Hillary Clinton has a book out? Who knew?
It’s become standard operating procedure for a presidential candidate to put out a book during the campaign, and nobody expects them to rocket to the top of the bestseller lists.
However, Clinton is a known quantity with an allegedly big group of supporters. So what’s going on? Even the New York Times took notice, in an article that’s sure to embarrass Team Hillary:
Hillary Clinton’s newest book, “Stronger Together,” which provides a policy blueprint for where she hopes to take the country if she is elected president, sold just 2,912 copies in its first week on sale, according to Nielsen BookScan.
Both Mrs. Clinton and her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine, have promoted the book on the campaign trail, but the sales figure, which tallies about 80 percent of booksellers nationwide and does not include e-books, firmly makes the book what the publishing industry would consider a flop.
The NYT rubbed it in, mentioning the sales figures for Barack Obama’s two widely acclaimed memoirs, and even dropping Sarah Palin’s name. (Her post-campaign autobiography sold almost half a million copies in the first week.)
However, the Times doesn’t wander too far off the liberal reservation. Note that they make no mention of Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal, which as sold millions of copies.
Is this a sign that Hillary Clinton’s support is nowhere near as large as we keep being told? Between this and the low attendance at her rallies, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of grassroots affection for the would-be president.
Source: New York Times