Virtually each week, there is a new e book in regards to the Trump White Home. However Bob Woodward’s e book is in a class of its personal.
“Worry” got here out on Tuesday. And it’s already one of many high promoting books of the 12 months — not simply on the politics shelf of the bookstore, however in all the retailer.
On Wednesday, Barnes & Noble stated “Worry” has had the “quickest gross sales for an grownup title since Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ was launched in July 2015.”
The bookseller known as the tempo of gross sales “phenomenal” and “wonderful.”
It is a testomony to the widespread curiosity in, and concern about, the Trump presidency. Woodward’s e book describes a dysfunctional White Home the place a few of Trump’s personal aides assume he’s a hazard to nationwide safety.
The one related e book that has bought in addition to “Worry” this 12 months is Michael Wolff’s “Fireplace and Fury,” which painted a equally disturbing portrait of the president.
What distinguishes Woodward is his a long time of reporting on Washington. He has written or co-written 19 books, together with “Worry.” So when he sounds an alarm, it is critical.
“I’ve by no means seen an occasion when the president is so indifferent from the fact of what is going on on,” Woodward stated on NBC’s “At the moment” present earlier this week.
On NPR’s “Morning Version,” he stated individuals are “underestimating how critical all of that is.” He stated “individuals took actions to guard the nation as a result of the president needed to do issues like withdraw from a commerce settlement in South Korea.”
Woodward will seem on “Anderson Cooper 360” on Wednesday night time.
Woodward’s media tour is definitely serving to stoke gross sales of the e book. However what actually appeared to assist gross sales are the early leaks from the e book and the ensuing condemnations from President Trump.
E book critics have quipped that Trump is an efficient e book salesman, as a result of his indignant tweets and denunciations have fueled curiosity in “Fireplace and Fury,” “Worry” and several other different titles this 12 months.
His endorsements of pro-Trump books like “The Russia Hoax” additionally assist with gross sales — however not as a lot as his expressions of shock do.
On Amazon, “Worry” has outsold all however three books to date this 12 months, nearly solely due to pre-orders.
It presently ranks No. four, simply forward of Jordan B. Peterson’s “12 Guidelines for Life” and James Comey’s “A Increased Loyalty.”
Three books are nonetheless forward of “Worry:” No. three is the motivational tome “Lady, Wash Your Face.” No. 2 is the “Final Week Tonight” parody of a youngsters’s e book in regards to the Pence household bunny. And No. 1 is “Fireplace and Fury.”
In response to the push of pre-orders, the writer of “Worry,” Simon & Schuster, ordered a whole lot of hundreds of additional copies. On Monday the corporate stated “we’ve reprinted six instances for a complete of seven to satisfy extraordinary demand — that may put a million books in print earlier than we have even gone on sale.”
The e book is promoting properly outdoors the US, as properly. It is also No. 1 on on-line charts in Canada, the UK and Germany. Simon & Schuster stated that international rights to the e book have been bought in 16 international locations.
CNNMoney (New York) First revealed September 12, 2018: 11:26 AM ET