Was Kim Kardashian's Selfie Book a Total Flop?

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We have to admit, we were a little skeptical when Kim Kardashian announced that she was releasing a book full of selfies. Why would people want to pay for something that they're getting for free - daily - on Instagram?

Then, we heard there were going to be some never-before-seen selfies and some other cool stuff in the book and it all started to make sense. After all, 41.6 million people are following her on Instagram to get their daily Kim K. selfie fix, so maybe they would want those exclusive snaps.

According to a report by RadarOnline that came out on Tuesday, Kim's book only sold a disappointing 32,000 copies, which is less than 1% of her Instagram followers. While the report was based on information from Nielsen Bookscan, the publisher claims that the figure only represents a portion of the sales.

"The Bookscan number of 30K floating around is not inaccurate but it represents 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," the publisher's Executive Director of Publicity told Us Weekly in a statement. "The book is, in fact, a significant success story as a benchmark of the phenomenon of self-portrait in the digital age."

What's more, she claims that the book is now in its fourth printing, with total trade sales of approximately 125,000 copies, domestic and international.

Not bad, not bad at all...

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