I don’t think I’ve ever met an enthusiastic Hillary Clinton supporter. All the friends of mine that are backing her are only doing so because they dislike Donald Trump slightly more. At least Donald Trump’s supporters are actually excited about voting for the man. Republican voter turnout is likely to be much higher than Democrat voter turnout this November.
In an attempt to win over some more voters, Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine released a book called “Strong Together” – but you probably didn’t hear about it. In fact, most people didn’t seem to care, at all.
Hillary Clinton’s latest book, Stronger Together, is a flop according to sales figures collected by Nielsen bookscan. The NY Times reports on the disappointing first week sales:
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.
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.
Yikes. And back 2013, Joe Biden received a mere $201 in book royalties from his book “Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics.”
Meanwhile, three books critical of Hillary Clinton have dominated the bestseller lists this year. Back in August, the #1 hard-cover nonfiction New York Times best seller was “Crisis of Character: a White House Secret Service Officer Discloses his Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How they Operate.” for four weeks straight. Placing second was Dinesh D’Souza’s “Hillary’s America,” and in fourth place was “Armageddon: How Trump Can Beat Hillary” by Dick Morris.
Either nobody cares about Hillary Clinton’s campaign, or Democrats just don’t like to read.
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