Simon & Schuster, the book’s editor, announced on Wednesday that it has sold more than 780,000 copies to date.
The total included printed copies, e-books, audio books and “orders from consumers who have not yet been fulfilled due to exceptional demand,” said the publisher.
Most authors are lucky enough to sell tens of thousands of copies. Selling hundreds of thousands of copies in a week is extremely rare.
Trump’s Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Bolton prior to the book̵
Simon & Schuster reportedly paid approximately $ 2 million for the rights to the book. The sales figures for the first week certainly justify the large paycheck.
“The Room Where It Happened” sold more copies than James Comey’s “A Higher Loyalty” in the first week.
There are several ways to find the numbers so it is difficult to make accurate comparisons, but Bolton’s book is in the same sales league as Bob Woodward’s “Fear” and Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury”.
Like these books, Bolton’s memoir will be # 1 on the bestseller lists compiled by newspapers such as the New York Times and USA Today.
Jonathan Karp, CEO of the publisher, said the company also expects the book to be “at the top of the bestseller list in the UK, Australia and Canada”.
Simon & Schuster, who wanted to continue to use the interest, announced on Wednesday that he has “ordered an eleventh print of the book, which will increase the number of hardcover copies to one million when completed”.
“The Room Where It Happened” is currently number 4 on the dynamic list of Amazon’s best-selling books. Title # 1 is another Trump Tell All that hasn’t come out yet: Mary Trump’s “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Made the Most Dangerous Man in the World”.