Sarah Palin's tour for her book Going Rogue is about to kick off. But don't look for any booksignings in San Francisco or Los Angeles. Sarah is booking venues in smaller towns where more of her base lives.
Beyond a Nov. 16 television interview with Oprah Winfrey, nothing is scheduled for Chicago. New York will feature media appearances only. Instead, the itinerary for Palin, whose "Going Rogue" comes out Nov. 17, includes Noblesville, Ind.; Washington, Pa.; and Rochester, N.Y.
"She wants to be unconventional. She is unconventional," HarperCollins spokeswoman Tina Andreadis said Wednesday. "She feels like this is where her fans are and Harper feels this is where she'll sell the most books."
The tour starts Nov. 18 at a Barnes & Noble in Grand Rapids, Mich., where Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, and running mate Sen. John McCain made a campaign appearance last fall.
The tour will last about three weeks, with a break for Thanksgiving, and will end around Dec. 10, after which the increase in holiday shoppers makes it difficult for stores to hold events, Andreadis said. Palin will travel by bus for much of the time, likely accompanied by family and by aide Meg Stapleton.
The full schedule has not been completed, but confirmed locations - many of which Palin campaigned at last year - include Cincinnati; Columbus, Ohio; Roanoke, Va.; the Army post in Fort Bragg, N.C.; Orlando, Fla.; and Albuquerque, N.M.
Sarah will also be interviewed by Barbara Walters. She has mentioned on her Facebook site that she'd like to do interviews with Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Greta Van Susteren.