If sales of Hillary’s new book is an indicator of voter enthusiasm, she’s in real trouble

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Sales of Hillary Clinton’s latest book are underwhelming with less than 3,000 copies sold in the first week of its release.

The book, “Stronger Together,” which outlines policies a Clinton presidency would pursue, sold just 2,912 copies in its first week on sale, according to Nielsen BookScan, the New York Times reported.

According to the Times:

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.

 

The book, titled after the campaign slogan, features a photo of Clinton and her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, on the cover.  Labeled  “A blueprint for America’s future,” the book’s jacket states that it provides “specific and practical solutions, while also articulating a bold and expansive vision of change and renewal.”

Proceeds from the book’s sales were reportedly going to charity and both Clinton and Kaine have been holding the book up in campaign rallies. The Democratic presidential nominee even greeted reporters on her campaign plane holding a copy of the book, the Times reported.

The book’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, declined comment on the first week’s low sales numbers, according to the Times.

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