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Wed Sep 14, 2016, 04:43 PM

Sales of Hillary Clinton’s New Book Are Off to a Slow Start

You didn't know she and her VP pick had a new book out?

Source: New York Times, by Amy Chozick

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.

First-week sales typically account for around a third of the total sold, thanks to the publicity blitzes that accompany publishers’ biggest releases. By comparison, Mrs. Clinton’s 2014 memoir, “Hard Choices,” which also fell short of expectations, sold more than 85,000 copies in its first week.

In 2006, Senator Barack Obama published “The Audacity of Hope,” which laid out his vision for the country. In February 2008, when Mr. Obama’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination against Mrs. Clinton gained momentum, the book averaged sales of more than 35,000 a week.

Timed to the Sept. 6 release of the book, Mrs. Clinton “will do a series of ‘Stronger Together’ speeches over the course of the next several weeks,” a campaign spokesman, Jennifer Palmieri said. (A case of pneumonia caused Mrs. Clinton to postpone the first of those speeches, on an “inclusive economy,” initially scheduled for Tuesday in California.)

Read it all at: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/us/politics/clinton-book-stronger-together.html

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yallerdawg Sep 2016 OP
Binkie The Clown Sep 2016 #1
yallerdawg Sep 2016 #2
TipTok Sep 2016 #12
erpowers Sep 2016 #3
boston bean Sep 2016 #4
yallerdawg Sep 2016 #5
boston bean Sep 2016 #6
yallerdawg Sep 2016 #7
boston bean Sep 2016 #8
DawgHouse Sep 2016 #11
BumRushDaShow Sep 2016 #9
UTUSN Sep 2016 #10

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 04:46 PM

1. How do they expect to sell it if none of us have ever heard of it?

Not exactly an energetic launch. If not for this post I'd still never have heard of it.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 05:02 PM

2. Not making news, is it?

Aides said that the proceeds were going to charity, and that the release was part of a larger plan to more clearly communicate Mrs. Clinton’s vision for the country, rather than just her case against Donald J. Trump, her Republican opponent.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 10:45 PM

12. Ahh irony...

 

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 05:13 PM

3. Same Here

I did not know about this book until I saw the post. Who is running her communication effort? I somewhat think that person needs to be fired. Someone should have been out their marketing this book. Everyone should have known the day this book was coming out.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 05:16 PM

4. I bought a copy.

It is only in paperback.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 05:35 PM

6. No paperback.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 05:43 PM

8. right! haha

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 10:43 PM

11. Wow, Deplorables are really trolling the reviews.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 05:56 PM

9. She's been doing books for 20 years

Remember "It Takes A Village" came out in 1996 (NYT Best Seller) & "An Invitation to the White House: At Home With History," (in 2000) and of course the one mentioned in the OP “Hard Choices”.

Of course the GOP takes campaign donations and buys up tens of thousands of their own books to run them up the charts, and then hands them out at conferences and fundraisers.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 10:30 PM

10. I'm really really curious about your point.

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