Saturday, April 20, 2024

Rose McGowan Book Sales Are Lower than Expected as Publicity Tour Turns Nasty, Combative


Rose McGowan has declared herself “brave” as in “you’re so brave.” But aren’t other people supposed to call you that?

Anyway, McGowan’s book tour has turned combative and nasty, as have her TV appearances. The result is that sales are a little disappointing after two days of intense marketing. “Brave,” from HarperOne, stands at number 88 on Amazon of all top selling books.

McGowan seems to be doing better at Barnes & Noble, where they have “Brave” ranked at number 3.

Meanwhile, Variety reports that McGowan’s B&N book signing at the NY Union Square store last night deteriorated into a shouting match with hecklers being removed.

Also yesterday she told ABC News’s Juju Chang that she doesn’t like Alyssa Milano, who propelled the #metoo movement. “I don’t like her,” she said. “Cause I think she’s a lie.” Milano issued a message later saying she supported McGowan. But McGowan sees everything as a conspiracy. “I’m not looking at this from the outside. I have a lot of experience,” continued McGowan. “I know [Milano is] married to a CAA agent. Do the math. Who’s behind Time’s Up? CAA. Where do they meet? CAA? Who needs good PR? CAA. Who are part of the pimp problem? CAA.”

McGowan has a solid story but she refuses to charm anyone to sell it. So it’s going to be a take-no-prisoners assault for her. It’s worth watching this clip from Colbert below. She’s entertaining but not making so much sense. This is one of those times when I’m glad I’m not a book publicist anymore.

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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