Monday, September 28, 2009
Going Rogue: An American Life
Sounds like Sarah Palin wanted to call the new book "An American Life and the Publisher wanted "Going Rogue" and so they compromised.
The official announcement about the new book will come tomorrow. But Politico has the story today -
Publication is being moved up from spring to Nov. 17 in order to catch the holiday book-buying season. The former Alaska governor has been in huge demand as a speaker, and continues to harvest a bounty of media attention.
A mammoth first printing of 1.5 million copies has been ordered — the same first run as “True Compass,” the memoir of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.
Even with the pre-announcement, the back orders of the book are setting records.
Here is more from our man Andrew Malcolm at the LA Times -
The book is so delicious and revealing -- according to the publisher, who might just have a stake in ginning up excitement over this -- they are moving up the publication date.
"Going Rogue: An American Life" will now go on sale on Nov. 17.
So everyone can get copies as Thanksgiving presents.
Harper publisher Jonathan Burnham says the ex-governor obviously invested herself deeply -- and also quite quickly -- in penning the 400-page volume, and it contains "fascinating details."