Hillary's Book Sales Crash After 1st Week; Reviews Disastrous

While Piketty's book was divisive, the reviews of Hillary Clinton's new book "Hard Choices" are downright one-sided - and terrible. That likely explains why, as AP reports, sales have crashed 44% after an already disappointing first week. "Hard Choices" sold just 48,000 copies in its 2nd week; and following the same dismal path as Greenspan, Cramer, and Geithner; has been discounted 40% on Amazon already.

 

As AP Reports,

Sales for Hillary Rodham Clinton's "Hard Choices" dropped sharply in its second week of publication, but her memoir remains the country's most popular adult nonfiction book.

 

According to Nielsen BookScan numbers released Wednesday, "Hard Choices" sold just over 48,000 copies last week, compared to around 85,000 the previous week. The figures do not include e-book sales. Publisher Simon & Schuster, which had announced that total first-week sales exceeded 100,000 copies, declined Wednesday to offer any numbers on the second week.

 

Sales are far behind the pace of her previous memoir, "Living History," which came out in 2003 and sold around 600,000 copies its first week.

 

The Amazon Reviews...

 

And the result - a 40% discount already...

 

we suspect the discounts will rise as...

It has been among the most publicized books of the year, with an advance print run of 1 million copies