Via the AP -
Remember that tell-all book about A-Rod?
Published in early May by HarperCollins with an announced first printing of 150,000, “A-Rod” has sold just 16,000 copies so far, according to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks about 75 percent of industry sales. The book sold 11,000 in its first week, then quickly faded.
At the Rizzoli Bookstore in midtown Manhattan, “A-Rod” has sold two copies. Twenty-seven copies have sold at Posman Books, based in Grand Central Terminal, but none in the past two weeks.
Only 16,000 out of 150,000 copies have sold? Wow. That’s a batting average of .107 on sales.
In his last 44 ABs in ALDS play, A-Rod has hit better that that. Granted, he’s only hit .159 in those 44 ABs, but, that’s still better than .107.
I wonder if they boo Selena Roberts when she walks into the offices at HarperCollins?