The new New Hampshire?
“The book publishing business has become the new exploratory committee... That’s when you find out: Are you interesting enough to get enough interviews? Can you get people to show up for a signing?”
If this is true, then perhaps Darth Hideous is in more trouble than I thought. The article notes:
In December, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s publisher rereleased 'It Takes a Village' in a 10th-anniversary edition, but it flopped, selling only 6,000 copies...