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Book, 45 Days From Release, Is At The Top Of The Charts

Posted by TheJOTUS on October 3, 2009

Stupid illiterate who “hid” a pregnancy Sarah Palin’s upcoming book is number one on Amazon a shocking 45 days before it’s release.  Of course, this isn’t really surprising, really.  It’s never been in question Palin had a lot of supporters, most of whom were passionate supporters.  And people who know me or read this blog know I am one of them.  So this isn’t really vindication or the like.

No way to tell yet, obviously, whether the monster launch will have legs or not, for whatever her future political aspirations are.  But if it goes on to become a mega-seller, it will be hard to ignore her as a prominate figure in the Republican party.  And naturally it will be fun to watch how the left reacts.

Her title “Going Rogue” suggests she has some juicy details regarding her experience on the campain trail last year.  And her response to Steve Schmidt’s comment of “But my honest view is that she would not be a winning candidate for the Republican Party in 2012, and in fact, were she the nominee, we could have a catastrophic election result”, tends to back that up:

A spokeswoman for the former Alaska governor said Palin is holding her fire until her new book is released next month.

“The governor will write about all of this in her book,” Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton said in an e-mail, referring to the internal fighting that marred the final weeks of McCain’s president bid. “There will be plenty of time to talk about it then.”

I’m guessing it should be good.

Prediction on sales?  Apparently “unprecedented”:

HarperCollins will print 1.5 million copies for the book’s first run, the same number that was printed for late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s memoir “True Compass.”

Kennedy’s book, published earlier this month, currently stands at number six on the Amazon list.

A publishing industry source told POLITICO that they “cannot remember a non-fiction book taking off like this in the pre-order market. It became number one only a couple of hours after nothing more than a date announcement. It is truly unprecedented.”

No reason was given on why Kennedy’s book was at number six.  Rumor has it there is a different cocktail recipe at the beginning of each chapter.  Sales should be good right? 


Sarah Palin book cover


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