I just bought my copy.
Courtesy of The Hill:
Bob Woodward’s new book, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” sold more than 750,000 copies through its first day of release, the most for any title in Simon & Schuster history, according to the 94-year-old publisher.
The investigative book by the veteran Watergate reporter, who has written books about every administration dating back to President Nixon, was powered by excerpts published before the book’s public release Tuesday and President Trump’s public rejection of it. Trump called the book “a con on the public” consisting of quotes that are “made up frauds” designed to boost Democrats ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
The 750,000-plus copies sold combines sales of print copies, ebooks and audiobooks, according to a statement by Simon & Schuster.
The publisher also announced that it ordered a ninth printing, sending the total number of hardcover copies in print above 1.15 million.
“Based on immense pre-publication and ongoing interest, the reading public clearly has an enormous appetite for what we believe, as Woodward says, is ‘a pivot point in history,'” said Simon & Schuster President Jonathan Karp in a Wednesday statement.
Barnes & Noble, meanwhile, said “Fear” has had the “fastest sales for an adult title” since July 2015.
I actually got into a short debate with my buddy yesterday about people’s interest in all things Trump.
He believes that people are oversaturated and tired of hearing about the lunacy of the White House, Trump’s tweets, and the ongoing Mueller investigation.
I said that though there are clearly a lot of people who are tapping out, there is still a large segment of the population who are riveted to what is happening just like we often are when passing a terrible car crash on a highway and finding that we cannot manage to pull our eyes away from the carnage.
I would suggest that this news about Woodward’s book reinforces my point of view.