. The previous comments noting 15 to 20K per week are correct. It does matter what time of year book is released. Christmas has higher sales. The only part moving of this dynamic is that there are about 100 million more people in the US since the 1970s. Thus more potetial readers.
I believe you misread my comment. I said I was told that a national best seller sold @ 500K, that’s half a million. A really top, top seller might have sold a million. And that referred to a 1970s bestsellers, when all books were published in paper, not electronically.
I understood your comment. Very few best sellers have ever sold 500K in one week. That was more likely the total sales for the book.
Salesman lie all of the time.
I didn’t say in a week. I said that best sellers sell in the 500K range. You are reading into my comment what you want to, apparently. Please don’t put words into my posts. Thanks.
Congrats to Ben Carson!
Oh, it's "number two" alright. A steaming dog-bomb.