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Offline kevindavis

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Publishing Source: Hillary Book a 'Bomb'
« on: June 16, 2014, 10:40:51 PM »
In an email this evening, a veteran publishing source calls the latest Hillary Clinton book, Hard Choices, a memoir of her State Department years, a "bomb." The source is referring to the early but underwhelming sales figures.

]"Between us, they are nervous at S&S [Simon & Schuster]," says the source, who gave permission for his email to be published. "Sales were well below expectations and the media was a disaster."According to this source, a Simon & Schuster insider, "They sold 60,000 hard covers first week and 24,000 ebooks."

The publishing house was "hoping and praying for 150,000 print first week.""The 60k represents a less than 10% sell thru based on what they shipped," says the source. It's been reported that one million copies of Clinton's book were shipped weeks before the June 10 publication date.

"They will be lucky to sell 150,000 total lifetime," the source writes in the email.Hillary reportedly received a near-$14 million advance, a sum the publishing house will unlikely make back."It's a bomb but it will be interesting to see how they spin it."


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Re: Publishing Source: Hillary Book a 'Bomb'
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 10:41:37 PM »
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GOP House members came to Paul Ryan to be Speaker. He didn't come to them. And he was everybody's conservative darling back in 2012. So unless 1 of the remaining 240 wants to step up & do a better job in budgeting & negotiations & herding the party cats, then everybody please STFU. You go to battle with the army you have, not the one you want but don't have.

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Re: Publishing Source: Hillary Book a 'Bomb'
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 11:07:48 PM »
Watch it in the Bargin Book department at Walmart in a couple of weeks or the company buys all the books back and claim its a number one seller.

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Re: Publishing Source: Hillary Book a 'Bomb'
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 12:30:36 AM »
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Re: Publishing Source: Hillary Book a 'Bomb'
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2014, 08:06:05 PM »
I'm betting it was never intended to released for people to read as much as a way to subsidize something.
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Re: Publishing Source: Hillary Book a 'Bomb'
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2014, 08:35:32 PM »
I'm betting it was never intended to released for people to read as much as a way to subsidize something.

yup.  it'll be bought by the boxload by people who want to give her money.  none of those copies will ever be opened, much less read; most likely they'll be delivered straight from the publisher/printer to the recycling center.

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Re: Publishing Source: Hillary Book a 'Bomb'
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2014, 08:37:20 PM »
I'm betting it was never intended to released for people to read as much as a way to subsidize something.

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Re: Publishing Source: Hillary Book a 'Bomb'
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2014, 09:14:47 PM »
I just checked and you can get a new copy on Amazon for fifteen bucks, a little over thirteen for a used copy....

I'd say this is the equivalent of a direct to DVD SciFi Channel movie release......

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