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Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - October 22, 1972, Bakersfield, California Hoax writer s Book sales off new York a Clifford Irving so what really happened account of his phony Howard Hughes autobiography has been in Book shops two months. Its dismayed publisher says the response of too Many people is a who really cares a with instant bestseller visions because of the swirl of publicity Over Irving s swindle of Mcgraw Hill Grove press distributed 700.000 copies of the $1.93 paperback just before the author went to prison in August. So far by company count about 300.000 copies have been sold. And even though publishing insiders say that a a pretty Good showing in the Industry a numbers game Grove is far from pleased and Book Sellers in several major cities say their Cash registers Are not ringing. A people have heard a lot Alumit the Book but they re not buying said Joseph Liss Groves publicity agent. A Cliff Irving got a bad press. People done to like him. They think he s a Liss said 2.000 copies of the Book already have been returned to Grove. A a it a not doing great a he said. A we thought we would have sold More than half by now. It needs shelf time. Bookstores have to be disagreeing somewhat with the assessment other new York publishers say Grove May be shedding Crocodile tears. They say the showing is respectable because of Large number of copies distributed and the Short time on the Market. But Grove gets support in a spot Check of let ook Sellers across the country. A what a bomb that Book has turned out to said Sonny Cooper a clerk at Brentanos on new Yorkus fifth Avenue. He said the store ordered 1.000 copies and has sold about 200 a if we could we d slip if into people s shopping bags a he went on. A a it a doing miserably and we have boxes and boxes of the Book just gathering dust. Its been a Burden since we got it. The subject is a dead Issue. Nobody a interested at Brentanos in Greenwich Village not far from Groves offices. Robert Supree. The paperback manager said he has sold a third of the 600 copies ordered. Customers Arentt buying As he sees it because a they just done to believe a word of what he says. A customers Call the Book an exploitation a rip off a he added. A they say Irving san of. A d Vertise e n to it Portu nist. We Haven to returned any yet. But we plan to probably after similar tales come from other sections of the country. A spokesman for Pickwick bookstores of Angeles. Which has 19 Southern California outlets said six of 200 copies of the Book have been sold in the Headquarters store. Its probably the worst Selling Book on the bestselling lie said. A a it a Only on the bestselling rack because we re pushing a a it a not Selling a said Charles Groark manager of Lauriato a Book store in Boston. A we had a Little bit of Selling after Irving a appearance on the Dick Cavett show but its not Selling now. We be already sent some a clerk at Elsons. One of Atlanta a largest Book shops said a what really happened has sold a very he said people Are a not particularly interested and other books on the Hughes affair have not done Well either. In Dallas a spokesman for Preston books said the Book is Selling a barely Irving a inside Story also has failed to pop up on paperback bestseller charts. Another Irving Book a hoax a written by three British journalists and published by Bantam books last july had a first run of 200.000 copies. By the end of the year the publisher expects some 150.000 copies will be sold. Bantam doubts it will go into another printing because it thinks interest has peaked sources said. Irving. 41, who is serving a 2l>-Vear Federal prison term in Lewisburg pa., was counting on the royalties to Settle his debts. He and his researcher Richard Suskind also in prison now. Wrote the 378-Page la my a in Westport conn., while they were awaiting sentence in the Case. It was understood that Grove gave Irving and Suskind a a a negligible Advance and not the six figures they had hoped for. But they would share in the profits if any at a much higher rate than the usual to to 15 per cent. Edith Irving has returned to the irvings Ibiza Spain Home with the couples two children. She was released on bail and is awaiting trial in Switzerland for her role in the hoax. Parliament anti to London he a British lawmakers voted 191-165 against a proposal to try out television coverage of parliamentary proceedings. Advert s ement expert visits Brocks to answer questions on Post surgical problems iss Jill Grosseck of Airway in tical company will be at Ocks downtown tomorrow Tober 23 and Brocks Valley Aza tuesday october 24. She a representative of the Cornin v that has created a Lovely Ishwer to the problem of after miss Jill Grosseck ast surgery. A revolutionary a idea in external breast Osth Esis. An artificial ast so real it looks and feels e a part of you. 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