ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann’s new book has been slow to move off of store shelves, according to figures from the first two weeks of sales.

Tracking agency Nielsen Bookscan reports a mere 3,000 sales of Bachmann’s “Core of Conviction” since its release two weeks ago. The book traces Bachmann’s life from childhood in Iowa to Minnesota politics to the presidential race, where she’s far back in most polls.

BookScan numbers reflect around 75 percent of hardcover and paperback sales and offer a rare look at raw data from an industry known for being secretive about how much books actually sell.

But the Nielsen statistics don’t count e-book sales. Books sold at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club also aren’t included in the agency’s figures.

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Comments (16)
  1. keel says:

    Hehe….what a joke…

  2. Me says:

    I’m a republican and I can’t stand this woman, write a book? huh, good luck with that, please go back under the rock you crawled out under from, and shut your stupid mouth too

  3. Jay says:

    Who would have guessed that one?? ALL Of us!! IF she had blonde hair shed make the ideal candidate of rthe jokes. By the way, suppose she’ll attend Trumps Debate in Iowa along with Ging and that other clown. How many will watch that–maybe 10 if were betting.

  4. Tom says:

    Wow! You mean the nutjobs aren’t rushing out to read what their Pride and Joy has to say?

  5. Murph says:

    Like peoplle who shop at Walmart and Sam’s Club have money to throw away for expensive toilet paper! Wait a couple weeks and you can get one at a 99% discount.In the fiction section of course!!

  6. Pity the weeetchy one....not says:

    How many votes did she get? That’s the number divided by 2 she’ll sell
    I said 2 months ago Half Price Books would be taaking advance orders to buy the used goods at 2 bits a pop. LMAO

  7. True Story says:

    See Michele. See Michele run. See Michele fall. The end.

  8. TomK says:

    And someone thought this would be a best seller? Oh PLEASE!!! This woman has nothing to say and has had nothing to say. Fold your tent Michelle and go home to Iowa.

  9. Me says:

    I hear the title was going to be Lack of Intelligence but Rick PArry already had it sewn up.

  10. Lady up North says:

    and there still is a few more pages to color too! What color should we color Marcus… pink and purple. Put Michelle in the pant’s, she wears em in her house anyway.

  11. Deep Thinker says:

    Anybody can write a book, remember Jessie the Body I ain’t got time to read…
    just proves stupid people can have someone else write a book for them….

  12. Journeyone says:

    you have to admire people who have a lot of self esteem. Her book will be on the clearance table by January 1.

  13. I Q says:

    Can’t wait for the book “Finally Coming Out” by Marcus, the true first lady.

  14. get real says:

    Yeah, the popularity of e-readers kinda killed the pop-up book market.

  15. Maybe ... says:

    Has anyone ever seen or heard a peep from one of the foster kids she had over the years?
    I’d be curious as to their take on it all over the years……of course if it was just one or two making the comments I’d question them I guess too.
    Poor Michelle – she really is going to need to big hole to hide in for awhile when the vote her out.

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