Publishers Weekly reports that Sarah Palin's Going Rogue finished as the top seller in 2009 among nonfiction hardback books. Going Rogue sold an astounding 2,674,684 copies in about a month and a half--being released November 17, 2009.
Putting that in perspective:
- the next highest nonfiction seller finished almost a million copies behind Going Rogue (Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment sold 1,735,219).
- the top fiction seller, The Lost Symbol, sold 5,543,643 about twice as many as Palin's book, but it was released September 15, 2009, and in print twice as long as Palin's book in 2009. John Grisham's The Associate finished in second place among fiction hardbacks with an estimated sales in the 1.5 million range.
- Ted Kennedy's True Compass sold about a third as many copies as Going Rogue and came in fifth in nonfiction selling 870,402 copies.