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New Palin book gets title, release date

Sarah Palin's new book has a title, "America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag," and a release date, Nov. 23, publisher HarperCollins announced Tuesday.

The Alaska ex-governor and former GOP vice presidential candidate, whose memoir "Going Rogue" has sold more than 2 million copies, has been working on a tribute to American values.

It will include "selections from classic and contemporary readings that have moved her," according to HarperCollins, along with "the nation's founding documents to great speeches, sermons, letters, literature and poetry, biography, and even some of her favorite songs and movies."

The book is inspired not only by her "strong belief in the importance of family, faith, and patriotism," but by some of the people she met last year while promoting "Going Rogue."

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Palin skipped major cities such as Seattle and Los Angeles, traditional stops on most author tours, and instead focused on smaller communities more receptive to her conservative message.

"The book will also include portraits of some of the extraordinary men and women she admires and who embody her deep love of country, her strong rootedness in faith, and her profound love and appreciation of family," the statement from HarperCollins reads.

HarperCollins spokeswoman Tina Andreadis said Palin will likely tour for "America By Heart," but added that details were still being arranged.

The book will have a first printing of 1 million copies — the initial run for "Going Rogue" was 1.5 million — and a list price of $25.99.

As with "Going Rogue," Palin will have a collaborator, but there are "no specifics to announce yet," Andreadis said. Conservative author Lynn Vincent worked with Palin on her memoir.

While the e-book for "Going Rogue" came out several weeks after the hardcover, the digital edition for "America By Heart" will be available at the same time.

Before the release last month of Apple's iPad, HarperCollins and other publishers had worried that the $9.99 charged for best-sellers on Amazon.com's Kindle reader was too low and would hurt hardcover sales.

Publishers have more control over pricing under the sales model negotiated with Apple, with some e-books costing $12.99 to $14.99 when first released.

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