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. Molly

    When is she going to buy a new dress.

    March 13, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  2. dan in Tucson

    I think Coulter's approach is confusing and misleading. She takes political satire to the personal level and it turns people off. If she doesn't get off this mission, she will eventually fade into oblivion like Rush Limbaugh. People don't want to hear hate and complaining anymore. They want to hear hope. Even though hope doesn't pay the bills, people want to think there is a light at the end of the tunnel. People have given up on fear and hate, that's why the Republicans are finished.

    March 13, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  3. CMG

    Maybe her next book she can co-author with Sarah....Wouldn't that be worth waiting for?

    March 13, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  4. Ralph- - Missouri

    Ann's bashings are hurtful to so many people, and she doesn't seem to care. She rants and raves, but offers no solutions. Maybe people have finally come to their senses about her so-called writing. Serves her right.

    March 13, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  5. J. Jonah Hexas Texas

    Not only is she an ignorant, hate-filled, divisive mouthpiece spewing emotional reactionary rhetoric, she looks like a tranny. No wonder the book isn't selling.

    March 13, 2009 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  6. Althea

    Ann Coulter is just fine. CNN is simply scared. Don't forget we are in a recession, people are worried, they are not reading a lot of books. Ann's books are doing better than anything the "lefties/liars" can bring. Maybe if people on the left weren't so hypocritical, hateful , immoral and wicked their books would sell almost as good as Ann's.

    March 13, 2009 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  7. Richard L

    It is fascinating to hear her supporters compare her sales to the sales of books by politicians. The huge difference is that selling books is her JOB.

    Maybe America has had enough of her mindless rants.

    March 13, 2009 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  8. Lynn

    Hey Ann, I'll C U Next Tuesday!

    March 13, 2009 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  9. Kevin in Ohio

    Adam in Indy...hey that's cool.... I do the same with the trash books from Hilary and Obama....put them right over there on the FICTION shelves where they belong.

    March 13, 2009 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  10. rich

    The more she talks, the less people listen because you realize what an extreme right wing nut she is. Her book sales will fall even more in the future.

    March 13, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  11. Joe Terrogano

    She reminds me of David Duke, the Louisiana racist, who supported himself via his hate-filled political campaigns. When people realized what an empty vessel he was, his notoriety evaporated. Get a real job Ms. Coulter, like the Americans who work for a living.

    March 13, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  12. Rosemarie

    We're evolving....oh yeah, republicans don't believe in that either.

    March 13, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  13. Otto

    She is an air head, just like her buddy Rush. I am waiting for them to implode with little bits and pieces flying all over the place; as long as their scum does not hit me.

    Like the Romans in the old days; it takes an internal implosion and they are certainly heading in that direction. Hear that sound? The fizzle has begun.

    March 13, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  14. Lioness

    Ugh, who is still caring about this woman, anyway? I find Ann Coulter quite boring and predictable. How easy it must be for her- spew a bunch of insults to get people's attention, and make millions. Plenty more people are doing it these days, and the public eats it up. Why? Such an uninteresting individual, Ann is. Well, at least her public persona is boring- we actually don't know what she's really like...

    March 13, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  15. Rich

    Good. Perhaps we can get past the childish name calling and devisive politics and actually talk about important issues.

    March 13, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  16. boynton beach, fl

    ________Perhaps she didn't get the memo that says, people are no longer willing to paint each other as "liberal" or "conservative" anymore, but American with different view points.__________

    a lot of republicans did not get that memo.

    March 13, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  17. Lori

    @A. Austen,

    What do the mean the economy is hurting Ann's book sales? I thought you conservatives were living well (aren't you guys the same ones rejecting the President's stimulus money?). Why after 8 years of the Republicans who know how to run this country (ha! ha!) shouldn't we Americans be wealthy? I thought all those tax cuts helped our economy. Oh, that's right... those Republican tax cuts helped rich Ms. Coulter and her wealthy family not the rest of us Americans!

    P.S. Tell your congressman to reject the stimulus money since it's 'socialism'. Or maybe Ms. Coulter can use the money since her sales are drowning like Republican ideas!

    March 13, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  18. Alex

    Re: demwit
    No one cares about Rev. Wright's book (he has a book?). We don't see Wright giving keynote speeches to big conservative conferences or going on The View and picking fights with Barbara Walters. Coulter is so OTT I wouldn't be surprised to find out that she's basically pulling a Colbert on everyone.

    March 13, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  19. Pat Smith

    What goes around comes around. She is another mean spirited right winger whose message is falling on more and more deaf ears. Folks are tired of the yelling, the name calling and meanness that comes from many right wing pundits. They are looking for real answers, not more hate spewing. Her time was bound to run out when American decided 8 years of the GOP got us where we are today. We are all Americans Ann and all of us need to work together through this crisis or we will fail.

    March 13, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  20. flavoter

    Disgusting

    March 13, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  21. lola Planner, Houston, Texas

    Maybe because she rehashes the same old stuff. The woman has no new ideas and America is tired of her.

    March 13, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  22. dave from Dayton, OH

    Maybe she would have had better sales if she had changed her titles to:

    "Godless: The Church of Ann Coulter"

    "Treason: Conservative Treachery from a Cold and Heartless Woman"

    "Slander: Ann Coulter Lies About the American Left"

    March 13, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  23. rh

    I hope Ann and Rush continue to lead the Republiban Party so it will eventually shrink more and just go away.

    March 13, 2009 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  24. phoenix86

    Book sales are down because democrats want to be lied to.

    March 13, 2009 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  25. Lotta Muni

    I think she should have a Jell-o wrestling match with Nancy Pelosi. That might boost sales, plus she might slap some sense into the House Majority leader.

    March 13, 2009 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
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