Sale of the confessional book, Pretty Things, written by President Joe Biden’s son Hunter, crashed after just a week despite relentless PR pressure, positive media coverage, an early push, and the author’s tour with a friendly press.
If the famous maxim “all press is good press” applied to Hunter, his book should have been a huge success. Hunter has talked about his book with prominent “newspapers” and late-night talk show hosts. The brief received positive reviews from corporate media critics. In addition, the Daily mail released a report that brought “the laptop from hell” to haunt Hunter, with revelations about how he wasted millions of dollars on his dirty, drugged lifestyle, part of his life covered through his memoirs.
However, Showbiz411 reported on Friday that Pretty Things turned out to be a “flop after a week”, adding:
NPD Book Scan says [in] the book… Hunter complains of being a drug addict who has slept all over the place and has no memory of having fathered a child, has sold only 10,000 copies [emphasis added] in its first week. For a celebrity book with so much PR, TV appearances, etc., that’s not a lot.
On Amazon, Pretty Things is classified at number 130.
Nonetheless, an early increase in sales based on Biden’s appearance on CBS Sunday morning put Pretty Things at number 4 on the New York Times List of bestsellers coming out today. But it will be short-lived.
In the April 6 post, the memoir made it to Amazon’s Top 15 Sellers list after receiving generally positive reviews from various literary critics related to mainstream media allied with the Democrats.
Newsweek noted on the day of the book’s release:
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