Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Donate Now, Receive Runaway Best-Seller

Sarah Palin used her PAC money to buy up copies of Going Rogue, then sold them at a profit to subsequent donors. It's legal! And is uses all free-market principals.

I'm not sure the practice proves that she's not really popular though. Let's face it, this kind of thing cannibalizes sales, so it would work like Cash For Clunkers - load sales up front but kill then down the line. And ultimately Palin did okay with the book overall. So the only real thing to get mad about here is the idea that you're donating money to a woman not realizing that she's getting to pocket a fraction of it as royalties. And if you're not already furious that after you gave her all that money that the's not even RUNNING for anything, this probably won't make it any worse.

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