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

Coulter's book sales off

[cnn-photo-caption image= 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. Bill Macon

    When hate spewing has replaced logical conversation as your discourse of choice, you need to take a long look in the mirror and dedicate yourself to becoming a better person.

    March 13, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  2. Eunice

    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."

    Sounds like the three stooges to me.

    March 13, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  3. pipes

    Has she posed for playboy maybe that will sell

    March 13, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  4. Schneider (D) - CA

    I am not sure exactly what her favorable/unfavorable rankings are, but I can guess that they mirror these figures:

    Obama 68% Favorable
    Ted Kennedy 56% Favorable
    Democratic Party 55% Favorable
    even Congressional Democrats have 43% Favorable


    Bill O'Reilly 52% Unfavorable
    McConnel 53% Unfavorable
    Boehner 55% Unfavorable
    Rush Limbaugh 64% Unfavorable
    Republican Party 66% Unfavorable
    Geo. W Bush 68% Unfavorable
    Congressional Republicans 71% Unfavorable

    Boehner and his congressional GOP co-horts have favorable rankings in the TEENS!!

    So, yes, Mr Coulter, please keep spewing your venom talking about how the majority of the country you claim to love are treasonous, godless and liars. It is brilliant men like you that have made America a progressive, Center-Left country. Thanks!

    March 13, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  5. Lisa Fiscsher- Columbus, Ohio

    Fourth Stooge?? Lighten up ?? She is funny?
    how could anyone laugh at the cruel, disrespectful, racist things she says. This women has never made one valid point and really nothing she has to say is worth my time.

    March 13, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  6. Jason

    She's just gross. And wonder why she's single. What man in his right mind would want to socialize with that skeleton which resembles the grim reaper? Creepy.

    March 13, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  7. Harry

    I think she acts like most crazed liberals. People are just so suprised to see a conservative attack someone personally that its shocking. Conservatives debate the issues while liberal usually attack the person. Just pay attention and you will see it every day.

    March 13, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  8. Keith

    I'm no expert on book sales but this article seems misleading. If Coulter's previous books sold around 300k copies –total–, and this book has sold 100k –in 2 months–, isn't that on par or better than the previous books? Am I missing something or is this article just an attack piece in disguise?

    March 13, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  9. Rob

    I love her. She and Rush are ripping the GOP apart.

    March 13, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  10. Sea.gem

    Gotta love all the liberal hypocrisy on here...keep preaching "tolerance and inclusion" while you spew out hatred in your comments...but I luv ya...if it were not for you it would be more difficult to define the word hypocrisy

    March 13, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  11. Shucks

    I am putting her right up there with the other acclaimed nutcase Mr. Norris. People are so sick and tired of hearing the conservatives in America bash anyone who doesn't believe in their divisive, racist, terror tactics. Her interview with Matt Lauer showed just how big an idiot she really is. She is the second in command under Limbaugh when it comes to ruling the republican right zealots. I say give them all Texas, Norris can be president, Coulter can be princess, Limbaugh can be dictator, and George Bush can be the court jester. Make them a non-nuclear power, give them lots of guns and bibles, and watch them all destoy each other in a week. With egos like theirs, it would proabably be shorter.

    March 13, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  12. MBFLA

    Gosh, it's a shame her fellow righties and the free market economy folks who don't believe in corporate regulations have put a "slight damper" on consumer confidence"! I'm sure she will find a way to blame liberals and Obama for this too.

    March 13, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  13. proud to be a progressive

    I thought most conservatives were good Christians. Ann says she is one. I enjoy listening to Coulter talk because again and again she shows people that Christians are often the biggest haters of them all.

    Keep talkin' Ann, and we'll switch a lot more Republicans to the left.

    March 13, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  14. Bill Rocha

    Hilarious Greg, freaking hilarious!

    March 13, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |

    Ann Coulter is off so tell me something new.

    March 13, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  16. Get Well Soon GOP

    She is so hot.

    March 13, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  17. rhoward

    Oh, boo hoo.

    March 13, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  18. Sniffit

    @ Matthew, Detroit, who asked "Why is it the goverments job to save you.”

    Because the government a la The Bushtard is the one who put us in this situation. It's called accountability.

    March 13, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  19. Anna PA

    Ann Coulter and all like her are the worst of the worst kind of person. She abused the fears and uncertainty of the American people after 9/11. Everything we knew was turned upside down after that horrible day. She is just such a disgusting person she used the situation to make money for herself by selling an idea that divided our country in two. She helped to turn countrymen into enemies at a time where we all needed to be standing strong together.

    So it is really hopeful to see her sales dropping. Because hopefully that means more people see that us fighting each other is just not the answer to any of our problems. For our country to be succesfull both Republican and democrats alike need to work together. I'm a democrat but see how some rebuplican philosophies can work to improve our country. We need to intertwine the philosophies of both parties to get to the best solution.

    Please, don't forget how coulter attacked the widow's of 9/11. If that doesn't say piece of crap human being I don't know what does.

    March 13, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  20. Mari

    Proudly I say: "I never have bought one of her books and have never been tempted to..."

    March 13, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  21. dan

    I would question whether she ever had any mojo to begin with? Just another hater-entertainer, who plays fast and lose with the facts, when she can be bothered. Snake oil saleswoman of this century.

    March 13, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  22. sgj

    You know how you get back at people like Ann and Rush... two words Bit Torrent!

    Hey right wing nut jobs the internet is going to get you again. Plus the internet works on Sundays ... Ooooh!

    Face it your ideas are old, your arguements are even older, "Red Scare", "Iraq-9/11 connection" scare,... and currently "Obama = Socialism" – do you even know what it means? Ofcourse not you live in your bubble and never ventured out into the world and just listened to understand why people think the way they do.

    America has great strength undoubtedly but it doesnt have a monoply on answers on every issue.

    The extreme rght wing is fundementally too greedy to survive in the new "open source society".

    The republican's only hope is to let moderate republicans come to the forefront..... unfortunately you have a lot distrust to overcome.. but you reap what you sow.

    March 13, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  23. S Nichols

    Preaching to the choir is a pandemic affliction – fame and fortune for the preacher – and certainly of no use in enlightening the choir. We have a glut of such entities, and they have provided no realistic solutions to any of the challenges we now face.

    Reading books that agree with your perspective is a certain way to learn nothing. Why not just read the same book over and over?

    I read every view I can find, but immediately toss those that contain terms such as neocons, left-wing radicals, socialsts, Christian right and such. The use of these terms almost guarantees the perspective to be based on purely emotional elements that are of no use to me.

    Frankly, I don't care how you feel about Ann Coulter or Nancy Pelosi – I care very much what you think about them. I've listened to them both, and have decided that neither could provide an objective view on much of anything.

    March 13, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  24. please

    Harry you are hilarious – conservatives debate the issues? Really – what conservative idea have we heard in the past three months besides cut taxes? (oh yah – stem cell research is killing babies)

    still waiting

    March 13, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  25. Critical Thinker

    Geez. How many times can the same people be suckered into buying the same book with a different cover?

    Considering the 100,000 fools who bought the new one, what can you say except that Barnum was right.

    March 13, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
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