Saturday, May 18, 2024

Donald Trump’s Books Are Not Selling, No One’s Paying to Read What He Has to Say


Donald Trump has crowds– huge crowds, he says– at all his rallies. People are waiting outside to get in, he’s so popular.

But no one is reading the paperback he published on July 12th, just over a month ago. “Great Again: How to Fix Crippled America,” is currently number 6,626 on Amazon. That’s the paperback, which sells for $10.30 bucks. The Kindle version, only $10.99, is number 18,000. That’s EIGHTEEN THOUSAND.

The hardcover — is doing a little better–it’s number 11,500. It had a different title, “Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again.” But it’s the same book in a new cover.

At least “The Art of the Deal,” which ghost writer Tony Schwartz has disavowed and is 30 years old, is a hit. It’s number 1,324. Not exactly flying off the shelves.

So we can surmise either that his followers don’t have enough money to read their hero’s words, or can’t read. See him for free, like a circus act? Why not? Trump calls himself an agent of change– but he’s not making change, that’s for sure. One wonders what a new book from him would be worth to publishers after the election.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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