Have you bought your copy of "Decision Points"?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by MohdSalleh, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. I will make an order today.

    Booming sales for Bush book 'Decision Points'

    By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer Hillel Italie, Ap National Writer – Tue Nov 16, 9:26 pm ET

    NEW YORK – The Decider has written a blockbuster.

    Former President George W. Bush's "Decision Points" sold 775,000 copies through its first week of release, Crown Publishers, an imprint of Random House Inc., announced Tuesday. An initial print run of 1.5 million copies has been increased to 1.85 million. E-book sales alone have topped 100,000.

    "We expect his book will be one of this holiday season's biggest-selling titles," Crown's senior vice president and publisher, Tina Constable, said in a statement.

    The memoir has received mixed reviews, but it topped the best-selling list on Amazon.com before publication and has remained No. 1 over the past week. In it, the two-term president discusses the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, his decisions to send troops to Afghanistan and Iraq and the response to Hurricane Katrina.

    Clinton has praised Bush's book, saying last week he found "Decision Points" to be "well-written and interesting from start to finish."
  2. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    no, nor will i.
  3. Well aren't you special. First W is your hero and one of history's greatest presidents. Then, more recently, you became the picture of ambivalence because it was the popular thing to do. And here you are, back again, at your hero's side and in full worship mode. Such depth of character. I wonder which way the wind will blow tomorrow...
  4. Obama, Carter, Clintons Top The Daily Beast’s List Of Best-Selling Politicians-Turned-Authors

    What with all the brouhaha over George W. Bush’s revealing interview with Matt Lauer, you may have forgotten that the former president’s memoir, Decision Points, has been released today. In honor of that occasion, the Daily Beast took a look at which politicians-turned-authors have moved the most volumes. At the top of their list? Barack Obama, whose two books combined have sold a staggering 4,650,000 copies.

    One caveat about this list: the Beast elected to use Nielsen BookScan’s publishing sales information, which meant that they had to limit their list to “elected officials who have either landed on a New York Times bestsellers list or published more than one book since 2001.” BookScan sales data also only represents 75% of book sales, since it doesn’t track copies sold at Sam’s Club or Walmart.

    Perhaps that’s why this list skews Democrat. Obama is followed by Jimmy Carter (2,218,000 books sold; man, that guy has written a lot of books), Bill Clinton (1,899,000 copies of four books sold), Al Franken (1,777,000 copies of books including You’re Good Enough, You’re Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like You! sold), and Hillary Clinton (1,491,000 copies of four books sold).

    Unsurprisingly, the first Republican to make the list is Sarah Palin at number six. Her memoir, Going Rogue, has sold 1,455,000 copies. Palin’s showing is especially impressive considering she’s written just one book. Then again, Obama blew the competition away despite having penned only two volumes (his third, a picture book, will be released November 16). It’ll be fun to see how George W. stacks up to these heavy hitters.