Kim Kardashian’s ‘Selfish’ Flops In US; Featured On Best Seller Lists In Australia
Kim Kardashian’s book containing only her selfies is not doing so well in the US. The 352 page project was released by Rizzoli in May and has sold only 32,000 copies so far. Read on to find out more.
Radar Online recently published the Nielsen Bookscan figures for Kardashian’s book, entitled “Selfish.” The website called the book a flop and reported that the fans were yet canny enough to not shell out $19.95 to buy a hard bound collection of Kardashian’s private photos.
However, since then Pam Sommers, Executive Director of Publicity at Rizzoli has spoken to US Weekly, “The Bookscan number of 30K floating around is not inaccurate but it represents a very small segment of our sales overall.” Bookscan numbers do not indicate foreign markets, and Kardashian’s book has been doing particularly well in Australia. “In the first week of release, Kim Kardashian Selfish appeared in Nielsen Bookscan’s top 20 titles in Australia, was number 3 in Dymocks overall and their number 1 biography title,” a spokeswoman told The Sydney Morning Herald.
In fact, “Selfish” has sold around 125,000 copies around the world and in Australia, was even featured on local best-seller lists with other dystopian literature such as “1984.” In the mean time, Twitter has been scathing in its criticism of the book, with readers calling it, “garbage,” “a waste of money” and even “tangible, physical, proof that our society is imploding.”
Kardashian apparently got the idea for the book after attempting to make an intimate photo album for her husband, Kanye West.
“I couldn’t think of what to get Kanye [for Valentine’s Day] and so I was like, ‘All guys love it when a girl sends them sexy pics, so I had [my assistant] Stephanie get a Polaroid and we were taking photos around the entire house… making this cool book, and it ended up turning out so cool, we came up with this idea to do a selfie book.”
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