For many book buyers last week, choosing whether to buy Ben Carson’s new book or Hillary Clinton’s new memoir was not a hard choice.
According to Nielsen Bookscan numbers provided to The Daily Caller, Carson’s ““One Nation” significantly outsold Clinton’s “Hard Choices” for the week ending July 20. While Clinton’s book sold 10,000 copies, Carson’s sold 16,000.
Nielsen says its survey “currently covers approximately 85 percent of the print book market.”
Clinton still leads in total sales with 201,000, but Carson is rapidly closing the gap, according to Nielsen Bookscan numbers. When TheDC first reported on this book battle earlier this month, Carson stood 15,000 short of Hillary in total book sales. Now, he is only 9,000 short of Hillary’s total with 192,000 copies sold.
Carson’s book was released in late May, while Clinton’s was released to much fanfare in early June.
Carson, a retired neurosurgeon-turned-conservative commentator, says he is weighing a presidential run in 2016. Clinton is widely seen as the Democratic presidential frontrunner should she decide to run.