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Publisher not complaining about slow sales of Paul Ryan's book

JANESVILLE, WI (WTAQ) - Paul Ryan's new book is not flying off the shelves, but its publisher is not complaining so far.

CNN said "The Way Forward" sold just under 6,300 copies in its first week of publication. That's according to Nielsen Bookscan, which tallies about 85 percent of all retail book sales not including pre-orders and e-books.

Ryan, the House Budget chairman from Janesville, did not sell as many books in the last week as two others from conservative authors -- "One Nation" by Ben Carson, and "America" by Dinesh D'Souza, both of which have been out longer.

Paul Samuelson of Ryan's publishing firm told CNN his company was happy so far with sales of "The Way Forward."  

In that book, Ryan calls on the Republican Party to broaden its appeal in time for the 2016 presidential election -- in which Ryan is considered by many as a possible GOP candidate. Twelve Publishing put out the Ryan book.

House rules prohibited Ryan from getting an advance payment for the book -- but he does get royalties from sales.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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