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Palin's second book selling more slowly (Only #2 on the NYT Bestseller List)
United Press International ^ | December 10, 2010

Posted on 12/10/2010 9:05:20 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin's new book, "America by Heart," has logged unimpressive sales numbers, publishing sources say.

Even so, the memoir, which went on sale in November, holds second place on the New York Times bestseller list, The Washington Post reported.

Palin's first book, "Going Rogue," was released one year ago and became the second-fastest selling political book in history. It went into a second printing three days after its release and went on to sell 2.2 million hardcover copies.

"America by Heart" (subtitled "Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag") had an initial press run of 1 million copies, suggesting its publisher, HarperCollins, didn't expect it to repeat the success of "Rogue," the report said.

HarperCollins said it is happy with sales of the new book.

"We're happy with how it's selling and expect to see it do well in the holiday season," said Tina Andreadis, a spokeswoman for the imprint, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

Palin, former governor of Alaska and 2008 vice presidential nominee, is also the star of a travel-reality series called "Sarah Palin's Alaska" and a Fox News commentator.


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: books; enemedia; freepressforpalin; msm; nytimes; palin; publishing; sarahpalin; upi; waronsarah
"Hey boss, I know you said to write a hit piece about Caribou Barbie's new book, but it's sellin' like hotcakes at a lumberjack convention!" "Kid, haven't I taught you nuthin' yet?" "You gotta use the old 'sources say' routine to make it look like dat broad ain't doin' so well and da bloom is off da rose." "Now get back to your desk and knock me out a short piece dat I can put a negative headline to, 'cause you know 7 outta 10 people just scan da headlines and don't even read da stories."
1 posted on 12/10/2010 9:05:23 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL!

Only #2 on the NYT list... yeah, that’s just dismal. /s :)


2 posted on 12/10/2010 9:07:05 AM PST by proud American in Canada (To paraphrase Sarah Palin: I love when the liberals get all wee-wee'd up.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Only #2 on the NYT list”?

That’ll show HER, by golly!

I’m amazed that the NYT even allows conservative books to be referenced by the list. For years, they tried their damndest to ignore conservative titles by refusing to review or discuss them. They should go whole hog and exclude them from the list.


3 posted on 12/10/2010 9:08:29 AM PST by sinanju
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Naturally this article fails to point out that the number 1 Best Seller is “Decision Points” by President Bush.

The number 3 Best Seller is “AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN”, VOL. 1, by Mark Twain


4 posted on 12/10/2010 9:11:33 AM PST by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


Palin Reagan


5 posted on 12/10/2010 9:11:44 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reminds me of old Cold War joke.

JFK and Khrushchev have a foot race. JFK beats Khrushchev.

Pravda headline announces, “Khrushchev comes in second. JFK places in bottom two.”


6 posted on 12/10/2010 9:12:11 AM PST by PanzerKardinal (Some things are so idiotic only an intellectual would believe it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well my mom got me one for Christmas. lol


7 posted on 12/10/2010 9:13:03 AM PST by erod (<img src="http://blog.prorumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/white_sox_logo.gif"/>)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't recall the same scrutiny over Pelosi, the most powerful woman in the world, selling no books at all.

From Hotair at the time:

" The most powerful woman in the history of American politics is suffering a humiliating defeat at the nation’s bookstores, sales figures show. In her first week at market, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sold just 2,737 copies of her book KNOW YOUR POWER, according to NIELSEN BOOKSCAN. The DOUBLEDAY release was launched with a full media push, featuring high profile interviews on TODAYTHEVIEWTHISWEEK…"

“The speaker was pre-occupied with house business last week,” a source close to Pelosi explained Thursday morning. “She has now turned her focus to promoting this extraordinary book… doing local signings and speeches. I think we’ll see an uptick.”


8 posted on 12/10/2010 9:13:05 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GWB is #1 and Sarah Palin is #2.

This proves those nasty rethugs have lost their mojo!


