Bob Woodward’s book “Fear” has broken a 93 year old publishing record.

By |2018-09-14T06:22:48-08:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

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. 

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  1. By~IT~ September 14, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Making HIS*tory!

  2. Anon September 14, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    I have not ordered my copy yet. I agree this is like an accident you can’t look away from.

  3. Anon September 14, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    All Americans must lean forward and against the republicon party. Drumpf is a disease that must be cured. He is toxic and dangerous. Out of all times in history and in our lifetime we cannot and will not let up against this nasty dirty lying cheat and evil republicon party of liars.

  4. blm September 14, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    ot-fyi “We started the protest two years ago now—three years ago now—and we’re not going anywhere,” Stills told reporters this week.

    “It’s not going to change. Activism isn’t something you just kind of get involved in and then turn your back on it. Once your eyes are open to some of the things that are happening, you continue to work and try and grow and create change for the rest of your life, so this is something I’m committed to forever.”

  5. Anonymous September 14, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    It’s like watching a horror movie. You’re scared but you can’t look away.

  6. Anonymous September 14, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    We are all sick of the moron in the WH and his daily hysteria/LIES on twitter.

    We are not sick of the TRUTH!!!

  7. Anonymous September 14, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    LOL another book to keep little donnie up at night, he might actual have to learn to read

    Trump claims ‘lawyer-client privilege’ and says ex-attorney Jay Goldberg can’t publish tell-all book

  8. Anonymous September 15, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    People voting with their wallets.

    Do you believe Lying Trump who said the book was fiction and Woodward making stuff up?

    Or do you believe in the honesty and integrity of Bob Woodward as a two time Pulitzer Award winning author?

    Keep in mine that 1.15 million books? Those aren’t just individual sales. Some of those books will be sold used and read by more than one person. Then there are libraries. I’m sure there are already long waiting lists at libraries to check that book out when it finally arrives. That library book may be read 20-30 times. Libraries have bought multiple copies (because librarians aren’t stupid and they know this book will be in high demand.)

    I think this is less about a gory accident you can’t tear your eyes from and more about the need to know in anticipation of the Mueller investigation and are hoping there are details in the book that will support their hopes of an impeachment or other criminal indictment.

    I think it’s kinda sad that we have to rely on Bob Woodward to report what the media should have been reporting all along.

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