PHOENIX - Her book doesn't even hit the stores for two weeks.
But Jan Brewer's first foray as a writer is already being marked down.
When Amazon put "Scorpions for Breakfast" on its site for prerelease sales in mid-August, it was priced at $17.45, well below the $25.99 list price. But such discounts are not unusual.
By the end of the month it had slipped to $17.15. And that dropped again in the middle of September to $16.79. By Thursday, it slid further, to $16.62.
Amazon representatives did not return calls seeking an explanation of the slippage or how books are priced. But Brewer was left a bit bewildered by all of it.
"I've been watching that, too," she said.
She said she has "no idea" what's behind the changes. "I think that's just what they do to all those books."
Amazon is not alone: BN.com, the online arm of Barnes & Noble, also is offering the book at that same $16.62.
It's impossible to tell if the price will drop further before the Nov. 1 release. But for those who want an even better deal, Amazon is selling a Kindle ebook version for $12.99.
Brewer describes her book as a detailed accounting of her ongoing battles on border security and illegal immigration. Her list of those she is fighting with range from President Obama to "liberal media" who do not tell the whole story.
It is being published by Broadside Books, which promotes itself as specializing in "conservative nonfiction writing, spanning the full range of serious right-of-center thought and opinion."