If book sales are any indication, the enthusiasm gap for Hillary Clinton is as real as her health and trustworthiness problems.
Hillary’s new book, Stronger Together (which sounds like a communist dog whistle to me), is out and after the first week, the numbers are absolutely a disaster. Much like her 2014 memoir, Hard Choices, which bombed at bookstores selling only 85,000 copies, Hillary’s new book, co-authored by running mate Tim Kaine , has sold less than 3,000 copies the first week.
To show what a minuscule sales number that is in the book world, especially considering she is in the middle of a heated campaign in which she could be the next President of the United States, the extremely Clinton-friendly New York Times has already classified the book as a “flop.”
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 Times puts the numbers in perspective by noting that typically around one-third of a book’s total sales occur during the first week of sales.
But then again, it’s extremely doubtful that Hillary wrote much, if not any of the book anyway. There’s no way any general election candidate is going to have time to write a book in the middle of a grueling presidential campaign, especially one with Hillary’s health problems.