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Hillary Clinton’s Book Is The No. 2 Hardcover In First Week (It's officially a bomb...)
Buzzfeed ^ | 6/18/14 | Ruby Cramer

Posted on 06/18/2014 2:55:00 PM PDT by jimbo123

Hard Choices sells 85,721 hard copies, according to Nielsen figures.

Hillary Clinton’s 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 Clinton’s 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.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fail; hillaryabedin; humaabedin; layoffs
Lots of spinning, but soon it's going to be layoffs time for 15% of Simon and Schuster employees thanks to Hillary's advance.
1 posted on 06/18/2014 2:55:00 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Wouldn’t surprise me if the Clintons bought thousands of her book. They can certainly afford to.


2 posted on 06/18/2014 2:56:43 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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Coming soon to Simon and Schuster thanks to Hillary's $14 million advance...
3 posted on 06/18/2014 2:57:11 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Hard Choices”? That sounds more like a book written by Bill...


4 posted on 06/18/2014 2:58:26 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jimbo123

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?

See here:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/dr-ben-carsons-one-nation-book-tops-new-york-times-best-sellers-list-121494/

Dr. Ben Carson’s ‘One Nation’ Book Tops New York Times’ Best Sellers List


5 posted on 06/18/2014 3:03:01 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: jimbo123
unions alone are usually good for at least that many... they must be slipping
6 posted on 06/18/2014 3:03:02 PM 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: jimbo123

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?


7 posted on 06/18/2014 3:04:07 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: jimbo123
Shouldn't any book by the Clintons be titled When Good Things Happen to Bad People?
8 posted on 06/18/2014 3:05:09 PM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: jimbo123

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.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 3:05:12 PM PDT by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: LostInBayport

S&S paid her $140/sale and they’re probably taking in $9/sale. LAYOFFS!


10 posted on 06/18/2014 3:07:01 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Good, couldn’t happen to a nicer liberal


11 posted on 06/18/2014 3:07:15 PM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: jimbo123

What difference does it make? Libs would vote for her if every page in the damn book was blank.


12 posted on 06/18/2014 3:08:49 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: jimbo123

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’!


13 posted on 06/18/2014 3:16:49 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: jimbo123

Leave it in the bathroom then.


14 posted on 06/18/2014 3:18:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: jimbo123

Simon and got Shystere’d by the Hildabook.


15 posted on 06/18/2014 3:19:06 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: jimbo123

Easy Choices...dont buy it and save your money.


16 posted on 06/18/2014 3:20:42 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: jimbo123

Rush reported his source at Simon and Shuster said they printed a million copies and they simply are not being sold


17 posted on 06/18/2014 3:21:18 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: jimbo123

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.


18 posted on 06/18/2014 3:25:00 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: jimbo123

Nice to see when lieberals lose their money on their precious idols. The smartest woman in the world has the most stupid supporters.


19 posted on 06/18/2014 3:28:04 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


20 posted on 06/18/2014 3:30:25 PM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

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.


21 posted on 06/18/2014 3:32:38 PM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: cdga5for4

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.


22 posted on 06/18/2014 3:35:36 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: cdga5for4

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.


23 posted on 06/18/2014 3:38:49 PM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: bert

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.


24 posted on 06/18/2014 3:39:32 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I agree. I was just remarking about how few books are selling these days.


25 posted on 06/18/2014 3:39:43 PM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: cdga5for4

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.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/11/06/rush_revere_1_on_nielsen_bookscan


26 posted on 06/18/2014 3:41:01 PM PDT by jimbo123
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Well, if Simon & Schuster's sales don't cover the $14 million advance, they can just march right over to Hillary's place and demand she write them a check.

I'd cash it right away, boys. Just sayin'...

27 posted on 06/18/2014 3:43:22 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: jimbo123
book that has dominated the political conversation

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.

28 posted on 06/18/2014 3:56:06 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: LostInBayport

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.


29 posted on 06/18/2014 4:12:53 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


30 posted on 06/18/2014 4:16:21 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: jimbo123

And the publisher printed a million of them. Heh. Serves them right for laundering 14-million dollars to her.


31 posted on 06/18/2014 4:16:38 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: EDINVA

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.


32 posted on 06/18/2014 4:20:34 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


33 posted on 06/18/2014 4:20:44 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: LostInBayport

S&S is getting more like $9/book.


34 posted on 06/18/2014 4:21:40 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Fair Paul
Shouldn't any book by the Clintons be titled When Good Things Happen to Bad People?

Her book was originally titled "To Serve Man."

35 posted on 06/18/2014 4:24:31 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

“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.”

We read books all the time. We just do it on e-readers.


36 posted on 06/18/2014 4:30:37 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

I’m sort of hoping that one of my co-workers will leave a copy by the crapper. To read, dang it, to read.


37 posted on 06/18/2014 4:32:17 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: jimbo123

A “Bomb”?

Hey, Bomb’s actually work. Which is more than we can say for this piece of lie stick.


38 posted on 06/18/2014 4:39:29 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: LostInBayport

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?


39 posted on 06/18/2014 5:04:48 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: jsanders2001

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”


40 posted on 06/18/2014 5:07:06 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: kcvl
E-reader books sales are starting to top off. Their increase is no longer compensating for the decrease in paper book sales.

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.

41 posted on 06/18/2014 5:16:05 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: jimbo123

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.


42 posted on 06/18/2014 5:38:47 PM PDT by Nachoman (libertyarmstx.com is now open!)
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To: EDINVA

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.


43 posted on 06/18/2014 6:16:10 PM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: Steven Scharf

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.


44 posted on 06/18/2014 6:39:34 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

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.


45 posted on 06/18/2014 7:07:33 PM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: Steven Scharf

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.


46 posted on 06/18/2014 7:24:42 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: SeekAndFind

Congrats to Ben Carson!


47 posted on 06/18/2014 7:31:28 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: jimbo123
Hillary Clinton’s Book Is The No. 2 Hardcover In First Week (It's officially a bomb...)

Oh, it's "number two" alright. A steaming dog-bomb.

48 posted on 06/18/2014 8:27:38 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (June IS "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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