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. Joanna

    Ann is clearly an idiot. She claims we are anti God. We but love all, not just the people that fit into boxes they deem acceptable. We do not hate gays, or single mothers, we believe in government staying out of our personal choices. We understand that at times we need to help others and not be selfish or greedy.
    Come out of the closet and join us Ann, you will be so much happier inside.

    March 13, 2009 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  2. Ricky

    I imagine her first books didn't do much better at this stage either. I bet most of her sales come from conservative outlets that buy up these books and then sell them for a $1. I ordered a book from one of these conservative outlets a while back and have since been inundated with offers for a huge slate of conservative books that I can buy for $1. Unfortunately they aren't even worth that, especially Coulter's lies and hyperbole.

    March 13, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  3. Justin

    Pretty sure her target audience isn't the book-reading type.

    Maybe a pop-up book would be better.

    March 13, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  4. Will, NJ

    I'm surprised those agreeing with that bimbo can even read.

    March 13, 2009 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  5. Funny Liberals

    Lori March 13th, 2009 12:51 pm ET
    johnrj08 March 13th, 2009 11:09 am ET

    Are you really this irrational and illiterate? You liberals hate the truth about your self-righteous hypocritical leadership, a soon-to-be-proven incompetent President/Messiah, and a following of fellow radical liberals who could care less about the United States as it was founded...and more about a socialist society that rewards those who can't "do" but want to "have". You hate the truth, which is one reason you hate Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh. They document and prove (undeniably) your facade of an existence. Go focus on saving some trees...or killing some of our unborn.

    March 13, 2009 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  6. Richard L

    Like Whoppi said, maybe it's just an act. Like Limbaugh, it doesn't seem possible that she could seriously be that dumb.

    March 13, 2009 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  7. Ken

    Not only is she nasty but she is SO ill informed – and unwilling to make retractions or corrections. If her facts were straight, it might be interesting to read her. However, all that one gets from Coulter is a pronted Limbaugh rant. Thank God – America is waking up!!

    March 13, 2009 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  8. Alex

    Ann Coulter had mojo???

    March 13, 2009 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  9. David

    Ann never had mojo. Everytime she speaks it makes me want to gag.

    March 13, 2009 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  10. Desert Rat in AZ

    Ann Coulter has set herself up as the high priestess of the "Church of I'm Not Responsible for This Mess". Deny, deny, deny and blame, blame, blame is the mantra of the Republican Party.

    March 13, 2009 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  11. NNNanc

    She writes mean spirited things. Which is what woman Republicans do well. They are never happy.

    March 13, 2009 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  12. Adel

    Democrats and "liberals" don't have an equivalent to Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, or Sean Hannity because *we* don't accept that kind of hate speech. "Conservatives", the supposed Christians, do accept and revel in hate. Liberals are inclusive and uplifting, trying to actually help people. They may be spending too much money, but they are trying to help. Not one Republican has made any overtures or given any idea how to help the economy, Coulter included. All they do is criticize the other party, and not once offering any solutions.

    March 13, 2009 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  13. Scott

    The problem is that her books are all the same. It is as if she rephrases her entire book, and publishes it as something original. As a moderate Republican, this is good news to me. Pragmatic, moderates need to regain control of the party from dogmatic, ideological, right-wingers such as Coulter, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity; the latter two's claim to authority must be their high school diploma.

    March 13, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  14. geecee

    Glad you haven't closed your "comments" yet to this item. She is just plain hateful and her distorted views are detrimental to the stability of this country. She is divisive and polarizing (means the same thing anyway). Nevertheless, I would have liked to see her and Bill Maher on the same stage together! Heard they were traveling this week. I cannot imagine he would even be within 1000 yards of her. It must have been something to see these two sparring. Anyhow, I hope she drops off the face of the Earth really soon. Sort of like Jerome Corsi did.

    March 13, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  15. Scott

    The problem is that her books are all the same. It is as if she rephrases her entire book, and publishes it as something original. As a moderate Republican, this is good news to me. Pragmatic, moderates need to regain control of the party from dogmatic, ideological, right-wingers such as Coulter, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity; the latter two's claim to authority must be their high school diploma.

    March 13, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  16. Jill

    Does anyone really care about Ann Coulter and her book sales? She is a radical idiot and I am glad everyone has stopped buying into her nonsense. Her 15 minutes of fame have gone on way to long!

    March 13, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  17. Allan

    The Ann Coulters of the world make the best-seller list because right-wing organizations buy their books in bulk to prop up their sales and make them look popular.

    I have found at least three right-wing websites that are offering Ann's book as a "free gift" if you subscribe to their newsletter or donate money to their cause.

    Ann Coulter is irrelevant.

    March 13, 2009 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  18. jackson

    What you Cons are are not buying her book? Must be her hidious adam's apple she sports. I still think she's a she-male, no way a woman has an adam's apple like this.

    March 13, 2009 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  19. Carol In Texas

    As if Ann Coulter had any mojo! She is a big "has been" and now that the Pubie party is down people are only just now starting to consider the "sources" of the Republican Party and their relevance. Extremism is a short-lived commodity.

    March 13, 2009 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  20. RAG

    Comedian Ann Coulter just isn't funny anymore is all. Like Andrew Dice Clay, Ru Paul and Neal Bortz she has joined the list of outrageous comedians about whom people finally have to themselves "We laughed at THAT?"

    The pitiful thing is that there are people that ACTUALLY THOUGHT SHE WAS SERIOUS! I know it is hard to believe, but looking at some of the posts on this thread, it is sadly true.

    It is rumored that some people actually think Rush Limbaugh is for real. I don't believe it though. No one could be that stupid.

    March 13, 2009 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  21. sorry,I dont get paid to post

    The secret to having a best seller is having a company or large group order large amounts of the book,not actually selling them.Just a little secret they dont want you and I to know.

    March 13, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  22. Chris

    CNN The liberal think tank is in the tank with the democrats. Could it be that nobody has the money to buy the book?? How does it compare to other book sales? Are there any books flying off the shelves? Come on CNN get off the democrats bandwagon. Palin 2012. One term One term 1-21-2013

    March 13, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  23. TLH

    To the guy who said, "thanks to Obama, I lost my job", elaborate. Explain exactly how it is Obama's fault that you lost your job. You right-wingers are just a cult of willfully, delusional, spurious, hateful liars with absolutely no regard for things like facts and reason.

    March 13, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  24. Lee in TN

    Americans are beginning to realize a few things about "neo-cons" :
    1) They claim to have the high road on ethics and morality, but don't travel on it. 2) they prey on people's fears to get elected, yet have put America in more peril with their international arrogance. 3) they rail on sensitive issues such as abortion to get elected, yet do nothing about it. 4) their de-regulation policies and faith in big business to always do the right things, have gotten America into the current mess we are in. And last but not least, America is realizing that folks like Coulter and Limbaugh are good at bashing and tearing down folks who are doing trying to fix things, but have no plan themselves.

    March 13, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  25. EBJ

    well the thing about it is no matter how you feel about Miss Ann and her books, even if the sells continue to dip she is still going to be more wealthy than a majority of us that make posts here, and she can thank the millions of her fans for that.

    March 13, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
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