September 30th, 2009
05:42 PM ET
13 years ago

Palin's book shoots to No. 1

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sarah Palin's memoir isn't set to be released for more than seven weeks, but the highly anticipated tell-all has already shot to No. 1 on Barnes and Nobles' Web site."]

(CNN) - Sarah Palin's 432 page memoir isn't set to be released for more than seven weeks, but the highly anticipated tell-all has already shot to No. 1 on Barnes and Nobles' Web site, supplanting new releases from bestselling authors Dan Brown and Mitch Albom.

The forthcoming book has also vaulted up's bestseller list, currently holding the No. 3 spot just behind Glenn Beck's "Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government."

The book - titled "Going Rogue: An American Life" in reference to the anonymous criticism directed at the former Alaska governor by aides to Republican presidential nominee John McCain - is scheduled to be released on November 17.

Palin's publisher, Harper, has ordered a massive first printing of 1.5 million copies, and is not releasing an electronic version until the day after Christmas in an effort to drive up sales of the more expensive hardcover edition, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

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soundoff (298 Responses)
  1. Beverly in NC

    Just shows how many ignorant people there are out there. Palin didn't write this book. She can't even speak in intelligible sentences. Her book might make good fillers for the potholes in our roads or her pictures could be used to scare wild animals from your yard.

    I won't be reading Cheney's or Bush's books either. War criminals should not profit from their crimes. Any money they make should go into a fund for the families of all the soliders they killed needlessly in the fraudulent Iraq War.

    September 30, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  2. carrie , alabama

    Just goes to prove you can fool many people all the time!

    September 30, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  3. Bpin

    While all of you lowly paid "politicans" are heckling her, she is out there making millions of dollars. She loves the heckling. It just draws more interest in her book, which I am sure is not worth reading. Just keep making her more wealthy

    September 30, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  4. Russ

    Probably number because of people like me. I ordered 2 off them myself.......I want to puke on one of them and cover it up with the other. I know it's a waste of perfectly good trees, but Sarah isn't that much of an environmentalist.

    September 30, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  5. Charlie Brown

    Palin followers know how to read? Shocking!

    September 30, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  6. JD from Moraga, CA

    Does it come with crayons?

    September 30, 2009 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  7. Daniel

    Why can't she just go live in an igloo in Alaska and leave the rest of us alone...

    September 30, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  8. Michael

    Just goes to show... one should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity.

    September 30, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  9. Andrew

    All the proof you will ever need that the United States is made up of mostly idiots.

    September 30, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  10. Stormer

    Those "sales figures" are pre-orders based on how many they think they can sell. A scattershot guess at best. What actually matters is how many of these copies will be remaindered at the end of the holiday season.

    My guess, based on working in the publishing arena for many years, is that after all the hype, the publishers won't even come close to breaking even on this one. Bios are notorious for being hot for the first week or two, then quickly dropping off the charts to be replaced by the "next big thing."

    September 30, 2009 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  11. Charlie Brown

    It's the only way she can sound coherent!

    September 30, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  12. Chuck Anaheim, Ca

    I didn't know that coloring books could be best sellers.

    September 30, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  13. Chris

    OMG will this lady ever go away!!!
    It goes to show the state of America intelligence when some like her can constantly be in the media!!
    This lady was a pawn by the Republicans and now they are trying to make her into some legitimate leader of their party and that is just plain scary!!!

    September 30, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  14. Paul

    I think the democrats are just writing down what they are told to say and none of them have even read the book. Its a reflex action to dismiss and ridicule anything she says so they don't have to answer any questions about O Bama. Why don't they complain about what congress and the senate vote themselves in pay raises and pensions every year while asking seniors to do without cost of living increases. Why isn't anyone talking about that?

    September 30, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  15. mimi

    Great! I'l be glad to read it!
    Palin you can do it!

    September 30, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  16. blue

    As real and authentic as ever. The title even gets you excited. Soon Palin will have the current "emblem" in the WH as a historical comic book character.

    September 30, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  17. jean

    The rich Repbulicans will buy millions of copies for distribution just to make this "rut cake" look intelligent. One would have to be an idiot or a dumb Repbulican to support this quitter with the IQ of a fish.

    September 30, 2009 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  18. Sandra

    Really people when you buy her book you are giving her power. It is really scary that someone of her inability can get this far. I am really concerned about Americans. I would seriously support a protest banning the purchase of this book just like she banned teaching the children in Alaska about Dwarnism. Again, her support for abstinence only programs for teenagers in Alaska is yet another reminder of her lack of educated information based on research. We need to stop this craziness of supporting people like her and Paris Hilton………..why do we care about them???? They are cut from the same cloth. They are two people who have gained finacially by being the "village idiot". However, Palin's success with this book has far reaching implications. This could build her popularity with unintelligent conservatives who are unable to think critically and this is dangerous to our country!

    September 30, 2009 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  19. Dwayne

    You always see best selling conservative books from Bill OReilly, Ann Coulter...and now Sarah Palin.....why arent liberal books best sellers?? Oh! Its because liberal voters are uneducated and do not like to read...they would rather watch movies like "Farenheit 911"

    September 30, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  20. JoetheIntellect

    I'll wait & buy my copy at the Dollar Store.

    September 30, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  21. Thomas

    Only in America ,
    when will she be on dancing with the stars ?

    September 30, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  22. Enlightened Voter

    Honestly, what could the clueless pathological liar have to say?

    September 30, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  23. Lilarose in Bandon, Oregon

    Don't give Sarah a penny of your money for this book!

    Instead, if you need to spend money, order Susan Boyle's first CD which you can pre-order on Amazon now. Susan is the Scottish woman who has taken the music world by storm with her beautiful voice.

    Susan Boyle has no political agenda, lives a quiet and simple life, and is a great volunteer in her community.

    September 30, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  24. shucks

    I'm sure the only people buying her book are the ones who screamed racial slurs and hateful rhetoric. You don't write a book bashing the current president and the democratic party, and ever expect to run for political office again. Except as say mayor of some little unkown town, or Governor of a very red state.

    September 30, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  25. No Incumbents 2010

    In 2008 she was introduced to an adoring public and with her charisma and floksy charm excited the voting public. Now we know her star is too bright to be confined to the governorship of a single state. She has inspired millions and now she is free to arouse the voters and lead as only she can. Her book sales are ample proof, Sarah is the frontrunner for 2012, not only in the primary but the general as well.

    September 30, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
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