Meghan Markle’s children’s book is already heading for the bargain bins as sales flopped and it was panned by critics.
Meghan’s book flop
|by Anonymous||reply 73||Yesterday at 5:04 AM|
Oh goody. Obsessive-compulsive Meghan Markle post #1,366,457.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||Last Tuesday at 4:14 PM|
Oh wow according to British tabloid The Sun her book is a “flop.”
|by Anonymous||reply 2||Last Tuesday at 4:18 PM|
Just another vanity project. Aren’t all of her projects vanity projects? Including her marriage.
As for her “book” deal, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s just a convenient way for the Sussexes to launder some money. Probably too many eyeballs on Archewell’s financials right now & that tacky Montecito monstrosity ain’t gonna pay for itself.
Kate’s book sales are killing it this week. I think Hold still is #2 or something. Bet the Douchess punched a designer beige pillow, guzzled a bottle of wine & screamed at the help when she found out about that.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||Last Tuesday at 4:20 PM|
She’s an asshole
|by Anonymous||reply 4||Last Tuesday at 4:21 PM|
Say what you want, but the book is now #3 of all books on Amazon.
Not exactly a flop.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||Last Tuesday at 4:26 PM|
They're also reporting that she got at least half-a-million dollars up front for the book, so it hardly matters if it flops, she's already got the dough.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||Last Tuesday at 5:19 PM|
R6– it does matter if she wants another publishing house to give her an advance ever again
|by Anonymous||reply 7||Last Tuesday at 6:30 PM|
Piers Morgan is mocking Meghan Markle's children's book 'The Bench' after it was labelled a "semi-literate vanity project" and failed to make Amazon's bestsellers list.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||Last Wednesday at 6:17 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||Last Wednesday at 6:18 AM|
What was the book about? Teaching kids how to be manipulative liars?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||Last Wednesday at 6:31 AM|
Who is it who reviews children's books? How is that even a thing? How can a children's book be bad?
See Jane and Puff. Run, Puff, run. See Spot run. See Spot and Puff chase Dick.
How can you give that a bad review?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||Last Wednesday at 6:34 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||Last Wednesday at 6:38 AM|
Writing books that children actually LIKE is not as easy as it sounds, r11.
If you’ve spent any time reading to or with children (not sure there are too many here who have, demographics being what they are, no shade), you’ll observe that some books have well-worn covers and pages, and some remain pristine. Everyone here who was a happy reader as a child knows this.
The illustrations are beautiful, the text is dry and preachy and try-hard. It’s one of those books that you give a man as a Father’s Day present from his child — and no child will ever ask to read it.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||Last Wednesday at 6:41 AM|
Well even his mother said he was THICK so 1 instruction a page might be all he can process.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||Last Wednesday at 7:48 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 15||Last Wednesday at 7:49 AM|
She's a flop. Unless you count rapidly becoming the new Anjelina Jolie.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||Last Wednesday at 7:53 AM|
"You'll be his supporter."
|by Anonymous||reply 17||Last Wednesday at 8:00 AM|
[quote][R6]– it does matter if she wants another publishing house to give her an advance ever again
What part of "#3 on Amazon" is unclear to you?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||Last Wednesday at 8:02 AM|
R2 - The book is not a flop. The Sun or "Scum" will hate on anybody to cell newspapers and generate clicks for revenues. See below:
Later in the day on Tuesday, 08 June 2021, Amazon updated their sales charts and The Bench was #3 on the American Amazon sales list and the #1 children’s book in the US. Why some people had the expectation that Meghan was going to do John Grisham or J. K. Rowling numbers right out of the gate is is a little bit strange and beyond my comprehension.
Children's books never sell like adult books. This is a kids’ book and it is not a Harry Potter book which very few books, adult's or children's, ever are.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||Last Wednesday at 8:10 AM|
What category is it number 3 in? See, that matters.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||Last Wednesday at 8:11 AM|
They are only tolerated in the US. In the UK where it matters, they are a flop in general.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||Last Wednesday at 8:14 AM|
R20 - Amazon's overall sales list of what is is "currently" being ordered, sold and shipped.
