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PROFITS MAY BE IN TOILET FOR NEWT’S `PULP’ FICTION

SHARE PROFITS MAY BE IN TOILET FOR NEWT’S `PULP’ FICTION

Apparently not enough Americans think Newt Gingrich's science fiction novel belongs in their private libraries. Which could make it a popular attraction for a smaller room of the house.

Despite, or maybe because of, its steamy sex scenes, some 97,000 unsold copies of "1945" are piling up in a warehouse in Bristol, Pa., The Washington Post reported Friday."I'm trying to figure out what to do with them," said publisher Jim Baen. "No reasonable offer refused."

Baen said if copies are not bought by someone - at a steep discount - the hard-cover books may be converted to pulp and used for purposes quite apart from publishing.

Toilet paper is a distinct possibility, Baen said.

For every 100 copies that were distributed, Baen said, 81 were returned unsold.