Monday, June 17, 2024

Book Flop: Meghan McCain’s “Bad Republican” Is Number 17,969 on Amazon, Not in Barnes & Noble Top 50,000


Meghan McCain was a pain on “The View.” Now she’s gone and we thought we’d be rid of her.

But John McCain’s contentious daughter persists in her cause to be a celebrity. On April 26th she published a book called “Bad Republican.” And sales are…bad!

According to NPD Book Scan, “Bad Republican” has sold just 244 copies. So at least we know her relatives have it.

On Amazon, the book is currently at number 17,969. On Barnes & Noble’s list, “Bad Republican” is well below 60,000.

“Bad Republican” should be on the remainder tables pretty quickly, I’m guessing BenBella Books — a kind of vanity publisher distributed *but not owned* by Penguin-Random House — only printed up a few hundred to begin with. There will not be a second printing. Get it now– a collector’s item!

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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