Thursday, December 31, 2009

Palin #2 on Bestseller List

After setting a record five weeks as a political book at the top of USA Today’s bestseller list, Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue has shown its popularity and staying power by remaining the #2 book sold last week. Only Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol beat Going Rogue in sales the week ending December 27, 2009.

When Palin broke the record last week for most weeks at #1 for a 2009 book, USA Today managed a mention of it noting the book was "going strong".
Palin, going strong: Sarah Palin's memoir, Going Rogue, is the first and only book of 2009 to remain at No. 1 on the list for five consecutive weeks. Three other titles —Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, Glenn Beck's Common Sense and Stephenie Meyer's New Moon — held the No. 1 spot for four straight weeks earlier this year.

Congratulations, Governor Palin!

Barack Obama's The Audacity of Hope got as high as the #2 spot, but never got to #1. The Audacity of Hope was on the top 150 list for 96 weeks.

[Interesting that Glenn Beck has three books in the top 50: #14 Arguing with Idiots, #40 The Christmas Sweater, and #49 Glenn Beck's Common Sense.]

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