The "sales list" is different from the "best seller list" . The sales list is what is selling "now" in real time and the "best seller list" is an aggregate of "ALL" sales since the list began.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||Last Wednesday at 8:15 AM|
A massive flop, but she should call it "The Ghosting, Hypocritical Bench."
|by Anonymous||reply 23||Last Wednesday at 8:18 AM|
The book may not be "quality" literature but it is NOT a financial flop no matter who is forking out the money for purchase, no matter what the IQ of the purchaser is or their reason for purchase.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||Last Wednesday at 8:27 AM|
[quote] What category is it number 3 in?
Books written by the mother's of princes.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||Last Wednesday at 8:38 AM|
I worked in the publishing industry for several years. Couple things to note here. First off the Amazon Bestseller List isn't actually a bestsellers list in a traditional sense (e.g. getting the most sales) because it takes into account the number of "clicks" a product gets. Many self published others use this trick to get their books high up on the sellers list despite very low actual sales. Also, the publishers for Meghan's book appear to be following the tried and true method of artificially stimulating sales (thereby making the book a "bestseller") by drastically slashing the price of the book during it's opening week of sales. Publishers have been using this trick for years now as physical book sales have plummeted. This is often done for "named" authors whose book is not generating the buzz the publisher had anticipated. Finally, I suspect Meghan's most ardent fans are buying multiple copies of the book, again to push up sales.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||Last Wednesday at 8:41 AM|
*that should be self-published authors!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||Last Wednesday at 8:49 AM|
Thanks, R26, at one point yesterday it appeared to suddenly move from #200 to #3 very late in the day, did not seem organic at all. The text is cringy and I personally am not a huge fan of the illustrator's style. Hard pass.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||Last Wednesday at 8:52 AM|
I told her not to go after the Klan Granny demo.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||Last Wednesday at 9:06 AM|
I wonder how many of the people purchasing have children of their own to read it to.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||Last Wednesday at 9:48 AM|
Where are the profits going to? Anyone got a copy of the shite text?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||Last Wednesday at 10:23 AM|
Well it's number three on Amazon USA. It's in the top 5 for 13 other sections. So your wrong op. But it was just faux outrage to keep the UK tabloid click cycle articles trending.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||Last Wednesday at 10:31 AM|
Assume Archwell, R31, which under DE law is only required to spend 5% of income on charitable purposes.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||Last Wednesday at 10:33 AM|
Assume means guess which means not fact. Right?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||Last Wednesday at 10:34 AM|
R30 made me LOL because I immediately thought of those women who collect those ReBorn dolls.
But seriously, this is one of those books that fraus purchase to give to their husbands on Father’s Day, with an inscription from the kid(s). Nobody will read it more than once.
And when I think about how many “intact” families there are with a father in the picture… it’s kind of grim.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||Last Wednesday at 11:35 AM|
The book may be a bestseller because the price has been slashed. It might sell a lot of copies but probably not enough for the publisher to even breakeven.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||Last Wednesday at 12:34 PM|
Is her memoir coming out soon ?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||Last Wednesday at 12:55 PM|
It seems Archwell has bought 2k copies to donate
|by Anonymous||reply 38||Last Wednesday at 1:51 PM|
You could almost feel sorry for the bottom feeders tasked with it, but how exhausting must it be to have to come up with ways to prop up that dame's ego?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||Last Wednesday at 1:55 PM|
R38 I don't doubt you but source?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||Last Wednesday at 2:06 PM|
[Quote]I immediately thought of those women who collect those ReBorn dolls.
R30 here. Goodness! I'd never heard of this. Thank you for a new, potential rabbit hole. Yikes.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||Last Wednesday at 2:29 PM|
I think in the fall, R37
|by Anonymous||reply 42||Last Wednesday at 3:58 PM|
Wonder if Meghan has been sending 4am email instructions? Does she ever sleep?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||Last Wednesday at 10:42 PM|
Tell us what you really think Irish Times LMAOOOOO
|by Anonymous||reply 44||Last Thursday at 11:13 AM|
The New York Times released its review today - The Tortured Rhyme and Reason of Meghan Markle’s Picture Book Debut
|by Anonymous||reply 45||Last Friday at 8:53 AM|
A reviewer who read it said that it is actually a book written FOR Harry. That basically it's not about Archie at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||Last Friday at 8:57 AM|
It flops because she is a lying, hypocritical cunt!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 47||Last Friday at 10:30 AM|
WORSE than Chrissy Teigen, R47, at least she did not allegedly superglue anyone's eyes together, only verbally bullied.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||Last Friday at 10:40 AM|
Thank you, R44, for the heads up.
