Bob Woodward’s ebook concerning the Trump White Home, “Worry,” has debuted at No. 1 on the coveted New York Occasions greatest sellers checklist.
The rankings got here out on Wednesday. “Worry” is No. 1 on each the hardcover nonfiction checklist and the mixed print and e-book checklist.
The true query is how lengthy it’ll keep on high.
The ebook’s writer, Simon & Schuster, expects “Worry” to have some endurance as a result of it is likely one of the high promoting books within the firm’s historical past.
The writer has been working time beyond regulation to maintain up with demand. Some prospects have complained about having to attend weeks for a duplicate of the hardcover version.
However the backlog has dissipated in current days. On Wednesday, Amazon advised customers that hardcover copies can be out there once more on Sunday.
The robust gross sales are a testomony to overwhelming curiosity in — and fears about — the Trump presidency. Woodward’s ebook has chapter after chapter of disturbing element about what he calls a “nervous breakdown” of the manager department.
Trump helped the ebook achieve much more consideration by trashing Woodward and by urging key characters within the ebook to challenge denials.
“Worry” went on sale on September 11. Simon & Schuster stated that 900,000 copies had been offered — in all codecs, from print to audiobooks — on day one.
On the one-week mark, on Tuesday, Simon & Schuster stated that it had offered greater than 1.1 million copies to this point, together with “orders from shoppers which can be as but unfulfilled because of extraordinary demand.”
The ebook is now on its tenth printing. Finally there will probably be greater than 1.2 million hardcover copies in print, as soon as the printing presses can sustain with demand.
“These first week gross sales for ‘Worry’ had been the biggest for any title in Simon & Schuster firm historical past,” the corporate stated in a press launch.
In line with Amazon’s gross sales charts, “Worry” has outperformed each different nonfiction title this yr save for Michael Wolff’s “Hearth and Fury.”
However “Worry” nonetheless has an extended option to go to match “Hearth.”
Wolff’s ebook has offered greater than 2 million copies within the US since January.
CNNMoney (New York) First printed September 19, 2018: 6:14 PM ET