Hillary’s Book A Monumental Flop

Well, the stats are in and it is looking like Hillary’s book is such a flop that the publisher won’t even recoup the upfront money they doled out to her to “write” the thing.

In the book’s first week sales were not horrible, still they were nothing to get excited about. But by week two sales cratered and now it looks like “flop” is written all over this door stop. Sales fell by a whooping 43 percent in week two.

According to Becket Adams, “Excluding digital purchases, only 85,721 copies of Hard Choices sold in the book’s first week, and only 48,227 copies sold in its second week, according to Nielsen numbers.”

With that tumble, The New York Times reports, “The second-week figures also increase the likelihood that Simon & Schuster will not sell enough books to make up for Mrs. Clinton’s advance, said a publishing executive who did not want to speak on the record about a competitor’s book.”

Some estimate that Hillary was given a hefty $14 million in upfront cash for her newest ghost written book. So, it looks like Simon & Schuster stands to lose millions of dollars with this bad deal!

All this despite the full court press that the media gave Hillary as free advertising for her big launch.

We call this a belly flop of a failure, folks.

One might recall a previous book she “wrote” titled It Takes a Village. I say “wrote” because Hillary didn’t write a word of it. The book was ghost written by an author named Barbara Feinman–not that Hillary wanted anyone to know that.

Anyway, it is tempting to say that this is a hint that people don’t love Hillary as much as Hillary (and her lapdogs in the media) assume they do. But I won’t go that far.

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  • Commander_Chico

    Hillary is going to fail.

    JIM WEBB FOR PRESIDENT

    http://images.dailykos.com/images/user/3/webb.jpg

    • warnertoddhuston

      Oh, it FIGURES he married an Asian chick.

      • Commander_Chico

        Why not? 22 years younger and a securities lawyer.

        Hey the Vietnamese blew his foot off, but no hard feelings.

        He was also smart enough to see the debacle of Iraq that was coming in 2003.

        • warnertoddhuston

          You know, I am looking at what I wrote above there and realize few here know why what I wrote is sort of a jokey comment. Why? Because I married a Korean woman. So, I was joking with people who don’t know why it was funny that I was acting all outraged, etc. Sorry ’bout that.

        • warnertoddhuston

          To add to my other post, it is also funny because he wrote a bunch of books about Southerners from an almost neo-Confederate position…. as if he was King America or Mr. Super Patriot…. and he marries a foreigner. (Similar like me, too, again which is why it was a jokey comment.)

          • Commander_Chico

            Get on the bandwagon then, Warner.

            JIM WEBB FOR PRESIDENT

          • warnertoddhuston

            No. he is a liberal. He governed and voted as a liberal Senator. Screw him.

          • Commander_Chico

            So you’ll go with Jeb Bush.

          • warnertoddhuston

            No on that, too. As of Cochran, i have vowed to never vote Republican again unless I feel the candidate is a conservative first and a Republican second. Jeb is fairly conservative in some areas, but is primarily a Republican and a Common Core pusher, so he is big government all the way. So, it will be likely I won’t vote for President any more.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            When, oh soi disant “veteran cognoscenti” did James Webb or Jeb Bush announce their candidacy?

          • Jwb10001

            Not a chance in hell he will ever be nominated by the democrats. The 2016 version of Gary Johnson, loser with zero chance. I suspect he’s a closet WAR MONGER too.

          • jim_m

            That’s why Chico chose him. He will nominally support someone meaningless while running interference for the dem candidate.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            It really is a question of wether our soi disant “veteran cognoscenti” is that stupid or that evil, isn’t it?

          • jim_m

            Evil? Meh. Just dishonest.

          • Commander_Chico

            No, he loathes chickenhawks and was against the Iraq war at the beginning.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            James Webb for dog catcher.

      • http://www.traveLightgame.com/ ljcarolyne

        Right! Of brother, let’s just stick to American if we know what is good for us.

      • Paul Hooson

        Hey all types of women are great. Don’t knock an Asian girlfriend until you had one. They treat you like a real prince and make wonderful companions. I’d had three Asian girlfriends over the years, and they were all wonderful companions.

    • Retired military

      You will still be rooting for her in 2016. Along with her running partner John McCain.

      • Commander_Chico

        No fucking way will I vote for Hillary.

