Has selfie queen Kim Kardashian lost her magic touch?

  • IANS, New York
  • 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.


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.


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."


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.

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