Palin Book Frenzy Stuns Media

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    They are just now catching on - yet again...

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    Palin's book already a best-seller before release
    By HILLEL ITALIE (AP) – 1 hour ago

    NEW YORK — Move over, Dan Brown. Sarah Palin is on top of the charts.

    Just two days after HarperCollins announced that Palin's "Going Rogue" had been moved up from the spring to Nov. 17, preorders Wednesday night for the former Alaska governor's memoir made it No. 1 on both Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com.

    Among the books "Going Rogue" is outselling: Sen. Ted Kennedy's "True Compass," Mitch Albom's "Have a Little Faith" and Brown's "The Lost Symbol," his first novel since "The Da Vinci Code" and, perhaps until now, the year's most anticipated release.

    Palin, in collaboration with author Lynn Vincent, completed her 400-page book just four months after agreeing to terms with HarperCollins, which plans a first printing of 1.5 million copies. It's the first book by Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor until suddenly resigning last summer.

    She is regarded as a possible 2012 contender for the presidency. Past candidates, notably Barack Obama, have been helped by writing best-selling books, invaluable platforms for politicians to tell their story.

    The Associated Press: Palin's book already a best-seller before release

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    With Two Months to Go, Palin Book Reaches No. 2 on Amazon List


    Susan Davis reports on politics.

    Still two months before its Nov. 17 release, Sarah Palin’s autobiography “Going Rogue: An American Life” has already hit the No. 2 spot on Amazon.com’s bestseller list. She’s sandwiched between Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol” in the #1 slot, but ahead of Glenn Beck’s “Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government.”

    Palin is also taking the top slot on Barnes & Noble’s bestseller list, ahead of Mitch Albom’s “Have a Little Faith.”

    The former Alaska governor’s 400-page book was completed just four months after she inked the book deal with HarperCollins, and has an initial 1.5 million print run—the same number given to “True Compass,” the autobiography of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts. HarperCollins is a unit of News Corp. as is Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal. (Palin's book is now #1)

    With Two Months to Go, Palin Book Reaches No. 2 on Amazon List - Washington Wire - WSJ
     
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    I sure hope their is a cheat sheet to help us understand her "I quit" speech in this book.
     
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    Sales are going to be amazing. If you can take one of her speeches and word for word, turn it into an Emmy winning comedy script on Saturday Night Live, imagine the laughs in an entire book? This will be comedy gold.
     
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    Fail.

    Go ahead and say the only ppl buying the book are "extremists".
     
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    She's not even writing it.

    Her ghost writer? Lynn Vincent.

    Who is Lynn Vincent? She co-authored a book with white supremacist blogger Robert Stacy McCain, just for starters. A vile man who feels "revulsion" seeing a black and white couple together and is a neo-confederate

    This should be fun! :)
     
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    So explain how the millions supporting her still are considered a "fringe" movement?
     
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    How the freak is it a conspiracy theory to reveal her ghostwriter? It's not really a secret.
     

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