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Clinton’s Memoir: A Bestseller, A Bomb Or Both?

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When it comes to someone as polarizing as Hillary Clinton, book sale success is increasingly in the eye of the beholder.

Clinton detractors and supporters are already spinning the sale numbers with little more than a week since “Hard Choices,” Clinton’s second memoir, went on sale.

According to Nielsen Bookscan data– which makes up roughly 85% of all retail book sales — Clinton’s memoir sold approximately 86,000 physical copies in its first week. Clinton’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, told CNN on Tuesday that roughly 100,000 copies of “Hard Choices” were sold in the book’s first week when you combine hardcover, e-book and preorders.

If you ask Clinton’s critics, her book sales show people aren’t eager for more of the former secretary of state. The memoir’s sales pale in comparison to Clinton’s first memoir, “Living History,” which sold 438,000 copies in its first week and Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue,” which sold just over 467,000 copies in its first week.

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