September 30th, 2009
05:42 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin's book shoots to No. 1

Sarah Palin's memoir isn't set to be released for more than seven weeks, but the highly anticipated tell-all has already shot to No. 1 on Barnes and Nobles' Web site.
Sarah Palin's memoir isn't set to be released for more than seven weeks, but the highly anticipated tell-all has already shot to No. 1 on Barnes and Nobles' Web site.

(CNN) – Sarah Palin's 432 page memoir isn't set to be released for more than seven weeks, but the highly anticipated tell-all has already shot to No. 1 on Barnes and Nobles' Web site, supplanting new releases from bestselling authors Dan Brown and Mitch Albom.

The forthcoming book has also vaulted up Amazon.com's bestseller list, currently holding the No. 3 spot just behind Glenn Beck's "Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government."

The book - titled "Going Rogue: An American Life" in reference to the anonymous criticism directed at the former Alaska governor by aides to Republican presidential nominee John McCain - is scheduled to be released on November 17.

Palin's publisher, Harper, has ordered a massive first printing of 1.5 million copies, and is not releasing an electronic version until the day after Christmas in an effort to drive up sales of the more expensive hardcover edition, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.


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soundoff (298 Responses)
  1. Mark

    Well as much as CNN attacks her im not surprised she went to number 1.

    September 30, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  2. Fred

    my first question is: who wrote it for her???

    second question: does it come with crayons or do we have to buy our own???

    September 30, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  3. MHammon

    I didn't know any Palin supporters could read. We know she can't.

    September 30, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  4. ran

    I do not care.

    CNN please stop reporting on this person.

    Spend time instead reporting on our men/women in the military.

    September 30, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  5. FL for Change

    A fool and his money are quickly parted. I heard it comes with crayons, a map of Russia, and a high-powered riffle to shoot wolves with. I'd buy it...if I was running low on toilet paper.

    September 30, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  6. barbara

    some obdervations.
    for the longest time now, its CONSERVATIVE thinkers whose books are number one. that tells me that there are an awful lot of conservative like minded folks out there that like to read. secondly, those more apt to buy these books are likely to have jobs and therefore can afford them. Thirdly, the people that hear about these books more often tune into those channels on tv or radio that push the sale. in anutshell:
    Those people more apt to buy books listed as number one on the best seller list are conservatives who are gainfully employed and listen to conservative radio and/or watch Fox News Network. Everyone else loses out on the truth as it really is and as it is observed by at least 1/2 of the country.

    September 30, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  7. Matt

    Good to see the teabaggers have something to buy in bulk besides bullets. Maybe we can send a million or so copies to Cuba, where they are apparently running out of toilet paper.

    September 30, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  8. hayden zeke

    How can you write a memoir about items you didn't remember in the first place?

    September 30, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  9. Bubble of Sanity

    Isn't it funny how, if you judged the world by the people who post in here, Beck and Palin wouldn't be able to sell a book. Suddenly, they are both best-sellers. I haven't planned to buy either one, but it may show how far from reality the majority of post-ers are in here.

    September 30, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  10. Kevin Denver Colorado

    I once saw a puppet show where a pair of dogs beat each other with sticks. The house was full and people were clapping loudly too!
    -Stage Beauty

    September 30, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  11. Obama Victim

    maybe some day the Dems will have a book people care about....................by the way...can most Dems even read??......I mean besides their welfare checks??

    September 30, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  12. Fair is Fair

    I'm giving copies to all my misguided liberal friends as Christmas gifts.

    September 30, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  13. Dave in FL

    Stop writing about this charlatan so she can slip away into obscurity. She is irrelevant and doesn't matter. Just like a year ago.

    September 30, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  14. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I would buy the book just so I can use it as target practice.

    September 30, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  15. We Won Get Over It

    Just goes to show....repubicans love corruption, commonest and LIES.

    September 30, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  16. Ted Tartaglia

    This just shows you how much the religious neo-cons love this lady. They think she is the future of the Repub party because they have no one else.

    September 30, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  17. hockey dad

    So many idiots, lining up to hear what another idiot has to say.

    September 30, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  18. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    did she actually write it?
    i wonder how many times the word "also" will appear.

    September 30, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  19. AEK

    A word to the wise for the people who just purchased Mrs. Palin's book sight unseen...

    You do realize that by the the time the book is released in November, you will have to be reading at least at the fourth grade level. Still time to accompany your children to elementary school to get a jump on some of the larger one syllable words though.

    September 30, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  20. Lori in St Pete

    How many books were sold individually, and how many were sold in bulk? My guess is very few individuals actually bought the book. A far more likely scenario is they were bulk-purchased by her various PACs and will end up sitting in a warehouse somewhere.

    September 30, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  21. Randy in STL

    Who cares what this QUITTER says?

    There will always be an audience for clowns like her amongst the uninformed and Feeble minded

    September 30, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  22. Independent

    I will buy it.

    Liberals only dislike her because she bashed Obama's glass jaw during her acceptance speech. And everything she said, and Hillary said during the primaries about Obama's inexperience has proven to be true.

    September 30, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  23. Claire

    Maybe we're not in as much economical trouble as we thought if people have enough money to put Glenn Beck's book at No. 3 with Sarah Palin's right behind that. Geez.....what are people thinking???

    September 30, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  24. CATINA

    sarah is great.........................................

    September 30, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  25. TangledThorns

    I'll buy a few copies, for myself and family/friends. I'm excited as Sarah Palin is the best conservative candidate to beat Obama in 2012.

    September 30, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
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