- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s book that she co-authored with running mate Sen. Tim Kaine is being described as a flop after selling less than 3,000 copies in its first week.

According to Nielsen BookScan, “Stronger Together: A Blueprint for America’s Future,” which published on Sept. 6, sold just 2,912 copies in the first week it was released, The New York Times reported.

“[T]he sales figure, which tallies about 80 percent of booksellers nationwide and does not include e-books, firmly makes the book what the publishing industry would consider a flop,” The Times reported.

“Stronger Together” outlines “the Clinton/Kaine campaign’s plans on everything from apprenticeships to the Zika virus,” according to the book jacket. It currently has a 1½ star rating out of five on Amazon.com.

Both Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Kaine have promoted the book on the campaign trail. A campaign spokeswoman told The Times that Mrs. Clinton “will do a series of ‘Stronger Together’ speeches over the course of the next several weeks.”

The first of those speeches, initially scheduled for Tuesday in California, was canceled after Mrs. Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia, The Times noted.

Aides said proceeds from the book will go to charity.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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