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June 26, 2014

Page 6: Hillary Has Secret Deal With Anthony Weiner to Keep Him Quiet?

She denies it.

But then again, she's denying it, so...

Did you know this?

Weiner caused a stir earlier this month when he favorited a tweet that said, "Tinder will now be the ultimate sext machine." He later tweeted it was an accident: "OK, to recap my day. I accidentally hit the star thingy on a @voxdotcom story about Tinder. Sorry."

The guy's like The Riddler. He wants Batman to catch him.

Here's the real thing: Hillary's book is like Bill Clinton at a 4H Club meeting: Stiffing hard.

Sales of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s new memoir, "Hard Choices," declined 43.5 percent to 48,000 copies in its second week on the shelves, according to Nielsen BookScan.

...

About 85,000 copies were sold in the week after the book’s June 10 release, according to BookScan, a subscription service that tracks sales at over 80 percent of book vendors in the United States.

First-week sales typically account for about 30 percent of the total, thanks to the publicity blitzes that accompany publishers’ biggest releases. That means “Hard Choices” could fall far short of the one million copies that Simon & Schuster shipped to bookstores, industry executives said. (Publishers sell books on consignment and must take back copies that do not sell in the stores.)

The second-week figures also increase the likelihood that Simon & Schuster will not sell enough books to make up for Mrs. Clinton’s advance, said a publishing executive who did not want to speak on the record about a competitor’s book.

Simon & Schuster avoids answering this question-- they do not deny the book has stiffed. Instead, they say:

"It will be selling for years -- in hardcover, e-book, audio and paperback -- and we expect it to be a successful book for Simon & Schuster as well as our many international partners..."

"The Green Lantern" will be available on DVD, pay-per-view, and on television broadcast schedules. This does not change the fact that it was an enormous bomb.

Every movie which bombs may make back its cost in 30 years -- but "getting your money back in 30 years" is not a businessman's goal, obviously.

Then he really sticks the knife into Clinton:

"Most importantly," he added, "reader reaction has been terrific."

"Reader reaction" is more important than sales.

BTW, reader reaction is absolutely abysmal.

The Times now spins ludicrously for Clinton:

Sales of the book have been strong compared with similar nonfiction titles — diet and self-help books notwithstanding. It will be No. 1 on The New York Times’s list of hardcover nonfiction best sellers on Sunday. On Wednesday, “Hard Choices” was No. 21 among Amazon’s best-sellers. (“Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas” by Edward Klein is No. 3.)

Edward Klein's book is trouncing Hillary's on Amazon, and the NYTimes says she's selling strong?

Mrs. Clinton’s book has sold better than memoirs by other former members of the Obama administration, including recent releases by former Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner ("Stress Test") and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates ("Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War").

She beat Robert Gates? And Timothy Geithner?

By the way, the nonfiction book lists are currently not dominated by any particularly strong titles. Charles Krauthammer's "Things That Matter" is high on the list and that was released months ago.

Simon & Schuster has one more insult for Hillary:

"We can think of no other recent book written by an American leader to receive such an enthusiastic international reception," said Jonathan Karp, president and publisher of Simon & Schuster.

Mm-hm.

Hillary Clinton's advance was reported to have been $14 million. That's not confirmed, but that's what Everybody Says.


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