March 13th, 2009
12:51 PM ET
12 years ago

Coulter's book sales off

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/03/13/art.coulter2.cnn.jpg caption="Sales of Coulter's latest book appear to be far lower than her others."](CNN) - Is Ann Coulter losing her mojo when it comes to selling books?

The conservative commentator, whose previous tomes have flown of the bookshelves, isn't having quite as good luck with her latest hardback, "Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and Their Assault on America."

According to Portfolio Magazine, just over 100,000 copies of the book have sold during its two months on the market. While that number far surpasses most politically themed books, its sales to date rank far below those of other Coulter polemics.

Portfolio reports 2006's "Godless: The Church of Liberalism," sold 279,100 copies in hardcover, 2003's "Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terror," sold 396,600 hardcover copies, and 2002's "Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right," sold 333,100 copies and an additional 108,300 in paperback.

Earlier: Meghan McCain calls Coulter 'insulting'

The comparatively low book sales come even as Coulter has mounted a high-profile publicity tour in recent weeks, including widely watched and heated appearances on "The Today Show" and "The View."

Earlier: Coulter jabs Obama at CPAC


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  1. Satori

    What seems painfully obvious is that we're in a recession. Discretionary spending is down everywhere you look. But writers and artists in general get only so many warm receptions. Overexposure is a problem.

    With every title published, Anne's potential for profit diminishes. So what? She's rich, blond, and slim. She's having a good time. And as Obama's cabinet continues to blunder its way through its honeymoon, no doubt she's getting ready for the next round. I admire her sense of humor.

    March 13, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  2. Al from SoCal

    Maybe " Its the economy Stupid"

    March 13, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  3. Dawd

    Did she ever have any mojo? In a properly governed society she never would have been allowed any publicity.

    March 13, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  4. Dorothy in NC

    I would buy a book telling me the care & feeding of the female boa constictor before I would ever waste even a nickel on a book written by Ann Coulter. Her and Rush and Hannity should get together and leave the country. If they did our air waves would be kinder and more intereting and the hate level in this country would go down and we all would be better off. P.S. Take Bill O'Reilly with you too.

    March 13, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  5. Julie

    Sorry to hear about sales. I better go buy a few more copies to give as presents to my liberal friends who need to be reading more and voting less. So glad we live in a free society where "dissenters" like Ann can still write books. If we followed current liberal thinking (used by some writers on this thread) people like Ann would be jailed for hate speech. So much for open-mindedness and adherence to democratic values, such as freedom of speech

    March 13, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  6. RAG

    The comedian Ann Coutler's brand of political porno / farce is just getting a little old. The only ones that even listen to her anymore are the sub-normals that actually thought she was for real. She is on her way to join Andrew Dice Clay, Sasha Cohen and Ru Paul in the "We laughed at THAT" Hall of Inconsequentiality.

    March 13, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  7. Shea

    worriedmom March 13th, 2009 11:35 am ET

    I can see the Lilberals are on a rampage today. Guess we have Ann and you guys have Rev. Wright & Ayers.
    ***************
    At least Rev Wright doesn't go around on tv spreading his ideas. All we know of him is from a 20 second clip . And whatever Ayers did was way back in the 60s. They don't affect our lives in any way. Limbaugh and Coulter are spreading hate everyday of the week. And last I heard neither of them served their country in any capacity unlike Wright...a former marine.

    March 13, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  8. Jen, Cali

    Adam in Indy March 13th, 2009 11:16 am ET
    Whenever I am in a department store (Target, Walmart) I turn her book around backwards on the shelf so I don't have to look at her face.
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    And whenever I see you doing that - surprise! I turn it right back!

    March 13, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  9. XiliX

    I would hope that the sales of her new book, which I own, are down only due to the economy. Anne Coulter is everything a woman should be.... Intelligent, Beautiful & Republican. Who could ask for anything more?

