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Hillary Clinton Tries to Salvage Poor Book Sales w/European Tour
FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 25, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 06/26/2014 4:54:23 AM PDT by SJackson

Hillary Clinton Tries to Salvage Poor Book Sales w/European Tour

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 25, 2014 @ 10:30 am In The Point | 12 Comments

Hillary Clinton, 40% off for members

Hey Europe, hope you’re in the mood for a poorly ghostwritten book by a politician you don’t care about. Even Americans didn’t exactly line up to buy Hillary’s Hard Choices or her hard luck stories of poverty. Europeans probably won’t either.

But Hillary will still try to flog some copies on the continent.

Hillary Clinton will swing through Europe early next month to promote her new memoir about her time as secretary of state, her publisher said Tuesday.

The book, “Hard Choices,” came out the week of June 10, when it was released in the United States, and in France and Germany, where Clinton will make appearances in July. It was also published in Canada, where Clinton has held events, as well as in India, the United Kingdom, Australia and the Netherlands.

Doesn’t France have enough problems already?

“We can think of no other recent book written by an American leader to receive such an enthusiastic international reception,” said Jonathan Karp, president of Simon & Schuster.

Clearly Karp hasn’t seen Joe Biden’s latest memoir, “Me Talk Pretty One Day”. It’s only 50% plagiarized from Neil Kinnock. (The other 50% comes from Gerhard Schroeder)

Hillary Clinton’s camp has trying to push back on reports that “Hard Choices” has been a bust sales-wise.

The book has sold less briskly than Clinton’s first memoir, “Living History,” did in 2003. But officials at her publishing house have called comparisons to the first book unfair, citing a changing climate for book sales.

According to Bookscan figures cited by Buzzfeed, “Hard Choices” has sold almost 100,000 hardcover copies.

Which is really poor even compared to Hillary Clinton’s early sales. She is underperforming herself.

The memoir’s sales pale in comparison to Clinton’s first memoir, “Living History,” which sold 438,000 copies in its first week and Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue,” which sold just over 467,000 copies in its first week.

But Hillary can always look to Europe to bail out her book sales. The Clintons have always counted on the kindness of foreign donors.

 

 




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1 posted on 06/26/2014 4:54:23 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

It’ll soon be on the buy five for five dollars table at Books-Cost-A-Million as I call them!!! ;-)


2 posted on 06/26/2014 4:55:51 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: SJackson

I’ve been saying since before I was a FReeper ... Hillary Clinton is a screwup.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 4:58:56 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: TigersEye

She can’t even give her books away proves what a fraud and loser she is.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 4:59:49 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: TigersEye

She can’t even give her books away proves what a fraud and loser she is.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 4:59:50 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: RetiredArmy
What a retard. Who pays for all this? Does she really have nothing better to due to bother the Europeans with a stupid book. With all her money you would she would go on a nice vacation and enjoy life. I hope she get’s kidnapped.
6 posted on 06/26/2014 5:00:26 AM PDT by angcat
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To: SJackson

Can H*****y even afford a trip to Europe? She’s not that well off, y’know!


7 posted on 06/26/2014 5:01:44 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: All
The only "good" thing to come out of Hillary's disastrous book tour is the new campaign cry: "Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts."

(Cackle) Will look nice on a bumper sticker.

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Even more delicious is that Hillary's disastrous book roll-out was managed by Dudester Tommy Vietor---Obama's van-driver with ntl security clearance who Obama appointed his NSA advisor; Vietor sat in on WH Situation Room crisis meetings.

Feel safer, now, America?

DUDESTER VIETOR offered up a truly laughable assesment of Hillary''s hellish book tour. “The Secretary enjoyed spending this week talking about 'Hard Choices' and working with President Obama to restore America’s leadership in the world,” he said in an email. “She’ll continue to be relaxed, candid and direct.”

Must be auditioning for a SNL job--producing comical skits.

8 posted on 06/26/2014 5:03:34 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: Liz
Tommy was last seen with his buddy Beavis...

Yo, dude! The middle east is blowing up and we get to man the Situation Room tonight!

Bitchin,' dude!

9 posted on 06/26/2014 5:07:11 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: SJackson

It is quite satisfying to watch the witch begin to fall apart. Maybe she is finally beginning to understand how unlikeable she really is.


10 posted on 06/26/2014 5:16:03 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Liz

“Must be auditioning for a SNL job—producing comical skits. “
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No, the pathetic looking child lives in an alternate universe.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 5:20:55 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: SJackson

The folks Simon & Shuster at are probably very angry that they gave her a $14 million advance and paid for the cost to print them up. Now who is going to find over this one?

Or will this loss simply be a tax write-off for them?


12 posted on 06/26/2014 5:24:30 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SJackson

I am going to do my part to help her book sales.

Today, I am sending an email to the president of the Maine AFL-CIO and the president of the SEIU of Maine and recommending that they use union funds to purchase and distribute a copy of her book to every union member in the state of Maine.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 5:24:48 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: TigersEye

No doubt, not far from the truth.


14 posted on 06/26/2014 5:32:10 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Believe me-

There is something smelly about ALL of these
(MULTI-Million$$) book deals!- why would anyone
even pay CLOSE to the asking price?
you know it will be at Walmart for $3.99-

This is a scandal the IRS should investigate-!
(I wonder who will finance her trip through
Europe?? - us taxpayers?)


15 posted on 06/26/2014 5:36:19 AM PDT by mj1234
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To: SJackson
Is the conclusion here that if her book sales are low, her overall popularity as a Presidential candidate will be low too?
It could be that I'm too pessimistic here but low sales does not necessarily translate to poor candidate with The American electorate. The American people might (God forbid) vote her into office anyway. Look at 2008 and 2012. Egads!
16 posted on 06/26/2014 5:36:33 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Netz

Looks like our local Dollar Giant will be selling lots of her books soon.


17 posted on 06/26/2014 5:40:11 AM PDT by mware
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To: SJackson
"The book has sold less briskly than Clinton’s first memoir, “Living History,” did in 2003. But officials at her publishing house have called comparisons to the first book unfair, citing a changing climate for book sales."

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"...changing climate for book sales."

That "changing climate" really bites, "HELLARY".

Put your head to the ground and you will hear the sound of most of America having to deal with "changing climate" in other areas, like medical care.

Sucks to be you, HELLERY. Looks like Karma is kicking your ass.

18 posted on 06/26/2014 6:26:44 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: SJackson

She could try the Rolling Stone magazine gambit: send people free copies, then send a subscription `renewal’ card.
“I hope you enjoyed my free book. Would you like another?”


19 posted on 06/26/2014 6:39:37 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: SJackson

Europe book tour...not gonna help!!! The book is a total flop from A-Z. Her beloved Obamabot media & press ain’t gonna save her either!!! She’s done......no well done........no, very well done!!!

Actually & Seriously, folks....if the Democrat Party does not get Obama to resign or impeach him very soon......there won’t be much of a Democrat Party around after mid-term election day, come November, 2014!!!


20 posted on 06/26/2014 7:36:16 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: mj1234

The District of Criminals is built on scandal because it is run by a criminal syndicate. From everything I keep reading about how they purport lie after lie, scandal after scandal, scam after scam, cover up after coverup, ALL (and I mean ALL) federal employees should be arrested, investigated, tried, and convicted.

DC has been scamming the American people for a very, very, very long time and it is time for it to end.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 8:04:46 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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