Right-wing reading matter

It’s hard not to notice the rise of conservative writers, such as right-wing pundit Ann Coulter (“Slander”) and Fox cable news host Bill O’Reilly (“The No Spin Zone”), on bestseller lists these days -- a trend that is increasingly being recognized in the book industry.

Bookspan, which runs the Book-of-the-Month Club, announced this week that it will introduce a yet-unnamed club later this year aimed at conservatives. The club’s editor, Brad Miner, also will acquire such books for more than 30 other Bookspan clubs, including the Literary Guild and Quality Paperback Book Club, representing more than 9 million members.

-- Renee Tawa