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megimoo
11-18-2009, 07:48 PM
Sarah Palin’s memoir just hit the stands today but demand for “Going Rogue: An American Life” is so strong that HarperCollins Publishers is going back to press for an additional 100,000 run, bringing the total number of hard-covers in print to 1.6 million copies.

Palin is using her political action committee, SarahPAC, to hawk books as well. In an email to supporters, the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, is asking for $100 donations in exchange for a signed copy.

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The book’s release and latest round of media interviews and reignited speculation over whether or not Palin will run in 2012. “I’m concentrating on 2010,” she said Monday on The Oprah Winfrey Show. “It’s not on my radar screen right now.”

The Wall Street Journal reports today that early indicators–namely the lack of Palin activity in Iowa and New Hampsire—suggest she’s not committed to a run. HarperCollins Publishers is owned by News Corp., which also publishes The Wall Street Journal.

UPDATE: Three major booksellers declined to release sales figures for “Going Rogue” on Tuesday. However, a spokeswoman for Amazon.com Inc.’s Web site noted in an email that the title “is already one of our bestselling nonfiction books of 2009.” At 2:40 p.m., the book ranked No. 1 on Amazon’s list of best sellers, with six customer reviews and 393 customer discussions. Amazon is selling the book for $14.50, a 50% discount from its $28.99 retail price.


http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2009/11/17/sales-of-palins-going-rogue-prompt-another-press-run/