New Kate Gosselin Book Tanks Hard

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Kate Gosselin's latest book isn't exactly flying off the shelves, which is a good thing too, because if it were, the apocalypse might be imminent.

Since its April 13 release, I Just Want You to Know: Letters to My Kids on Love, Faith, and Family has sold 10,084 copies, according to reports.

Grating Kate

That's 10,084 more than we'd hope, but still a low total.

Gosselin's new non-fiction title debuted at #11 on the New York Times' non fiction bestseller list, and at #103 on USA Today's bestsellers chart.

By Thursday afternoon, its Amazon rank was #862.

This is in spite of Kate Gosselin relentlessly hawking the book (while being absent from the kids, ironically), and being on Dancing with the Stars.

Has the book-buying public tired of Kate?

Jim Milliot, business and news director of Publishers Weekly, recently stated that the numbers "nowhere near a blockbuster" and "not that impressive."

Not that surprising, either. A Kate Gosselin book about parenting? After all this? Would you buy a Lindsay Lohan book on teetotalling? Just curious.

By contrast, the 35-year-old mom's first two books, Multiple Blessings and Eight Little Faces, both climbed to number five on the New York Times' list.

Multiple Blessings sold 523,000 copies in 2009.

I Just Want You to Know "continues [Kate's] story of faith and family. Using excerpts and written prayers from her journal, Kate offers an intimate look at the heart of a mother during the years her family transitioned from obscurity to fame."

In related news, Jon Gosselin is reportedly penning a memoir, I Just Want to Hit That: A Divorced Father of Eight's Quest For Mediocre Rebound Girls.


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