I am not even a tad surprised that Kim Kardashian‘s book of selfies, aptly entitled Selfish was a flop. I mean to be very honest Kim's Instagram and Twitter is mind-numbing enough with nonstop selfies and most of the images from her book are regurgitated from her self-obsessed social media feed, so why pay good money for what’s already out there and readily available? Right?
No one is buying her selfish book
Kim Kardashian’s selfie book 'Selfish' flops after several months without sales.
With over 41 million Instagram followers and the amount of advance press surrounding the release of the diminutive book one would have thought it would be a huge best seller. However, according to a new report, the PR efforts weren’t exactly effective: Reps for Nielsen Bookscan told Radar Online that so far, Selfish has only sold 32,000 copies. That represents just 0.8% of Kardashian’s Instagram fans.
As for the suckers discerning fans who did buy the book? Looks like they’re the ones ranting now, as the 661 customer reviews on Amazon are pretty abysmal. To wit: “I can recommend the audio version of this book. It lasts 37 seconds. The narrator basically says, “On this page, we have an idiot and her cleavage looking into a camera” 500 times.”
Havent seen the book yet? The book has 445 pages, 300 total selfies including 115 cleavage shots, 23 butt shots, 10 nude selfies, one baby bump shot, and one selfie with an elephant. There are also four selfies of the giant diamond engagement ring given to her by her husband Kanye West.
It’s fair to say Kim has gotten wind that sales are dismal and is in effect distancing herself from the book, because a quick peak at her IG and Twitter reveals she hasn’t been talking about the book or promoting it as of late. And despite her continuing to take an abundance of selfies, she’s no longer even using the #SelfishBook alongside of them. (She does still have a link to the book on her instagram).
Still, Kim’s sales are better than her half-sisters’ debut: It was reported that Rebels: Cities of Indra, Kendall and Kylie’s dystopian novel sold just 13,000 copies.
What do you guys think? Would you buy Kim's book of selfie? Take the poll below.
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