Except for an appearance on Oprah the day before release, she'll skip the largest U.S. cities, and appear in reddish small towns across the nation, the AP reports. The tour starts Nov. 18 at a Barnes & Noble in Grand Rapids, Mich., and includes other stops in Noblesville, Ind.; Washington, Pa.; and Rochester, N.Y.
ABC News also plans a huge sendoff for the book -- similar to the Today shows recent touting of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol. Barbara Walters' interviews of Palin will air in five parts on Good Morning America, Nightline and 20/20.
Not surprising that ABC -- and many others-- would want to take advantage of Palin's book, which was on best-seller lists well before the release date.