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Saturday January 29, 2011 4:10 pm

Graphic Novels Outsell Snooki

Chew Vol 1It appears that nobody wants the read a book that Snooki claims to have written. The tanned and tiny "star" of MTV's Jersey Shore had her first novel, A Shore Thing published about a month ago. Since then, it's sold less than 9000 copies.

This despite a massive pr push that's seen the little orange pumpkin rolling from TV appearance to TV appearance.

9000 copies.

How does that compare to graphic novel sales? John Jackson Miller at The Comics Chronicles has the scoop.

In 2010, Image's Walking Dead Vol 1: Days Gone Bye sold 43,900 copies, DC's Blackest Night hardcover (19,200), Image's Chew Vol. 1 (13,600), and Dynamite's Boys Vol. 6 Self-Preservation Society (11,100). And that's just a sampling.

In all, some 38 graphic novels outsold Snooki's book and that's just using GN sales figures from the direct market.

And you can't blame Snooki's poor showing on the buying public getting tired of reality TV stars. Lauren Conrad from The Hills has had two young adult novels published and their combined sales are over 475,000 copies.

Even scawny Bethenny Frankel's (The Real Housewives of New York City) saw her book Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl move 180,000 copies.

It's obvious that Snooki's fans prefer to see her slurring her words, not trying to put them down on paper. If there's a sequel to Snooki's book, it'll probably have to come in a spray-on version if they want it to succeed.

[Artwork: Chew, one of many titles that does better than Snooki]



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