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Publishing executives 'on notice' after Hillary Clinton's $14million memoir sells just 161,000 ...
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Posted on 07/09/2014 8:59:28 PM PDT by TigerClaws

Publishing executives are reportedly 'on notice' for allegedly paying Hillary Clinton $14 million for her highly-anticipated memoir which sold just 161,000 copies in its first three weeks. Sources told the New York Post 'there’s lots of finger-pointing going on at (publisher) Simon & Schuster' over the expensive deal. Although the publisher sent one million copies of 'Hard Choices' to stores, a low 85,000 were sold in the first week before sales plummeted in the subsequent two weeks. The book hit stores on June 10.

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1 posted on 07/09/2014 8:59:28 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

But the point was to fund her campaign so what’s the problem?


2 posted on 07/09/2014 9:01:15 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: TigerClaws

This is the NY Post article referenced:

http://pagesix.com/2014/07/08/execs-on-notice-after-hillarys-book-sales-tank/

Apparently a million copies were shipped by the publisher on consignment.

Next stop: Bargain bin.

Perhaps Costco should carry the book...


3 posted on 07/09/2014 9:01:54 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Wow. Shipped a million books, but only sold 16% of them???

I know nothing about publishing but figure somebody somewhere missed their goals by a mile. Somebody somewhere had to greenlight giving Hillary All that money up front, and now looks foolish.


4 posted on 07/09/2014 9:02:08 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: TigerClaws

5 posted on 07/09/2014 9:02:30 PM PDT by Bobalu (Israel is the most long-suffering and peace loving nation on Earth.)
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To: TigerClaws

They just need to raise the price to about $100 per copy. Thennnnnn the wiseguys who failed to buy at the initial “teaser” price will feel left out and rush to buy before the next price bump. Yeah, that’s the ticket!

I think a lot of people who give money to the Clintons end up in this same kind of spot, but they must like getting hosed for their money.


6 posted on 07/09/2014 9:03:07 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Its like cattle futures. Special deals to fund special people. The rest of us buying S & S published books by other authors just pay the freight for this back-door gimme.


7 posted on 07/09/2014 9:04:02 PM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: TigerClaws

They’re from New York, so they’re no dummies.


8 posted on 07/09/2014 9:04:23 PM PDT by Octar
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To: TigerClaws

I think someone or maybe a few someones at Simon & Schuster will be looking for jobs.


9 posted on 07/09/2014 9:04:39 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: TigerClaws

I have been faced with the hard choice of whether or not to buy that book.


10 posted on 07/09/2014 9:05:38 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: TigerClaws

The book publishing is completely incidental.

This is simply money laundering for naked political bribery.


11 posted on 07/09/2014 9:05:48 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: TigerClaws
I seem to remember a report about her pre-selling a million copies.

I wonder where they went.

12 posted on 07/09/2014 9:05:50 PM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Wow. Shipped a million books, but only sold 16% of them???

I know nothing about publishing but figure somebody somewhere missed their goals by a mile. Somebody somewhere had to greenlight giving Hillary All that money up front, and now looks foolish.


Not to worry, they can invite Clinton to come and give them 20 or so free speeches, that ought to make up for the 15 million in red ink :-)


13 posted on 07/09/2014 9:06:53 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: TigerClaws

$14,000,000. for 161,000 hard copies. That is $99.38 per sold copy.

I am beginning to believe that she really is the smartest woman in the World.


14 posted on 07/09/2014 9:07:04 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

To this day, Barack Obama earns $3.75 for every hardcover copy and $1.12 for every paperback he sells. As a sitting President, Obama is not allowed to release any for-profit endeavors, but when his second term ends in 2016, you can be sure every major publishing company in the world will be clamoring to release his official autobiography. George W. Bush received a $7 million advance for his memoir “Decision Points” and Bill Clinton received a record setting $15 million for “My Life”. Interestingly, despite receiving more than double the advance and having an arguably more salacious story to tell, Clinton actually sold fewer books than Bush.

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/celebrity/barack-obama-fortune/


15 posted on 07/09/2014 9:07:30 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Just consider it a $14 million campaign contribution from See Bee Ess Corp.


16 posted on 07/09/2014 9:07:35 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: TigerClaws

I think they knew it would never sell enough copies to recoup the millions they paid her. It was another way for rich east coast elites to give her money for her upcoming campaign.


17 posted on 07/09/2014 9:07:47 PM PDT by WonkyTonky
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To: Vince Ferrer
Bingo!
Now Simon & Schuster have paid the entrance fee for the access needed for any “favor” needed when she is President.
If she doesn't run, they have paid for the lobbyist they need for access to next president. Probably money well spent.
18 posted on 07/09/2014 9:08:10 PM PDT by Tupelo
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Still wouldn’t cover the advance!


19 posted on 07/09/2014 9:08:12 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Tupelo

S&S is owned by ... CBS:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_%26_Schuster


20 posted on 07/09/2014 9:08:48 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

How many millions would it have to had sold to make any profit at all? 4 million? 5 million? 6 million??


21 posted on 07/09/2014 9:10:55 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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22 posted on 07/09/2014 9:11:00 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

This pure favoritism or patronage


23 posted on 07/09/2014 9:11:36 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: TigerClaws

Everyone (except conservatives) thought Hillary’s book would be a big seller and that is why Costco had so many at their locations. Her book has been out for a month and you can anticipate it being removed by Costco VERY soon.


