Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sarah Palin's New Book a Failure

The Washington Post's "Sales of Sarah Palin's book 'America by Heart' are lackluster," confirms what many of us have suspected:
Sarah Palin's magic touch might be fading a bit. ...

... "America by Heart," Palin's new memoir, has logged disappointing receipts since it officially went on sale late last month, publishing sources say. Although the book is second on the New York Times bestseller list this week (behind former president George W. Bush's memoir, "Decision Points") , its publisher, HarperCollins, hasn't ordered a second printing - a sign that sales haven't been overly brisk. ...'s Top 100 list show's Bush's book at #1, but Palin's book at #30. Recently, Palin's book was above #20 on Amazon's list. The book is on the way to the remainder bin.

Palin's PAC, SarahPac, made bulk purchases of the book, which may account for it's place on the Times' bestseller list. Amazon is a large book seller and its ratings may be more reliable.

Update, Dec. 10: Palin's book has slipped from #2 to #5 on the Times' list.


nswfm said...

I guess getting her spawn onto DWTS, the palinbot voting and her unreality show conspired to not have America fall in love with her again.

Some people have much more tolerance for this sideshow of a family than I do. I was repulsed, as were my parents, within the first sentence out of her mouth in OH when that nut McCain introduced her.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday it was about 70th on Barnes and Noble's top 100.

Floyd M. Orr said...

You might notice that the Kindle version is the same price as the hardcover at Amazon, which stifles Kindle sales. Although the price is about $13 online from Amazon or Wal-Mart, the in-store price at Wally is nearly $19. The book tour spectacle has been toned way down from the first one, too. Yes, the bulk sales do affect the NYT rankings, but those at Amazon are strictly customer sales.

Paradigm Shift: The Palin Matrix should be out on schedule soon after 1/1/11.