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. Dan

    Ann's book sales off?

    Couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.

    March 13, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  2. E

    no worries, she can always make money giving speeches to the KKK.

    March 13, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  3. Lorna in Warminster PA

    Poison stick insect posing as a real human being...I don't hate her...that would require more emotion than she is worth....I simply despise her.

    March 13, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  4. Adam in Indy

    Whenever I am in a department store (Target, Walmart) I turn her book around backwards on the shelf so I don't have to look at her face.

    If i have helped her book sales decline in any way, You're welcome 🙂

    March 13, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  5. tigerakabj

    Well what goes around comes around. Her, Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly, and co. have had their time. Their irrational garabage punctuated by hate is boomeranging back at them and they will reap a bitter harvest. Murdoch's empire is also crumbling so that is also good news.

    Coulter, send my regards to your leader Limbaugh. Tell him don't sit on the GOP too hard.

    March 13, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  6. David

    Ann's cutting truth and barbs hurt the feelings of some liberals. Her books won't sell as well while the country searches for an alternative because Bush (the false conservative) made people look for one. Once they realize what liberalism does to our country, and how Bush was not a true conservative they will be back buying again.

    March 13, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  7. PNIO

    Don't feel sorry for her, like the rest of them, they made their money under questionable circumstances. She's got her nest egg to fall back on, unless she invest in Wall Street, and she's got her loyal "networks" to bring her out whenever they can't find another "counterpoint" pundit at the last minute to fill the air political void.

    March 13, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  8. Tybar

    She's nothing but a self-promoter who takes money from the sheep who follow her bell.

    March 13, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  9. steve black

    she has already lost her mind, and ethics, so mojo would be next

    March 13, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  10. Jennifer

    Jeez, let's hope she loses her "mojo" and goes away completely. What this woman has to say that means anything or has any shred of sense to it is totally beyond me. She does nothing but write polemics without any evidence or reason to support them.

    March 13, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  11. Dan in NC

    To be frank, she's past tense. The political landscape in America experienced not just an earthquake, but a tectonic shift.

    The free market hasn't gone away, but it's no longer revered with an aura of mysticism. (It's another "god that failed".) Conservatives had at least 6 uninterrupted years ('01 to '07) to prove that they could both lead and govern.

    They failed utterly.

    The economy is a shambles. America's world reputation wound up in the toilet. And the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have portrayed us as uncomfortably vulnerable. And the GOP today resembles the Keystone Kops.

    Ann, Rush, and the gang are about as relevant today as the Missouri Compromise.

    March 13, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  12. Tom in CA

    It seems that we've gotten tired of her rantings and diatribes.

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

    And it must kill her that Meaghan McCain is way better looking.

    March 13, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  14. Jeff

    There's been a lot of humorous speculation that Ms. Coulter is actually a transgendered person.

    I wonder if these rumors are affecting her book sales.

    March 13, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  15. The One

    I bet Ann Coulter far outsells people like Alan Colmes, Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews (with that thrill).

    March 13, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  16. Terri

    I have never equated Coulter with mojo.

    March 13, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  17. Anonymous

    Dan wrote: "She is the best. Liberals hate her because they know she speaks the truth, and that scares them…lol." Uh wrong Danny. Nobody hates her, and she doesn't speak the truth. Nobody does. And she doesn't scare anybody. She's just arrogant, egotistical and righteous and needs a good dose of humility and tolerance.

    March 13, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  18. Greg Pottstown, Pa.

    Sales are down in almost every industry. Why should book sales be any different?

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

    She's sort of a one trick pony in that she says something intentionally in appropriate on a television or radio appearance and hopes that will put her in the spotlight long enough to sell some books. I think people are just tired of the act. She doesn't have credibility as a journalist nor an analyst. She's just sort of skating by as a professional guest on shows that are hoping she'll say something to get them in the headlines. It's the commentator who cried wolf...

    March 13, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  20. Francheska

    Perhaps the American public that was reading her books have either become smarter or realized that Culter is only about one thing...filling her bank accounts by spewing hateful rhetoric.

    March 13, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  21. Jy Creighton

    She is not a serious political pundit. She is a joke, but not a funny one. She is hateful and crazy.

    March 13, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  22. JIM WHITTAKER, Hemet, CA

    Doesn't anybody else find it pathetically hilarious at all the hate-filled
    venom the Loony Libs spew out when they're talking about Ann's
    hate-filled venomous writing?

    And isn't it odd that all of the Conservative book writers consistantly
    land and spend weeks and months on the NYT best seller list?

    And how to explain Fox's continuing total dominance over such drool
    merchants and Chrissy, Keithy and Racheal on MSNBC? For crying
    out loud, even that creepy-scary Nancy Grace beats Olberman, every
    night! O'Reilly beats Olberman three or four to one, every night!

    Glen Beck's TV ratings have exploded into outer space since he left that Clinton News Network for Fox.

    Liberal talk radio is non-existant. Where IS Air America, by the way?

    So, obviously, SOMEBODY out there likes them!

    A whole LOT of somebodys!

    March 13, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  23. Shooky

    This is funny to me: When sales of everything in the marketplace are in the tank, it's because the economy. People aren't buying cars, clothes, cable, eating at restaurants, or spending on entertainment because the economy is sooooo bad....but when Ann Coulter's book sales are down, it's because she is evil and everyone hates her so her opinions are obsolete.

    I am about halfway through this book right now and It's one of my favorites of hers. It's a hilarious & kind of scary explanation of those that claim 'victim' status and how they are used as props by the left. For all you liberals that feel like you are owed something, you may want to check it out. It's free at a library so you have nothing to lose.

    March 13, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  24. Michelle

    Yeah, I'm a godless liberal. Proud of it. You know what would make me fall on my knees and praise the lord Jesus, though? If Ann Coulter would just freaking DISAPPEAR FOREVER. The sooner the better.

    March 13, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  25. Nobody Asked Larry But...

    I suggest a match made in hell, a 2012 ticket – Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter. Flip a coin, prez or veep. A sure loser either way. But it certainly would be entertaining – for one night of tv. After that, shut them off- their message would be the same drivel the conservatives constanty spew – nothing new, nothing constructive.

    March 13, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
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