Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag" A New Book By Sarah Palin

News about Sarah Palin’s much anticipated new book has come, as Sarah’s publisher: HarperCollins, announced on Tuesday the November 23rd release day for "America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag."

From Fox News:

Sarah Palin's new book has a title, "America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag," and a release date, Nov. 23, publisher HarperCollins announced Tuesday.

The Alaska ex-governor and former GOP vice presidential candidate, whose memoir "Going Rogue" has sold more than 2 million copies, has been working on a tribute to American values.

It will include "selections from classic and contemporary readings that have moved her," according to HarperCollins, along with "the nation's founding documents to great speeches, sermons, letters, literature and poetry, biography, and even some of her favorite songs and movies."

The book is inspired not only by her "strong belief in the importance of family, faith, and patriotism," but by some of the people she met last year while promoting "Going Rogue." Palin skipped major cities such as Seattle and Los Angeles, traditional stops on most author tours, and instead focused on smaller communities more receptive to her conservative message.

"The book will also include portraits of some of the extraordinary men and women she admires and who embody her deep love of country, her strong rootedness in faith, and her profound love and appreciation of family," the statement from HarperCollins reads.

HarperCollins spokeswoman Tina Andreadis said Palin will likely tour for "America By Heart," but added that details were still being arranged. The book will have a first printing of 1 million copies -- the initial run for "Going Rogue" was 1.5 million -- and a list price of $25.99.

As with "Going Rogue," Palin will have a collaborator, but there are "no specifics to announce yet," Andreadis said. Conservative author Lynn Vincent worked with Palin on her memoir.

While the e-book for "Going Rogue" came out several weeks after the hardcover, the digital edition for "America By Heart" will be available at the same time.

Before the release last month of Apple's iPad, HarperCollins and other publishers had worried that the $9.99 charged for best-sellers on's Kindle reader was too low and would hurt hardcover sales. Publishers have more control over pricing under the sales model negotiated with Apple, with some e-books costing $12.99 to $14.99 when first released.

As with Going Rogue, we look forward to reading Sarah’s latest. It’s been hinted that this book will also contain a fair amount of policy, though for the discerning reader, Going Rogue has been thought of as one of the best books on policy written in quite some time.

Obviously this will spark even more anticipation of an announcement for a 2012 presidential run, especially with this timing. Late 2010 early 2011 can be devoted to the book tour, much like the late 2009, early 2010 was set aside to promote Going Rogue. After that, we anticipate a full on run toward the Oval Office.

We look forward to seeing American exceptionalism, faith, and patriotism through the eyes of Sarah Palin. Sarah is a woman of strong character who dearly loves her country, and is inspired by the American experience, as are we.

Online book sellers Borders and Amazon have wasted no time, and are already taking pre-orders for America By Heart. You can visit their website here and here.

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