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. Former Republican for Obama, Columbia, TN

    I woke up a long time ago to the evil of Ann Coulter. Hopefully this is a sign that others are waking up too.

    March 13, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  2. bdmiller

    i can't imagine spending money on a book that evokes fear, anger, bitterness and hatred and apparently, neither can a large majority of the american people. hope trumps bitterness every single time.

    March 13, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  3. Kate

    Ann Who?

    March 13, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  4. Dave

    She better touch base with Boss Limbaugh and make sure she is on message.

    March 13, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  5. Annie

    This woman is a joke & I am glad her sales are low.

    March 13, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  6. bob

    just think this woman is an attorney. what a joke! a disgrace to all the attorneys who are honest people and try to help people instead of ugly lies..

    March 13, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  7. Kevin

    Home sales are down, car sales are down, sales of everything are down and you take time to note that one individual's book sales are down too? Stop trying to find news where there isn't any. Go find some real news and try to find the positive stories, as well. There are plently of them out there if you'd only look for them.

    How about this one: Home affordability for first time home buyers is way up and people are coming out to the market and buying affordable housing for the first time in years.

    March 13, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  8. john from chicago

    I don't agree with anything she says, but it is nothing more audacious or outrageous than liberal hardcores on the other side of the spectrum say

    March 13, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  9. Michael

    She's starting to look kinda rode hard and put up wet......maybe people are starting the view her other "contributions" in a similar light.

    March 13, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  10. Kevin E.

    Nobody cares about her anymore. It's not the hateful, paranoid, and factually incorrect tone of her remarks...there will (unfortunately) always be some audience for that. The sales are off because everybody has heard her tell the same story for the past decade, and they are tired of it. I do hope that another reason is that people have realized how destructive her brand of writing really is.

    March 13, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  11. carmen

    She should have accumulated enough proceeds by now to get some hair colour for those dark roots and get some meat on her bulimic frame and some mouthwash for her toilet tongue. Like many noxious substances there comes a time when the level of exposure becomes toxic and people realize they should avoid being in contact with them.

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

    I've never been a promoter of book burning, but she does make a compelling arguement everytime she writes one.

    March 13, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  13. R Greene

    If Ann were not an atractive blonde splayed on her book covers, she would sell even fewer books. The content is as inane as the commedy routines of Andrew Dice Clay. If looked at as valid political commentary, it is trash. If looked at as schtick, it might be funny to some.

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

    At Timus: Stop the tolerant liberals from spewing it then!

    March 13, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  15. Kat

    CNN is mostly a left wing news organization anyway. Of course, they do not like her or her political views.

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

    Kathleen March 13th, 2009 11:06 am ET

    Fair is Fair March 13th, 2009 10:58 am ET

    Yeah… but she sure is HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

    For pity's sake . . . SHE HAS AN ADAM'S APPLE. Maybe you ought to set your sights on the Jonas Bros. instead–they are far more honest.
    _______________________________________

    And you probably have a mustache.

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

    When you're republican, all you do is spew hate and blame the liberals for everything that is wrong, even though the republicans were the ones in control for 8 years and got us into this mess. Democrats are not perfect either, but I don't know any republicans who don't spew hate for anyone who doesn't think like them, but those who are condemning this and condemning that because it's against the Bible, are the same ones who are out there toe tapping underneath the bathroom stalls, molesting the choir boys or boy scouts and the deadbeat dads who are bombing the abortion clinics. But whether or not they really believe in Christianity, they will be judged by the higher power as to how they lived, not how they preached.

    March 13, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  18. Eric

    When you bash the president and most of the country the way Anne does, you aren't going to be very popular. I am frankly surprised she sold as many as she did.

    "Republicans don't hate American, just half the people in it" ~Jon Stewart

    March 13, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  19. Julia Byrd- Hayden Idaho

    She must have an awful personal life, she is so hateful and unhappy. Poor ann, it must be terrible to be so alone with your hate. I think she really has low self-esteem

    March 13, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  20. Adriana RM Atlanta

    WHoohoo... Now all we have to do is drive the message home !!

    March 13, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  21. Peter

    I think the American public may have gotten wise to the fact that there is blame on BOTH sides of the aisle, that the Republicans were as free spending and full of earmarks as the Dems, and that the technique of simply demonizing of "the other party" is outdated and no longer effective.

    This puts Miss Coulter at a severe disadvantage, since she is a one-trick insult pony, and does not know how to address issues instead of personalities.

    March 13, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  22. Jordin

    I'm relieved to hear her sales have declined. Perhaps people realize that they can put a meal on the table instead of wasting their hard earned money on her rantings. She's a hate monger, pure and simple. I think she, like Rush Limbaugh have had more than their 15 minute allottments of fame. Let's move away from the Rush's and the Coulter's of the world.

    March 13, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  23. RUSH

    She is not good for the Republican party.

    March 13, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  24. A little sad

    @Stacy from Leesburg, VA March 13th, 2009 11:00 am ET

    Ann…you were the man! I guess the only book selling now is "How to survive on Ramen Noodles and Tuna".

    **************************
    Good one!

    However, unforutnately, there will always be people willing to fund hate, so the woman will never go hungry (except, of course, by choice.)

    March 13, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  25. Jon Peterson

    Ann Coulter is not psychotic, nor is she a political genius. In internet lingo, she is simply what one would call a TROLL. She states outrageous things on purpose, looks for attention, and the more people come rolling along, whether they support her or not, the happier she is. Internet trolls take notice. Instead of wasting hours away at a keyboard trolling internet message boards, you too could be making millions if you had a hot figure that works well on TV along with a political timely message, which unfortunately for Coulter, is not the time anymore.

    March 13, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
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