Hillary Clinton new book sales top 300K
Hillary Clinton’s new book has sold 300,000 copies since its publication on Sept. 12, according to publisher Simon & Schuster.
The memoir, “What Happened,” details who and what the Democratic nominee believes led to her stunning loss in the 2016 presidential race.
The book has been at or near the top of Amazon’s best-seller list since its release.
The robust sales are a departure from other books Clinton has written in the past.
“The remarkable response to ‘What Happened’ indicates that, notwithstanding all that has been written and discussed over the last year, there is clearly an overwhelming desire among readers to learn about and experience, from Hillary Clinton’s singular perspective, the historic events of the 2016 election,” Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy said in a statement. “In its candor and immediacy, ‘What Happened’ is satisfying that demand.”
The book’s hardcover sales topped 168,000 copies, which marks the best opening sales for any nonfiction book in five years, according to NPD BookScan, which tracks most retail print sales.
Clinton has had numerous interviews over the last week promoting her tell-all book.
The book details Clinton’s perspective of the campaign, explaining her team’s strategy and why she believes she lost to President Trump in a race almost all observers predicted she would win easily.
In the book, Clinton points a finger at Democratic primary rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe Biden, former FBI Director James Comey, Russian meddling in the election, The New York Times’s coverage of her email controversy and NBC’s Matt Lauer for asking questions about the emails during a presidential forum, among others.
After one nationally televised interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow last week, the highly rated host assessed that Clinton’s career as a politician is far from over.
“She is definitely still in the arena,” Maddow said. “So, she’s — this is not a retired politician.”
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