Newt Gingrich as well as Herman Cain when he was still in the race (yet oddly, not Michele Bachmann) have drawn criticism for selling books while campaigning. Many saw it as a way for the candidates to simply advance media careers or make money off running for president.
Gingrich is continuing to sell books. It's the only item on his agenda for Friday, according to the New York Times. But he says it's simply because he's enlightening American minds.
Mr. Gingrich said that book sales, far from a distraction, effectively conveyed his views and values. They are “the cultural wing of what we’re doing,” he said in an interview. “I am a cultural teacher, with a political campaign to change a government. And that’s how I see myself.”
Who buys that? For $25 per copy, you can.