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. johnrj08

    Woman makes her living attacking other Americans, pitting one against the other for her own personal gain. Few occupations are as despicable. She is the poster child for the kind of partisan politics that was rejected by more than half the country in the last election, so it doesn't surprise me that her book sales are off. However, while this news gives me hope, I'm not at all sure that its reporting on CNN won't result in a spike of her sales. That's really the blood that she lives on. Better that she should just fade into obscurity.

    March 13, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  2. Dried-up Kool-Aid

    Nice try, fella!

    March 13, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  3. Stu, Charlotte

    Careful !! Don't look directly into her eyes or you'll turn to stone !

    March 13, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  4. Mark

    It's a great book. The fact that CNN even published this "newsworthy" article just reinforces the absurdities of the media and liberalism in general that she describes.

    March 13, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  5. David

    Did the person writing this ever take in consideration people have less money to buy the book?

    It's the recession, stupid.

    Not Ann Coulter.

    March 13, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  6. David L.

    It is amazing that she would be able to sell even 1 book. She is one of the most extreme, radical, warped, right wing nut jobs in the republican party today.

    She is an example of what is wrong with America. This is why education should be a major priority in this country, so our children grow up to be mature, sane, responsible, educated and living in the real world. Coulters worldview is truly frightening and the sign of mental instability.

    March 13, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  7. JJ Boston

    Soon the right wing churches will be ordering al large quantity of her book. Just to make it look that the sales are off the charts...

    March 13, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  8. Fair is Fair

    If you don't like her, don't buy her book.

    Simple... even for a liberal.

    March 13, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  9. FactCheck

    Also, it wasn't that more Dems got Barry elected…it was that more republicans voted for Obama because they didn't like McCain.
    -----

    First off, wrong! There are far more Democrats in this country than there are Republicans. Secondly, Republicans didn't vote for Obama because they didn't like McCain, they voted for Obama because they got tired of the same old nonsense from the last 8 years of idiocy. Look for that trend to continue well into the next couple of decades

    March 13, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  10. PaulP

    With this down turn the neocons just don't have the extra cash to support her anymore. No one to buy her mis-spelling books of lies and hate.

    March 13, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  11. At Last

    Change has come, we're growing up.

    March 13, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  12. Ray Fisher

    Coulter thrives on negativity and fear which gets old after a while. Our nation is desiring new ideas and solutions instead of rehashing old arguments. The conservatives must rejoin the nation and play well with others!!!

    March 13, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  13. George

    Amen to that Barb in Oakland. HappyFriday!!

    March 13, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  14. Baze

    Duh, the country is shifting away from the neocon point of view.

    March 13, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  15. greg in jax doesnt like ann

    most single moms are republicans... ie. bristo palin

    ann is attacking her own.. and her readers dont think it is as fun as blindly following her attacks on those not like them.. they are confused, but dont worry, they will soon become self loathing and self hating to appease the whim of the most vocally hateful woman in america..

    so sad.

    March 13, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  16. The Bu

    Most Americans, including myself, are tired of people who speak in order to continue to divide this country. We are sick of it. If commentators are not talking to uplift Americans then they really need to shut up. Things are bad for EVERYBODY and for people to continue to pit the "haves" against the "have nots" is ridiculous. America is better than that! At least that's what we say!!!!

    March 13, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  17. Claudia

    I guess she's just a victim of the "Free Market". Now if people really get a decent education, I'm sure it will be reflected in even lower book sales. She is, as is Limbaugh, an entertainer who now lacks a big audience. Her mindset is over. She needs to get a haircut, quit bleaching her hair, and get a real life based on caring for her fellow man/woman. Let's see if the money from her 100,000 books will trickle down to them.

    Speaking and writing do not add to the productivity of the United States.

    March 13, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  18. John

    Could it be because the politics of hate and division are not what people want anymore from either side? Or could it be because she's throws the word "Guilt" at liberals immediately after an insanely unpopular conservative administration and people aren't dumb enough to buy into it?

    Either way, speaking for myself, I wouldn't buy an anti-liberal book any sooner than I would buy an anti-conservative book. It's not constructive and it doesn't do anybody any good, except for the greedy pigs who write and publish these books.

    March 13, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  19. Fitz in Texas

    Just because CNN says it doesn't mean it's so. The liberal media have a real bad habit of only bashing people like Coulter, Hannity, Rush and others that don't agree with them. I'd have to see for myself that her sales are down. I'm not about to believe CNN on this story.

    That's ok Ann, you keep writing the books and I'll keep buying them.

    P.S. Jon makes a very good point. He says -Better headline: Bad Economy drags down book sales-

    Most people aren't spending like they would if Obama were a bit more positive and stop telling us how much trouble we're in just to get his waste of money projects going. Plus, it appears everytime Obama speaks the DOW takes a dive. Should tell people something.

    March 13, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  20. Zion

    Jon
    Better headline: Bad Economy drags down book sales.
    -

    We need to stop giving goons airtime. Rush and Ann do not deserve to get as much coverage as they do. They are not news. I'm sick of it. That's why I've devoted much of my day to following stocks instead of writing on CNN blogs. The discourse is uninformed. Just anybody can leave a comment if they really want. Dan, Liberals are not the only ones who cannot stand Ann. Let me list the people who cannot stand her:

    *Real Conservatives
    *People who want peace
    *People who want to have intelligent conversations
    *People who believes that she sets women back
    *Women (especially Republican women) who do not like to be stereotyped

    March 13, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  21. Maria

    This women, termed used loosely, is full hateful person. She is using hate, lies and division to make wealth.

    March 13, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  22. greg in jax doesnt like ann

    someone needs to let bristol palin know ann wants her to give her baby up for adoption.. or else she too will be aiding the liberalism of america.

    March 13, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  23. Patrick

    Dan, how is this a a majority conservative nation when Democrats won both the Senate and Presidency this past year? And shame on you for encouraging a horrible commentator who has nasty things to say about anyone who doesn't buy into what she says.

    March 13, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  24. Jeff

    The funny thing is without Liberals Ann Coulter wouldn't have the soapbox she has. I believe women's suffrage and liberation was a pretty liberal idea at the time. She should take some of her book money and get the surgery required to remove her adams apple as well.

    March 13, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  25. Dan VA

    Sales far exceeding other political books out now? Sounds like she is doing great. She will have plenty to write about in the near future. I can't wait.

    March 13, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
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