Saturday, July 31, 2010

More on the Battle of the Books

(edited to ADD CORRECTION THE PW STORY WAS ABOUT A YEAR AND MONTH AGO)I found a few figures online. *About a month ago, PW posted an article about REALITY STARS who write books, and did not mention TERESA'S book at all. They DID mention BETHENNY'S *most recent book sales. (114,000). There have been more sales of that title since then since it is still on the Bestseller lists everywhere.(link below)
Don't forget, that is only ONE of BETHENNY'S titles.

As for TERESA, copied below, is an item from PW, (PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY), that says that SKINNY ITALIAN printed 150, 000 copies in it's first run.

Also, TERESA TWEETED, and announced on her BRAVO blog, that the first run was "almost" sold out, and that a second printing will occur. I did not find any other notice about a second printing for SKINNY ITALIAN except from TERESA. If it happens, second editions will be marked as such in the book.

PRETTY IMPRESSIVE for both of them, but I think the clear "winner" is BETHENNY.
Was ROB trying to tell us something by sending-out so many different silly TWEETS?
"Look it up yourself"-well, I did and it looks like he was wrong.

Here is my raw data with links for reference: (all copied from GOOGLE© and PW)

Skinny Italian: Eat It and Enjoy It--Live La Bella Vita and Look Great Too! (May, $19.99) by Teresa Giudice. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star teaches how to eat Italian favorites and still fit into skinny jeans. 150,000 first printing.

Twitter / Teresa Giudice: "Skinny Italian" is pretty ...
"Skinny Italian" is pretty much SOLD OUT everywhere and we just went into a second printing! How exciting is that??? 11:04 AM Jul 11th via web ...

Twitter / Teresa Giudice: My book "Skinny Italian" i ...
Jul 12, 2010 ... My book "Skinny Italian" is practically sold out everywhere so we're going into a second printing!!! I'm working on the next book right now! - Cached

The Real Housewives of New Jersey - Blogs - Teresa Giudice - Don't ...
Jul 13, 2010 ... Amazing news: Skinny Italian is doing so well it's gone into its second printing!!! I'm working on the second book right now. ...

Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting by Bethenny Frankel; 114,000 copies *(from July of 2009)