Yesterday I reported that America By Heart, Governor Palin's recently-released book, was already a bestseller. I then received emails from some people--a.k.a. haters--who were truly disturbed by the news of more Palin success. They barely managed to recover from the incredible success of Going Rogue, so this continued fortune has them all wee-wee'd up.
Nonetheless, it's official. America By Heart debuted at #2 on The New York Times hardcover nonfiction Best Sellers list, behind President Bush's Decision Points. And while PDS sufferers tell themselves--so they can sleep at night--that bulk orders are responsible for this feat, not so. Ian Lazaran points out:
As you can see from the rankings, the NY Times did not place a dagger next to the book. What that means is that bookstores did not report receiving bulk orders. The Democrat Party is too stupid to recognize that the books that the Governor purchased for her PAC do not count in the overall sales for the purposes of the NY Times book rankings. Even liberal Taegan Goddard conceded this point. In other words, a politician can buy one million copies of his or her book for his or her PAC and it won't count towards his or her book sales.
That concession Lazaran refers to, made earlier this year, states the following:
Mitt Romney's No Apology tops the New York Times bestseller list this week. However, a "dagger" symbol next to the book signifies that "some bookstores report receiving bulk orders." Romney's book actually has two daggers.
In contrast, Sarah Palin's Going Rogue never received a dagger next to its listing while a top the bestseller list in week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5 or week 6.
Such is the case with the new book also. So another conspiracy theory bites the dust.
While those who oppose Governor Palin at every turn try to find some shady reasons for her success, I can save them some time. People are actually buying the book because they want to hear from her, because they recognize she has worthwhile experiences to share with this nation, and because, let's just face it, she's a great American.
You can order Governor Palin's book here.
(h/t Ian Lazaran)