Skip to comments.Ann Coulter: Plumping Her Sales Figures?
Posted on 06/15/2006 2:23:46 PM PDT by rface
Ann Coulter may have perfected the art of flogging liberalsand 9-11 widowsto flog her books.
But it looks like she's been getting a little help in the sales department.
Her new screed, Godless: The Church of Liberalism, is now reportedly the fastest selling non-fiction book in the country, with 48,408 copies sold in its debut week, according to the latest Nielson Bookscan figures.
No doubt a lot of that reflects the shitstorm of controversy she's kicked up by attacking those widows who dared challenge the official explanations for 9-11 as "harpies" who are somehow "enjoying their husbands' deaths."
But the marketing of this book by Random House's new conservative imprint, Crown Forum, appears to reflect the same sales-hyping tactics as Coulter's previous publisher Regnery, the right wing book mill that pioneered the art of using bulk buys from conservative and religious groups to plump out sales figures.
Though Godless retails for $27.95, you can get a FREE! copy if you subscribe to Human Events, the conservative weekly that publishes Coulter's weekly rants.
Human Events is a subsidiary of Eagle Publishing, which also owns Regnery (which put out Coulter's "bestselling" 2002 tirade to impeach Bill Clinton).
The Conservative Book Club is also offering free copies of Godless if you agree to buy two more of their "regularly discounted" titles over the next year.
And NewsMax is pitching a $4.99 Godless, if you sign up for a trial subscription to their monthly NewsMax Magazine (or you can get the book free if you pay for a yearly sub).
All of which puts a new spin on Coulter's accusations of media whoring.
In Godless, Coulter accuses the 9-11 widowsor "Witches of East Brunswick," as she calls themof pimping their husbands' deaths for media attention and political gain:
"These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis. I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' death so much."
"These self-obsessed women seemed genuinely unaware that 9-11 was an attack on our nation and acted as if the terrorist attacks happened only to them. The whole nation was wounded, all our lives reduced. But they believed the entire country was required to marinate in their exquisite personal agony."
"And by the way, how do we know their husbands weren't planning to divorce these harpies? Now that their shelf life is dwindling, they'd better hurry up and appear in Playboy."
Yet Coulter doesn't seem to mind pimping herself to sell books. The cover of Godless features her in a neck-plunging, skin-tight dress, with a small cross dangling above her ample cleavage.
It's quite a pose for a book that goes on about how "godless" liberals are.
Meanwhile, in a column published Wednesday [entitled "Party of Rapist Proud to Be Godless"] Coulter has the gall to go after all those critics who've been whooped up into helping her sell her book: "I'm getting a little fed up with people trying to make money off my book," Coulter complains. "Worthless little cable TV shows with teeny-tiny audiences, ridiculous legislators, and tabloid newspapers are all trying to make a name for themselves off the profundity of Godless."
Oops, maybe that's us.
But didn't the Bible say something about pride....?
It's so funny to me that your article fails to comment that it is the networks who invite Ms. Coulter on their shows. She is not oout pimping her book, you left wing nutjobs are doing it for her. You liberal squeal the loudest when your true selves are exposed. Keep yelling, you just prove her point.
Posted by: Kevin at June 15, 2006 01:20 PM
Sarah, you're writing here as if this sort of marketing is different and devious when in fact everyone from Rush Limbaugh and Al Franken to Newt sell their books this way; by the way thanks to you and the rest of your "shitstormers" Ann sold another 12,000 copies today, and she should sell 2 million in the next three months. Go Ann, you go girl! Mazel tov!
Posted by: herb slojewski at June 15, 2006 01:52 PM
Poor liberals getting a dose of their own medicine. It's hilarious to watch Ann Coulter manipulate these ninny morons into promoting her books for her. You have to be choking on the irony.
Posted by: mark hinricksen at June 15, 2006 02:53 PM
more comments at link.........
I wish Number Six had blown up THAT Village...
When liberals howl ...
Man, another glass house that likes to throw rocks. VV has to concern itself with circulation too.
Ann knows well enough that controversy and ass kicking sell, not a thing wrong with that, it's supply and demand. VV, OTOH, knows well enough that foolishness has a market, they supply that one.
The total IDIOT who wrote this hasn't a single clue as to how books are sold. The basic idea of the loss leader is beyond this little maroon, not to mention cross-promotion. In order to sell magazine subs, you offer people a book they WANT, so obviously the publisher is pushing a hot title.
There are arguments that can be made from the left, but here's another example of them merely attacking the IDEA of capitalism in action.
I like her boobs
She's blaming Ann or the media's hyperventilation... amazing...
If everyone had kept their yap shut, many wouldn't even know the book even existed! What a bunch of hapless idiots.
After listening to my best friend push The Prisoner on me for TWENTY YEARS I just started watching the DVDs this week!
Thanks for the spoiler! :(
Did you read the comments? There were a lot of conservatives posting on the Village Voice. Wow, are the times changing?
One more critic who has not read the book.
Heh, heh.. The truth hurts doesnt it, sarah..?
Here's the cover -- not too racy.
I did read some of the comments. her following is very outspoken --- just like she is.
God Bless America and Ann Coulter's boobs.
Pukin you're just sooo subtle. LOL!!!
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