Publisher HarperCollins said on Friday last (20th November) that former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's memoir sold 300,000 copies on its first day. This is among the best openings ever for a non-fiction book. In 2004, Bill Clinton's "My Life" debuted with sales of 400,000 copies. The year before, Hillary Rodham Clinton's "Living History" started at 200,000.
"Going Rogue" was released last week and its print run already has been increased from 1.5 million copies to 2.5 million. Palin's visit to Fort Bragg, NC today is part of a nationwide promotional tour. 4,000 people showed up and as many as 700 were too late to get their copies of the book signed. Sarah Palin spent three hours signing books.