Sales of Pippa's Book: Abysmal

A book called 'Peppa Pig's Christmas Wish' is above it on the charts...

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 12, 2012 9:30 AM CST | Updated Nov 12, 2012 10:57 AM CST

(Newser) – Apparently the public's love of Pippa Middleton's rear end wasn't enough to catapult her new party-planning book to success. Celebrate sold just about 2,000 copies in its first week, and is currently 177th on Amazon.com's UK best-sellers list—right below something called Peppa Pig's Christmas Wish, the Telegraph reports. The book, for which Middleton was paid an advance of more than $635,000, ranks 303rd on the list of US best-sellers.

How could this happen, considering Pippa's popularity and the "massive publicity campaign" that the Telegraph notes surrounded the book? Apparently Celebrate, which is now selling for half-off the cover price, is just plain terrible. Some of the not-so-brilliant tips it includes:

  • "Because of their size, turkeys are perfect for feeding larger gatherings."
  • "Store cupboards, drawers, or boxes should be packed full of useful odds and ends."

Pippa Middleton, right, watches the quarterfinal between Roger Federer, of Switzerland, and Tomas Berdych, of the Czech Republic, at the US Open tennis tournament Sept. 5, 2012, in New York.
Pippa Middleton, right, watches the quarterfinal between Roger Federer, of Switzerland, and Tomas Berdych, of the Czech Republic, at the US Open tennis tournament Sept. 5, 2012, in New York.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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