Ben Carson’s latest book has just overtaken Hillary Clinton’s new memoir in total book sales.
Nielsen BookScan’s survey “currently covers approximately 85 percent of the print book market,” according to the company.
Clinton was reportedly paid a whopping $14 million for her tome, the second highest advance in history. Carson’s advance has not been disclosed, but it is likely a fraction of Clinton’s astronomical fee.
The former neurosurgeon has in recent years become a superstar among conservatives and is even considered a potential 2016 Republican presidential contender. Clinton, of course, will be the frontrunner the Democratic presidential nomination should she enter the 2016 race.
Slate’s Dave Weigel was the first to report that Carson had overtaken Clinton in the book battle.
“The two of them have been bested only by Bill O’Reilly, whose ‘Killing Jesus’ has sold 228,811 copies,” he noted.