The book is AWFUL!!!!!
[quote]Meghan Markle apparently wrote some version of these 169 words as a private message to her husband after the birth of their son. That is a lovely sentiment, and that is also where the words should have stayed: private. She has a famous name, and that must be the sole reason Puffin took on this book. What can it all be about but money, and hoping the book will sell by the benchload? Any publishing house would have made the same decision to take on Meghan Markle, and it’s naive to imagine otherwise.
[quote]It’s just a terrible shame The Bench is quite so awful. Because I am sure of one thing: Lilibet “Lili” Diana will most certainly be the subject of another book in due course. Which will be equally bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||Last Friday at 10:50 AM|
How long before she's flashing her boobs and clunge for a men's mag? She will cloak it in feminism and body-positivity.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||Last Friday at 11:05 AM|
^ And ouch a deux.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||Last Friday at 11:39 AM|
Well, she got what she wanted. She's the most famous woman in the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||Last Friday at 11:40 AM|
R52 not even close
|by Anonymous||reply 53||Last Friday at 11:43 AM|
Awww, Duchess Pump Pump's book went Flop Flop.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||Last Friday at 11:45 AM|
In the UK pump is a term for farting
|by Anonymous||reply 55||Last Friday at 11:49 AM|
R55, that's funny! Pump has a number of colloquial meanings, including how one begets children. Perhaps Meghan would be reluctant to be known as Duchess Pump- pump, whether or not it fits.
What she produced is definitely not a children's book and the illustrations are awful. I can see it as a published manual for her husband, though she probably has to read it to him.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||Last Friday at 12:19 PM|
R55 made me snarfle iced coffee. Hit my funny bone just the right way. When I was a kid, our polite term for “fart” was “puff”.
“Ewww! Who puffed?” (It was usually my sister.)
|by Anonymous||reply 57||Last Friday at 12:19 PM|
Her inscription: pump pump
|by Anonymous||reply 58||Last Friday at 12:21 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 59||Last Friday at 12:22 PM|
When the Cuntess goes cray cray
Has anyone asked if she's okay?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||Last Friday at 12:25 PM|
It’s that damned Queen’s fault….bitch
|by Anonymous||reply 61||Last Friday at 12:31 PM|
R56 R57 glad I gave you a laugh. "Puff" was our polite term too. Pump is a bit ruder. Hehe
|by Anonymous||reply 62||Last Friday at 1:11 PM|
Pump is a more cruder term for fart here in the UK. Usually used by kids or teenagers.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||Last Friday at 1:12 PM|
What size are the letters saying Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex on the book's spine? They're fucking huge.
Seriously, this is just ridiculous.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||Last Friday at 3:26 PM|
[quote] It seems Archwell has bought 2k copies to donate
And after reading r26, I imagine they bought them one click at a time, on Amazon.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||Last Friday at 3:34 PM|
This is fucking amazing LOL
|by Anonymous||reply 66||Last Friday at 6:05 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 67||Last Friday at 6:49 PM|
It’s okay that it’s a flop. Harry will save them with his dirty laundry book.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||Last Friday at 6:49 PM|
This is your desk
Where the critics cannot hurt you
And you can spend all day
Signalling your virtue.
This is the desk
For papa and son, when he gets older
Though not MY papa —
No, I gave him the cold shoulder.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||Last Friday at 6:49 PM|
The New York Times review was the most damning because it was the kindest. It basically wouldn't let her get away with bad writing, but laid out exactly what was wrong with the writing and what an editor ought to have fixed.
Which begs the question, why couldn't the editor fix it?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||Last Friday at 6:56 PM|
Narcs do not take well to criticism, constructive or not. She is said to be a nightmare to work with, on many continents.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||Last Friday at 7:00 PM|
R70, she doesn’t listen to anyone’s advice or guidance because she knows best.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||Last Friday at 7:01 PM|
This is petty but she's caused so much strife and grief for so many people with her ruthlessness that I can't help but giggle at her contending with these reviews while contending with all those postpartum hormones roiling around inside of her.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||Yesterday at 5:04 AM|