Monday, June 12, 2006

Mary Cheney's book sells fewer than 6,000 copies since release

Despite saturation media coverage when it was published a month ago, Mary Cheney's book Now It's My Turn has tanked at bookstores. Published by a conservative imprint of Simon & Schuster, the memoir has sold fewer than 6,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen Bookscan.

The book's sales have declined in each of the four weeks since its release, to only 574 copies sold for the week ending June 3. That's 77% fewer than its first-week sales of 2,445.

At this rate, it will be virtually impossible for Simon & Schuster to recoup the reported $1 million advance it paid Cheney for the book, which describes her life as the gay daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney. (The Advocate)

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Mary better save that money. Methinks her second booklet won't be such a great seller.


Lulu Maude said...

She should have had her mama ghost write it for her with lots of titillating sex.


Karen Zipdrive said...

Yeah, all those heaving bosoms clad in frontier garb, riding in a bumpy covered wagon on a hot, dusty trail really makes lil' Zippy want to stand up in the boat.

Lulu Maude said...

Okay, not a good idea. How about a nice little red book of Sayings?

Karen Zipdrive said...

She should have just written a book about her dog.
Call it "Heather."

BigSis said...

I'm just relieved to know that most of the world finds her as dull and hypocritical as we all do.
the end

dusty said...


Is it mean for me to be happy her friggin book isn't selling worth a shit?

Anonymous said...

Part of an interview with Mary "Internationally Famous Author and Star of Film" Cheney by Susan Swain at BookExpo, May 22nd:

S: In the couple of minutes that we have left do you have another book in you? Are you thinking about telling more?

M: Yeah, I would actualy love to write another book. I really enjoyed this one so much. I, uhh, probably would want to take a stab at fiction next.

S: Really. In what area?

M: I actually started a political thriller, before I went to work on the re-election campaign and I had to put that aside obviously. When you're working eighteen hours a day on the campaign, you don't have time for writing. Uh, and I wanted to write this one first but I would like to get back to it at some point.

S: What's the basic plot line in your political thriller?

M: Umm, I can tell you it takes place in Russia and in the United States.

A political thriller. Takes place in Russia and in the United States.

The world waits with baited breath.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Now there's a hotbed of contemporary conflict.