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. bj, Texas

    I'm going out to buy her book right now. Take that libs.

    March 13, 2009 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  2. dave

    Her story is as tired as the rest of the ultra-rightwingers. We have heard enough of the same old same old. Have these people go at least one new idea?????????? NOPE.

    March 13, 2009 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  3. Jason

    Perhaps a sign that Americans are tired of the rightwing hate, lies and hypiocrisy. The right wing loonies need to remember that you can only fool some people (right wing losers) all the time but you cannot foool all the people all the time. McCain failed to see that and so did the horse faced leidy.

    March 13, 2009 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  4. talmag

    I wouldn't buy her book or give it for a gift. Her arrogance is so appalling and her rudeness to everyone who does not agree with her is so apparent that I won't even watch a show if she is on it. She seem to be welcomed mostly on the Hannity show as he is just like her. If you don't agree with him, he interrupts you and never lets you finish your sentence. No wonder they get along. It must be tight in a room with both egos. Good thing they mostly agree with each other.

    March 13, 2009 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  5. Scott

    Not surprising. There is only so many ways you can package hateful rhetoric before it gets stale and old. She offers nothing useful, no solutions, does not positive for the country. She is simply a blowhard trying to make money off criticizing others who are trying to solve some of our problems. Until she steps up to the plate and actually does something beside blow hot air, she is nothing more than a poor excuse for an entertainer.

    March 13, 2009 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  6. Scott

    Not surprising. There is only so many ways you can package hateful rhetoric before it gets stale and old. She offers nothing useful, no solutions, does not positive for the country. She is simply a blowhard trying to make money off criticizing others who are trying to solve some of our problems. Until she steps up to the plate and actually does something beside blow hot air, she is nothing more than a poor excuse for an entertainer.

    March 13, 2009 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  7. Patrick Hanaway

    What refreshing news indeed! She is nothing but a viper-tongued idiot who for way too long has had the luxury of making money off even bigger idiots who absorb her bitter rants as valued commentary.

    March 13, 2009 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  8. Moe

    From her book cover, it is obvious she's not above exposing her body to try and sell books. Funny how she stoops to the commoner level to earn a buck.

    March 13, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  9. G-Man

    I hope she falls flat on her face , no respect for her one sided opinions especially when its just trying to sell herself.

    March 13, 2009 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  10. San Diego

    Ann is a very negative woman, who appears to have no love in her life, that's why she is so good at being hateful and spiteful. She can say what she wants about President Obama, but he is loved and has alot of love in his life.

    March 13, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  11. LB in FLA

    Ah, yes. It is Morning in America once again! I hope by reporting this it doesn't cause the sales of this idiot's books to increase. Actually I'm shocked her sales of previous garbage were as strong as they were. Isn't there any room on the Rush billboard in Palm Beach? This woman belongs with Limpballs too.

    March 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  12. Franky

    LOL!!!

    I'm still laughing, I gotta say, that made my day, that made my day...now let's sit back and wait for the ladies to show up, LOL!!

    March 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  13. datDEMOCRATdus

    To me Coulter seems like a sexually frustrated woman who blames all of her shortcomings in life on the 'evil' liberals. I think she just needs to get laid by Obama and she'll see the light and shed her cloak of anger and hatred that weighs down so heavily upon her.

    March 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  14. James

    The economy is bad so of course her sales are down, all sales are down. Her book is in the top 20 NYT list and OReillys book has been top 10 for six months! What does this say....another conservative revolution on the horizion?

    March 13, 2009 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  15. smart person

    Which way to the Michael Moore flick.

    March 13, 2009 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  16. Sue

    She never had any mojo. Why, when there is so much else in the world to pay attention to, both good and bad, do people give her the attention she craves? Don't you people who buy her books and write about her have anything better to do with your time??

    March 13, 2009 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  17. WBN

    Go Ann! No liberal can interest anyone in a book (like Ann), on radio (like Rush), or on TV (like Hannity). It takes governement money to keep liberals afloat.

    March 13, 2009 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  18. cnnnewser

    You think people are finally getting sick of all the hate, lies, and innuendo spread by these right wing nitwits that have nothing but hate and anti-american rhetoric in their words? I put these people on the same scale as I put terrorist and traitors.

    March 13, 2009 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  19. Tina

    Ryan wrote: 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.

    Insulting Democrat's intelligence might be more effective if you knew the difference between the use of 'do' and 'due'. But what should I expect from someone who uses the word 'luv'.

    March 13, 2009 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  20. dave

    I am amazed she is still getting coverage.

    March 13, 2009 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  21. Sean

    People are mostly just people – "liberals" can be "conservatives" and vice versa depending on the specific view. Ann, Rush and their kind conceptually divide the country into camps and mark out the heated topics and spew hate mongering onto them to generate more heat. It is their mojo to make the divisiveness real and get people all riled up – all to make money for themselves. Only fools pay attention to them.

    Sean

    March 13, 2009 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  22. jerry

    That’s because we cant afford the book, with Obamas wealth distribution, my money is now going to other,
    So I don’t have any money left over for books for other items.

    March 13, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  23. joel palmer

    Ann Coulter is emblematic of the rabid right; nothing to say and plenty of venom to say it.

    She and others of the same stripe are the anti-Americans who espose the beliefs of hatred, bigotry, hypocrisy, and malevolence in order to make money. They do not have a sincere or principled bone in their spineless bodies

    March 13, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  24. TRUTH

    People typically do not buy as many things during a recession. This story is clearly just a ploy to make Coulter appear ineffective. She is far more intelligent than any Liberal author and sells far more books than they do.

    March 13, 2009 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  25. Fourth Stooge

    Excellent reporting. Ann Coulter writes yet another best seller. The headline reads "Book sales off." It makes perfect sense.

    Liberals need a to lighten up. The woman is funny (and sharp). Learn to laugh at yourselves.

    March 13, 2009 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
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