Has selfie queen Kim Kardashian lost her magic touch? | books | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Jul 21, 2017-Friday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Has selfie queen Kim Kardashian lost her magic touch?

In a revelation that may come as a shock to socialite and reality TV star Kim Kardashian's fans, her coffee table selfie art book titled "Selfish" sold only 32,000 copies.

books Updated: Aug 07, 2015 15:28 IST

In a revelation that may come as a shock, selfie queen Kim Kardashian's coffee table selfie art book titled "Selfish" sold only 32,000 copies.

Now, this might be a disappointing development as Kim Kardashian has 41.7 million ardent followers on Instagram who absolutely love her selfies.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2015/8/kim-2.jpg

Kim Kardashian posted this photo on Instagram after a haircut.(Kim Kardashian Instagram)

According to reports, the book peaked at number 13 on Publishers Weekly's list of adult non-fiction bestsellers, and is now selling on Amazon for half of its original retail price.

The figure was revealed by the Nielsen BookScan's US Consumer Market Panel, Cosmopolitan online reported.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2015/8/kim.jpg

A selfie with Hillary Clinton and husband Kanye West. Kim captioned the photo: I got my selfie!!! I really loved hearing her speak & hearing her goals for our country! #HillaryForPresident. (Kim Kardashian Instagram)

This is apparently an approximate figure, as Nielsen BookScan's stats do not cover 100% of book retailers.

However, Pam Sommers, director of publicity at Rizzoli - Selfish's publisher - was reported as saying that that Nielsen's stats are "not inaccurate" but represent "a very small segment of our sales overall, which are very strong in non-bookstore specialty retailers, and international sales, neither of which report to Bookscan."

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2015/8/kim-1.jpg

A selfie with sisters Kylie Jenner (L) and Kourtney Kardashian (R).(Kim Kardashian Instagram)

"The book is, in fact, a significant success story as a benchmark of the phenomenon of self-portrait in the digital age," Sommers was quoted as saying.