Amy Schumer’s book, “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo” — despite being No. 1 on the best-seller list for two weeks — is a disappointment, sources say.
Although it sold 36,000 hardcover copies in its first week, Simon & Schuster paid $9 million for the funny memoir.
“The publishers are hugely disappointed. They are going to lose a ton of money,” an industry insider told the New York Post.
While critics liked the book, Internet trolls flooded Amazon with one-star reviews, which angered Schumer so much that she canceled some promotional appearances.
“How thin-skinned she is to get upset over reviews by haters who probably didn’t even read the book,” the insider said. “For $9 million, she should do whatever [the publishers] ask her.”
“Amy’s book has sold [more than] 170,000 copies across formats in the first two weeks,” a Simon & Schuster spokeswoman told the paper. “We are beyond thrilled.” The rep also noted that Schumer had to cancel two promotional appearances due to illness.