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. Steve

    The reason her books sales are off is that her audience ran out of crayons. Or possibly became distracted by a bright shiny object somewhere.

    March 13, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  2. Ernie

    Sadly, all of the Coulterites that are leaving comments here are just spewing back the very hate-filled talking points that she creates for her books. No critical thinking here! Too much work. Just spew it out from memory, while their ditto heads bob at Rush. Can we say lemmings?

    March 13, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  3. tim

    My old truck just gets AM radio, so I listen to hannity sometimes on my way home... here are my observations of hannity...

    I listen to his show and he wraps himself with patriotic songs and words, even though he is somewhat hateful.

    If there is even a scent of him being proven wrong, he will either argue or interrupt continuously.

    He can't bring himself to come up with good ideas instead of bashing current ideas

    He denies that 8 years of bush has hurt us all

    He claims that the Democrats have done this to the economy in the two years they controlled Congress, even though nothing got done due to Bush.

    So, WBN... you have listed three hateful people that don't listen to anyone except for their giant egos.

    Vote your local Republican out!

    March 13, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  4. walleye

    TO WBN who says "
    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."

    I guess you are not a very well read person if you take what these hate spewing morons seriously.

    March 13, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  5. matt

    look up to obama with pride after he embarrased himself and our country in front of Russia lol

    March 13, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  6. B_Lange

    Well.. she is little more than a bigot with more money than sense.. it was only a matter of time before people started figuring it out.

    March 13, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    Just like the rest of the GOP...she'd rather see one CEO crap in a $30,000 toilet than spend $30,000 feeding countless people who are less fortunate.

    March 13, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  8. Expat American

    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.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Rev. Wright voiced his anger at the injustice that has been committed against minorities and people of color over the course of history in this country. And as a Christian American who is not Black, I say that he is right.

    Ann Coulter voices her anger at the fact that Conservatives can't exist while enjoying the blessings of their Caucasian racial birthright and bastardized European Christianity without being 'forced' to acknowledge that Minorities, Jews, Arab Americans and other global minded intellectual people actually exist in this country.

    March 13, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  9. Angela Frazier, Memphis TN

    Maybe she ran out of money and could only purchase 100,000....

    March 13, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  10. Retired tchr

    Losing her "mojo"?? Couldn't happen to a more deserving person...Isn't her 15 minutes about up??!

    March 13, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  11. 52 yr. old white Houston oil man

    I think you're all wrong about her needing a man in her life. More likely it's a women, that why she's so angry being locked in a closet.

    March 13, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  12. Eric M

    Oh no, she only sold 100,000 books in hardcover during an economic downturn. That'll teach her!!

    Seriously, people who hate her but buy her books are busy buying Obama books (and there are a TON on the shelves). People who love her, they've continued to support her...and the book hasn't been out very long.

    March 13, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  13. Underpaid Wonder Woman

    To Matthew in Detroit: You ask, “Why is it the goverments job to save you.”

    I would submit to you that while it may not necessarily be the government’s job to save us, it IS the government’s job to not cause us harm. The last 8 years proves that government can cause us LOTS of harm. Not everyone who is hurting today is in that state because they were lazy or expected handouts. There will always be those who want something for nothing, but many responsible, hard working Americans are getting laid off now because of our government’s negligence in protecting the people of this country from liars, thieves and cheats.

    When everyone does better, EVERYONE does better.

    March 13, 2009 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  14. Martha

    Lonelyl and hateful lady. Oh, maybe she and Rush should mate up.

    March 13, 2009 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  15. tony

    To be fair, I wouldn't call her followers Conservatives– the 100,000 who bought her book are members of the Whackadoodle Right.

    March 13, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  16. Melissa

    When so many people are watching her during interviews lately they see a very offensive, rude and loud women. Why would they want to run out and by a book written by her. She should stay away from the cameras and just write books if she want to continue making any money off her books...

    March 13, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  17. Chas in Iowa

    How do you spell "irrelevant"?

    March 13, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  18. SD Girl

    Ha ha! My evil plan is working... everytime I see her books on sale, I hide them behind other books. Spiteful? Yes. But also effective.

    March 13, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  19. DaveW

    Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh are both political pornographers. Their viewpoints only appeal to the baser instincts and one eventually grows tired of the repetition and lack of substance.

    I'm all for an intelligent exchange of viewpoints between liberals and conservatives but the fire-breathing name-calling antics of these two has worn out its welcome.

    I hope Rush doesn't take up wearing spaghetti-strapped cocktail dresses as well!

    March 13, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  20. Joe in Austin

    bad economy means bad book sales. no surprise. it means nothing. McCain has it right, saying Coulter is "hateful". that means something.

    March 13, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  21. Panther1

    50 years from now, I think we'll find that history will cast the far right as a group of narrow minded nutjobs. These people, and their philosophies, which undercut in so many ways the teachings of the New Testament they purport to live by, will be the object of amusement, if not disdain, but never respect or admiration. Coulter can write and Rush - what a great name for a junkie - can spew hate, but in the end, it's all just a minority, extremist viewpoint that turns off most americans and ultimately will come to be despised by our society.

    March 13, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  22. Michael M. Noonan

    Ms. Cpulter will be around for a long time. And regarding Ms. McCain, she is the same as her father, a Republican only, not a Burkean conservative. And what are Meghan's credentials for being a spokesperson for anything other than her blog. Sen. McCain must cringe the same way we did when he got the presidential nomination.

    March 13, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  23. Malcolm M

    God if they got together then the world would fall apart, Rush the fat bastard that he is and Ann the depressing woman their kids would be......oh wait that just means they'll be Republicans. Ann what her name is, is a prime example of the hatred in this country.

    March 13, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  24. Don in Albuquerque

    This, whateversheis, lost her mojo a long time ago. It's just the old white guys party never noticed it.

    March 13, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  25. Chuck

    How many times can you write books about bashing liberals.

    March 13, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
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