Sen. Clinton’s book sells 1 million copies in one month:
- “What has been particularly exciting is the speed with which it has achieved such unprecedented sales levels,” Simon & Schuster executive Carolyn Reidy said in a statement.
The company ordered 1 million copies for the first printing, an extraordinarily high number for a nonfiction book.
“It feels pretty good,” Clinton, D-N.Y., said. “I’m excited that this all happened in a month. I’m a little surprised.”
“Living History” hit stores June 9 amid a wave of publicity and promotional appearances by the former first lady.
First-day sales topped 200,000, and the publisher quickly announced that it would print even more copies to keep pace with demand.
Clinton signed an $8 million deal to write the book, in which she recounts, among other things, her personal pain and shock at her husband’s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. [AP]
Pain – certainly, shock – no flipping way. She was concerned about his philandering BEFORE they got married. I’m not anti-Hillary, but she has been in it for the power all along.