        • jim_m

          Famous last words. After she wins the nomination you will be making all sorts of excuses for her and saying why she is better than the GOP nominee, no matter who he is. You will be posing as supporting some idiot who no one has ever heard of before, while never saying a single word about that person’s platform or doing anything whatsoever to promote that person’s candidacy.

          In other words you will keep on maintaining the same pose you have with obama.

          • Jwb10001

            Hey Jim Webb has a platform according to Chico he hates chickenhawks what else does he need?

        • Retired military

          You will claim you didn’t vote for her but will defend her to the death like you do with Obama (which you said you didn’t for either).

      • http://www.traveLightgame.com/ ljcarolyne

        Geeze!

    • Paul Hooson

      He’s certainly electable with his conservative leaning views.

      • Jwb10001

        He might be electable but what party is going to nominate him? The answer is none.

        • Commander_Chico

          Maybe third party candidate. Between Hillary and Jeb Bush, he’d win.

          • Jwb10001

            Yes just like your last hero Gary Johnson, when his term ends in 2017… oh wait that’s right he didn’t win did he?

          • Commander_Chico

            Guess what? I can support whomever I want. I don’t have to vote the same as you. It’s called democracy.

          • jim_m

            Guess what? We can call you out as a poseur. It’s called freedom of speech.

          • Jwb10001

            Sure you can throw your vote away on anyone you like. What I find funny is that after you waste your vote you show up with your chest puffed up like you did something really good.

    • http://www.traveLightgame.com/ ljcarolyne

      Who the He!~! is Jeb Webb?? Hitlary is a boring has been which wasn’t much back then even.

  • jim_m

    I doubt that Hilary considers the $14M she got a failure.

    • Brett Buck

      Niether does Simon and Schuster. This is exactly the Clinton M. O. – Simon and Schuster is paying for “future consideration”, i.e. access to our favorite sociopath, er, I mean, President Clinton (XX chromosome version).

      And I might add, you have no idea where *they* got the $14 million in the first place. I am 100% certain that it was not from not mysterious Chinese “investors” that suddenly showed up one day with their checkbooks open, because that would be wrong.

      If the book makes a profit, that’s just gravy, but they aren’t losing any sleep over it. The return on investment was not solely counting on it.

      • jim_m

        No, the return on investment was counting solely on the political pay back. They could have failed to sell a single book and they would have gotten every penny back in some crony deal.

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    Next time, she should call her next book “Remainder Table”, so that people know where to find it easily.

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      Well snarked…

  • Paul Hooson

    Bringing out a book is getting to be customary for many presidential candidates ever since John F. Kennedy, including Jimmy Carter and others. Ronald Reagan actually had a biography written that was mailed to Republican voters in many states so they could learn as much as possible about the candidate. He nearly wrested the Republican nomination from Ford in 1976, but won both the nomination and presidency twice in 1980 and 84. 1984 was one of the biggest landslides in history with Walter Mondale only winning his home state of Minnesota and D,C.

    • warnertoddhuston

      Actually it goes a LOT further back than JFK. Lincoln also put out a bio book in 1959 to supplement his campaign. I own a copy of an original printing.

      • Paul Hooson

        I know you have a lot of respect for both Washington and Lincoln and are a historian on both presidents. You know both presidents better than I do, although I’m a critic of Washington, but a big fan of Lincoln.

      • jim_m

        I’m hoping that was 1859 if you’re talking about Lincoln. Otherwise he published his autobiography posthumously and a bit late for the campaign.

        • Paul Hooson

          I noticed that typo as well. But, I make a lot of typos myself because I usually write quickly in between 13 dozen distractions with five businesses I either own or lease to managers.

        • warnertoddhuston

          Ooops, yes, 1859. Will go fix that.

  • GarandFan

    While the book was no doubt intended to ‘test the waters’ (AND make a buck), I don’t think its failure will deter the Clintons. Hillary! craves power. And Billy actually thinks that Hillary! will give him “8 more years”. Throw in the Obama feud and a psychiatrist could have a field day with the whole demented lot.

  • alohasteve

    Brave New Charity: The Hillary Clinton Fund for Broke Politicians..
    http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2014/06/brave-new-charity-hillary-clinton-fund.html

    ps… Link Exchange????

  • deltamary

    Wonder if she has spent the $14 Million the publisher gave her to write the book?

  • stan25

    I am surprised that this drivel did not reach number one on the best seller list and get serious accolades from the critics.

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