Ready for the remainder bin – open thread
PageOneQ reports that Mary Cheney’s fish-wrapping tome isn’t breaking any sales records. In fact, it’s sucking wind:
Mary Cheney’s book, Now It’s My Turn, has sold less than 6,000 copies since it hit bookstores on May 9, 2006. With a reported advance of $1 million, the book’s publisher, Simon and Schuster, would need to realize a profit of $166.66 on each book sold so far in order to break even, an impossible goal for a book with a cover price of $25.00.
Another fun fact in the story is that on Amazon, where they have the “Buy both now” feature, It’s My Turn is paired with She-Beast Coulter’s Godless: Church of Liberalism for a discount of 40%.
Blogwhore and chat away; I’m still slogging through email…