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. Joanie Hopkins

    I have seen her a couple of times and she spews hate. She is very negative and likes to hear the sound of her own voice. I turn her off when I see her on anything.

    March 13, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  2. HB In LA

    Good...

    March 13, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  3. worriedmom

    @ Lori
    You may be eating your words one day especially the way your "Chosen One" is going. Amazing he preaches we are in a crisis one day, then stating things are not as bad as he thought" Ploy to appease to get another one of his programs through. I feel sorry for you that you have such bitterness and hatred in your heart. I am sure you are a Joy to be around. heh,heh

    March 13, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  4. Archie C. Williams

    She is a Communist

    March 13, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  5. David Dee

    She never had it to lose

    March 13, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  6. Kathleen

    I think that Ms. Coulter–like Mr. Limbaugh–figured out a while ago that being a controversial extremist is profitable. It's not having controversial and extremist IDEAS–that would take thought and reasoning–it is BEING controversial ane extremist. That she is a blond white woman adds to her brand. Like most brands, she advertises herself with shorts memorable quips.

    It's a free country. She can say these things and we can listen or not, or even protest her remarks. We can buy her books or not. But for a free country to be a democracy requires dialogue, not shouting matches, not propaganda, not rigid ideology–and there is no dialogue with extremists, left or right. That is where the danger is.

    March 13, 2009 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  7. Puddytat

    When people are taking jobs that pay less or losing jobs ... AND SO MANY ARE ... books at the cost of $30. a po is not something people choose over grocery items .

    March 13, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  8. hobart

    Her books sell between 1 and 4 hundred thousand per title? That's it?! Let's see, there are 306 million people in the USA, 169 million registered voters in the 2008 Presidential election, and McCain got 58 million votes. If we divide how many copies of her last book sold by how many voted for McCain, that's only barely 2 out of every 1000 Republican voters who actually bought her book. Although I can appreciate that those numbers can make a bit of money for an author,the vast majority of us simply don't read her stuff.

    March 13, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  9. Joanna

    The woman is clearly an idiot. She may be a lot happier with self if she just came out of the closet.

    March 13, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  10. Don

    It is people like Ann Coulter, Rush Windbag and Sean Hannity who are killing the republican party with their constant spewing of hate filled half-truths and distortions. She cannot really expect people to believe all of our problems were caused by liberals, when liberals only make up a small portion of our population. It also is hard to give her much credibility when conservative republicans have occupied the white house for the past eight years and also controlled congress from 1995 until 2006. If her conservative ideas are so great, why are we now in economic predicament we now find ourselves.
    I was a republican for 40 years, but can no longer support this party of right wing dialogues. We need to pull together as a nation, not work to divide the nation like Coulter and her friends are trying to do.

    March 13, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  11. Willy G

    Ann Coulter's days are numbered.

    After Rush gets done with Michael Steele he will go after Ann.

    There can only be one spokesman, one leader of the socially conservative Republican Party and that is something Rush Limbaugh will share with no one.

    March 13, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  12. Samantha

    Harry is right. All the personally hateful talk usually spews for the liberals. Just look at Stewart, Olberman "worst person in the world", I could go on and on.

    March 13, 2009 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  13. Lori, Houston Texas

    People are so tired of the haters now. We've got too many real life issues to deal with to give these whiners any attention. Be Gone, Ann! And take all your little friends from Faux news with you.

    March 13, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  14. David Dee

    I hope she has kids and they grow up to be Hippies

    March 13, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  15. Gina

    Now if we could just get CNN, the rest of the news channels and shows to totally ignore her, we'd be set.

    Seriously, she has nothing to say worth hearing. Let her spout off in the privacy of her own home but stop giving her coverage. She doesn't deserve it.

    March 13, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  16. AWESOME!

    Awesome that she said it was unpatriotic to not support former President Bush because he was an American President and then turns around and slams President Obama – apparently it's only unpatriotic to slam Presidents with the title of Republican (especially considering that Obama and Clinton were probably more to the right then Nixon).

    March 13, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  17. Doug from OH

    I can't afford to buy books right now... thanks to Obama I lost my job. Hmmm.... funny how that works.

    March 13, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  18. Kevin

    Are they actually comparing two months worth of sales versus two months worth of sales or with a year or two years of sales? And does the collapsing economy really have NOTHING to do with the drop in sales? This is ridiculous. There's no analysis or critical thought behind this story – it's just a way to attack Coulter, which is really quite pathetic for a news organization to be doing. That's not to say that I like Coulter or would ever be caught even flipping through her books, but this type of reporting is deceitful and irresponsible and has no place in this arena.

    March 13, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  19. Me

    Her new title-
    "Anne Coulter: The Skeletal Remains of the GOP"

    March 13, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  20. ERIC

    I DONT REMEMBER READING ANY ARTICAL ABOUT PELOSI'S CRASH AND BURN WITH HER BOOK ON THE CNN ( OBAMA ) CHANNEL.

    March 13, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  21. Steive

    It took Jack Parr to take down Walter Winchell and I believe it will be Miss McCain that will bring down the creature Ann Coulter.

    March 13, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  22. John

    Maybe the idiots that were buying her books finally realized that she was making money off them by just making outrageous statements and not because she could actually write a good book.

    March 13, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  23. Chris

    The lesson here is regardless of ideology, being offensive for ratings and living on shock value has a very short shelf life. See Morton Downey Jr.

    March 13, 2009 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  24. chelle

    I am soooooooo tired of the Rev. Wright diatribe from the right. Yes the man made some inflammatory speeches....however he has also made some truly inspiring and brilliant ones!! Yet we never hear of those or see clips of those. Only the 20 seconds of railing at America. Well I would hazard a guess that many people of colour of his generation feel the same way – I certainly would. Ann Coulter has yet to say anything inspiring and she outright lies – being a liberal means being a traitor??? Oh really??? JFK could hardly be called a traitor – or does Profiles in Courage not ring a bell?

    March 13, 2009 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  25. Perusing-through

    NO SURPRISE . . . hatred thrives in dark minds but falters under the light of day. Like a dope-pusher, Ann has been pushing her addictive concoction of hate & venom for too long; and finally the light of HOPE and CHANGE are confronting her infestation of germ carrying GOP cockroaches.

    March 13, 2009 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
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