Chris Christie is the former governor of New Jersey, a presidential primary candidate for president from the Republican Party, and an early shipper of Donald Trump. He believed, as did the media, that his opinion on anything, and particularly on the state of politics today, was important enough to write and try to sell a book about them. He was wrong.
Christie’s book, in its first week, sold just 2,289 copies. That not only makes it a flop, but a monumental failure. In comparison, journalist Jonathon Karl’s new book criticizing the end of Trump’s presidency, Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show, sold more than 24,000 copies in its first week.
The two books are not dissimilar. Both are critical of Donald Trump, and the fact that Chris Christie could only appeal at this point to Republicans while the party becomes more and more the cult of Trump likely contributed to its low sales. However, what is even more clear is that Chris Christie’s voice is not an important one in politics. Not anymore.
Press Run writes that:
‘A senior publishing source with access to the industry’s BookScan tabulations tells me that “Republican Rescue” sold just 2,289 copies during its first week in stores, which constitutes a colossal publishing flop. That figure does not include digital copies of the book, but based on industry sales patterns, given Christie’s weak showing in stores he likely sold only a few hundred digital ones. (On Sunday, “Republican Rescue” was ranked 15,545th at Amazon’s Kindle Store.).’
Twitter had a big reaction to the news of Chris Christie’s colossal failure. Read some of their comments below: