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Hillary's New Book is a Huge Flop

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds up a book entitled "Stronger Together" as she speaks at the 11th Congressional District Labor Day festival at Luke Easter Park in Cleveland, Ohio, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

No one seems to want Hillary Clinton’s new campaign book, “Stronger Together.”  The book is being called a “certifiable flop” after selling just 2,912 copies in its first week on sale, according to the New York Times.

The 256-page book, named after Clinton’s campaign slogan and co-authored by running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.), details their progressive proposals regarding economic growth and foreign policy.

According to the Times, this isn’t even the first time in recent years a Clinton book has “fallen short of expectations.”

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.

Mrs. Clinton’s more revealing 2003 memoir, “Living History,” about her years in the White House, sold about six times as many copies in its first week as “Hard Choices.”

The new book was supposed to kick off her “post Labor Day sprint toward election day” with a number of “Stronger Together” speeches, but the first speech was postponed after Clinton collapsed in New York City with pneumonia.