Boston, MA, October 13, 2008 — The first book-length critical assessment of Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin — Thanks But No Thanks: The Voter’s Guide to Sarah Palin by Sue Katz — has soared into position as the top political campaign book in Amazon’s Kindle store, where it will soon be joined by four “Kindle Exclusives” from Newsweek on the four major national-ticket nominees.
Unlike the Newsweek publications, Thanks But No Thanks is also now shipping in a paperback edition and is available through most bookstores nationally as well as Amazon.com.
“It was especially cool to have Thanks But No Thanks come out on this new Kindle technology, even before the paperbacks were ready to be shipped,” Katz said. “Kindle has allowed tech savvy readers to be the first to get into my brain and my book, but we also want to reach readers who get their information from the printed page.”
Katz began blogging about Palin and her selection as vice-presidential nominee just hours after John McCain announced his choice in late August. Within a few days, a book deal with independent publisher Harvard Perspectives Press had landed in her lap.
Now, the newest book on the 2008 presidential campaign – and the first to take a critical look at Sarah Palin – has caught fire following its launch Wednesday on the eve of last night’s vice-presidential debate.
Launched as a Kindle exclusive prior to its paperback edition launch on October 10, Thanks But No Thanks is the product of a month of intensive work by Katz and was published by independent publisher Harvard Perspectives Press. The book has already received rave reviews from several major authors, including Harriet Lerner, author of bestseller The Dance of Anger: “Sue Katz’s meticulously researched book cuts through the media fog and political doublespeak, bringing the facts about Sarah Palin into sharp resolve.”
“The response to my blog entries immediately after Palin’s selection made me realize that people were hungry for help in distilling all the information that started pouring in,” said Katz this week. “Now that my publisher has announced the book, I’m astonished to see how the mesh of networks kicks into gear when it finds something of interest. The circles I’ve been involved in all my life have been telling all their various networks and the resulting buzz over just 48 hours is stunning.”
The Newsweek publication on Sarah Palin will collect the magazine’s coverage of Palin since her selection August 29 and will be available for Kindle readers on October 15.
Detail Page in Amazon Kindle Store: www.amazon.com/gp/product/
Blog Page for Book, with cover art: http://palinvoterguide.
Sue Katz: Consenting Adult blog: http://suekatz.typepad.com