Monday, March 21, 2011

Palin Book Sales

Publishers Weekly reports that Sarah Palin sold 2.67 million copies of Going Rogue in 2009. Her newest book, America by Heart was #5 in 2010 for hardcover nonfiction sales at 797,955.

George W. Bush's sales for Decision Points was 2,653,565 in 2010 just a smidgen less than Palin garnered in 2009 for Going Rogue (2,674,684).

Top thirty nonfiction hardcover for 2010:
"1. Decision Points. George W. Bush. Crown (11/10) 2,653,565
2. Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth, and Treasure. Glenn Beck. Threshold Editions (10/10) *860,0002
3. Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything. Geneen Roth. Scribner (3/10) *850,000
4. Life. Keith Richards with James Fox. Little, Brown (10/10) 811,596
5. America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag. Sarah Palin. HarperCollins (11/10) 797,955
6. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race. Jon Stewart. Grand Central (9/10) 782,871
7. Sh*t My Dad Says. Justin Halpern. HarperCollins/It Books (5/10) 761,000
8. Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That? Ina Garten. Clarkson Potter (10/10) 722,608
9. Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama. Bill O'Reilly. Morrow (9/10) 662,950
10. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang. Chelsea Handler. Grand Central (3/10) 653,321
11. Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep and Understand a Man.
Steve Harvey. Amistad (12/10) 626,732
12. Spoken from the Heart. Laura Bush. Scribner (5/10) *605,000
13. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. Michael Lewis. Norton (3/10) *600,000
14. The Power. Rhonda Byrne. Atria (7/10) *525,000
15. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Laura Hillenbrand. Random House (11/10) 518,000
16. Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime. John Heileman and Mark Halperin. HarperCollins (490,298)
17. Obama's Wars. Bob Woodward. Simon & Schuster (*430,000)
18. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Rebecca Skloot. Crown (393,064)
19. The Pacific. Hugh Ambrose. NAL Caliber (330,000)
20. So Long, Insecurity (You've Been a Bad Friend to Us). Beth Moore. Tyndale (327,180)
21. Autobiography of Mark Twain, edited by Harriet Elinor Smith. University of California
22. Double Delicious. Jessica Seinfeld. Morrow (300,434)
23. The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman. Timothy Ferriss. Crown Archetype (299,176)
24. The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Ree Drummond. Morrow (291,860)
25. The Grand Design. Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow. Bantam (286,000)
26. Decoded. Jay-Z. Random/Spiegel & Grau (283,000)
27. Have a Little Faith: A True Story. Mitch Albom. Hyperion (275,234)
28. Cleopatra. Stacy Schiff. Little, Brown (271,327)
29. Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies to Win the Battle of the Mind. Joyce Meyer. FaithWords (266,958)
30. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose. Tony Hsieh. Grand Central (263,028)"
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H/T Ian Lazaran

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