24 posted on 07/09/2014 9:12:02 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: leapfrog0202

This decision was made at the top but I am sure some low-level flunkies will be fired.


25 posted on 07/09/2014 9:12:45 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yep. But this kind of story makes me think some rich, liberal CEO or VP etc is being slapped in the face with capitalism.

The irony makes me laugh.


26 posted on 07/09/2014 9:13:40 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: GeronL

The book was priced at $35. Break even was likely selling 500,000 copies.

They looked at the sale of Obama’s books, she’s apparently front runner for president.

Her book tour was a complete mess with her foot in mouth disease (more like compulsive lying) and she’s tanked 12 points in opinion polls.


27 posted on 07/09/2014 9:14:31 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Break even might be closer to a million. Even at $35 printing costs and stuff are going to eat a bunch.


28 posted on 07/09/2014 9:15:51 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: TigerClaws
From the outset, I suspected that the much-televised long lines for Mrs. Clinton's (ghost-writer's) book was a clumsy and obvious publicity stunt.

That said, I would stand in a long line, for a long time and pay the $99 in order to NOT buy it.

.

29 posted on 07/09/2014 9:19:36 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: GeronL

Printing and shipping costs likely 3-5 bucks max. There’s a huge markup on books.

It’ll be 40 and 50% off soon.


30 posted on 07/09/2014 9:19:56 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

$14,000,000 to make things up to (unsuccessfully) make yourself look good? I wish I was so lucky


31 posted on 07/09/2014 9:22:35 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: Octar

You wrote:They’re from New York, so they’re no dummies”

I used to live in NYC and I beg to differ. New Yorkers are so ignorant it will make your teeth hurt just listening to them


32 posted on 07/09/2014 9:22:43 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: TigerClaws
What were they thinking? At one million copies, that would still not have put her out of her advance.

To put this in perspective, Stephen King's book Doctor Sleep only had an initial print run of 1.1 million books. And Stephen King has sold over 350 million books.

To give that level of advance to someone who is not one of the top five fiction writers in the world is completely irresponsible and should cost a lot of people their jobs.

33 posted on 07/09/2014 9:24:18 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Eclipse, the sequel to Bright Horizons is out! Get it now!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Watch for them on the 25-cent basket at your local thrift store.


34 posted on 07/09/2014 9:26:08 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Fai Mao

I was being funny. But since you used to live there...


35 posted on 07/09/2014 9:27:03 PM PDT by Octar
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To: TigerClaws

She will never be president. She is a has been that never was. Too old, too sick, and her time as SoS does not reflect well on her. She now has a track record and it’s not good. Sorry, Hill, Obama stole your thunder.


36 posted on 07/09/2014 9:27:27 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: TigerClaws

The doormat’s ghost written book is total fail.


37 posted on 07/09/2014 9:28:28 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Octar

I also saw online publishers track the reading levels (how much of book was completed) by percentages.

Something like 2-3% of Hillary book buyers actually finished the book.

Even her fans can’t wade through her b.s.


38 posted on 07/09/2014 9:30:42 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Just do what Bill did with taxes...

Retroactively raise the price of the book to $100 and send everyone who already bought it a bill for the difference...


39 posted on 07/09/2014 9:39:03 PM PDT by DB
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To: TigerClaws
Hmmmm...usual suspects get to legally funnel money to the Clintons for payoffs/access and S&S gets to fire who it pleases.

Looks like another Liberal win-win situation to me.

40 posted on 07/09/2014 9:39:09 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: TigerClaws

‘borrow’ a copy from CostCo and use it for toilet paper


41 posted on 07/09/2014 9:42:02 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: TigerClaws

I’m not surprised, whoever wrote the book just put down what hillary told him or her. No research or fact checking was allowed.


42 posted on 07/09/2014 9:55:01 PM PDT by Octar
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To: TigerClaws

She got hers, so what, at this point, difference does it make?


43 posted on 07/09/2014 9:55:03 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: TigerClaws

Want to have a real laugh ? Go to Amazon and bring up “Hard Choices “ and read some of the reviews and readers comments....


44 posted on 07/09/2014 9:58:43 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: luvbach1
Watch for them on the 25-cent basket at your local thrift store.

There is a saturation point where even thrift stores won't put a book on a shelf.

The reality is that this book will NEVER make a second printing and probably won't even go paperback. A small percentage of the already printed books will go to discount book stores, but the large majority will just go to the shredder.

45 posted on 07/09/2014 10:06:53 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: TigerClaws
Brilliant.
Pay the "author" $86.07/book before publishing & marketing costs (not to include the $50,000,000 free lame stream media publicity).
PWN3D
46 posted on 07/09/2014 10:09:05 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: TigerClaws

Bribes and graft are never considered expenses.

Pray America wakes up


47 posted on 07/09/2014 10:09:45 PM PDT by bray (Buy my book: http://braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: TigerClaws

$35 Retail, not Wholesale, not Cost, Retail.

Printing Costs, Distribution and Advertising add to the Cost.

I would be shocked if the Publisher makes $10 a Copy in Profit. They are so deep in the Hole they can’t look up and see any Sunlight.


48 posted on 07/09/2014 10:16:36 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: TigerClaws

$99.38 per book they laid out to Hillary - not including the expenses for actually PRODUCING the book in print ...


49 posted on 07/09/2014 10:27:12 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: TigerClaws

161,000? Why the hell would anyone ever buy a book that they don’t intend to ever read? That’s dumb!


50 posted on 07/09/2014 10:28:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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