Palin Memoir, Sure To Be a Classic, Already a Bestseller
In news that should make struggling writers (and, really, everyone else) weep, Reuters reports today that failed VP candidate and former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin's upcoming memoir, Going Rogue, is "already the top bestselling book on the shopping sites of Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble," no less than a month and a half before the book even hits the shelves!
According to Reuters:
The memoir, which became available for pre-order this week, has been in Amazon.com's top 100 for three days, and just replaced the latest novel from "Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown at the top of the list.
"It obviously bodes well that there's so much interest and excitement," said Tina Andreadis, spokeswoman for HarperCollins, the book's publisher and a unit of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
"Bodes well for whom, Tina?" struggling publishers of serious books and creative writing students everywhere might ask, to which Tina might respond, "well, Todd Palin, for starters." Indeed, coincidentally, news broke today that the former "First Dude" has resigned his oil post to "spend time with his family."