Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Earth-Shattering Book Sells Six Thousand Copies In One Week
Idiotic people give fruition to idiotic material. Hence, FAIL.
Joe McGinniss’s controversial book “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin” sold 6,034 copies in its first six days on bookshelves, according to Nielsen Bookscan.
The book did best in the Pacific geographic area, which includes Alaska, selling more than 1,500 copies, while “The Rogue” sold fewer than 500 copies in the Northeast, which includes New York, according to the International Business Tribune. BookScan tracks sales for about 75 percent of books sold in the United States.
The book, which has been both panned by critics and seen excerpts go viral on the Internet, currently ranks 116th on Amazon’s Best Sellers, and according to IBT was the 16th best-selling new hardcover last week. It’s possible the buzz and controversy over the book’s most salacious revelations dampened enthusiasm to buy the actual book if potential customers believed they had already been exposed to the most explosive allegations in “The Rogue.”
Now, contrast that with “Going Rogue” which has its own Wiki page:
The book was available for pre-order between $9 and $10 during a price war amongst online retailers Amazon, Target.com, and Walmart.com. Dan Calabrese, writing in the North Star National, called the sales “an absolutely unprecedented performance for a non-fiction book so far in advance of its release date.”
Less than two weeks after its release, sales of the book exceeded the one million mark, putting it in a class with memoirs by Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. The print run was extended to 2.8 million copies from 1.5 million. Going Rogue attained sales of over 2.7 million by December 1, 2009, and was number one on The New York Times Best Seller list for six consecutive weeks. As of January 21, 2010, it was #4 on the New York Times best seller list after 9 weeks in the Top 10.