9 posted on 12/10/2010 9:13:24 AM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: PanzerKardinal

There is no truth in Pravda, there is no news in Tass.


10 posted on 12/10/2010 9:14:27 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maybe it is because the press isn't falling all over themselves to promote America by Heart in they way they did for Dreams From My Father, The Audacity of Hope or a number of other books...
11 posted on 12/10/2010 9:15:01 AM PST by rlmorel ("We treat terrorists with kid gloves, and our citizens with rubber gloves." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: FrankR

Outstanding! :)


12 posted on 12/10/2010 9:18:08 AM PST by proud American in Canada (To paraphrase Sarah Palin: I love when the liberals get all wee-wee'd up.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I’ll take a pass on sending that particular message to my 11 year-old daughter, who watches Sarah Palin’s Alaska with me. :)


13 posted on 12/10/2010 9:19:51 AM PST by proud American in Canada (To paraphrase Sarah Palin: I love when the liberals get all wee-wee'd up.)
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To: rlmorel
Any author in the world would kill to be in second place on the New York Times bestseller list, including every one you've ever heard of. This is just another case of bullsh*t misleading headlines for conservatives, brought to you by the jourbalists at ABC/AP/CBS/CNN/HLN/MSNBC/NBC/NYT/Newsweek/NPR/PBS/Reuters/Time/UPI/USNWR.
14 posted on 12/10/2010 9:20:09 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: FrankR

Very good Frank. Strong message presented creatively. Keep up the good work.


15 posted on 12/10/2010 9:22:24 AM PST by The Citizen Soldier (Obama: All turban, no camels.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

They don’t even carry that at Dollar Tree anymore, do they?


16 posted on 12/10/2010 9:24:48 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What liberal books are ahead of poor, past her prime Sarah Palin??? Anyone??? Bueller???

LOL. “Only #2”, boo frickin’ hoo. :-)


17 posted on 12/10/2010 9:31:01 AM PST by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

18 posted on 12/10/2010 9:31:26 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like George Bush is on top. Pretty stiff competition for Sarah. Today, however she’s #5. Glenn Beck “Broke” #8.
Haven’t gotten mine yet, but enjoying the Sarah Palin’s Alaska. It’s hilarious. I wonder if liberals will eat halibut now that they know they clubbed’em! LOL


19 posted on 12/10/2010 9:36:26 AM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
(publisher) owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp ... also ... a Fox News commentator

This is more of the media drumbeat that she is a beneficiary of Rupert Murdoch's largesse.

20 posted on 12/10/2010 9:36:34 AM PST by Kennard (io)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Going Rogue went on to sell more than 2.66 million copies. Almost half a million more than they give her credit for. And she’s probably over 2.7 million now. They always quote the 2.2 million, just as they quote the bogus abc news/wash post poll of adults from Feb. ‘10 rather than the Sept. ‘10 rasmussen poll of likely voters showing she has a 49-50 approval with independents, meaning if she has that she’s more than electable.


21 posted on 12/10/2010 9:38:13 AM PST by JApost (So)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any mention of #1........week after week.

LOLOL

Why it’s President GW Bush!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 12/10/2010 9:39:17 AM PST by Carley (ISRAEL.......NOT SO ALONE!!!)
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To: PanzerKardinal

Barak Obama and Sarah Palin in a foot race........


23 posted on 12/10/2010 9:39:20 AM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: Kennard

Governors John Connally and Mitt Romney are all the proof one needs that you can’t buy a nomination in a presidential race. I would venture to say that book publishing is a similar game.


24 posted on 12/10/2010 9:42:02 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Nancy wrote a book?

Who knew


25 posted on 12/10/2010 9:42:04 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: CIDKauf
Barak Obama and Sarah Palin in a foot race........

Better yet, Obama and Palin in a pick-up basketball game!


26 posted on 12/10/2010 9:49:41 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: JApost

Has anyone been able to pin down how many books Romney sold?


27 posted on 12/10/2010 10:04:48 AM PST by ansel12
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To: ansel12
Has anyone been able to pin down how many books Romney sold?

