December 1st, 2009
05:14 PM ET
9 months ago

Palin reaches the 1 million mark

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's memoir 'Going Rogue' has sold more than one million copies after debuting only two weeks ago, her publisher Harper Collins tells CNN.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's memoir 'Going Rogue' has sold more than one million copies after debuting only two weeks ago, her publisher Harper Collins tells CNN.

(CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's memoir "Going Rogue" has sold more than one million copies after debuting only two weeks ago, her publisher Harper Collins tells CNN.

In light of the book's overwhelming sales, a Harper Collins spokesperson said they have decided to increase its printing to 2.8 million copies, more than a million more than the initial order.

Palin's book sold more than 700,000 copies in the first week alone, 100,000 more than Hillary Clinton's 2003 memoir "Living History" sold in the same timeframe. "Going Rogue" also well outpaces President Barack Obama's 2006 book "Audacity of Hope," which sold less than 100,000 in its first week.

But Palin falls short of former President Bill Clinton, whose 2004 memoir "My Life" sold 900,000 copies in week one.


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soundoff (249 Responses)
  1. sniffit makes me glad to be conservative

    i love how any success by palin drives the liberals crazy. you guys should learn to read, buy the book and then make your comments.

    December 1, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  2. wormstooth

    People who like Palin can read? Get serious. This book is an instant collector's item for students of politics who will record the self-desruction of the republican party.

    December 1, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  3. anchorman

    she tells more truth than the fool in the white house

    December 1, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  4. Goose over Moose

    Wow 1% of Oprahs viewing audience bought her book. Is that not a record for the worst sales after being on Oprah. Actually since half were bought by magazine supscription houses it is even worse then 1%. That won't come close to covering her "Royal Tour of Lies" expenses. Jets are not cheap or even if you portray you are just Joe Average American ,

    December 1, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  5. Steve

    Who cares. Why is she news? No other network is publishing junk about this idiot. Why is CNN so obsessed with Palin? She's a private citizen, a quitter and an airhead. Stop already. Palin is old news.

    December 1, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  6. Aloha from Hawaii

    I don't mean to sound flip but who cares anymore about this failed former governor. I think it's just mean that we keep giving airway to this airhead which further convinces her (and only her) that she is relevant.

    December 1, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  7. Cindy

    I can't even believe anyone would spend one dime to read what this Political Socio-path has to say. This woman is speech pollution, and it's so sickening that there are idiots out there, that want to read it.

    December 1, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  8. Matthew in Wisconsin

    I'm sorry, I missed that detail.. WHO wrote this book? Palin sure as heck didn't. She may have dictated it to the real author. But that is not the same as writing a book. Again I have to wonder why something that would get you expelled from every college in the world, is common practice in the publishing industry. Sarah Palin did not WRITE this book. Why do we allow such dishonesty and falsehoods into our lives?

    December 1, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  9. Steve in Las Vegas,NV

    I will neve buy it...I already have jackstands, but would make a great doorstop.
    Or I could use it for a target at the range

    December 1, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  10. The one who comes from heavenis above all. He testifies to what he has seen and heard but no one accepts his testimony. the man who has accepted it has certified that God is truthful.

    ching , ching.......

    but ya can't take it to Heaven with you!

    December 1, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  11. Speculator

    HaHaHa....Funny how conservatives always dominate the books sales but libs always claim that they are in the majority. Maybe Libs just haven't learned to read then????

    December 1, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  12. Marie Laveaux

    I'm hoping someone will give me a used copy to keep in the outhouse...shouldn't waste paper, you know.

    December 1, 2009 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  13. Scot

    1 million idiots and counting

    December 1, 2009 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  14. bawana

    i will wait till itt's paper back or by it aty a gargage sale then use it like the old farmers did with the sears roebuck catalouge,,, use it for wiping in the old outhouse

    December 1, 2009 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  15. JIM CARTER

    Sarah oh my dear Sarah you are doing a great job of keeping those jealous souls yaking. They just can't stand it. Their hearts are so full of hate for anything that they can't claim for themselves and especially a free ride on someone elses hard labor that has made this great country. I'll bet that less than .00001 % have ever served in the military or done anything else to help the cause. KEEP trucking DEAR SARAH!!!

    December 1, 2009 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  16. JonDie

    Just proves the 1,000,000 people can be wrong.

    December 1, 2009 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  17. John Lubeck

    What kind of ignorant vermin would buy a book ostensibly written by Sarah Palin, George Bush in a skirt.

    December 1, 2009 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  18. John

    I didn't think that many in the GOP, Religous, Conservative, Right-Wing base could actually read....????

    December 1, 2009 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  19. Stacey, Connecticut

    A million people did not buy her book. The book is being bought in bulk. Let her sell the book she didn't even write. As long as she never becomes President or Vice President or Secretary of State, etc., I'm fine with it. She's small potatoes.

    December 1, 2009 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  20. Frank

    Having read the book she is what we need–
    Aleader that walks the talk.
    Does what she believes in.
    We need a leader that makes decisions on what is right by the constitution and law, even if not their personal preferences.
    Go Sarah 2012

    December 1, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  21. The Democratic Party, hating America since 1828

    What I find amusing is how Dems and Libs point the finger at Republicans and Conservatives, and hollar about how hateful and mean and out of touch with reality they are. Yet, when something comes up about Sarah Palin, it is like they suddenly start foaming at the mouth and can't seem to post fast enough about how much they hate her and such.

    Both sides are full of people that hate the other side, and spew forth vileness and personal attacks whenever they can. No side is immune from this kind of behavior.

    December 1, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  22. jerseylou

    My Out House can't wait for this toilet paper.

    December 1, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  23. Palin Power

    These book sales will ensure that Palin inevitably becomes America's next and greatest President of all times. Her 8 years will be America's greatest years of all times.

    December 1, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  24. An independent mind in CA

    Sarah have to be thankful for so much "Hate" from the liberals.
    It works! more hate and disgust , more sales!

    This is a free country, everyone has the right to write a book.
    Sorry for the liberals, you are so arrogant and full of yourself. Liberals? where is your level of tolerance and acceptance for others? I am so glad that Obama is starting a second war, now what? what are you going to say about that?

    Note: I don't like Sarah Palin, and I did not buy her book.

    December 1, 2009 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
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