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Hillary Clinton’s “What Happened” Sells More Than 300,000 Copies In First Week

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Hillary Clinton’s new memoir What Happened racked up huge first week sales according to publisher Simon & Schuster selling over 300,000 copies.

Hardcover sales of the book topped 168,000 – the biggest nonfiction release in five years.

Additionally, What Happened set a company record for digital audio sales in a single week, and sales of e-book editions was the highest for nonfiction in six years.

These numbers beat her 2014 book, Hard Choices, by 100,000 copies.

But her all-time opening was for 2003’s Living History, which offered Clinton’s first expansive comments on the affair of her husband, President Bill Clinton, with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Released in the days of Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores, Clinton sold over 600,000 copies of the highly anticipated memoir in its first week.

Clinton’s detractors have suggested that perhaps it’s time that Clinton stand down and be quiet. But I’d suggest these sales – and her 65.8 million people who voted for her – indicate that people are still very interested in what Hillary has to say.

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