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. Joe The Plumber

    When we suffer a shortage of toliet paper the sales of her book will rise.

    March 13, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  2. marc

    I heard that she's secretly dating Octo-Mom.

    March 13, 2009 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  3. Paul McC.

    Ebony & Ivory. Coulter & Palin. GLF!

    March 13, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  4. GR

    Because we all know that book sales couldn't be off because of the economy. In fact, look at other book sales, I'm sure they are soaring! Hum...how curious, they are off too. /sarcasm

    March 13, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  5. Michelle

    It's amazing that she sells any books at all. Her followers are mostly illiterate. They probably pretend they are reading it while they sit outside their trailers eating pork rinds and cleaning their shot guns.

    March 13, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  6. Joe The Plumber

    For the sake of the nation, Joe, please lay some serious pipe and give her a sense of calm satisfaction.

    March 13, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    @ WBN, who said "No liberal can interest anyone in a book (like Ann), on radio (like Rush), or on TV (like Hannity)"

    Really? Why don't you look up Obama's book sales figures and then we'll revisit that claim.

    March 13, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  8. Steve in Louisville

    Isn't the Coulterguist really a man?

    I think there's a web site devoted to exposing this. LOL

    March 13, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  9. JG

    Ann Coulter on the View-I heard Whoopi Goldberg on Leno about Ann Coulter ....and it has some merit ....no one can be that off the mark so it is just her act . This is what she does !

    Every entertainer has a schick, this hate filled rhetoric is hers, It has worked because many hate her ,some on the far right love her...but we all know her!

    But what she has done to the far right cause has caused more harm than good. Thank goodness people are starting to see through her.
    She deserves a come down since she thinks she is above the fray like Rush!

    March 13, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  10. Nathan Prophet, Raleigh, NC

    I agree entirely with "cnnnewser". It is incredible to me how some people listen to lies and distortions and then buy the books these propagandists write. The Anne Coulters and Rush Limbaughs of the world, like Joseph Goebbels, finally get their due – they are found out to be empty liars and evil people, and then they drift off into historical obscurity and anonymity having contributed nothing constructive to humanity; they only fill their own money coffers playing on the ignorance, fears, and prejudices of human nature.

    March 13, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  11. bluskys

    Obama is not that kind of guy for once we have people we can look up to with pride " to datdemocratdus" how about Coulter being laid by Rush L. they are already best buddies why not thicken their pots/or a threesome M.Bachman,A.Coulter,Rush.

    March 13, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  12. bluskys

    Obama is not that kind of guy for once we have people we can look up to with pride " to datdemocratdus" how about Coulter being laid by Rush L. they are already best buddies why not thicken their pots/or a threesome M.Bachman,A.Coulter,Rush.

    March 13, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  13. bluskys

    Obama is not that kind of guy for once we have people we can look up to with pride " to datdemocratdus" how about Coulter being laid by Rush L. they are already best buddies why not thicken their pots/or a threesome M.Bachman,A.Coulter,Rush.

    March 13, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  14. Jeff

    I agree with JON 10:53am ET – People aren't buying books, regardless of topic. I'm sure all book sales are down.

    March 13, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  15. bluskys

    Obama is not that kind of guy for once we have people we can look up to with pride " to datdemocratdus" how about Coulter being laid by Rush L. they are already best buddies why not thicken their pots/or a threesome M.Bachman,A.Coulter,Rush.

    March 13, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  16. ANGIE

    put on the list with that palin woman. why is she news? who cares what she thinks or has to say. she is a very evil, cranky broad.

    March 13, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  17. ZELDA

    HMMM....wonder if it has anything to do with finding the book......I was at Border's recently and not a copy to be found.......

    March 13, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  18. Ghost

    Never listened to her, but her book titles pretty much speak for themselves. Another nutjob screaming at the top of her lungs about entitlement, welfare and this victim mentality.

    Again, why are people so worried about some loser getting $200 a month on welfare as opposed to say.....a few million in cash being "lost" in Iraq, or politicians that come into office broke, but leave filthy rich.

    My point is that there is blame on both sides. Conservatives talk a good game, but all they really do is shoot themselves in the foot. I can't stress this enough.....tax breaks are a form of socialism and corporate welfare. It's taking money from one group and giving it to another. So why are you more worried about that guy getting $200 as opposed to the company that is getting millions in tax breaks for sending jobs overseas? For keeping wages at 1996 levels while pocketing the profits? For giving CEO's millions in pay and incentives while laying off thousands? For no bid contracts given to companies for work not being done or done extremely poorly?

    March 13, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  19. Patty in the CA mountains

    As Keith Olberman said last night, "it's morning in America" 🙂

    March 13, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  20. walleye

    Well 100,000 Coulter books is not bad. I guess all these people need kindling for their fireplace. That would be the only reason to buy this hateful drivel. I think Chuck Norris may have kicked her in the head during one of his shows.

    March 13, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  21. Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Member

    Big deal...her book sales are down, but it still sells more than most politically themed books. Its like trying to make news that Fox News ratings are down, but they still kick MSNBC and CNN's butts in terms of viewers. Give us some real news CNN.....for once please.

    March 13, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  22. Dean

    Anybody who really believes there is a liberal media bias must be getting their news from the National Enquirer. CNN is strongly and selectively right wing conservative, in case you need a hint.

    March 13, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  23. elizabeth

    Ann Coulter is a symbol of what needs to go in this country. she neither represents legitimate conservatives nor a sane point of view. She represents the lunatic fringe and her own narcissm and bank accounts. Maybe some of the lemmings who have rushed to buy her vitriol are finally getting the message that they have been used!

    March 13, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  24. walt

    Michelle has better arms

    March 13, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  25. Andrew

    I can't decide who has the most unpleasant looks, voice and attitude- Ann Coulter or Nancy Grace.

    March 13, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
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