    March 13, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  10. Michael in Houston

    The woman gives me the heebie Jeebies. Looking at her or listening to her is like nails across the chalkboard.
    For me she falls into that pile squirming with Joe the Plumber, Sarah Palin, and the runaway bride. People who crave attention and will say/do anything to get it.
    Frankly I would rathe rhave my teeth scraped by my dentist then even look at that crew.

    March 13, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  11. JAMES HARTSOCK

    I have no idea who would buy any of her trash .. maybe some of the losers on Fox news .. This whole group is about as un american as you can get. Sad to here people bash a President that is trying to do so much for the country ...

    March 13, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  12. mark

    WOW! She's in first place in sales, just behind "Joe the Plummer". It amazes me how Liberalism is such a dirty word with these people. I believe most people have liberal and conservative views depending on what it is. Ann, let me give you some advice GAIN SOME WEIGHT! All i see is a BIG, EMPTY, HEAD on toothpicks! HAHA

    March 13, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  13. Ida

    Please people help global warming and save trees, don't listen to her hot air and don't buy her trash books

    March 13, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  14. Kevin P

    no surprise here...........with conservatism in chaos, people need more than venom to sustain themselves.

    March 13, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  15. williamachton

    I read this book - it's just not that good compared to some of her earlier ones (e.g., "Godless"). Anyone consider that as the explanation?

    March 13, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  16. Matthew, Detroit

    The REAL queston is why dont you people feel that you should take care of yourself. Why does NO one feel responsible for themselves.

    Why is it the goverments job to save you.

    Where are all your freedoms and liberties. Why do people not just work hard.

    Bill Cosby was on the talk shows yesterday. He takes a quite a beating from some black groups and liberal left wing. He supports Barack but what he also talks about is self responsibility.

    He tells black males to go out and get jobs. Take care of your families. Get married. Grow up. Stop being angry. Be responsible. Stop asking for handouts and work. He thinks that everyone should work hard and take pride in what they do.

    His new book is selling higher in the republican circles than in the democrat circles. Why is that? Maybe because EVERYONE wants a handout and everyone believes they are owed something.

    March 13, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  17. KMAN

    Does this woman think she's "eye candy" or something? She should spend more time with a therapist and less with her stylist and make-up crew ... it's not working Ann!

    March 13, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  18. Ryan

    Book sales dropped do to the liberial literacy level is at a all time low, just like their congress.
    LUV Coulter's point of view.
    Uh Oh, Dow's dropping again. That has to be the longest prosperity moment in liberal times.

    March 13, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  19. Baze

    I would love to bend Coulter over and show her who's boss

    March 13, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  20. Saad from NJ

    Rather than getting upset, I truly sympathize with Ann Coulter.

    I think Ann, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O' Reilly and Shawn Hannity were sexually molested when they kids. They also were most likely treated very badly by their parents that they have this volcano of hate running in their blood.

    So please dont be mad at them. Just thank God that those things did not happen to you and pray that they will not happen to your children so your children do not end up like one of the above.

    March 13, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  21. Sniffit

    I am ashamed that she is a fellow Dead-head 🙁

    March 13, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  22. JV

    It's probably because she never says anything new.

    Blah blah blah liberals are bad blah blah blah I know all blah blah blah

    I still believe it's all an act... no one can be that close minded and full of themselves... right?

    March 13, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  23. Johnny Neptune

    It don't take a rocket scientist to figure out that her books were selling well when the Republicans were running things and it was in vogue to say whatever you wanted to say, even if it didn't make any sense. She had her 15 minutes. Personally I think she's a carpet muncher and she needs to stop being a hypocrite. If Ann Coulter is a Republican, then I'm Jesus Christ and I've came back from the dead.

    March 13, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  24. Jenn

    Ah sweet justice thy name is "poor sales". It could also have something to do with the fact that she keeps writing the same book with different titles.

    March 13, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  25. Robert

    Ann Coulter is one of the top ten reasons the GOP have lost all credibility and relevance.

    March 13, 2009 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
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