Vs. how many he bought himself to distribute to friends, acquaintances, libraries, etc. or just to push up the numbers.

28 posted on 12/10/2010 10:14:27 AM PST by CedarDave (Tagline being updated...)
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To: ansel12
The Mittster got that covered. He made the people who hired him for speaking engagements spend half of the $50K fee on buying his book. I will say that is pretty slick, Pushed the unreadable book into the best seller realm.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2010/10/mitt-romneys-book-sales-boost.html


29 posted on 12/10/2010 10:21:29 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: PanzerKardinal
Pravda headline announces, “Khrushchev comes in second. JFK places in bottom two.”

JFK comes in next to last.

30 posted on 12/10/2010 10:24:21 AM PST by USS Alaska
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin's first book, "Going Rogue," was released one year ago and became the second-fastest selling political book in history. It went into a second printing three days after its release and went on to sell 2.2 million hardcover copies.

"America by Heart" (subtitled "Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag") had an initial press run of 1 million copies, suggesting its publisher, HarperCollins, didn't expect it to repeat the success of "Rogue," the report said.

Hmmm, didn't the first book have an initial press run of about 1 million copies?

If so, was it because the publisher didn't expect it to sell 2.2 million copies?

Or was it because an initial run of 1 million copies was a prudent number for the publisher to have picked -- in both cases?

31 posted on 12/10/2010 11:43:37 AM PST by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: ansel12

How many Romney books were printed? LOL.


32 posted on 12/10/2010 11:45:09 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx; Lazlo in PA; CedarDave

What bothers me about the Romney book, aside from his elaborate manipulations of sales, is that I have never been able to find the total of the number sold.

We know that he cheated to get on the bestseller list, but we don’t know how dismal the actual sales were in comparison to the Palin book sales, his total seems to be top secret, which keeps a very important comparison from being made.


33 posted on 12/10/2010 12:45:09 PM PST by ansel12
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

‘Sources Say’ spends a lot of time trying to smear Sarah’s reputation...busy little SOB...


34 posted on 12/10/2010 12:50:21 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

It pays well, though.


35 posted on 12/10/2010 12:52:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No doubt... :-)


36 posted on 12/10/2010 12:56:40 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I bought the kindle version as it came out and plan to buy 5 hard copies to give as Christmas presents. I may get a hard copy for myself, too, just to have it on the bookshelf. The kindle is nice to read but the quality of the pictures isn’t so nice.


37 posted on 12/10/2010 1:03:41 PM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: ansel12

We will never know with the way he is “moving” books as a sale. All I know is everybody on the left is constantly spinning about how bad Palin’s book is and she is terrible. Absolutely no one on either side talks about Romney’s. That says it all.


38 posted on 12/10/2010 1:03:41 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: upsdriver

Mrs. 2ndDivisionVet loves hers.


39 posted on 12/10/2010 1:05:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: COBOL2Java

she looks like Piper


40 posted on 12/10/2010 4:18:27 PM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: COBOL2Java

Charles Barkley: Obama’s a one direction player. He can’t go but to one side. I’d kick his a**! Sarah looks like a future Piper!


41 posted on 12/10/2010 4:27:56 PM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Birthdays have been very, very good to her!


42 posted on 12/10/2010 4:53:07 PM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mrs. Jennings has read her’s twice!


43 posted on 12/10/2010 4:55:28 PM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I agree completely. We all know the NYT is a fever-swamp of liberalism, that is no surprise, but to people who don’t inhabit the world of authors and publishers, it would be not all all apparent to those people the lever pulling that goes on to promote some books and blackball others, not just at the NYT, but throughout the liberal media.

A great example of that mechanism is the excellent book by Gary Aldrich “Unlimited Access” about life as an FBI security specialist working in the Clinton White House.


44 posted on 12/13/2010 11:26:19 AM PST by rlmorel ("We treat terrorists with kid gloves, and our citizens with rubber gloves." Rush Limbaugh)
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