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Hard Choices Is Sort Of The Literary Equivalent Of Healthcare.Gov, Then

Posted on | June 17, 2014 | 20 Comments

by Smitty

Pardon me while I munch on the schadenstrudel:

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.

Read the whole thing to find out how much Simon & Suckers paid for this steamer. Of course, you peasants will all rue the day when Her Majesty ascends the throne, and you’re taxed by law for a copy.

via Drudge


20 Responses to “Hard Choices Is Sort Of The Literary Equivalent Of Healthcare.Gov, Then”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 17th, 2014 @ 9:54 am

    If Hillary can’t sell her book, how is she going to sell her self as President?

  2. Dana
    June 17th, 2014 @ 10:01 am

    Not to worry: the AFL-CIO, the IBEW and, of course, AFSCME will buy up all of the extra copies, and distribute them to their members, who will find them quite useful for propping open doors.

  3. Dana
    June 17th, 2014 @ 10:05 am

    There are all sorts of reports out there noting that while Bill Clinton was a perfectly polite, glad-handing politician, who treated everybody he met like a long-lost cousin, his darling bride wasn’t like that at all, came across as cold and basically treated the Secret Service like the hired help, rather than people trying to keep her safe. Mr Clinton was a real politician, while Mrs Clinton really isn’t; it isn’t natural for her, it isn’t normal for her, and it shows.

    She is where she is because of one thing: she married Bill Clinton. Somehow, people think that she’s really just like Mr Clinton, just with ovaries. I don’t think that it works that way.

  4. CrustyB
    June 17th, 2014 @ 10:06 am

    Maybe she would have sold more if she included crayons with it.

  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 17th, 2014 @ 10:31 am

    I have a post pending on that very subject!

    Hillary is one of those people who abuse staff. That says a lot about a person.

  6. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 17th, 2014 @ 11:41 am

    Or condoms (Bill always needs them)

  7. Hillary Clinton is not a good person | Batshit Crazy News
    June 17th, 2014 @ 12:01 pm

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  8. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 17th, 2014 @ 12:05 pm
  9. JeffS
    June 17th, 2014 @ 12:20 pm

    I’ve heard, through reliable (but second hand) sources that Hillary’s unofficial Secret Service code name was “Queen Bitch Of the Universe”.

  10. CrustyB
    June 17th, 2014 @ 12:57 pm

    I don’t think Bill needed them as badly as Monica Lewinsky’s dress did.

  11. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 17th, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

    Did they shorten it to Q-B-U?

  12. Finrod Felagund
    June 17th, 2014 @ 1:57 pm

    To quote Nelson Muntz: “HA ha!”

  13. Hillary Clinton's book bombs - Sales well below expectations : Fire Andrea Mitchell!
    June 17th, 2014 @ 3:18 pm

    […] expectation. No matter how much free media coverage Killary Klinton got from the adoring media, the book rollout was a total disaster. Not only in total sales, but in Clinton’s public image too. Tonight she gets another free […]

  14. K-Bob
    June 17th, 2014 @ 5:44 pm

    Yep. As the saying goes, “It doesn’t matter how nice you are to your ‘friends;’ if you’re not nice to the help, you’re not a nice person.”

  15. K-Bob
    June 17th, 2014 @ 6:02 pm

    Amazon lists her book as having spent something like 24 days in the top 100.

    Slow week, evidently.

    By comparison, Peter Schweizer’s book Extortion debuted at #8 on the NYT bestseller list last year.

  16. The Daley Gator | Well, I guess we can scratch “best selling author” off of Hillary’s accomplishments
    June 17th, 2014 @ 8:13 pm

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  17. Zohydro
    June 17th, 2014 @ 9:10 pm

    I hope Le Beau never escapes… He makes excellent Schadenstrudel!

  18. Adjoran
    June 17th, 2014 @ 11:13 pm

    Schultz could have worked for Obama, but he wasn’t a good enough liar.

  19. richard mcenroe
    June 18th, 2014 @ 12:10 am

    Ya left out SEIU.

  20. richard mcenroe
    June 18th, 2014 @ 12:11 am

    Or a choose-your-own-adventure series of alternate excuses and rationales for her many, many failures?