The book was released to much fanfare and social media promotion in May, and as of mid-July Kardashian was still promoting the book via Instagram posts.
But reps for Nielsen Bookscan told Radar exclusively that so far, it has only sold 32,000 copies. That represents just 0.8% of Kardashian's Instagram fans. (*Nielsen BookScan’s U.S. Consumer Market Panel currently covers approximately 85% of the print book market and continues to grow.)
What's more, the book is a critical flop online. Sitting at 1,607 in books, it's ranked only 2.5 stars after 661 customer reviews. And those reviews have been scathing.
"A poor tree died for this!" Tracy Young wrote.
User Angela called it a "waste of money!"
"This book seems like it was made with absolutely no thought, consieration, just for money!" she wrote. You can't ben see the pictures clearly because it's cut right down the middle … garbage"
And J. Weiss claimed, "There is now tangible, physical proof that our society is imploding."
At least, however, it didn't sell as badly as Kendall and Kylie Jenner's sic-fi novel, Rebels: City of Indra. As Radar reported, that book sold just 13,000 copies in its first few months on sale.
In comparison, Lauren Conrad's novel L.A. Candy reportedly sold 500,000 copies in its first year.
A rep for Kardashian's publisher, Rizzoli New York, told Radar, "The Bookscan number is not inaccurate but it represents a small segment of our sales overall, which are very strong in non-bookstore specialty retailers, and international sales, neither of which report to Bookscan. … The book is, in fact, a significant success story as a benchmark of the phenomenon of self-portrait in the digital age."
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