Unpublished Palin memoir already No. 1 CBC.ca Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has a hit on her hands — her memoir is already a bestseller six weeks ahead of its release. The 45-year-old Palin, the 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate, announced in mid-May that she would publish her autobiography,Going Rogue: An American Life went on pre-order this week and soon hit the top of Amazon.com’s Top 100 list as well as Barnes & Noble orders. Scheduled for release Nov. 17, the book knocked off the latest tome from Da Vinci Code writer Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol. She allegedly got a $7 million US advance for the book.
Sarah Palin book part of conservative boom The Associated Press “I know a lot of people who are surprised by this,” says Adrian Zackheim, president and publisher of Sentinel, a conservative imprint of Penguin Group (USA). “There was some question as to whether her popularity was still intact after she resigned as governor and some question as to whether the original following was still with her. The answer to these questions is pretty unequivocal.””Movement conservatives are voting with their dollars to endorse the values they believe Sarah Palin represents,” says Twelve publisher Jonathan Karp, who has published books by McCain and by a liberal favorite, the late Ted Kennedy, whose “True Compass” came out last month.
Advance sales push Palin book top BBC News An autobiography by former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has jumped to the top of bestseller lists on the strength of advance sales. The book, Going Rogue, was due to come out next spring but this week publisher HarperCollins said its release had been brought forward to 17 November. It is already the top seller on Barnes and Noble’s website and Amazon.com. The title refers to claims that while on the campaign trail with John McCain, Mrs Palin pursued her own agenda. The autobiography, which was completed ahead of schedule in just four months, was produced in collaboration with author Lynn Vincent
I too should not find it amazing that she is so liked by the Conservatives and is hated so much by the liberals still.