Not everything Kim Kardashian touches turns to gold; her book, Selfish, is an official flop

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Whether she’s helping create a thriving TV franchise or developing a booming online app, Kim Kardashian seems to have the magic touch when it comes to branding success. And, given just how successful most all of Kim’s endeavors are, the saying “Strike while the iron is hot!” may have been the logic behind the decision to publish a book composed entirely of Kim’s selfies.

The coffee-table book, aptly titled Selfish, hit book stores in May. The “book” is described as

The selfie photography of Kim Kardashian West, featuring many never-before-seen personal images from one of the most recognizable and iconic celebrities in the world. From her early beginnings as a wardrobe stylist, Kim Kardashian West has catapulted herself into becoming one of the most recognizable celebrities in Hollywood. Hailed by many (including Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci) as the modern-day personification of Marilyn Monroe, Kim has become a true American icon….Widely regarded as a trailblazer of the “selfie movement”—a modern-day self-portrait of the digital age—Kim has mastered the art of taking flattering and highly personal photos of oneself. For the first time in print, this book presents some of Kim’s favorite selfies in one volume—from her favorite throwback images to current ultra-sexy glam shots—and provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look into this larger-than-life star.

Despite Kim’s efforts to promote Selfish, people aren’t buying it. A rep for the publishing company spoke to Radar Online and revealed the book has only sold 32,000 copies. To put that number in perspective, it’s less than 1% of Kim’s Instagram followers.

So now the question becomes “Why aren’t all of Kim’s fans buying her book?” With a massive following and devoted fan-base, why aren’t Kardashian-ites rushing to the store to pick up their own coveted copy?

Could it be because we can view literally thousands of Kim’s pics for free? Or, is it because we are so inundated by her image that it feels silly to purchase our own of Selfish?


Hey–you can’t fault a girl for trying. After all, she has built a world-wide empire! What’s a book flop in the grand scheme of things?

Would you buy Kim’s Selfish book?