Inevitable: Palin working on second book

I wanted to kick this off with the most recent figures on how many copies “Going Rogue” has sold, but believe it or not, I can’t find a solid number. ABC reported way back in December that she’d sold 2.7 million copies, but that was surely a mistake. I wrote a post the same day noting other reports that she’d moved a million units; I think it was the print run that had been bumped to 2.7 million, not the actual purchases (yet). Anyone know the exact sales numbers?

Long story short, she’s got a money machine. And HarperCollins is ready to switch it back on.

Publisher HarperCollins announced Wednesday that the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate is working on a “celebration of American virtues and strengths.” The book is currently untitled and no release date has been set.

Palin’s memoir, “Going Rogue,” released last fall by HarperCollins, has sold more than 2 million copies. Her new work will “include selections from classic and contemporary readings that have inspired her, as well as portraits of some of the extraordinary men and women she admires and who embody her love of country, faith, and ,” the publisher’s statement reads.

Sounds a lot like some of McCain’s books, actually. Odds on a release date shortly before the Christmas shopping season gets going: High.

Update: Politico says she’s sold more than 2.2 million copies. For comparison purposes, Bill Clinton’s memoir has reportedly sold 2.25 million. Belated exit question: Will Dubya’s book sell more or less?