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. 3g_Cydia

    If Rush and Ann have so many solutions to our problems, If they are so ahead of the curve compared to liberals, why 1) were they not able to communicate their "truth" to voting conservatives? 2) why are they not on some federal committee or organization that will actually come up with viable solutions instead of vitriol. BTW, what would Ann have to day about Bristol Palin, seeing as Miss Coulter blames the downfall of Western Civilization on single unwed mothers. Oh wait Bristol isn't black, its OK. Conservative values forever!

    March 13, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  2. Boisepoet

    Maybe America is finally losing its' appetite for ignorance and hatred.

    March 13, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  3. Aaron P

    Hm. An American tragedy, I guess. Perhaps less people are buying in to her completely unproductive and absurd attempts to 'enlighten' us. I, for one, am crushed. *tear* haha

    March 13, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  4. JJ in NY

    While the Libs blame everything else on the economy if it's politically convenient to do so, how about that variable being applied here .

    March 13, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  5. Southwestern Guy

    Out here in the Land of Enchantment, we have never embraced her politics of hate and division. The majority here steers to the mainstream, Mainstreet, Democratic values of President Obama, not the misogynistic, homophobic, vitriolic proganda oif the radical right Republicans. Frankly, I'm surprised here books didn't sell more, since 15 million people listen to here compatriot in extremism, Southeast Missori State University dropout Rush Limbaugh. But most normal people get tired of hatemongers pretty quickly, so I'd say her karma is returning to her. By the way, Ms. Colter, I am a proud member of one of those liberal church you maligned in your 2006 book, and I am far from godless. I love God with all my heart, but just as importantly, I love my neighbor as myself.

    March 13, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  6. Joe

    Yes, she is a polarizing figure. Not my cup of tea.

    But she does sell more books than Nancy Pelosi, so what does that say?

    March 13, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  7. Marge

    Guess even republicans are tired of trash and democratic bashing.

    March 13, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  8. Kevin in Ohio

    In the Obama economy, most people are now waiting to buy it in paperback.

    March 13, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  9. demwit

    Hows Rev. Wrights book doing CNN??

    March 13, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  10. Doug, New Jersey

    "The age of using race and social status in order to scare people into believing what your saying is over"

    Since the Democratic party is alive and strong and that your quote is the very definition of that hate filled divide and conquer party, you are wrong.

    March 13, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  11. joann

    I think Ann Coulter's act is wearing thin. People are sick of the hate and screaming from both sides of the political spectrum - the extremists are all nuts, no matter which side they're on.

    March 13, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  12. A. Austen

    The economy is down and CNN wonders why a hardcover political book is selling slower than other books by the same author. This is just a cheap attempt to take a shot at Ms. Coulter. I'm certain that other "political" books by members of the left are selling much more than 100,000 copies in the first two months so just tell me name so that I can go out and purchase one.

    March 13, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  13. bill

    Coulter and Limbaugh have both lost their "mojo" because they only appeal to a small number of fanatical, scourched earth at any cost, religious fanatic conservatives who are becoming smaller and smaller in number.

    March 13, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  14. Kevin in Ohio

    Fellow conservatives....lets suspend our posts to CNN so that the liberals here can see who the true haters are.

    March 13, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  15. JA/TN

    Thank God people are waking up, this not a time to spread destructive
    decent

    March 13, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  16. Robert New York City & Miami, Florida

    The Sin Never Dies. Satan will rise again!

    March 13, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  17. Mike

    7 Best Sellers out of 7 books. No she is not losing any mojo, its just obambys economy is hurting everyone.

    March 13, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  18. matt

    Keep it up coulter and expose the evil of the left wing and how corrupt the obama administrative is

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

    I guess the 100,000 that bought her book are the number of Republicans left in this country. Yipee! And good riddance, Ann and the GOP!

    March 13, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  20. Ed

    Sales of everything is down, so why would book sales not be down also? I would guess that all book sales are down.

    March 13, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  21. cruiserGT

    Well, if Ann can't pay the piper... who will?

    March 13, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  22. Suzanne

    No one should give her the time of day – I am glad Americans aren't buying her book – hope she has to get a real job.

    March 13, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  23. Sniffit

    @ Dan, who said "...it was that more republicans voted for Obama because they didn't like McCain. This is still a majority conservative country people. "

    Keep telling yourself that....whatever helps you sleep at night.

    March 13, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  24. Progress vs. Stagnation

    Coulter is not worth the paper her words are printed on. She spews out vile hot air in a guise of intellectual Republican babble.

    We can see through this, you know. It's a tremendous waste of time.

    March 13, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  25. Tom

    She never had any mojo, or anything useful to say. Her sound and fury is being seen for what it is–immature rantings of a narrow mind that hopefully will reach some level of enlightenment one of these days. In the meantime, we have more important things to do, such as live our lives and get this country back on track.

    March 13, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
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