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Red, blue, and Palin books

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USA Today has an article about two Christian publishers rushing out biographies of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. One book, "Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned the Alaskan Political Establishment Upside Down" by Kaylene Johnson, is already out but will now be distributed by Tyndale House Publishers (also publishers of the "Left Behind" series) which has already printed up 250,000 copies.

At the same time, Grand Rapids-based Zondervan Publishing is gearing up for the Oct. 10 release of "Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader" by Joe Hilley. The headline of the USA Today piece reads "Christian Publishers Score Big with Palin Books."

It might be that publishers of politically "red" books are scoring big in general. According to a new barometer devised by, books from America's political right get much wider exposure than those from its left.


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