By contrast, Palin's first book, "Going Rogue," became the second-fastest-selling political book in history upon its release last year, according to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks
industry sales. It went into a second printing three days after its release and
went on to sell 2.2 million copies in hardcover, according to the publisher.
That's not exactly what publisher reported:
Hardcover Nonfiction Sales, 20091. Going Rogue: An American Life. Sarah
Palin. Harper (2,674,684).
2. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love,
Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment. Steve Harvey. Harper (1,735,219).
3. *Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government. Glenn
4. *Liberty & Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto. Mark R. Levin..
5. True Compass: A Memoir. Edward M. Kennedy. Grand Central
Now having overlooked this rather significant number, what does that say as to the veracity of the rest of this article? Not much. Let's be honest. The lamestream media was always going to paint the picture of lagging book sales no matter what the figures were. That's how they roll. So this little article doesn't surprise me.
The bottom line is that so far sales are good. If it wasn't for Decision Points, America by Heart would be No.1 on the New York's Times bestseller list. Right now, it is at No.2, and that's not exactly what I what I would call a lackluster showing.